3 GI practices unite through PE firm & more: 5 GI company key notes

Here are five updates from gastroenterology companies from the past week:

Regional GI, Main Line Gastroenterology Associates and Digestive Disease Associates will merge in a $130 million deal with private equity firm Amulet Capital. Read more.

Progenity hired Eric d'Esparbes to serve as senior vice president and CFO.

Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care is building a standalone office in Rockville, Md., to house a HyGIeaCare system.

Takeda pledged to donate 1 billion yen ($9.2 million) over five years to the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment over the next five years, the first private sector company to do so.

Fujifilm is building a $36 million "smart" manufacturing facility in Tochigi, Japan, to double its endoscope production capability.

More articles on gastroenterology:
'A world free of digestive disease' — AGA President Dr. Hashem El-Serag on the goals for his term
What to know about patient collections & ASC growth from Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates COO Pamela Isabel
Why endoscopy centers should consider employing anesthesiologists now — Attorney Ann Bittinger explains

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