Greenwich Capital Group LLC’s Q4 2017 Healthcare M&A Update offers insight into recent trends in the Healthcare industry and the state of the overall middle-market M&A environment. The report provides a data-driven analysis on transaction volumes and values, valuation multiples and which sectors are driving activity.
Key findings include the following:
- Deal flow in Q4 2017 remained consistent with prior quarters and concluded another strong year for middle-market M&A. Transaction volume totaled 25,561 at an aggregate value of $168.2 billion for the year.
- Healthcare M&A experienced declines in volume and value, which is likely due to uncertainty in the sector due to proposed changes in the Affordable Care Act, ongoing regulatory ambiguity with the Trump administration and Republican control of both the Senate and House of Representatives.
- Despite the slowdown in activity, Healthcare valuation multiples reached a high of 12.5x EBITDA for the year.
View the complete Q4 2017 Healthcare M&A Update for a more in-depth analysis of key market trends and observations.