VMG Health’s Healthcare M&A Report: Before & After COVID-19

Healthcare Mergers and Acquisition (“M&A”) activity continued its march forward in 2019, with deal volume decreasing slightly but remaining relatively consistent with the record-setting 2018. When excluding mega-deals, the dollar value of healthcare transactions has increased every year since 2012. Among the major transaction trends in 2019 were mega-deals, cross-industry integrations, private equity firms driving multiples up, disruptive partnership models, and continued interest from payors buying providers. Providers continue to seek consolidation to gain market share and to take advantage of the economies of scale necessary to meet the goals of the “triple aim”, namely, increase access to care, decrease cost, and improve the quality of care. The COVID-19 pandemic, changing technology requirements, and the implementation of value-based payments and alternative payment models continue to drive uncertainty in the industry.

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