Healthcare Services | Fourth Quarter 2015
February 2016 – 2015 was a record-breaking year for healthcare M&A with 1,460 transactions and $563 billion of deal value, according to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates. Inc. Virtually every sector tracked by Irving Levin posted an increase in transaction volume. The Healthcare Services sector consisting of hospitals, physician practices, diagnostic laboratories and outpatient centers accounted for 62% of all healthcare M&A activity (903 deals), up 18% compared with the previous banner year of 2014. The Behavioral Health Care, Managed Care and Rehabilitation sectors also experienced strong growth in announced transactions during the year.
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