Healthcare Services | Second Quarter 2016
July 2016 – In contrast to overall middle market M&A deals which fell to levels not seen since 2009, deal volume in healthcare M&A increased in Q2 2016 as compared to the same quarter a year prior, according to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates. Inc. Deal volume in the healthcare sector in Q2 2016 reached 396 announced transactions, up 11% vs. Q1 2016’s 358 deals, and 15% higher than last year’s 344 deals in Q2. For the first half of 2016, deal volume reached 755 transactions, up 5% compared with the first half of 2015 (721 deals). Transaction dollar volume for healthcare M&A was also up in Q2 2016 as compared to prior periods. Committed healthcare financings in Q2 2016 reached $88 billion, up 9% over Q1 2016 and up 59% from Q2 2015. Spending for the sector in the first half of 2016 reached $168.9 billion, a 4% increase compared with the same period in 2015 ($162.4 billion).
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