Article October 23, 2018 Long-Term Care Consolidations Lead Third Quarter Health Transactions Authors Bloomberg LawThe breakneck pace of healthcare transactions continued unabated in the third quarter. Based on a list of healthcare transactions curated from investment bankers, 287 transactions were announced or closed during the third quarter of 2018. Compared to the 299 recorded deals in the same period last year, 2018 remains on track to be an extraordinarily active year for healthcare transactions. Seemingly undeterred by the approaching mid-term elections, the pace of deals in 2018 continues to trounce the 167 deals noted in the third quarter of 2016, the most recent general election year. The most active sectors for M&A activity within the healthcare industry are: Long-Term Care, Home Health, Hospitals & Health Systems, Physician Services and Healthcare IT. Read the full article. Read NowHector Torres and Aaron Newman are members of Bloomberg Law’s Health Care Transactions Editorial Committee and contributors to the monthly column.Reproduced with permission from Copyright 2018. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033).