The report below provides 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 2017 included 183 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.
National health expenditures are projected to grow at a rate of 5.6% on average per year according to the U.S. Office of Actuary. The country’s aging population is expected to contribute significantly to that spending growth.
- US consumer prices for medical care commodities, an indicator of healthcare costs, increased 2.4% in August 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.
- US consumer prices for medical care services, an indicator of profitability for healthcare services, rose 1.6% in August 2017 compared to the same month in 2016.
- Total US revenue for healthcare and social assistance rose 3.4% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year.
Posted by Daniel Sirvent.