Hospital M&A Outlook

The Hospital sector ended 2019 with 80 transactions in the United States reaching the definitive agreement stage or closing. All told, 99 hospital deals are on the books for the year, which is a 25% increase over 2018’s 79 hospital deals. For the fourth quarter of 2019, 23 transactions reached the definitive agreement stage or closing. That was a 21% decline from the third quarter’s 29 deals, but a 10% gain over the same quarter in 2018. What’s ahead for the Hospital sector in 2020? More of the same, meaning that consolidation among strong regional health systems will continue the trend that began a few years ago. Small standalone hospitals will still push to join a... Read More »