Industry Reports

Q4-2017 Behavioral Health Update– The behavioral health sector experienced a very active fourth quarter to close out a year full of rampant merger and acquisition activity across all service lines in the sector.

Q4-2017 CRO Update– The overall contract research market pulled back a bit in the fourth quarter of 2017. As many of the industry giants spent most of 2017 making large acquisitions, the final months saw mid-sized players make aggressive moves to broaden service lines.

Q4-2017 Dental Services Update– Transaction volume and merger & acquisition activity remained heightened throughout the fourth quarter of 2017 within the dental services sector.

Q4-2017 Dermatology Update– Dermatology remained an especially active sector in the fourth quarter of 2017, characterized by a flurry of add-on acquisitions.

Q4-2017 Emergency Medical Services Update– Emergency medical services continued to observe steady merger & acquisition and investment activity in Q4 2017, most notably within urgent care where two notable private equity investments were completed.

Q4-2017 Healthcare IT Update– Deal flow in the healthcare IT sector finished the year strong as strategic acquirers and private equity investors turned their attention to specialty-specific software solutions.

Q4-2017 Home Health & Hospice Industry Update– Within the home health & hospice sector, Q4 2017 was headlined by landmark acquisitions amongst the industry’s largest providers, with Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) agreeing to be acquired by national insurer Humana, Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and the announcement of a merger between LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM).

Q4-2017 Laboratory Services Update– The end of 2017 saw the rich get richer in the laboratory services industry. Many notable players in the industry made sizeable acquisitions.

Q4-2017 Ophthalmology Update– Ophthalmology closed out a landmark year from a consolidation perspective with investments from both private equity and strategic acquirers in the fourth quarter.

Q4-2017 Pharmacy Services Update– The fourth quarter of 2017 was another active quarter for industry consolidators. Two private equity groups made platform investments while strategic entities continued to execute on growth strategies via acquisition.

Q4-2017 Physician Services Update– Consolidation and investment activity in physician services continued at a quick pace in the fourth quarter of 2017. Mergers and acquisitions in mature specialties have shown no signs of slowing down while at the same time, investors turn to emerging sectors to replicate prior success in physician services.

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