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Hospital M&A Volume Up, Value Down in 3Q
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The volume and value of hospital mergers and acquisitions increased in the third quarter of 2013 when compared with the same period in 2012, although the fundamental reasons for the market consolidations are essentially the same, PricewaterhouseCoopers says in a new report. The total number of hospital merger and acquisition transactions globally increased from 12 in Q3 2012 to 19 in Q3 2013, an increase of 58.3%. Conversely, for the first nine months of 2013, overall deal volume dropped 6.6%—from 60 in YTD12 to 56 in YTD13.