The 5 specialities private equity invests in

A study published in JAMA examined the practice consolidation landscape in regard to private equity-related acquisition from 2013-16.

Researchers examined 355 physician practice acquisitions pulling a number of related stats. In total, PE-related acquisition activity is increasing. In 2013, there were 59 acquisitions and in 2016, there were 136.

These five specialties had the highest rate of PE-related investment from 2013-16:

  • Anesthesiology: 19.4 percent
  • Multispecialty: 19.4 percent
  • Emergency medicine: 12.1 percent
  • Family practice: 11 percent
  • Dermatology: 9.9 percent

Researchers also noted significant investment increases in cardiology, ophthalmology, radiology and OB-GYN practices.

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