Mergers and acquisitions

By  Laura Lovett 02:15 pm January 28, 2021
Patient engagement platform GetWellNetwork announced it has acquired patient-messaging company Docent Health for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, GetWellNetwork will be able to offer Docent Health’s tool as a combined offering with its other services. The messaging service uses artificial intelligence to message patients about their care. Additionally, its platform is able to collect...
By  Dave Muoio 01:32 pm January 28, 2021
This week Reuters reported that two more major digital health companies are discussing potential merger agreements with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) that would lead to multibillion dollar valuations. The first, reported late Tuesday, is app-based patient-engagement and benefits-navigation platform Sharecare. Per Reuters' anonymous sources, the proposed deal would see Sharecare...
A product shot of Upright's digital MSK offering.
By  Dave Muoio 02:01 pm January 27, 2021
DarioHealth announced today that it is expanding its digital chronic-disease-management business beyond diabetes and hypertension with the purchase of Upright Technologies, a musculoskeletal (MSK) health company that specializes in connected posture correction devices and digital coaching. The deal is expected to close on or around February 7, and will run DarioHealth $31 million to complete the...
By  Dave Muoio 10:22 am January 25, 2021
Cardiac-monitoring device maker Bardy Diagnostics has agreed to an acquisition by Hillrom, a medical technology provider specializing in smart hospital beds and other connected monitoring tools. The $375 million deal is expected to close during fiscal Q2 2021. Bardy's flagship product is the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor, often referred to as the CAM patch. It's a P-wave signal-capturing wearable...
The BodyGuardian Mini Plus device and companion app

Preventice Solutions' BodyGuardian Mini Plus device and companion app.

By  Dave Muoio 02:40 pm January 21, 2021
Preventice Solutions, the maker of various wearable cardiac sensors for remote patient monitoring, is set to be acquired by medical technology firm Boston Scientific for $925 million, with as much as $300 million in potential commercial milestones on the table as well. Due to Boston Scientific's existing 22% equity stake in Preventice, those price tags translate to $720 million and a potential $...
By  Laura Lovett 02:35 pm January 19, 2021
This morning Royal Philips announced its plans to acquire med tech Capsule Technologies for a whopping $635 million from Francisco Partners. Capsule is best known for its suite of connected medical devices and its data integration platform that can combine device integration, vital signs monitoring and clinical surveillance services. The tool was designed to link up medical devices and EHRs via a...
By  Laura Lovett 11:46 am January 14, 2021
This week, digital health company Amalgam Rx announced it has acquired clinical-decision-support company Avhana Health for an undisclosed sum. This will mark a new service for Amalgam Rx, which has been expanding its services since it was founded in 2016, and spans multiple facets of digital health, including patient support programs, digital therapies and combination products. Avhana’s platform...
HealthHero, MyClinic

Credit: HealthHero

By  Sara Mageit 06:53 am January 13, 2021
Ireland's holistic telehealth service, MyClinic has become the latest acquisition for London-based digital health provider, HealthHero. The acquisition will allow HealthHero to have a direct-to-consumer offer in Ireland, having previously provided services via insurance companies and through businesses to their employees. WHY IT MATTERS? HealthHero provides a holistic approach to healthcare to...
A handshake represents M&A deals in the digital health space.
By  Jonah Comstock 02:20 pm December 30, 2020
Back in July, we theorized that 2020 could end up being a record-setting year for digital health M&A, and that’s turned out to be the case. With 35 deals in the first half of the year, nine in the third quarter, and 20 more in Q4, MobiHealthNews and its sister publications tracked a staggering 64 deals this year. That count, by the way, excludes “blank check” or Special Purpose Acquisition...