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Healthcare Services | Fourth Quarter 2017

February 2018 – Healthcare M&A transaction value in 2017 totaled approximately $315.2 billion, 23% higher than the previous year. The proposed merger of CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Aetna (NYSE: AET) accounts for $77 billion, or 24% of the year’s total. Excluding this merger, M&A spending in 2017 would have been 7% less than 2016, according to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates, Inc. Transaction volume for healthcare M&A in 2017 totaled 1,543 transactions, relatively flat as compared with 2016’s record-breaking volume of 1,593 transactions.
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February 5, 2018