Deal makers took a break in July, judging by the lower deal volume and lower deal value posted in our preliminary data for the month. Compared with the previous month, deal volume dropped 20%, to 100 transactions, and deal value fell 49%, to $8.7 billion.
Preliminary data for the month of June shows that investors are still bullish—or at least comfortable—betting on health care.
Health care investors are moving out of sectors that could be hit with federal funding cuts, or become vilified in the media.
Spending on health care deals in April 2017 rose sharply compared with the month before, thanks to a couple of big deals.
April usually doesn’t feel like February, at least, weather-wise. As far as healthcare mergers and acquisitions go, however, deal volume in April 2017 (103 deals) feels a lot like February’s deal volume (102). The chart below shows the clear winners and losers in April 2017.
Healthcare investors made a lot of deals in March, but spent 47% less than in February on those deals.
After a booming January, February deal volume dies.
The final month of the fourth quarter is typically a busy one for deal makers in all industries. Last year, some health care deal makers apparently got a rest. Deal volume in December 2016 was an anemic 119 transactions, compared with 131 deals in November and 148 in December 2015. The Services sectors accounted for […]