Healthcare Services | First Quarter 2019
April 2019 – With approximately 360 healthcare transactions announced, M&A transaction volume in Q1 2019 was down 19% as compared to the same time a year prior, according to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates Inc. Deal value in Q1 2019 totaled $149 billion, up 31% from the year-ago time period; however, three deals (one in the biotechnology, one in biopharma, and one in managed care) had a combined total of $113 billion, accounting for 75% of the quarter’s deal value. Without these three transactions, deal value in Q1 2019 would have totaled just $36 billion, 68% lower than Q1 2018. Representing 29% of the total transaction volume in Q1 2019, the long-term care sector accounted for the largest share of transaction activity, which is indicative of growing demographic trends across the country.
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