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Market Monitor: Healthcare

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Market Monitor: Healthcare

Making the right decisions for your business starts with having the most accurate and current information available. Our Healthcare  Market Monitor keeps you up to date on the events, trends, and market forces that shape and guide the industry.

  • In Q4 2023, U.S. healthcare services Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) volume reached 183 transactions, with a total of 740 closed deals in 2023, representing a 24.4% decrease from 2022. In 2024, there is anticipation for increased M&A activity driven by private equity investors needing to offload assets and deploy capital. The average holding period among U.S. and Canadian private equity funds spiked to 7.1 years in 2023, the longest in 20+ years, paired with a record-high dry powder of nearly $1 trillion.
  • Further, with the Federal Reserve signaling the possibility of three rate decreases in 2024, that will hopefully loosen up the debt markets and drive additional activity.
  • As healthcare organizations have navigated the various challenge in today’s environment, those that have been able to differentiate and traverse the landscape are positioning themselves as prime acquisition candidates for both strategic and financial buyers.
  • In 2024, we see payer and patient pressure continue to drive the shift of care to outpatient settings as organizations continue to bend the cost curve and provide care in the lowest cost setting, and more organizations adopt technologies that create greater efficiencies.

For more information or questions, please contact our contributors:

Paul Kacik, Managing Director:

Brad Erhart, Director:

Daren Oddenino, Director: [email protected]