Hospital Deals Rebound in May 2017

Hospital transactions suddenly sped up in May 2017. Deals are now coming from the private equity-sponsored segment, while the publicly traded chains are mostly unwinding their 2013 acquisitions.

May Day! Hospital Mega-Mergers Ahead

Hospital mergers and acquisitions were relatively quiet in Q1:17. But on May 1, five deals were announced.

Air Methods Corp. Flies to American Securities

Air Methods Corp. was taken private by American Securities for $2.5 billion, including debt.

Good-Bye, ACA. Now What?

And so it begins. A new year, a new administration, and a foreboding that things can and will go wildly out of control in the healthcare industry, as the new administration dismantles the Affordable Care Act and doesn’t bother to replace it. Judging from the market’s behavior since the November 8 election, the notion that […]

Outpatient Surgery Centers Take the Spotlight

After a record-setting year in 2016, the Physician Medical Group sector got off to a swift start in  2017, with a deal that is telling of changing healthcare paradigms, especially the shift from inpatient to outpatient care. Only two weeks into the new year, and seven transactions have been announced for physician practices and management companies. […]

Hospital Deals Dipped in 2016

What the Affordable Care Act gave to the hospital sector, in the form of millions of more insured patients, it slowly took away, in the form of declining inpatient visits and growing competition from freestanding emergency rooms, ambulatory surgery centers and urgent care clinics. The ACA’s beneficial effects were largely played out by the third […]

WellStar Acquires Five Tenet Hospitals in Atlanta

WellStar Health System, the Marietta, Georgia-based not-for-profit health system, is buying its way to become the state’s largest healthcare provider. On December 1, the hospital chain and for-profit hospital chain Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) announced their agreement to exchange five Atlanta metro area hospitals for $575 million upfront, plus the assumption of $86 million in […]