Industry Reports

Q2-2018 Anesthesia Services Update– Merger and acquisition activity remained steady through the second quarter of 2018, headlined by KKR’s recapitalization of Envision Healthcare Corporation.

Q2-2018 Behavioral Health Update-The second quarter of 2018 was a monumental period for the behavioral health industry with the largest independent provider of Autism Services partnering with the largest private equity firm in the US.

Q2-2018 CRO Update-The world’s three largest providers of contract research services (Quintiles, LabCorp, and PPD) control nearly 50% of the global revenue in the industry.

Q2-2018 Dermatology Update– Dermatology continues to be an extremely active market as new private equity firms and existing platforms compete for acquisitions.

Q2-2018 Dental Services Update– Merger & acquisition activity within dental services accelerated significantly during the second quarter of 2018 with a total of 13 transactions announced. The record activity was driven by strategic consolidators expanding market share and private equity firms entering into the market.

Q2-2018 Emergency Medical Services Update– In the second quarter of 2018, multiple transactions occurred across ambulance, emergency, and urgent care services. Providers have sought unique transaction structures in the pursuit geographic and service expansion.

Q2-2018 Healthcare IT Update-With the growing transition towards value-based care and need for IT infrastructure across the industry, consolidators and investors are continuing to target Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) companies, through mergers and acquisitions, as they seek more effective approaches to patient engagement solutions.

Q2-2018 Home Health & Hospice Update– Macro tailwinds, a fragmented competitive landscape, and positive reimbursement trends have continued to drive valuations. The second quarter of 2018 exemplified the trend of strategic consolidators, specifically larger insurers, fueling expansion through mergers and acquisitions in attempt to grow patient census, add new locations, and enter new geographies.

Q2-2018 Laboratory Services Update– Increasing demand from patients for advanced technologies and quick, accurate, test results has put pressure on the laboratory services industry to find new and innovative ways to meet a changing healthcare landscape.

Q2-2018 Ophthalmology Update-The Ophthalmology market has shown no signs of slowing and continues to be one of the most sought-after subsectors within physician services.

Q2-2018 Pharmacy Services Update– As new distributors enter the pharmacy services industry via acquisitions, smaller services providers are expected to seek strategic transactions in the pursuit of competitive advantage.

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