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Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions Strong in First Half of 2017

Revenue cycle management and healthcare IT mergers and acquisitions exceeded $14.7 billion in the first half of this year across 66 deals, according to the latest M&A Update from ACA International member company Greenberg Advisors, LLC.  “Transactions were completed in every corner of the market, large and small, and among technology and service companies alike. 

The activity mirrored the blistering pace set in the first half of 2016,” according to the report.  The latest data show that a majority of transactions in revenue cycle management and healthcare IT were under $25 million in enterprise value, but 30 percent of all transactions did exceed $50 million. This is a notable increase from the second half of 2016, when 18 percent of all transactions exceeded $50 million, according to the report.

Twenty-eight companies have made multiple acquisitions in revenue cycle management and healthcare IT since the beginning of 2016, it states.  “It is good to see the level of deal activity and interest in [accounts receivable management] rising again, creating more opportunities for owners and investors,” Brian Greenberg, CEO of Greenberg Advisors LLC, said in a news release. 

“A wide variety of buyers—from inside and outside of the ARM industry, from Europe and elsewhere—tell us that they are interested in making strategic acquisitions.” The findings for the first half of 2017 also show that 48 percent of sellers in accounts receivables management include firms focused on healthcare receivables or financial institutions.  Greenberg will be part of a panel of speakers at ACA International’s 2017 Fall Forum & Expo Nov. 1-3 at the Loews Chicago Hotel.

In “Dissecting the Deal,” scheduled for Nov. 3, Greenberg will join Harry Strausser III, Corporate Vanguard at Eastern Revenue Inc.; Michael Lamm, president/CEO of Corporate Advisory Solutions LLC; Michael Ginsberg, president/CEO of Kauklin Ginsberg Company; and Thomas Edens, president of Marion Financial Corp., will discuss how companies approach potential M&A transactions for buyers and sellers.

More information: http://bit.ly/2wHvKy4 and https://www.acainternational.org/events/fallforum2017

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