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Takeover fever spreads in healthcare industry
Los Angeles Times

With $2 trillion in buyouts since January, 2015 has become the year of the mega-deal, fueled by free money in a zero-interest rate environment.

But with the Federal Reserve appearing increasingly keen on raising rates, that party may be coming to an end.

That is, unless you’re in healthcare.

Almost 1 in 4 dollars in takeovers this year involved a company in healthcare, and the size of those deals is immense.

The total value of healthcare mergers and acquisitions in the United States has more than tripled compared with five years ago, according to the data firm Dealogic.