10 largest healthcare buyouts in 2018

KKR's acquisition of Envision Healthcare was the largest healthcare buyout of 2018, according to global management consulting firm Bain & Company's 2019 healthcare private equity report.

The top 10 2018 healthcare buyouts:

1. Envision Healthcare, acquired by KKR for $9.9 billion.
2. Recordati, acquired by CVC Capital Partners, PSP Investments and StepStone for $7.4 billion.
3. athenahealth, acquired by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital for $5.7 billion.
4. Healthscope, acquired by Brookfield Business Partners for $4.1 billion.
5. Zentiva, acquired by Advent International for $2.4 billion.
6. Sound Inpatient Physicians, acquired by Summit Partners and OptumHealth for $2.2 billion.
7. Mehiläinen Oy, acquired by CVC Capital Partners for $2.1 billion.
8. LifeScan, acquired by Platinum Equity for $2.1 billion.
9. Sebia International, acquired by CVC Capital Partners and Téthys Invest for $1.5 billion.
10. Sirtex Medical, acquired by CDH Investments, China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings for $1.4 billion.

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