The Q1 2013 report is part one in a four-part quarterly series. It is an in-depth look at the deal activity of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S.
This 18-page report features in depth analysis and 19 data charts along with invaluable insight that you will take away:
- Despite a hospitable environment of greater certainty about healthcare reform and low interest rates, deal volume fell sharply in the Q1 213 to 247 deals for $11 billion in value, down from 358 deals for $22 billion in value in Q4 2012.
- There were few blockbuster deals, with just two topping $1 billion in acquisition costs.
- Vendors were the most active sector The single largest deal recorded was Cardinal Health's takeover of AssuraMed in the vendor sector, announced on Feb. 14, 2013.
- The West was the most active region for target firms, while the Southeast was home to the most buyers, which is not surprising give the concentration of for-profit healthcare companies in the region.