EW Healthcare Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, EW Healthcare Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

EW Healthcare Partners’ most common sectors for investment are medical products (41%) and life science (32%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (58%) and growth capital (16%). In total, EW Healthcare Partners has invested in 17 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired LipoSonix for $27M.

In the last 3 years, EW Healthcare Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (66%). EW Healthcare Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Cognate BioServices for $875M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity103
    • M&A Buy Activity57
    • M&A Sell Activity46
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 55
  • M&A Advisors 4

EW Healthcare Partners

335 Bryant Street, 3rd Floor,
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
(650) 543-1555
www.ewhealthcare.com
paloalto@ewhv.com

Essex Woodlands Health Ventures is a growth equity and venture capital specialist investment firm focused on opportunities across the healthcare sector. Specific areas of interest include biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare services/IT. Historically, Essex invested primarily in early and later-stage situations; however, today the firm also makes growth capital investments between $20 - $60 million in companies valued between $50 - $250 million, as well as private investments in public entities (PIPEs). Essex Woodlands was formed in 1985 and offices in Palo Alto, California; New York City; Houston, Texas; Shanghai and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Medical Products

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 80
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 52 2 1 - 1 1 57
vol $42M $42M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 38 3 - 1 2 2 46
vol $4.8B $662M $875M $6.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Laboratoires Majorelle 2021-04-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.laboratoires-majorelle.com
Cognate BioServices, Inc. 2021-02-17 875M USD Add-on Acquisition
Memphis, Tennessee · www.cognatebioservices.com
Bioventus LLC 2021-02-04 - IPO
Durham, North Carolina · www.bioventusglobal.com
Cota, Inc. 2020-11-10 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New Jersey · www.cotahealthcare.com
MiMedx Group, Inc. 2020-07-02 - Stake Purchase
Marietta, Georgia · www.mimedx.com
Symphogen AS 2020-06-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Ballerup, Denmark · www.symphogen.com
Influence Health, Inc. 2019-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, Alabama · www.influencehealth.com
Cognate BioServices, Inc. 2018-02-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Memphis, Tennessee · www.cognatebioservices.com
Entellus Medical, Inc. 2017-12-07 662M USD Add-on Acquisition
Plymouth, Minnesota · www.entellusmedical.com
Grupo Farmaceutico Biotoscana S.A. 2017-08-22 - IPO
Montevideo, Uruguay · www.grupobiotoscana.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Medical Products 10 (42%) - 23 (40%) 27M (64%)
Life Science 7 (29%) 15M (100%) 18 (32%) 15M (36%)
Healthcare Services 5 (21%) - 10 (18%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $15M 57 $42M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (83%) 15M (100%) 50 (88%) 42M (100%)
  California 8 (33%) - 20 (35%) 27M (64%)
  Pennsylvania - - 5 (9%) -
  North Carolina 2 (8%) 15M (100%) 3 (5%) 15M (36%)
  Washington 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  New York 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (4%) -
  Utah 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Canada 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
France 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Denmark - - 1 (2%) -
Uruguay - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 20 (83%) 15M (100%) 50 (88%) 42M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (17%) - 7 (12%) -
Total 24 $15M 57 $42M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 15 (63%) - 33 (58%) 27M (64%)
Growth Capital 2 (8%) 15M (100%) 9 (16%) 15M (36%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (4%) - 7 (12%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (13%) - 4 (7%) -
PIPE 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $15M 57 $42M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 21 (46%) 4.6B (72%)
Trade Sale 10 (22%) 1.8B (28%)
IPO 10 (22%) -
Merger 3 (7%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (4%) -
Total 46 $6.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Reed Smith LLP
2
Perkins Coie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $42M
TOTAL $42M
Largest LipoSonix, Inc.
$27M (2004-07-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 18 $6.1B
< $100M 4 $260M
TOTAL $6.3B
Largest Cognate BioServices, Inc.
$875M (2021-02-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Strategic(s)
72%
33 (72%)

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