Thursday, February 21, 2013

PE Firms Sweet on Hospital Deals

While private equity firms have not engaged much in the margin-thin hospital market, things may be changing.

As noted by Ron Shinkman in a recent Fierce Health Finance article, PE firm interest may be on the rise because “the healthcare industry is exiting a period of business decline, rapidly growing and enjoying new value."

According to the article, the key to future connections will be a firm’s assessment of the hospital’s C-level executives.  Since PE firms will likely be more hands-off than in other industries, they will want the right management in place.  >>Read more

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