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In brief: A&D, PharMerica close out year with buys

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12/22/2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A&D Company has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the necessary business assets of Toronto-based Auto Control Medical. The deal allows A&D to expand its product range and application experience across the Americas.

PharMerica closes year with two buys

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12/22/2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Amerita, a subsidiary of PharMerica, a national provider of institutional and specialty pharmacy services, has acquired Alternacare Infusion Pharmacy, an Olathe, Kan.-based specialty home infusion provider.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Perform due diligence

Q. What are the primary reasons why an acquisition doesn’t close?
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02/20/2015

A. In mergers and acquisitions, many deals don’t actually close for a variety of reasons.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Uncover the best deal

Q. When it comes to making an offer to buy an HME provider, how do buyers determine the price?
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01/23/2015

A. The primary theoretical components are definitely in play—income, growth, and risk. The lower the go-forward risk and the greater the go-forward growth opportunity, the greater the multiple of income a buyer is likely to offer a provider. 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Q. In such a risky reimbursement climate, why are buyers, particularly private equity groups, acquiring HME providers?
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12/23/2014

A. You can boil down the reasons that buyers remain interested in acquiring HME providers to three basic concepts.  

Why is Walgreens shopping its home infusion biz?

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09/26/2014

DEERFIELD, Ill. – News that Walgreens is mulling the sale of a controlling stake in its home infusion business came as no surprise to analysts.

Has there been a free fall in M&A activity by the nationals?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

You bet, says Dexter Braff.

In this latest sneak peek of The Braff Group M&A Insider, which will appear in the September issue of HME News, we take a look at deal trends by the nationals from 2001 to 2013.

When will the M&A market for HME level off?

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Here's a sneak peek at The Braff Group Insider for the June issue.

Who's been doing more buying lately: nationals or non-nationals?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Here's a sneak peak at The Braff Group Insider for the May issue. This graph breaks down M&A activity by the nationals and non-nationals over a 10-year period.

Audit uncertainty drags on deals

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04/11/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – It was a slow first quarter for mergers and acquisitions, say industry analysts.

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