Today’s health market has entered a new age of collaboration, innovation and disruption. With the shift to value-based care turning the health care industry on its head, forward thinking leaders are looking toward innovative alliances through mergers and acquisitions to improve quality of care and delivery, financial outcomes, and operational efficiencies.
Making these innovative and transformative business ventures a reality comes with significant regulatory and transactional challenges, and there are many opportunities for a deal to go off course.
That’s why you need the full weight of the industry’s leading health care law firm behind you.
As the industry’s top-ranked law firm for health and life sciences ventures, we’re passionate about our role in shaping the alliances that will lead to superior health care delivery. With more than 400 major hospital and health system transactions under our belts in the past five years, we are deeply experienced with helping clients find creative and unexpected solutions in the most complex health care and life sciences markets.
Whether they’re forming partnerships across industries or across the world, our unparalleled experience enables us to champion our clients’ visions. Our team’s cross-functional, cross-border capabilities, practical and operational approach, and extensive experience fostering game-changing collaborations give us unique insight into the relationship-building nuances that help health care leaders make these vital alliances a reality. Our transaction leaders bring highly focused skills and broad industry experience to bear on all elements of a transaction, earned from decades of fostering game-changing alliances in the health care space through merger and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investment, joint ventures, and strategic investments and alliances.
Our transaction leaders bring highly focused skills and broad industry experience to bear on all elements of a transaction. We seamlessly integrate technical specialties with transactional, regulatory and controversy-contextual knowledge (e.g., Medicare reimbursement, the Stark Law) and have significant daily experience advising on these matters at operational and strategic levels. This cross-functional approach enables our team to anticipate change and craft creative solutions that avoid redundancy and delay, so that transactions are executed in a timely, cost-effective manner. Our deep regulatory bench and broad transactional backgrounds give us insight into the regulatory, reimbursement and operational issues that, in less experienced hands, can derail transactions and destroy value.
Because we have counseled hospitals and health systems across the United States and around the globe, our dedicated health care M&A teams have a complete understanding of the federal and state regulatory landscape and can quickly identify the local regulatory matters that, in conjunction with federal laws and regulations, will influence the outcome of a transaction.
Together, we’re pushing boundaries and knocking down barriers to usher in a new age of health care collaboration.
Universal Health Services in a series of transactions, including the recent acquisition of UK-based Cygnet Health Care
Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in connection with the parties’ affiliation to create the second-largest integrated health care system in Illinois, branded as Northwestern Medicine
Prime Healthcare Services in a range of hospital acquisitions throughout the United States, including the acquisitions of St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey, and of the three-hospital Saint Clare’s Health System in New Jersey
Memorial Hermann Health System in its acquisition of Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
Tenet Healthcare in numerous transactions, including the recent acquisition of a Tennessee surgical practice with a range of subspecialties
Lahey Health System with respect to becoming the sole member of Winchester Healthcare Management and the system-level parent of WHM’s various subsidiaries, including Winchester Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its acquisition of Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology
Two leading international orthopedic device manufacturers and providers that deliver rehabilitative and preventative solutions, in their merger
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in connection with the negotiation and execution of an asset purchase agreement and related agreements with Talamo Hatch Laser Eye Consultants, LLC
Good Samaritan Health System in completing an affiliation with WellSpan Health, an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland
A nonprofit sectarian teaching hospital in its affiliation with the largest health system in the state of New York
A nonprofit, physician-led healthcare organization in Massachusetts with a merger of several entities to create a fully integrated multi-specialty physician group
Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., in connection with Vanguard’s acquisition of substantially all of the assets of The Detroit Medical Center
Caritas Christi Health Care System, Inc., a Catholic nonprofit, with its transaction whereby Caritas Christi sold substantially all of its assets, including its six hospitals located in eastern Massachusetts, to an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
Whether they’re fostering partnerships across industries or across the world, our transaction leaders bring highly focused skills and broad industry experience to bear on all elements of a transaction.