According to a new report from HealthLeaders Media and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, healthcare strategic transactions will likely continue at a quick pace. Poll respondents cite increasing market share, expanding geographic reach and improving financial stability as key deal drivers.
1. A HEALTHY MARKET CONTINUES
Despite the potential for regulatory change, more than 90% of poll respondents expect healthcare merger, acquisition and partnership (MAP) activity to increase or remain the same.
2. MULTIFACETED BENEFITS
Most strategic partnerships enable the combined organization to improve both the quality of care and the bottom line. A strong majority of healthcare leaders cite both financial/operational and clinical/care delivery as primary MAP objectives.
3. BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES
Poll respondents list a wide range of care-delivery objectives when pursuing a strategic transaction.
4. A STRONG PIPELINE
Over the next 18 months, nearly 90% of respondents plan to complete deals already underway and/or explore potential new deals.
- Most healthcare leaders believe deal activity will remain strong, despite potential policy uncertainty
- Deals can lead to both financial and clinical improvements
- Success will require the ability to simultaneously navigate political changes, execute strategic transactions and deliver on long-term priorities