HEALTHCARE PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS REACH RECORD LEVELS IN 2018

Global private equity interest in healthcare continues to surge with deal activity hitting record levels in 2018, driven in large part by eight major buyouts valued at greater than $2 billion, according to a recent report.

Private equity deals last year rose 50% to $63.1 billion, topping 2017’s level of $42.6 billion, and deal count rose to 316 in 2018 from 265 in 2017, according to Boston-based consulting company Bain & Company. There was strong investment activity across all regions and in sectors such as healthcare IT, provider and biopharma, Bain & Company reported. LEER MÁS