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.