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 […]

U.S. Hospital Deals Surged in the Third Quarter

Mergers and acquisitions among U.S. hospitals and health systems rose 28% in the third quarter of 2019, posting 23 transactions versus 18 deals in the previous quarter. Deal volume compared with the same quarter in 2018 (15 deals) was up 53%. Q3:19 had the strongest M&A activity in the previous four quarters, according to our […]

U.S. Hospital REIT Deals Roar Back in 2019

REIT deals are back in the Hospital sector, after a two-year lull. Through mid-July, six transactions targeting U.S. hospitals were announced by real estate investment trusts (REITs), a total that equals the annual REIT deal volume of 2013, 2015 and 2016. Three of this year’s U.S. deals were announced in July 2019. Medical Properties Trust […]

Emergency room Hospital M&A
Emergency room Hospital M&A

Partners and Care New England Move Forward, Slowly

It’s not easy getting from the letter-of-intent stage, through due diligence, to a definitive agreement. Many hospitals that announce an LOI agreement go into due diligence and don’t end up on the altar after all. That seemed to be the fate of the LOI announced last April (2017) between Boston-based Partners HealthCare System and Providence, […]