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Healthcare M&A Activity Hits Record Pace
Health Leaders Media

Mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry surged in the second quarter of 2011, setting a pace to break all previous records in the sector as measured by dollars, according to Norwalk, CT-based Irving Levin Associates, Inc.

In the second quarter of 2011, a total of $73.5 billion was spent to finance 243 mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry, up 44% from the $51.1 billion spent in the first quarter of 2011, and up 61% from the $45.7 billion spent in the second quarter of 2010.

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