Consolidation in the Medicare Advantage Sector-Merger and acquisition activity in the Medicare Advantage market is set to continue into the foreseeable future. A favorable growth backdrop defined by an aging population and bipartisan congressional support will continue to drive interest from strategic acquirers and other investors.
Trends in Specialty Pharmacy– As the direct connection between consumers and the rest of the pharmaceutical system, specialty pharmacies are playing an increasingly important role in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Partnerships with private equity groups and strategic consolidators are two paths independent pharmacies have to compete with the industry giants and accelerate their growth trajectories.
Trends in Healthcare Staffing– Over recent years the healthcare staffing industry has experienced significant consolidation with private equity, private equity-backed strategics, and public strategics completing acquisitions or investments. Macroeconomic indicators suggest a consistent demand for healthcare staffing services while the sector remains fragmented, implying further consolidation among industry players.
Private Equity Investment in Gastroenterology– Market fragmentation in conjunction with a favorable macroeconomic backdrop has set the stage for investment and consolidation within gastroenterology. In this Provident Perspective, we examine the future of private equity investment and merger & acquisition activity within the sector.
Understanding Primary Care’s Consolidation: Partnership Motivations & Trends– In this Provident Perspective, we examine how the ongoing shift to value-based reimbursement is leading to heightened merger and acquisition activity within primary care. An increase in deal volume is coupled with a broadening of potential partners; as health systems, payors, private equity firms, and strategic companies are aggressively competing for attractive opportunities.
Private Equity Investment in Vision Care: Creating a Comprehensive Provider– The vision care sector has recently attracted significant interest from private equity investors across each of the three sub-sectors. In this Provident Perspective, we provide an overview of ongoing consolidation within the eye care industry and the opportunity for providers to develop a one-stop shop for vision care.
Top Trends in the Contract Research Organization Industry– In this Provident Perspective, we will discuss our thoughts on the main trends driving the contract research industry. Through discussions with industry executives, private equity groups, and proprietary research, we have established a list of eight definitive insights into the space and how they are affecting the current M&A marketplace.
Understanding the Behavioral Health Landscape of 2016– The behavioral health sector has experienced unprecedented growth over the past ten years. In this Provident Perspective, we cover two subsectors that have been the source of a great deal of investor interest, and that we believe will continue to be the focus of both strategic and financial sponsors over the coming years.
Provident Takeaways from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference– During the second week of January, members of the Provident team met with over 75 private equity groups and strategic acquirers at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco with the goal of exchanging insights on anticipated healthcare M&A and industry trends for 2016. These were our key takeaways.