Strategic imperatives driving transaction activity in healthcare sector: 4 notes

Mergers and acquisitions are increasing, largely due to strategic imperatives, according to a Kaufman Hall analysis, according to Healthcare Finance News.

Here are four notes.

1. There were 87 total hospital and health system partnership deals at the end of the third quarter.

2. In the third quarter, there were 29 transactions, less than 31 deals during the same period of 2016.

3. Organizations are pursuing these deals due to strategic imperatives, as opposed to financial incentives.

4. Larger organizations are continuing to eye these types of deals to build scale in the changing healthcare environment, according to Anu Singh, managing director of Kaufman Hall.

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