Q3-2019 Behavioral Health Update-The behavioral health sectors continues to see robust transaction volume, highlighted by the autism services sector.
Q3-2019 Healthcare IT Update– While strategic buyers have been primarily responsible for the bulk of 2019 deal flow, more non-healthcare organizations and investors have been utilizing M&A as a way to enter the market or build upon existing competencies. The result is greater flexibly and opportunities for healthcare IT companies in a deal process.
Q3-2019 Home Health & Hospice Update– Multiples are at all time highs for the home health and hospice industry, driven by the value proposition that in-home care provides to the overall health care system. Evident by Addus HomeCare’s acquisition of Hospice Partners of America, providers are willing to pay premium valuations to expand services offerings in a growing attempt to capture the entire continuum of care.
Q3-2019 Private Equity Industry Update– Q3 of 2019 saw private equity funds raise $163B in aggregate capital. Despite the high amount of available capital to be deployed, 2019 has shown decreasing trends in deal volume and capital invested relative to 2018. Downward trends are expected to prompt sellers to seek to exit while purchase multiples are high.