Q1-2018 Anesthesia Services Update-The first quarter of 2018 brought significant investment to the anesthesia services space as new private equity platforms began to emerge within the interventional pain management market and large private equity platforms entered new regions within the anesthesia market.
Q1-2018 CRO Update– Improving productivity and efficiency in clinical development processes will continue to be the main industry growth driver for 2018. As sponsors look to find ways to improve cycle time and reduce costs, contract research organizations that are able to provide risk based monitoring, adaptive trial designs, and flexible delivery models will see increased interest.
Q1-2018 Emergency Medical Services Update– Headlining the Emergency Medical Services sector this quarter was the private equity recapitalization of Paramedics Plus, a subsidiary of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. The sector continues to attract meaningful interest from strategic and financial buyers.
Q1-2018 Laboratory Services Update– Uncertainty in the greater healthcare industry continues to trickle down to the laboratory services sector. Questions around the Medicare market-based national fee schedule and the expectation of major payment cuts for laboratory tests looms on the horizon. This reimbursement uncertainty has continued to fuel a robust consolidation market, with many small to mid-sized providers turning to consolidation to fend off industry headwinds.