U.S. Hospital Deals and Trends, YTD 2019

Winding down to the end of 2019, it’s a good time to take stock of this year’s U.S. hospital M&A market. In mid-November, we have 70 transactions on the books, up 16% compared with the same period in 2018. But 2019 M&A activity has taken a decidedly different path from the deals of 2018. One striking statistic: Just half the number of beds have traded hands in 2019. By this time in 2018, the bed-count in target hospitals was 25,309. In 2019, there are only 12,901 (-49%). In 2018, a few major systems changed hands, which pushed up the bed total. The largest was Apollo Global Management’s $5.6 billion take-private deal for LifePoint Health (formerly NASDAQ: LPNT),... Read More »