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closed 12/9/2014 via GlobeNewswire

National Research Corporation, acquired Digital Assent

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced the acquisition of Digital Assent and launch of its Reputation solution, which enables healthcare organizations to collect, display, and syndicate authentic patient ratings and reviews across owned and affiliated websites.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
National Research Corporation (NRC) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. NRC's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. "
target: Digital Assent
Digital Assent is a healthcare technology company that helps physicians improve patient satisfaction and grow their online reputation. Their PatientPad® technology makes it easy for doctors to collect real-time feedback from patients while their experience is top of mind.
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closed 2/11/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Critical Alert Systems, acquired Sphere3 Consulting

synopsis: Critical Alert Systems has completed the acquisition of Sphere3 Consulting. Sphere3 offers Aperum®, a first of its kind patient experience management platform that integrates both the patient’s perception at the point of care and their behaviors in a mobilized analytics platform.
buyer parent: WEDBUSH, Inc.
buyer: Critical Alert Systems
Critical Alert Systems develops easy to use, configurable, software-driven Nurse Call solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Their goal is to enable patients to communicate their needs with their caregivers. "
target: Sphere3 Consulting
Sphere3 offers Aperum®, a first of its kind patient experience management platform that integrates both the patient’s perception at the point of care and their behaviors in a mobilized analytics platform.
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closed 2/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., purchased Patient Experience Business from HealthStream, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream announced the divestiture of its Patient Experience (PX) business to Press Ganey Associates. HealthStream's complete patient experience solution provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. "
seller: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream Patient Experience provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts. HealthStream’s SaaS solutions are used by healthcare employees for workforce development, training & learning management.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Uniguest, acquired Touchtown

synopsis: Touchtown, the leading senior living community engagement provider was acquired by Uniguest, the global provider of secure public-space technology solutions, to offer next generation technology to the senior living and hospitality industry.
buyer parent: Atlantic Street Capital
buyer: Uniguest
Uniguest is a global leader in providing innovative technology solutions to consumer-facing industries. Their suite of fully managed solutions— designed to enhance the overall customer experience — include interactive kiosks, digital signage, mobile, and multimedia. "
target: Touchtown
More than 1,200 leading communities utilize Touchtown's powerful content management software to publish content to a multitude of platforms from a single point of data entry. Touchtown-powered communities reach over 500,000 seniors, staff, prospects, and families.
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closed 7/29/2014 via Market Wire

GetWellNetwork, Inc., acquired Power Analytics Corporation

synopsis: GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care solutions, announced the acquisition of Encinitas, Calif.-based Marbella Technologies, a company that provides hospitals an automated patient-rounding solution that improves perception-of-care.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: GetWellNetwork, Inc.
GetWellNetwork, Inc. provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Their platform enables providers to implement a care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. "
target: Power Analytics Corporation
Marbella provides hospitals an automated patient-rounding solution that improves perception-of-care. Marbella's easy-to-implement, SaaS-based mobile technology allows health care providers to collect patient feedback inexpensively and in real time.
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closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Health Grades, Inc., acquired Influence Health

synopsis: Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, announced it has acquired Influence Health, a company that provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. People use Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians. "
target parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
target: Influence Health
Influence Health provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform. The Influence Health platform enables providers, employers and payers to positively influence consumer decision making and health behaviors well beyond the physical care setting.
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announced 9/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

OptimizeRx, will acquire RMDY Health

synopsis: OptimizeRx, a software company that enables digital health messaging between pharmaceutical companies and providers, will acquire RMDY Health, a leading provider of digital therapeutics solutions. RMDY helps healthcare stakeholders digitize their clinical and wellness programs to connect with patients and improve outcomes.
buyer: OptimizeRx (OPRX:$24.21)
OptimizeRx is one of the nation’s leading providers of digital health messaging via electronic health records, providing a direct channel for pharma companies to communicate with healthcare providers. "
target: RMDY Health
RMDY Health is a leading provider of digital therapeutics solutions for the health and wellness industries. RMDY helps healthcare stakeholders digitize their clinical and wellness programs to connect with patients, drive behavior change and improve outcomes.
price ($mm)
$16
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$3
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EV / rev
6.3x
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closed 10/29/2013 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Avado

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp, the leading source of health information, announced that it has acquired Avado, Inc., a developer of cloud-based patient relationship management (PRM) tools and technologies that enable better communication between consumers and health care professionals.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans.Through our public online portals, WebMD enables health-involved consumers and clinically active physicians to readily access healthcare information. "
target: Avado
Avado is a next-generation Patient Relationship Management solution (PRM) that brings the benefits of the Internet to the inefficient workplaces of healthcare organizations.
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closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nueterra Healthcare LLC, acquired Health Travel Technologies

synopsis: Nueterra Cos. has acquired an ownership stake in San Francisco-based Health Travel Technologies to help coordinate transportation arrangements for patients internationally. The company’s software allows patients, doctors and health care systems to plan medical care and transportation across several countries.
buyer: Nueterra Healthcare LLC
Nueterra has a family of companies that provide real estate, capital management and operational consulting services to partners in the health care industry. Nueterra is located in Leawood, KS. "
target: Health Travel Technologies
Health Travel Technologies' (HTT) Inpatra offers a CRM-centric software platform that powers healthcare providers' international patient operations. Its software is a completely web-based, hosted operation. HTT also offers global marketing services, case & call center management services, and more.
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closed 9/7/2016 via GlobeNewswire

HMS, acquired Essette Inc

synopsis: HMS Holdings Corp announced the acquisition of Essette, a web-based care management platform which helps risk-bearing healthcare organizations identify, engage, and manage at-risk patient populations to improve outcomes while managing costs. The current Essette customer base includes managed care organizations and care delivery organizations.
buyer: HMS (HMSY:$626.21)
HMS Holding Corp. is the nation's leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for healthcare payers. Its clients include health and human services programs; commercial programs; the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and Veterans Administration facilities. "
target: Essette Inc
Essette is a web-based care management platform that helps risk-bearing healthcare organizations identify, engage, and manage at-risk patient populations to improve outcomes while managing costs. The software offers a robust alternative to ‘shrink wrapped’ applications for healthcare organizations.
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$20
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, acquired HemaTerra Technologies

synopsis: The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has acquired HemaTerra Technologies, a provider of software-as-a-service solutions for blood collection and plasma donation centers and hospitals. HemaTerra offers solutions for donor recruitment and management, inventory management, product quality management, and equipment maintenance.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 560 transactions. "
target: HemaTerra Technologies
HemaTerra Technologies is a provider of software-as-a-service solutions for blood collection and plasma donation centers and hospitals. HemaTerra offers solutions for donor recruitment and management, inventory management, product quality management, and equipment maintenance.
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closed 3/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Tabula Rasa Healthcare, acquired Prescribe Wellness

synopsis: Tabula Rasa HealthCare, a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, announced that it has acquired PrescribeWellness, a leading cloud-based patient relationship management solutions company that facilitates collaboration between more than 10,000 pharmacies with patients, payers, providers and pharmaceutical companies.
buyer: Tabula Rasa Healthcare (TRHC:$204.27)
Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) is a leader in providing patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations to optimize patient outcomes, lower healthcare costs and improve organizational performance. "
target: Prescribe Wellness
PrescribeWellness is a leading cloud-based patient relationship management solutions company that facilitates collaboration between more than 10,000 pharmacies with patients, payers, providers and pharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
$29
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$0
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5.2x
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500.0x
closed 6/18/2018 via BusinessWire

AlayaCare, acquired Canesto Systems Inc.

synopsis: AlayaCare, an award-winning, end-to-end software platform for home and community care, announced the acquisition of Canesto Systems Inc., a leading contact and resource management software provider for home and community care organizations.
buyer: AlayaCare
AlayaCare is an award-winning provider of revolutionary cloud-based home healthcare software. AlayaCare offers a platform for agencies to propel towards innovation and home care of the future. "
target: Canesto Systems Inc.
Canesto Systems Inc. is a leading contact and resource management software provider for home and community care organizations. They are based in Toronto, ON, Canada.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

SeniorAdom, acquired Technosens SAS

synopsis: SeniorAdom announced that it has acquired Technosens, the developer of the e-lio care management platform. e-lio is a user friendly platform dedicated to residential care markets (retirement homes, assisted-living residences, hospitals, etc.) that enhances the relationships between the caregivers, the residents and their families.
buyer: SeniorAdom
SeniorAdom is an innovative monitoring and preventive system for elderly people. SeniorAdom's telecare solution automatically detects abnormal situations that may be the result of falls or discomfort, without the use of any wearable devices. "
target parent: Visiomed Group SA
target: Technosens SAS
Technosens is the developer of e-lio, a user friendly platform dedicated to residential care markets (retirement homes, assisted-living residences, hospitals, etc.) that enhances the relationships between the caregivers, the residents and their families.
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announced 11/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Visiomed Group SA, will acquire Technosens SAS

synopsis: Viseomed, a medical device manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Technosens. Technosens develops a platform for residential care markets. Their first product, e-lio, is a user friendly platform that enhances the relationships between the caregivers, the residents and their families.
buyer: Visiomed Group SA (ENXTPA:ALVMG:$11.54)
Visiomed Group SA develops and distributes electronic medical devices in Europe and internationally. The company primarily offers self-diagnosis products for medical purposes. "
target: Technosens SAS
Technosens SAS develops a platform for residential care markets. Their first product, e-lio, is a user friendly platform that enhances the relationships between the caregivers, the residents and their families.
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closed 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Kinnser Software, acquired ADLware

synopsis: Kinnser Software, Inc. announced that it has acquired ADLware. ADLware is a web-based system that includes family access portals, caregiver scheduling portals, lead generation tools, mobile intake and assessment forms, CRM tools for tracking referrals, system alerts, and scheduling and billing capabilities.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Kinnser Software
Kinnser Software, Inc. provides web-based solutions that deliver clinical and business results for the home health, hospice and private duty industries. Kinnser Software serves more than 2,100 home health agencies, therapy companies, hospices, and private duty care providers nationwide. "
target: ADLware
ADLware is a web-based system that includes family access portals, caregiver scheduling portals, lead generation tools, mobile intake and assessment forms, CRM tools for tracking referrals, system alerts, and scheduling and billing capabilities.
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closed 3/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Henry Schein One, LLC, acquired Lighthouse 360

synopsis: Medical products distributor Henry Schein announces that joint venture Henry Schein One has acquired dental practice and patient communication software Lighthouse 360 from Web.com.
buyer parent: Henry Schein, Inc.
buyer: Henry Schein One, LLC
Henry Schein One is a joint venture between Henry Schein, Inc. and Internet Brands that delivers integrated technology to enhance dental practice management. The company includes Henry Schein’s market-leading solutions of Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Dentrix Enterprise, Easy Dental, and more. "
target parent: Siris Capital Group
target: Lighthouse 360
Lighthouse 360 is an award-winning platform that helps medical professionals maximize patient visits through automated communications. Lighthouse 360 helps dentists increase the number of people who kept their appointments by as much as 20%.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Santé Veritas Therapeutics Inc., will acquire Baker Technologies

synopsis: Baker Technologies Inc., a Denver-based developer of software for cannabis businesses, will be acquired by Santé Veritas Therapeutics Inc. to form Tilt Holdings with two other companies in the cannabis industry. Baker, based in Denver, CO, is the leading CRM for the cannabis industry.
buyer: Santé Veritas Therapeutics Inc.
Santé Veritas Therapeutics Inc. (SVT, Santé Veritas Holdings) is a privately-held corporation incorporated in British Columbia in 2013 for the purpose of obtaining a licence under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations to operate as a medical cannabis cultivation company. "
target: Baker Technologies
Baker Technologies Inc., based in Denver, CO, is the leading CRM for the cannabis industry, helping dispensaries generate more revenue and build relationships with their customers in one easy-to-use platform.
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closed 11/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Baker Technologies, acquired Grassworks

synopsis: Baker, the leading customer engagement software company for marijuana dispensaries, announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Grassworks Media, the second largest CRM player in the cannabis market.
buyer: Baker Technologies
Baker is a Denver-based customer engagement and marketing automation platform for Cannabis dispensaries and brands. They make smart products like personalized messaging, loyalty, and online shopping to keep customers coming back. "
target: Grassworks
Grassworks is the second largest CRM player in the cannabis market. They offer the fastest online ordering, automated menus, loyalty and retention tools for cannabis retailers.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

Kareo, Inc., acquired DoctorBase

synopsis: Kareo, the leading provider of cloud-based software and services for independent medical practices, announced the acquisition of DoctorBase, a practice marketing and patient communications solution.
buyer: Kareo, Inc.
Kareo is the only cloud-based medical office software and services platform purpose-built for small practices. They offer an integrated solution of products and services designed to help physicians get paid faster, run their business smarter, and provide better care. "
target: DoctorBase
DoctorBase is an innovator in the emerging category of practice marketing and patient communications technology. The company’s offering helps doctors find new patients, foster their loyalty and manage existing relationships.
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closed 12/9/2014 via GlobeNewswire

National Research Corporation, acquired Digital Assent

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced the acquisition of Digital Assent and launch of its Reputation solution, which enables healthcare organizations to collect, display, and syndicate authentic patient ratings and reviews across owned and affiliated websites.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
National Research Corporation (NRC) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. NRC's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. "
target: Digital Assent
Digital Assent is a healthcare technology company that helps physicians improve patient satisfaction and grow their online reputation. Their PatientPad® technology makes it easy for doctors to collect real-time feedback from patients while their experience is top of mind.
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closed 12/21/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Ability Network, Inc., acquired OCS HomeCare

synopsis: Ability Network, a leading healthcare technology company, announced it has acquired the OCS HomeCare and Hospice division from National Research Corporation. OCS analytics software services offer clinical outcomes improvement, hospitalization insight, and quality assurance benchmarking and reporting.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Ability Network, Inc.
ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company trusted by over 120,000 providers and payers across the continuum of care, providing a broad suite of innovative workflow services to help manage the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. "
target parent: National Research Corporation
target: OCS HomeCare
OCS has established leadership in the healthcare industry by empowering clients with state-of-the-art business intelligence tools and the largest, most accurate national benchmarking data warehouse.
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closed 12/9/2014 via GlobeNewswire

National Research Corporation, acquired Digital Assent

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced the acquisition of Digital Assent and launch of its Reputation solution, which enables healthcare organizations to collect, display, and syndicate authentic patient ratings and reviews across owned and affiliated websites.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
National Research Corporation (NRC) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. NRC's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. "
target: Digital Assent
Digital Assent is a healthcare technology company that helps physicians improve patient satisfaction and grow their online reputation. Their PatientPad® technology makes it easy for doctors to collect real-time feedback from patients while their experience is top of mind.
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closed 8/4/2010 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced it has acquired, via stock purchase agreement, Outcome Concept Systems, Inc. (OCS), a privately-held healthcare informatics firm, in an all-cash transaction.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.
Outcome Concept Systems, Inc. (OCS) is a leading provider of clinical, financial and operational benchmarks and analytics to home care and hospice providers. OCS works with over 2,000 care providers throughout the United States and is based in Seattle, Washington.
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$5
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closed 12/19/2008 via BusinessWire

My InnerView, Inc. merged with National Research Corporation,

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced the completion of the merger with My InnerView, Inc., a privately-held leading provider of quality and performance improvement solutions to the senior care profession, that was previously reported on November 26, 2008.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: My InnerView, Inc.
My InnerView works with over 8,000 senior care providers throughout the United States, housing the largest dataset of senior care satisfaction metrics in the nation. The company has customers in all 50 states and has 19 of the top 20 largest nursing home companies as clients.
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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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closed 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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announced 6/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Ares Management, L.P., Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$0.00)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
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$344
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$105
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22.7x
closed 1/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Morehead Associates

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a recognized leader in health care performance improvement, announced that it acquired Morehead Associates, Inc., one of the industry’s foremost employee and physician engagement firms. The acquisition strengthens Press Ganey’s comprehensive suite of patient experience solutions and services.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: Morehead Associates
Morehead Associates helps leaders make better decisions and drive performance. They partner with healthcare organizations to create an engaged workforce, prioritize systemic changes, and align employees and physicians with business strategies.
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Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: American Securities Capital Partners (ASCP) completed the sale of its interest in Press Ganey Associates after almost five years of partnership with the Company. The exit occurs after significant accomplishments by Press Ganey over this period.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: American Securities Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Avatar Solutions

synopsis: Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of Avatar International Holding Company and its subsidiary Avatar International LLC, a patient experience and employee engagement company. The company’s survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Avatar Solutions
Avatar Solutions’ survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders. Incorporating online data reporting technology and consultative support, their capabilities empower organizations to achieve lasting improvement.
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announced 8/29/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, will acquire Avatar International LLC

synopsis: The FTC granted early termination for Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) to sell Avatar International to Riverside Capital. Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to €200 million. The firm partners with strong management teams and enhances its investments through acquisitions and operational growth. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired PatientImpact LLC

synopsis: PatientImpact has joined forces with Press Ganey to pair its e-mail and kiosk survey distribution methods with Press Ganey’s robust mail and telephone methods. In addition, PatientImpact’s at-a-glance graphical reporting capabilities will be incorporated with Press Ganey’s sophisticated analytics and extensive benchmarking resources.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey Associates partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: PatientImpact LLC
PatientImpact LLC provides patient experience intelligence, comparative analysis, and strategic guidance services. It offers RealTime, Referral Physician Research, Employee Satisfaction Surveys, and Customer Service Training and Consulting Services.
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closed 6/19/2008 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, purchased a minority stake in Avatar International

synopsis: Media private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson announced that it has invested in Avatar International, a leading provider of patient-centric, quality improvement solutions for the healthcare industry.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Avatar International
Avatar International is a provider of intelligent and customizable survey based products. Avatar is defined by a drive to lead the healthcare industry by improving the quality of patient care, outcomes and employee morale through survey based products, consulting services and innovation.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Optum, will acquire The Advisory Board Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to sell its health care business to Optum, a leading health services company.
buyer parent: UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Optum
Optum is a health services and innovation company on a mission to help make the health system work better for everyone. They combine data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern health care. "
target: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and consulting to improve the performance of approximately 5,700 health care organizations and educational institutions.
price ($mm)
$1,300
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closed 5/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Healthcare Business Insights

synopsis: Decision Resources Group (DRG), a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., announced that it has acquired Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), a trusted provider of best practice research, training and services to more than 1,400 hospitals across the U.S. HBI's member-centric Academies enable hospitals to understand how to address critical issues.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions. "
target: Healthcare Business Insights
Healthcare Business Insights (HBI) is a leading provider of in-depth research and thoughtful insights across the core business functions found in hospitals and health systems nationwide. HBI's membership programs include Revenue Cycle, IT, Supply Chain and Cost & Quality.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Bivarus, Inc., acquired The Jackson Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bivarus, Inc., a patient experience analytics company, announced that it has acquired The Jackson Group, Inc., a leading healthcare-focused measurement and consulting firm. The acquisition expands Bivarus’s offerings to capture and operationalize patient and employee insights for healthcare organizations.
buyer: Bivarus, Inc.
Bivarus brings a new science for measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the patient experience to hospital-based outpatient service lines, community-based clinics, and large group practices. Their analytics platform gives healthcare leaders relevant data around patient experience. "
target: The Jackson Group, Inc.
The Jackson Group, Inc. commits itself and its resources to helping organizations through a wide array of solutions including employee surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, exit surveys, and community perceptions assessments.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ancor Capital Partners, acquired STATinMed

synopsis: Ancor Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announces the acquisition of STATinMED Research, a leading medical technology company in the health economics and outcomes research industry. STATinMED provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies.
buyer: Ancor Capital Partners
Ancor Capital Partners is an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies with EBITDA of $5-$15 million. Extensive operational experience gives the Ancor team a unique understanding of the critical business issues faced by lower middle-market companies. "
target: STATinMed
STATinMED Research provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies. All STATinMED Research consultants hold academic positions with prestigious universities.
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

CompuGroup Medical AG, acquired Qualizorg B.V.

synopsis: German CompuGroup Medical, the leading global eHealth provider, acquired 100% of Qualizorg. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
buyer: CompuGroup Medical AG (DB:COP:$830.72)
CompuGroup Medical is Germany's leading global eHealth provider. Their software and communications solutions assist doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, associations, networks and other service providers with workflow, diagnosis and therapy. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Qualizorg B.V.
Qualizorg specializes in collecting, managing and providing insight into quality indicators in the healthcare industry. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
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closed 3/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Cressey & Co., Spectrum Equity, acquired Verisys Corporation

synopsis: Verisys Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions and primary-source data on healthcare professionals and businesses, announced that Spectrum Equity, along with Cressey & Company and Verisys CEO John P. Benson, have made a significant growth equity investment in the Company.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Cressey & Co.
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative Internet, software and information services companies. Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building leading healthcare businesses. "
target: Verisys Corporation
Verisys is the leading provider of health care credentialing services with the most current, accurate, and comprehensive data and technology tools. Since 1992, Verisys has been leading the health care industry by providing the highest quality data coupled with deep health care industry experience.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired KMR Group

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), the leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, has acquired KMR Group, a global leader in the provision and analysis of benchmarking and other data for the biopharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is the world's leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, CROs and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments and therapies to patients. "
target: KMR Group
KMR Group is a global leader in the provision and analysis of benchmarking and other data for the biopharmaceutical industry. KMR offers leading-edge data, products, and services in the form of reports and on-line tools that inform client strategy and productivity as well as day-to-day operations.
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closed 12/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Cello Group, acquired Promedica, Inc

synopsis: Cello Group plc, the healthcare and consumer strategic marketing group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Worldwide Promedica Inc. Promedica is a San Francisco based market research firm serving pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
buyer: Cello Group (AIM:CLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Promedica, Inc
Promedica’s mission is to provide primary marketing research in the area of new product planning with an exclusive focus on healthcare, and a client-side perspective. Their ultimate goal is to optimize client's marketing research investment and contribute to company’s success.
price ($mm)
$0.70
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$2
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1.3x
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closed 7/1/2019 via Company Press Release

SPH Analytics, acquired DSS Research

synopsis: SPH Analytics has acquired DSS Research, creating the nation’s premier member experience measurement and analytics firm. DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, and more to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: SPH Analytics
SPH Analytics, a leader in healthcare analytics and population health management, empowers clients to analyze and interpret their clinical, financial, and consumer experience data to maximize their performance. SPH’s solutions include Population Care, Population Value, and Population Engage. "
target: DSS Research
DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with more than 1,000 health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, home health agencies, dialysis centers, and Hospices to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
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announced 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

HealthcareLink, will acquire Newly Pty Ltd

synopsis: Novita executed a heads of agreement to sell Newly to HealthcareLink (HCL), which is an online marketplace for jobs and careers in healthcare and medical industries. Australia-based Newly is a fast growing online marketplace, connecting aged care and disability support providers with high calibre care and support professionals.
buyer: HealthcareLink
HealthcareLink is Australia's leading online career network for primary health care & medical professionals. HealthcareLink matches and connects jobseekers to employers in the healthcare and medical industry via a unique online cloud based recruitment platform. "
target parent: Novita Healthcare
target: Newly Pty Ltd
Australia-based Newly (a wholly owned subsidiary of Novita Healthcare) is a fast growing online marketplace, connecting aged care and disability support providers with high calibre care and support professionals.
price ($mm)
$0.44
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