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Mergers and Acquisitions in the Managed Care Industry: The Trends, Issues and Impact
Mergers and Acquisitions in the Managed Care Industry: The Trends, Issues and Impact
Mergers and Acquisitions in the Managed Care Industry: The Trends, Issues and Impact
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During the first three quarters of 2005, $111.8 billion was committed to healthcare mergers and acquisitions. In the third quarter, $57.5 billion was committed to finance healthcare deals. And the managed care sector alone posted three billion dollar deals in the third quarter totaling $16.9 billion.

Projections are for managed care M&As to continue to be strong as companies position themselves to take advantage of Medicare Part D opportunities or increase market share in 2006. In the just past year, UnitedHealth bid to buy PacifiCare for $8.1 billion for their strong Medicare business in eight states. And WellPoint agreed to buy WellChoice, the parent of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield to increase its market share in New York.

Discover what the future may hold for health plan M&As in the months and year ahead! Plan to attend "Mergers and Acquisitions in the Managed Care Industry: The Trends, Issues and Impact, a special senior-level audio conference that was held in December 2005.

Join speakers from three leading investment banking companies that focus on merger & acquisition services in the healthcare industry for both providers and payors to learn the current trends in M&As, what are the issues, what are state officials' issues, what acquirers are seeking in a suitable fit, the strategic buyer's interests, and, finally, the impact on providers in a consolidated market.

For providers it may mean less competition and lower fees. The large plans will be able to dictate their terms and not worry. Thats why medical associations come out against such mergers. Regulators also are concerned with the decrease in competition and the impact on the consumer. These deals must be approved on the federal and state levels. State approval must be obtained in every state the acquired company does business.


Catherine Cusak


MTS Health Partners, L.P.

Court Houseworth

Managing Director

Cain Brothers and Company

Mitchell Kornblit


Shattuck Hammond Partners LLC

Barbara Shattuck

Member, Board of Directors

Tufts Health Plan


Shattuck Hammond Partners LLC


  • Overview of Recent Trends and Factors in Health Plan Mergers and Acquisitions
  • The Strategies Behind Recent Health Plan Deals
  • The Public Managed Care Organization Deal Environment
  • Case Studies in the Public Arena
  • What are United and Wellpoint Likely to Do Next?
  • How are Public Companies Going to Respond?
  • Whats Going On in Provider-Sponsored Managed Care?
  • M&A Trends and Developments in Non-Public Arena, Medicare, Medicaid, and Disease Management Companies
  • Likely Targets for Managed Care Acquirers Including PBMs, Data/Case/Disease Management Companies and Financial Companies for HSA/HRA Management
  • What Acquirers are Seeking in a Suitable Fit
  • Valuation and Transaction Multiples
  • Not-for-Profit Conversions
  • The Opportunities for Sellers in the Current Managed Care Environment
  • What the Future May Hold for Health Plan M&A??
  • The Board of Directors View of M&A

Who Will Benefit From This Audio Conference?

CEOs, COOs, CFOs, board members, hospital and managed care executives, health plans and providers, government officials, vice president of finance, business development, strategic and implementation consultants, network services, pharmaceutical and disease management companies, healthcare technology companies, PBMs, executive directors, planners, product managers, knowledge managers, department heads, pharmacists, employer health plan decision makers, network development and provider services directors, strategic planners, MCO plans, healthcare management, TPAs, network managers, physician practice management, company executives, medical management directors, PHO and IPA leadership, and analysts.

How The Audio Conference Works:

"Attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It's so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate. Include as many individuals from your organization as you wish. Gather in a conference room and use a speakerphone.

The conference lasts 90 minutes. This includes a live question and answer period. No special equipment is needed.

Publication Date: December 2005
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