Behavioral Health Care Deal Trends in 2017

The Behavioral Health Care sector has enjoyed growing interest from private equity and other investors in recent years. Federal legislation regarding coverage of mental health conditions certainly boosted that interest, as has the growing public acceptance of the magnitude of need for services. Also, the fragmented nature of this sector has kept platform-building acquisitions rather low. […]

PE Firms Target Behavioral Health, Eating Disorder Programs

Behavioral health care has never been a particularly active sector, but deal volume has increased year-over-year between 2010 and 2016, growing 412% in that time. And there’s a good chance that 2017 will continue this trend. Through August 30, 32 behavioral health care deals have been announced, up 7% compared with the same period last […]

MedEquities Trust Enters the Behavioral Health Sector

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are back in action in the Behavioral Health Care sector. Last April we reported on Care Capital Properties (NYSE: CCP) $380 million deal for six inpatient facilities owned by Signature Healthcare Services LLC (dba Aurora Behavioral Health). Early in August, MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT) made its first move into […]

Behavioral Health Deals Tumble in Q2:17

Deal activity in the Behavioral Health Care sector plummeted in Q2:17, down 50% compared with the previous quarter, and down 53% compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The quarter’s total of eight deals represents 21% of the 39 transactions announced in the past 12 months. In fact, those two  quarters—Q1:17 and Q2:16—had the […]