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Mergers & Acquisitions in the Hospital Industry

Since the beginning of 2010, mergers and acquisitions activity in the acute care sector has increased significantly. The rate at which hospital transactions are being announced has increased by over 50% in less than a year and a half. Activity is up significantly for both not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare systems. Internal discussions about potential consolidations, mergers, and acquisitions are also up dramatically.

This report looks at the factors and trends related to this increased activity level:

  • Drivers of increasing transaction volume
  • Specific trends within hospital M&A activity
  • Valuation
  • The response by not-for-profit healthcare systems
  • Predictions for the balance of 2011

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