Private equity pushes into healthcare: 7 latest deals

There were more than 700 private equity deals in the healthcare industry in 2018, and the healthcare sector continues to draw private equity investors.

Here are seven private equity deals announced in the past month:

1. Symplr, a Houston-based portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group and SkyKnight Capital, acquired IntelliSoft Group, a Nashua, N.H.-based provider of physician credentialing software.

2. Gridiron Capital invested in Remington Products, a Wadsworth, Ohio-based designer and manufacturer of orthotic solutions.

3. OrthoFi, a Denver-based provider of customer relationship management and revenue cycle management software for the orthodontic specialty industry, received a growth investment from Accel-KKR.

4. Arsenal Capital Partners acquired Hopebridge, a Kokomo, Ind.-based provider of behavioral health services for children with autism spectrum disorder.

5. Blue Sea Capital invested in Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics, a Towson, Md.-based diagnostic medical and health physics consulting group.

6. Audax Private Equity bought Chartis, a Chicago-based provider of advisory consulting and software analytics to hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

7. Littlejohn & Co. is acquiring a majority stake in Outcome Health, a Chicago-based healthcare company that aims to reinvent the point of care to facilitate better outcomes.

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