Q3-2018 Anesthesia Services Update – Consolidation within the anesthesia services sector remained heightened in the third quarter of 2018, as large national players continued to expand through acquisition, targeting opportunities to that increase geographic density and create leverage with payors.
Q3-2018 Healthcare IT Update– While start up funding has continued to accelerate, already surpassing the 2017 funding total of $5.7B, merger and acquisition activity has remained stagnant. As some of these early stage companies begin to mature, Provident expects the number of exits to drastically increase, providing ample investment opportunity for both strategic and private equity investors.
Q3-2018 Home Health & Hospice Update– With the increasingly prevalent threat of larger payors entering the space, like Humana, we continue to see smaller groups utilize M&A as a way to offset the burden of competing with data capabilities and scale. Moreover, platform capable groups are turning towards private equity to take advantage of acquisition opportunities through a roll-up strategy.