Deal Search Online: Frequently Asked Questions

Searching with keywords:

When searching for deals falling under a specific subsector:

-Check off the sector it falls under

-In the keyword box, type out the keywords you’re looking for

Basic Example: If you’re looking for contract research organizations, check off Other Services and type “contract research organization” into the keyword box (you cannot always rely on acronyms).

However, some keywords are less consistent, such as ambulatory surgical centers. These deals could be described in our database as “ambulatory surgery services” or “ambulatory surgical centers,” so typing “ambulatory surg” into the keyword box should retrieve all the variations.

 A neonatologist group, falling under Physician Medical Groups, could be described as “neonatal services,” “neonatology group,” or “neonatologist.” Entering “neonat” into the keyword box will retrieve these variations.


Behavioral Health Care:

Any company covering or specializing in:

Substance Abuse/Addiction Treatment

At-Risk Youth

Autism Spectrum

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

Mental Health Disorders



Biotechnology companies are usually development-stage companies, the sector also includes:

Exclusive licenses to development stage products

Exclusive collaborations on development stage products



IT or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies specializing in healthcare:


Electronic Health Records (EHR) or Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

Personal Emergency Response Services (PERS)

Practice Management Software

Health Information Exchange

Population Health



Home health & hospice:

At-Home Hospice

Home Infusion

Hospice centers

Personal Care at home



Acute Care Hospitals

Health System

Long-term Acute Care Hospitals (LTAC)


Laboratories, MRI & Dialysis:

This sector covers companies that provide diagnostic services. Examples:

Point-of-care diagnostics (POC)

Dialysis Clinics

Neurodiagnostic services

Molecular testing/diagnostics

Pathology services

Pre-natal screening laboratory

Medical Imaging Companies (PET Scans, MRIs etc.)

Non-invasive diagnostic testing


Long-Term Care:

Assisted Living (AL)

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) or Life Plan Community (LPCs)

Independent Living (IL)

Memory Care (MC)

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)


Managed Care:

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

Insurance Exchanges

Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)

Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs)


Medical Devices:

Companies that develop medical devices such as implants, surgical instruments, technology, prosthetics etc.



Other than pharmaceutical company targets, the sector also includes:

Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs)

Exclusive license deals for approved pharmaceutical products

Exclusive collaborations on approved pharmaceutical products

Generic drugs

Royalty streams to pharmaceutical products


Physician Medical Groups:

Medical practices with physicians, ranging from solo practices to larger groups

Common examples of PMGs include but are not inclusive to:

Anesthesia Groups

Cardiology Groups

Dermatologist Groups

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Groups

Emergency Medical Groups

Gastroenterology (GI) Groups

Independent Physician Associations (IPAs)

Neonatology Groups

Nephrology Groups

Oncology Groups

Ophthalmology Groups

Orthopedic Surgery Groups

Pain Management Groups

Primary Care Groups

Radiology Groups

Women’s Health Groups

Also includes “Physician Practice Management” Companies



Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

Occupational Therapy Practices

Outpatient Physical Therapy Practices


Other Services:

Adult Day Care Centers

Ambulance/Medical Transportation Services

Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)

Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs)

Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs)

Contract Research Organizations (CROs)

Cord/Blood Banking

Dental Practices

Freestanding Emergency Rooms

Institutional Pharmacy Companies

Medical Device Manufacturer/Distributor

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)

Specialty Pharmacies

Staffing Companies

Urgent Care Clinics