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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health has quickly become the most sought after sector in health care M&A, with broad-based interest in residential and community based addictions and substance abuse, mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and autism services providers.

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Health Care IT

Digital Health

Digital Health

Digital Health will be the bridge from fee-for-service to value-based care. With the stakes so high, the demand for – and valuation of – companies with technology-enabled tools to provide the right care, to the right patient, in the right setting, at the right time is extraordinary – and growing.

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Home Health & Hospice

Home Health & Hospice

Home Health & Hospice

For the first time, every segment in home health and hospice – Medicare, Medicaid, and private duty – are pinging at the same time as buyers seek to build diversified post-acute continuums that address emerging alternative payment models.

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Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Pharmacy

While Specialty Rx captures the M&A headlines, the demand for traditional Home Infusion Therapy – and its substantially higher margins – far outstrips supply.

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Urgent Care

Urgent Care

Urgent Care

Although the M&A market for urgent care has softened a little since 2014 and 2015, the breadth of buyers interested in the space – notably hospitals, physician groups, and insurers that see urgent care as a critical gatekeeping mechanism – remains impressive.

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Health Care Staffing

Health Care Staffing

Health Care Staffing

As a result of the ACA, more covered beneficiaries have accessed the health care system, stimulating both demand for, and M&A interest in, health care staffing. The looming question? Whether reform initiatives will drive down hospital occupancy rates and blunt the conditions that gave rise to this renaissance of activity.

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Home Medical Equipment

Home Medical Equipment

Home Medical Equipment

Now that competitive bid-like pricing has been rolled out nationally, the home medical equipment sector may well be entering a period of sustained stability – a period that may provide buyers with just enough go-forward confidence to begin selectively investing in the space again.

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Ancillary Services

Ancillary Services

Ancillary Services

Given our extensive knowledge of the market forces driving health care M&A, we have been entrusted by providers adjacent to our core to lead their divestiture efforts.

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Recent News

2804, 2021

Focus on Quality in Value-Based Care Could Impact Hospice M&A

“To stay successful and really be effective at managing your revenue cycle management, it’s getting more sophisticated than it used to be for hospice providers. There’s going to be various iterations of programs coming up and policies that are going to require different payers, and you’ve got to be able to partner with those different payers,” Kulik told Hospice News. “That is something that’s going to be new for hospice providers — that sophistication level.”

2704, 2021

Private Investors Pour $25 Million Into DME Startup Tomorrow Health

"Tomorrow Health’s infusion of cash is indicative of rising investor interest in the home-based care space and associated industries like DME. Private equity hospice transactions rose nearly 25% from 2011 to 2020, according to a report from The Braff Group."

804, 2021

Health System Investment in Hospice Unlikely to Become a Trend

Despite recent hospice and home-based care acquisitions involving health systems, such transactions are unlikely to become a common practice during 2021 and 2022. However, health systems are taking a closer look at companies that provide non-medical assistance to help seniors age in place.