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Ottobock draws PE interest

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02/01/2017

DUDERSTADT, Germany – Ottobock has attracted interest from private equity firms, including KKR and CVC, according to Reuters. The firms are looking for a 20% stake in the company core business of making artificial limbs.

Bain Capital makes bolt-on acquisition in pediatric market

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01/18/2017

ATLANTA – Bain Capital Private Equity plans to buy PSA Healthcare, combining it with another recent purchase, Epic Health Services.

Drive buys U.K. bed manufacturer

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01/10/2017

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has already kicked off 2017 with an acquisition.

Permobil doubles down on seating

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01/06/2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired custom molded seating manufacturer Prairie Seating. The acquisition provides Permobil with a platform for innovation and growth in the custom seating business, the company stated in a press release.

Numotion expands reach in Carolinas

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01/06/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has acquired the complex rehab division of Charlotte, N.C.-based BlueDot Medical, extending its reach and capacity in the Carolinas.

It was a ResMed kind of year

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

In our HME Newswire on Monday, we featured a story on the top 10 most viewed stories on www.hmenews.com for all of 2016.

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The year in HME News stories

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12/30/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – 2016 was the year that HME providers fought back.

SCA makes play for broader, elevated presence

Acquisition of BSN Medical ‘complements us in an excellent way,’ says president and CEO
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12/23/2016

STOCKHOLM – SCA plans to buy BSN Medical from private equity group EQT Partners AB for $2.9 billion, giving the company a toehold in the higher growth and higher margin advanced wound care market and setting the stage for the spinoff of its hygiene business.

PE firm TPG buys Mediware

‘We will see increased investment in the next 24 months,” says CEO
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12/23/2016

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware CEO Thomas Mann believes a new investor will help the company transition its HME and home infusion customers to CareTend and help it further build out the business management software.

Moneyline: Mega merger announced, Capital buys Epic Health Services, DME Express raises capital

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12/23/2016

MUNICH and DANBURY, Conn. – Linde and Praxair announced their intention to merge on Dec. 20, creating a company with revenues of about $30 billion and a current market value of more than $65 billion.

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