Friday, February 22, 2013

Increased Health IT Mergers/Acquisitions

Health IT merger and acquisition deals increased over the past year, according to a report by investment bank BerkeryNoyes.

Total healthcare IT M&A volume increased 21 percent annually, while aggregate value increased 5 percent, from $11.36 billion in 2011 to $11.96 billion in 2012. Private equity firms were responsible for four of the industry's top 10 highest value deals in 2012.

"Health care is in desperate need of technology innovation and fresh ideas and fresh capital."
- Thomas O'Connor, Managing Director, BerkeryNoyes, Investment Bankers
"The robust level of M&A activity shows there are plenty of desirable, fast growing companies – many privately owned and SaaS enabled solutions – that are attracting very high multiples and appealing to both strategic and financial acquirers," said O'Connor. We expect to see a lot of smaller, SaaS enabled solutions in attractive niches and rapidly growing companies come to market in 2013 and attract robust prices.”
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Sources:
(a) Report Finds Uptick in Health IT Merger and Acquisition Activity - iHealthBeat, 01/14/2013
(b) 2012, Full Year,Trends Report, Healthcare Industry - BerkeryNoyes, 01/10/2013
(c) Healthcare IT Merger, Acquisition Deals See Upward Trend in 2012 - HealthCareITNews 01/11/2013

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