Insights About Ponder & Co

Explore the latest Ponder & Co. happenings from company news and upcoming industry events to client success stories and articles of interest from our senior executives.

Should Hospitals or Regional Health Systems acquire, grow organically, or merge?

Over the past decade, many independent hospitals and health systems have merged with larger, stronger credit quality systems. Announced hospital…

Eb LeMaster

18 Dec

Hospital M&A: Beginning of a New Frontier?

Imagine reading the following headlines five years ago: Six multi-billion dollar NFP-to-NFP health system mergers announced over past 12 months.…

Jake Aygun

5 Apr

Healthcare executives expect M&A to boost business in 2019

By: Alex Kacik with contributions from Eb LeMaster (Modern Healthcare online) Healthcare executives expect their businesses to exceed 2018's benchmarks…

Eb LeMaster

16 Jan

Healthcare Credit Ratings Dip Amid M&A Binge

By: Alex Kacik with contributions from Eb LeMaster (Modern Healthcare online) Merger and acquisition activity is weighing on healthcare companies'…

Eb LeMaster

8 Nov

Memorial Health System Series 2019 Tax-Exempt Fixed Rate Bonds

$130,005,000 Series 2019 Tax-Exempt Fixed Rate Bonds About Memorial Health System Memorial Health System (the “System”) is an Illinois not-for-profit…

Michael Tym

9 Jan

Bon Secours Mercy Health, Inc. Series 2018 A, Series 2018 DP, and Series A & B CP

$305,684,000 Series 2018A Taxable Fixed Rate Bonds $310,000,000 Series 2018 Taxable Direct Purchase Bonds $100,000,000 Series A and B Taxable…

Jennifer K. Daugherty

10 Dec


Ponder Recognized as Top Financial Advisory firm by Thomson Reuters

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Upcoming Events

Barclay's Healthcare Summit

October 3-5, 2018 - New York, NY

Maryland HFMA Annual Fall Conference

October 3-5, 2018 - Cambridge, MD

Florida Hospital Association Annual Meeting

October 3-4, 2018 - Orlando, FL


October 17-21, 2018 - Scottsdale, AZ


December 9-12, 2018 - Naples, FL