Behavioral Health Care Market Is Healthy, Not Frothy

The Behavioral Health Care M&A market has enjoyed six years of strong growth, following passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The market peaked at 41 deals announced in 2016, with $3.4 billion in combined spending. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the ACA’s replacement, merger and acquisition activity is still strong in the early months of 2017. Tailwinds are stronger than headwinds. Destigmatization of addictions, mental health issues and other disorders has brought attention to the care needed by millions. There is still significant, unmet need in many sub-sectors, such as acute care psychiatric beds. De novo building is easing some of that need, and could lead to more... Read More »