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Private equity infuses healthcare with $63B investment
Modern Healthcare

Global private equity-backed healthcare deals rose almost 50% to $63.1 billion 2018, the highest level since 2006, according to a new report.

The provider sector continued to be the most active, with global transaction value surging to $35 billion across 159 deals, compared with $18.9 billion across 139 deals in 2017, Bain & Co.’s 2019 private equity and corporate M&A report found.

Provider deals also led investment domestically, at 84 transactions worth $23.2 billion—the vast majority of the total $29.6 billion of U.S. funding. Behavioral and retail health, physician groups and home care drew strong interest, according to the report.