EVERSANA Acquires Protean

EVERSANA™, the pioneer of next-generation commercial services to the global life sciences industry, announced Friday the acquisition of Protean, the leading market access consulting firm, specializing in channel and trade, patient services and payer contracting operations. The acquisition immediately strengthens EVERSANA’s integrated services designed to help companies commercialize or overcome specific barriers in pricing, access, reimbursement, promotion, adherence, or delivery. With the addition of Protean’s operational experts, EVERSANA clients will have immediate access to expanded services, including custom market access project engagements and integrated solutions to support their products.

Curvo Acquires Strategic Healthcare Services, LLC

Curvo Labs, Inc., a healthcare supply chain technology company, announced Wednesday the acquisition of Strategic Healthcare Services, LLC, (SHS), a consulting firm that specializes in strategic sourcing and clinical spend management services to both providers and manufacturers. With more than 20 years of hospital supply chain experience, SHS helps create partnerships between clinicians, hospital administration, and suppliers to optimize hospital sourcing processes.

Trinity Life Sciences Acquires CBPartners

Trinity Life Sciences, a leader in global life sciences commercialization solutions, announced the acquisition of New York-headquartered CBPartners. The acquisition significantly scales Trinity’s Value, Access and Pricing business, adding over 75 dedicated experts to the Company. CBPartners is a leading global healthcare strategy consulting firm. The company serves a variety of clients ranging from global pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical companies to ministries of health in emerging markets.

ProPharma Group Announces the Acquisition of Pharmica Consulting

ProPharma Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, announces the acquisition of Pharmica Consulting, a life science consulting company that provides Project Management (PM) consulting solutions and proprietary operations software to pharmaceutical and biotech companies for the execution of clinical trials. With an impressive network of project management experts and exclusive software solutions, Pharmica Consulting enhances ProPharma Group’s portfolio of life science consulting services and provides an industry advantage with a suite of tools that allow clients to easily manage their trials, resources, and sites using today’s latest technologies.

Health Management Associates Acquires Wakely Consulting Group

Jay Rosen, founder, president, and co-chairman of Health Management Associates (HMA), announced Friday the firm’s acquisition of Wakely Consulting Group (Wakely). A premier source for healthcare actuarial consulting, Wakely helps clients understand the complex and evolving world of healthcare. Their actuaries have experience with all facets of the healthcare industry, from payers to providers and governmental agencies. Their expertise spans Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care, risk adjustment and rate setting in addition to market analyses, forecasting and strategy development.

COEUS Holdings Acquires Technology Solutions Firm Afore, LLC

As COEUS Holdings continues to drive its overall strategic growth plan of ensuring patients have appropriate access to innovative therapies when they need them, the access-focused firm has acquired Afore, a NJ-based customer-centric life sciences consulting firm that focuses on delivering commercial technology solutions and support. The acquisition enables COEUS to augment and enhance its existing technology capabilities and, in many cases, provide a variety of new services to its client base. Among the services the combined entity will offer include commercial roadmap consulting, software integration services, data integration services, data warehousing and business intelligence solutions, training, and more.

GA-Backed Alternate Solutions Health Network Considers Strategic Deals

General Atlantic-backed Alternate Solutions Health Network, which partners with not-for-profit health systems to maange the discharge of patients, is considering potential strategic deals, working with Harris Williams after receiving unsolicited interest from buyers, writes Sarah Pringle on PE Hub.

Milliman Acquires SkySail Rx, Enhances Pharmacy Data Analytics Capabilities

SummaryMilliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, announced Tuesday the acquisition of SkySail Rx, a pharmacy benefit technology firm that specializes in leveraging data for all aspects of pharmacy benefit pricing and contract management. The addition gives Milliman’s clients a more robust platform for managing pharmacy benefits and complements the firm’s existing suite of analytic tools.

RxBenefits Officially Joins Forces with Confidio

RxBenefits, the employee benefits industry’s first and only technology-enabled pharmacy benefits optimizer (PBO), today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Confidio, a pharmacy benefits consulting firm. RxBenefits and Confidio are both focused on solving a persistent industry issue – how to best maintain the affordability of a robust and competitive pharmacy benefit, complimented by an exceptional service experience.

Accenture Acquires Gevity to Bolster Health Transformation Service Capabilities in Canada

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Gevity, a strategy and consulting service provider focused on helping healthcare industry clients transform their businesses through innovative technology solutions, to expand its capabilities to deliver health transformation services in Canada and internationally. Headquartered in Victoria, B.C., Gevity was founded in 1995 and has grown into an established health consulting firm with a team of nearly 100 experts and practitioners across Canada who support clients globally.