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Thank you for visiting HealthcareBanker.com a news aggregator of middle-market mergers and acquisition activity in the healthcare industries. This site addresses investment banking topics dealing with M&A, Capital Raising, Borrowing/Lending and other Corporate Development and Finance activities within the Healthcare Services, Healthcare IT, Medical Device, and Life Science industries.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Big Picture - 2017 Healthcare M&A Report

Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report 2017

(from Bain & Co.)

Turmoil creates opportunity, and in 2016, there was plenty of both.

Private equity investors contended with a world of uncertainty. Would the long-running global recovery gain strength, falter or muddle along? Would the UK vote to exit the EU? Who would win the US presidential election?

Amid all this volatility, investors latched onto healthcare as a safe haven—that is, an industry with proven resilience to economic turbulence. The growth of healthcare is powered by several immutable long-term trends: an aging global population, a rising incidence of chronic diseases, an expanding demand for quality services and an ongoing need to deliver those services more efficiently.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Q1 2017 Healthcare Services M&A Pulse - Volume, Value, Multiples

Healthcare Services Continues To See Elevated Activity  

While debate continues over the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, the US Health Services industry continues to be a hotbed of activity as Q1 2017 deal volume ticked up by 0.9% and 2.6% over prior year and prior quarter. Deal value however saw a sharp decline primarily as reporting for this sector was not as forthcoming with $7.9 billion disclosed, resulting in a decline of 49.3% and 58.2% over prior year and prior quarter. The shift towards value based reimbursements continues to have an effect on health systems M&A activity as they look to exercise more control over referral streams and ancillary services. This was evidenced by the 48 transactions among Physician Groups which experienced the greatest deal volume growth of 109% and 78% over prior year and prior quarter.