Health Care M&A Volume and Value Increases in Q2:2019, According to HealthCareMandA.com

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Health care merger and acquisition activity in the second quarter rose 9% compared with the slow first quarter of 2019.

NORWALK, Conn., July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Health care merger and acquisition activity recovered from a slow

first quarter. The number of deals announced reached 431, up 9% compared with the previous quarter but was 11% lower than the 484 deals announced in the same quarter in 2018. Combined spending in the second quarter totaled $138.7 billion, down 7% compared with the previous quarter's $149.0 billion, and was 4% lower than the $144.9 billion reported in the same quarter in 2018, according to HealthCareMandA.com.

Healthcare services transactions represented 67% of the second quarter's deal volume, slightly higher than the previous four quarters. The Long-Term Care sector once again ranked the highest, with 114 deals and a 26% share of the quarter's transaction total. Year-over-year growth was strong in Behavioral Health Care (+10%), Home Health & Hospice (+19%), Hospitals (+27%), Labs, MRI & Dialysis (+117%) and Other Services (+36%). However, the services sectors accounted for only 11% of the quarter's spending, approximately $15.0 billion, based on disclosed prices.

Healthcare technology deals accounted for 33% of the second quarter's deal volume. The eHealth sector was the busiest, posting 47 deals and making up 11% of the quarter's total. Year-over-year, all of the technology sectors posted declines in deal volume. However, technology deals accounted for 89% of the quarter's spending, with $123.7 billion.

"Health care is still an attractive investment for many investors, perhaps benefiting from growing economic and political tensions around the world," said Lisa E. Phillips, editor of HealthCareMandA.com. "Financial buyers accounted for 20% of the deal volume in the second quarter, which is the lowest we've seen in the past five quarters. The strategics are still the biggest players. "

For more information on the HealthCareMandA.com investment research source, or for a membership to any of Irving Levin Associates' services, please call 800-248-1668. Irving Levin Associates, Inc., established in 1948, is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and is online at http://www.levinassociates.com. This privately held corporation publishes annual and quarterly research reports, monthly and weekly newsletters, and maintains merger and acquisition databases on the health care and senior housing markets. If you would like to receive future releases, please email pressreleases(at)levinassociates(dot)com.

 

SOURCE HealthCareMandA.com



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