Quest Completes Acquisition of Mercy’s Outreach Lab Business
Quest Diagnostics has completed its previously announced acquisition of the clinical lab outreach business of Mercy (St. Louis, MO) in an all-cash asset transaction (see LE, March 2021). The purchase price has not yet been disclosed. Cain Brothers served as Mercy’s transaction advisor.
Under the deal, Mercy’s clinical lab outreach tests will transition to Quest’s full-service laboratory in Lenexa, Kansas. Mercy’s clinical lab outreach business currently operates from 29 hospital laboratories and two independent clinical laboratories serving providers and patients in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Mercy will continue to wholly own and operate its hospital laboratories for tests connected to inpatient and hospital-based outpatient services.