Healthcare IT the Most Active M&A Market Over First Half 2013

July 23, 2013 10:33 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Healthcare, M&A  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Berkery Noyes Investment Bankers, a bank with a large research focus, has reported that Healthcare IT was the most active place to find M&A transactions in the first half of 2013. According to the report, Healthcare IT accounted for 63 percent of transactions and 40 percent of total mergers and acquisitions volume during that time frame.  Deal value was estimated at $8 billion.  One of the biggest dealmakers was Constellation Software, who purchased QuadraMed Corp., QMS Inc. and Club Solutions, just to name a few. As we move towards EMR/EHR adoption, the industry will most likely continue to see consolidation.  The technologies required to meet the meaningful use requirements set forth by the government can be complex and are coveted by large players.  Driving the point home, only 42 percent of hospitals report that they have met Meaningful Use Stage 1 requirements, while only 5 percent can boast Stage 2 compliance.  Look for more activity across the Healthcare sector in the coming years. Click to read the entire article here.

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