The first half of 2018 saw a strong wave of M&A and dealmaking activity across nearly all sectors of the US healthcare industry. The second half of 2018 likely will be just as robust.
The continuing trend of industry consolidation has already outpaced what was a record 2017 from a transactional volume perspective. On a comparative basis, the list of announced and/or closed mergers and acquisitions transactions for the year-to-date period ending in June 2018 totaled 530 transactions. This representing a 12.3 percent increase over the 472 announced and/or closed transactions for the YTD period ending in June 2017.
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