Managed Care Deals Dry Up

Now that the mega-mergers of 2015 have been squashed, deal activity in the Managed Care sector could use a shot in the arm. Through mid-July 2017, only 10 deals have been announced in this sector, on par with 2016’s total of 20 deals. At this rate, it’s unlikely that the sector will reach its 2015 peak of 43 deals. Although 2015 was not a record year, it was the second highest of the century, behind 2000’s total of 47 deals. The Big Four health insurers have ceded the playing field to the smaller players, and financial buyers are stepping in. In 2015, managed care companies accounted for 72% of the 43 deals announced that year and financial buyers only accounted for 5%. Molina... Read More »