Healthcare Services | First Quarter 2018
May 2018 – M&A transaction volume in Q1 2018 was on par with the previous quarter’s total of 380 deals. According to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates Inc., a total of 378 transactions were announced in Q1 2018. Compared with the same quarter a year prior, volume was down 14%. Deal value in Q1 2018 totaled approximately $112.9 billion, 2% lower than the previous quarter, but 90% greater than the same quarter in 2017. This quarter’s $67 billion acquisition by Cigna (NYSE:CI) of Express Scripts Holdings (NYSE:ESRX) accounted for almost 60% of total transaction value in Q1 2018.
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