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18 digital health exits (mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs) in Q3 2016

Mobi Health News

As we reported just a few weeks ago, 2016 has thus far proven to be a pretty big year for mergers and acquisitions, and the third quarter was a nice representation of that trend, with 15 acquisitions, one merger, and two IPOs.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The acquisition that has gotten the most attention this year (most likely for the digital health outsider aspect) is Apple’s acquisition of health data-focused startup Gliimpse. The amount of the acquisition was undisclosed. Inspired by founder Anil Sethi's experiences with his sister's cancer, Gliimpse has a mission to collect the "bread crumbs of health data" consumers create and bring them all together in one platform. By moving that process into the hands of patients, the company argues on its website, it can tackle problems that exist in promoting interoperability on the back-end.

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