The report below gives a good overview of the fourth quarter M&A activity in the Healthcare Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Healthcare sector for Q3 2018 included over 200 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet, PitchBook and CFA research.
One of the notable middle market transactions closed in September when HCA Houston Healthcare, a subsidiary of HCA Gulf Coast Division, which is ultimately owned by HCA Healthcare, Inc., acquired North Cypress Medical Center for $148 million. The acquisition complements HCA Houston Healthcare’s medical services. North Cypress Medical Center is located in Houston, Texas.
- US consumer prices for medical care commodities, an indicator of healthcare costs, increased 0.3% in August 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
- US consumer prices for medical care services, an indicator of profitability for healthcare services, rose 1.9% in August 2018 compared to the same month in 2017.
- Total US revenue for healthcare and social assistance rose 4.5% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year.
Posted by Daniel Sirvent.