Medical Staffing Companies Attract Private Investors

Labor shortages in the healthcare industry aren’t a new topic. Earlier this year, the Association of American Medical Colleges warned that the United States could lose as many as 100,000 doctors by 2025, up to one-third of those being primary care physicians. A shortage of registered nurses has been discussed since 1965, by one account. That makes the market for medical staffing companies of particular interest to investors. M&A activity in this subsector has grown in recent years, from a single deal in 2013 to eight deals in 2015. Through the end of October 2016, six deals targeting medical staffing companies are on the books. The majority of acquirers have been another staffing... Read More »