Private equity pushes into healthcare: 8 latest deals

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Healthcare-related private equity activity broke records in 2017, and the healthcare sector continues to draw private equity investors.

Here are eight private equity deals announced in the past two weeks:

1. KKR acquired a majority stake in HeTian, a Chinese hospital management company.

2. Nautic Partners acquired Mikart, an Atlanta-based contract development and manufacturing organization for solid dose and nonsterile liquid pharmaceuticals.

3. HIG Capital acquired Lakewood Ranch, Fla.-based Eruptr, a provider of digital marketing patient engagement and customer acquisition solutions for hospitals and health systems.

4. Gen Cap America acquired OPTP, a Minneapolis-based provider of physical therapy, fitness and wellness products.

5. Platinum Equity acquired LifeScan, a diabetes monitoring business, from Johnson & Johnson.

6. Abry Partners invested in Mishawaka, Ind.-based Lighthouse Autism Center, a provider of center-based applied behavioral analysis therapy.

7. KKR completed its acquisition of Envision Healthcare, a Nashville, Tenn.-based physician services provider.

8. MBF Healthcare Partners signed a definitive agreement to acquire Affinity Hospice, a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of hospice care services in Alabama and Georgia markets.

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