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 Healthcare IT Update– As we transition into 2019, healthcare providers will continue to require a sophisticated blend of tools and capabilities across analytics, care delivery, and patient engagement to adapt to the value-based care model. Provident expects healthcare IT deal-flow to remain steady as companies utilize M&A in order to facilitate the transition towards value-based care.
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.
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.
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.