Teladoc Health acquires Livongo Health for $18.5 billion

August 05, 2020
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This is an enormous deal in terms of both money and the market context of telehealth. It brings juggernaut digital therapeutic Livongo Health into the fold of Teladoc, critically augmenting the more traditional video conferencing approach where Teladoc has been a market leader with remote monitoring and mHealth capabilities. This is important for bolstering Teladoc against the video conferencing-based telehealth bubble that is likely to burst in the U.S. due to a renewed lack of reimbursement and all but ensures Teladoc Health's primacy in the telehealth space. Clients looking to compete in the telehealth space need to move now, focusing on acquisition targets that lean into the remote monitoring and mHealth capabilities of telehealth.

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