Mergers and acquisitions

By  MobiHealthNews 12:41 pm December 14, 2020
Well Dot, an artificial intelligence startup that uses data and behavioral economics to provide daily health recommendations, has closed a $40 million Series A round that combines debt and equity funding. General Catalyst, John Doerr, Mosaic Health Solutions and Hellman & Friedman partners all returned after participating in the startup's $25 million seed funding round from last year. Well...
Together, the two companies will provide healthcare teams across the continuum of care with access to real-time patient data at any stage of a patient’s healthcare journey.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:31 pm December 8, 2020
PointClickCare Technologies, a company focused on cloud-based software technology for the long-term and post-acute care market, today announced plans to acquire the cross-continuum coordinated care platform Collective Medical. Together, the two companies will provide healthcare teams across the acute, ambulatory and post-acute care settings with access to real-time patient data at any stage of a...
By  Laura Lovett 12:04 pm December 8, 2020
Direct-to-consumer virtual health company Ro is turning to the in-home healthcare space with the acquisition of digital platform Workpath.  Founded in 2015, Workpath created a tool that can offer on-demand in-home care services through an API system. Through the app virtual care providers can request to send in-home blood draws or in-home nurse visits to a patient. The company’s API is able to...
By  Laura Lovett 02:57 pm December 3, 2020
London-based virtual care company HealthHero has acquired digital triage platform Doctorlink. This comes after Eight Roads sold its stake in the company to HealthHero.  Doctorlink has several different components, including online triage, urgent care triage, risk assessment and video consultations. The technology is built using artificial intelligence (AI). The company's online triage system was...
Executives sign a contract
By  Dave Muoio 02:19 pm December 2, 2020
Physitrack, a London-based provider of digital physical therapy and patient engagement technology, is kicking off an M&A push with news that it has purchased one of its primary competitors. Physitrack CEO and cofounder Henrik Molin told MobiHealthNews that the company has acquired Physiotools, a Finnish company that got its start selling physical therapy books, but over the years shifted its...
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By  Laura Lovett 01:44 pm December 1, 2020
Amnesty International is urging the E.U. Commission to halt the much publicized Fitbit-Google merger unless the companies can demonstrate consideration of human rights risks associated with data and surveillance, and the implementation of data safeguards.  In November of 2019, news broke that Google was set to acquire Fitbit for roughly $2.1 billion. However, the merger is yet to be greenlighted ...
By  Dave Muoio 03:20 pm November 30, 2020
The back half of November saw two special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) announce merger agreements valued at more than $1 billion. First on the list is Butterfly Network, maker of the Butterfly iQ handheld ultrasound devices and a corresponding workflow platform. The well-funded startup will be merging with Longview Acquisition for a final valuation of $1.5 billion. The company's common...
By  Laura Lovett 01:53 pm November 30, 2020
Signify Health is turning to the blockchain space with its acquisition of PatientBlox, a tech company that helps facilitate contracts and payments in healthcare.  Georgia-based PatientBlox focuses on the value-based care space. Its blockchain technology platform is used to assist with the administrative side of healthcare, including data sharing and value-based payment models. Its primary product...
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By  Laura Lovett 12:10 pm November 16, 2020
Medtronic has acquired French artificial intelligence company Medicrea, marking the med-tech-device company’s seventh acquisition this year. Medicrea specializes in using AI for surgical planning, as well as digitally constructed spinal implants and robotic assisted surgery.   The technology employs predictive modeling and algorithms to measure and digitally reconstruct a patient’s spine....
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By  Laura Lovett 10:26 am November 12, 2020
Digital mental health company Talkspace is dipping into the relationship industry with its acquisition of couple counseling tool Lasting for an undisclosed sum.  Talkspace has traditionally offered one-on-one therapy via a virtual platform, however, recently it was seeing new demands.  “Our growth and our expansion into relationship or couples therapy recently launched and we’ve done it...