There has been a noticeable upward trend in the number of investments made by private equity firms in healthcare. But is this a good thing? Leaders of several Health IT companies say it is.
Last year, there were two high profile private equity deals: Envision Healthcare’s $9.9 billion acquisition by investment firm KKR and athenahealth’s $5.7 billion sale to Veritas Capital and Elliot Management Corporation’s Evergreen Coast Capital. There have also been several recent deals including:
According to PwC’s Health Research Institute, the number of healthcare deals involving private equity is set to reach record levels in 2019.
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