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 Home Health & Hospice Update– With a number of others establishing platforms, private equity investors clearly remain bullish, which is translating into heightened valuation levels for groups of all sizes. As we continue to see consolidation within the industry, smaller groups are able to utilize M&A as a way to offset the burden of competing with the data capabilities and scale of these larger platforms.
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.
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 Home Health & Hospice Update– Macro tailwinds, a fragmented competitive landscape, and positive reimbursement trends have continued to drive valuations. The second quarter of 2018 exemplified the trend of strategic consolidators, specifically larger insurers, fueling expansion through mergers and acquisitions in attempt to grow patient census, add new locations, and enter new geographies.