U.S. Hospital Deals Holding Steady

Seven months into 2017, hospital mergers and acquisitions in the United States are slow and on the smaller side. Even with Community Health System’s (NYSE: CYH) ongoing divestiture announcements, just 51 transactions have been announced through August 1. In all of 2016, 84 transactions for U.S. hospitals were announced. With five months to go, that’s […]

Hospital Deals Rebound in May 2017

Hospital transactions suddenly sped up in May 2017. Deals are now coming from the private equity-sponsored segment, while the publicly traded chains are mostly unwinding their 2013 acquisitions.

Steward Health Buys 8 Community Health Hospitals

Steward Health acquired eight hospitals spread through Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania from the financially troubled Community Health Systems.

REIT Deals for Hospitals Are Picking Up

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have taken an interest in the hospital sector, where there seems to be no end to the supply of struggling standalone hospitals.

REIT-backed Hospital Deals Accelerate

Now that hospitals and health systems have realized most of the benefits they expected from the Affordable Care Act, the mergers and acquisitions in the hospital sector have been supplanted by partnerships, clinical collaborations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and affiliations. But there is one group of acquirers still on the prowl: real estate investment trusts […]

Hospital Deals Lag 2015’s Total

Hospital transactions have trickled in during the first three quarters of 2016. To date, 68 mergers or acquisitions have been announced (64 of them for U.S. hospital or health systems), although there have been many more partnerships, strategic alliances and joint ventures in the same period. For our database, those deals don’t count.