Private equity investment in health care has more than tripled over the past decade, and despite a shift to value-based care and uncertainty over the 2020 elections, interest isn’t abating. “Private equity sees lots of opportunity in health care,” says Ben Isgur, the leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute. “There are still a lot of physician practices that are small and fragmented, and investment is needed” for such things as front office operations and marketing. In 2009, there were 229 deals in health care involving private equity buyers or sellers. In 2017, there were 672 such deals, and for this year, the number is projected to jump to 747, according to PwC. Amber McGraw Walsh, chair of the health care department at the law firm McGuireWoods, headquartered in Richmond, Va., says interest in the health care sector remains strong among private equity investors of all sizes.
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