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Buckle up, 2018 is going to be ‘huge’ for M&A, analysts say

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01/19/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Expect to see large regional HME players get bigger in the year ahead as they look to increase their market share, say M&A analysts.

In difficult market, deals need to be more secure

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10/24/2017

ATLANTA – When it comes to acquiring an HME company, buyers need to kick the tires so to speak, said M&A analyst Brad Smith at Medtrade on Monday.

Uncertainty kills Teijin’s bid for US HME market

But Teijin’s loss may be PE firm’s gain
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05/12/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Teijin Limited’s recent announcement that it was exiting the U.S. homecare market is a textbook example of the cooling off of a once red-hot market, say industry analysts.

M&A: Buyer appetite for HME improves

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04/21/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – After a slow first quarter, buyer appetites for HME businesses are picking up, say M&A analysts.

Linde-Praxair: Will merger have impact on HME?

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02/24/2017

MUNICH and DANBURY, Conn. – Although industrial gas giant Linde continues to dip its toe in the waters of home care, its planned merger with Praxair likely won’t have a noticeable effect on the HME industry, say M&A analysts.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Behind TrumpCare

Q. How will TrumpCare Affect HME?
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01/03/2017

A. There are a lot of unknowns for a Trump presidency and what TrumpCare (to coin a phrase) will eventually look like.

Coloplast deal signals larger trend

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12/09/2016

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast’s willingness to pay an eye-popping $160 million for Comfort Medical points to the attractiveness of the disposable medical supplies market, say analysts.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Offer quality financials

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11/30/2016

Q. Do my financial books really matter to a buyer? Won’t the buyer just produce their own set of financials?

Vertess closes multiple deals in Q3

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11/16/2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Vertess, a healthcare M&A advisory firm, closed a major healthcare transaction in the third quarter, it announced yesterday.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Assess risk and value

Q. What can I do to increase the value of my DME company?
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10/21/2016

A. Here’s a step-by-step approach to protect your investment:

Understand how valuation works 

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