The Health-Care M&A Meter: Hot 2018 to Be Followed by Hotter 2019– The outlook for health-care mergers and acquisitions in 2019 suggests even more transactions this year as compared to 2018, with activity in the hospital and health system sector expected to continue, as well as increasing volume of deals in the physician services, home health. and health-care IT sectors.
Q4-2018 CRO Update – The Contract Research market continues to demonstrate substantial growth, in large part due to increasing demand for services in clinical trials between Phases II and IV, which account for the majority of the industry’s revenue. Private equity was the driving force behind much of the consolidation in 2018 and the fourth quarter was no different with two of the three transactions involving a private equity or PE-backed acquirer.
Health IT Sector Showing High Potential for Accelerated Growth – The health information technology sector is poised to become the next big thing for investors in the health-care industry. The physician practices sector experienced the second-highest growth in July, with an emphasis on certain medical practice areas.
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.