Healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are at an all-time high and show no sign of slowing down. According to a recent Bain report, 2015 was a very strong year and for the second year in a row, corporate M&A deal value was more than double the previous decade’s annual average.
Within the healthcare private equity landscape specifically, hospital mergers are moving faster than ever. Larkin Community Hospital in Florida, St. Elizabeth and LifePoint Healthare just a few of the healthcare systems that brokered deals in 2016 and purchased other systems.
Eventually, these systems will need help managing assets across geographies and different systems, and will look to third-party sources to manage non-core competencies and operations while they focus on regulatory compliance, core services and patients.
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