Quest Diagnostics Acquisitions and Exits, 32 Deals Between 2002 and 2018
healthcare services Company

Quest Diagnostics has acquired 31 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 11 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Quest Diagnostics’ largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired AmeriPath for $2.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Focus Diagnostics to DiaSorin for $300M. Quest Diagnostics has acquired in 14 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include healthcare services (63%) and life science (32%).

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Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

500 Plaza Drive,
Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
United States,
(973) 520-2700

Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic information services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics was founded in 1967 and is based in Secaucus, New Jersey.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 15 2 - 7 5 - 29
vol $5.7B $5.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - 1 - 1 - 3
vol $300M $300M $600M

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Largest AmeriPath, Inc.
$2.0B (2007-04-16)
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Largest Focus Diagnostics, Inc.
$300M (2016-03-30)

Healthcare Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the healthcare services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 382 healthcare services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 36 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 5 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic healthcare services acquirer over the past 3 years is MEDNAX, with 23 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the healthcare services sector over the past 3 years is Nordic Capital with 7 platform acquisitions.

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