health startup acquistions

By Laura Lovett 04:12 pm June 27, 2019
On Monday, online patient support community PatientsLikeMe sent an email to its members announcing that it inked a deal with UnitedHealth Group, becoming part of the latter’s research branch.  While both companies were upbeat about the deal, the public’s reaction has been far from universally positive. Concerns around privacy and data sharing in particular began to surface on social media, as...
By Laura Lovett 11:41 am May 2, 2018
Almost exactly two years after Nokia acquired French health technology company Withings, it has announced that it is in negations to sell its digital health division back to Withings cofounder Éric Carreel. The deal is expected to close in late Q2.   "Nokia and Éric Carreel recognize that as an original Co-Founder of Withings, he is best positioned to carry the company forward into its next phase...
By Brian Dolan 04:39 am May 7, 2013
We're just a few months into 2013 and already there have been announced at least a half dozen M&A deals -- large and small -- in mobile health. While one rumor floated around that WellDoc would be acquired early this year -- one report said Alere would buy it -- so far that prediction has proven unfounded. A number of companies, however, have been snapped up. This past week alone has brought...