Healthcare Services | First Quarter 2016
May 2016 – 348 healthcare M&A transactions were announced in Q1 2016, according to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates. Inc., down 8% from the same period a year prior. Comparing against a record breaking year in 2015, Q1 2016 transaction dollar volume was down 26% against the same period a year prior, but Q1 2016 still posted a solid total transaction value at $79.4 billion. The Healthcare Services sector consisting of hospitals, physician practices, diagnostic laboratories and outpatient centers accounted for 62% of all healthcare M&A activity in Q1 2016 (216 deals), down 3% compared with the same period a year prior.
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