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Thursday, July 21, 2016

What is the Driving Force Behind Record Healthcare M&A

Merger and acquisition trend in healthcare fueled by physician practices, Cascade says

There have been nearly 400 transactions in the physician practice management subsector over the past five years alone, Cascade says. 

Merger and acquisition activity in the healthcare industry is booming thanks to high valuations, a strong return on investment and opportunities to consolidate, and according to new research by Cascade Partners, this is increasingly true within physician practice management. 

Over the last 10 years, a large amount of the physician practice-centered M&A activity was focused on a relatively small number of specialities like emergency physicians, hospitalists and anesthesia, which helped to build large, publically traded companies, Cascade found. More recently, though, interest has spread across a broader spectrum of specialities, including ophthalmology, urgent care, primary care and dermatology, to name a few.