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


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


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?

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?

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?

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?


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?

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?

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?

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


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