8 medical specialties with strong PE interest, surging consolidation

Angie Stewart - Print  |

Private equity firms sitting on more than $1.5 trillion in cash are driving up valuation multiples across a range of medical specialties and entity types, according to an ASC Focusarticle summarizing the findings of HealthCare Appraisers' "2020 ASC Valuation And Benchmarking Survey."

Three things to know:

1. Dermatology and ophthalmology were among the earliest specialties to see strong interest from private equity.

2. These six specialties have seen a surge in consolidation activity over the last few years:

3. Cardiology and vascular procedures have become more desirable in ASCs this year, likely due to CMS' approval of payment for many catheterization, angioplasty and stenting procedures in these facilities.

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