Slow Start to Q4 Healthcare Deals

October is typically a flighty month in the annual investing cycle. Spooky things can happen as the month winds down to Halloween. With the now-hot/now-not sentiments swirling around the equity markets, it was a relief not to witness a meltdown after all ended the month at or near new highs. The healthcare market wasn’t nearly […]

Stat of the week graph
Stat of the week graph

September Deals Simmer On, Ignoring Economic Doom and Gloom

If the healthcare M&A market is the only gauge you use to assess the U.S. economy, you’d be surprised to learn that other countries are entering or bracing for economic slowdowns or outright recession. Monthly deal volumes across all healthcare sectors are holding up fairly well (with the usual ups and downs). Some large national […]

August Deal Flow Ebbs, as It Follows the Annual Cycle

Enough about slowdowns and recession. August is typically a roller-coaster month in the equity markets and August 2019 didn’t disappoint in that regard. The bond markets’ inverted yield curve persisted into September and that’s never a good sign. We’re moving on. Preliminary data show August’s deal volume wasn’t so bad, considering how most of 2019 […]

Summer Slowdown in Healthcare Deals Mixes with Global Uncertainty

After a slow first quarter, deal volume picked up again in the second. Pundits predicted a strong end to 2019, but the preliminary results from July’s deal making seem to indicate otherwise. With 126 transactions reported, July 2019’s deal volume sagged 17% compared with June’s and 18% against the same month in 2018. You may […]