News Briefs: System-level Deals Dominate Hospital M&A
Recent hospital transactions have mainly involved large hospital systems combining with other big providers, according to a report by Kaufman Hall. During the second quarter of this year, the smaller party of hospital mergers that took place in the quarter had revenues of $1.47 billion on average — more than double the average value of the smaller partner in transactions between 2016 and 2021. Overall, hospital deal volume has slowed, with only 13 transactions announced in the second quarter of 2022 compared to a recent high of 31 transactions in the second quarter of 2017. “We’re seeing that what used to be a hospital M&A game is become a bit more of a system M&A game,” Kaufman Hall managing director Anu Singh told AIS Health earlier this year.