Strong healthcare M&A activity is good sign

Strong deal activity in the healthcare sector during 2012 by financial buyers is a “sure sign” that the economy is in recovery mode, says a new report from Irving Levin Associates. The Health Care Services Acquisition Report, 19th edition, which covers eight sectors of the healthcare services merger and acquisition market, reports an 11.9% increase in deal volume from 2011 to 2012. The number of deals carried out by financial buyers, such as private equity firms and REITs, was double that of 2011, a clear signal of economic recovery, the report says.

The new report provides detailed transaction sheets plus a discussion of market trends, size and composition of the market, and prices paid. Sectors include hospitals, managed care companies, physician medical groups, behavioral health companies and labs, MRI and dialysis centers, and more. Download a free abstract here.