Healthcare Deals Continue, But Preparation Is More Important Than Ever

As we head into the homestretch of 2018, Intrepid’s Healthcare Group is happy to share with you some of the deals and trends drawing our attention amid a crowded M&A landscape. Even though healthcare transaction activity is progressing at a feverish pace, and valuations are at record-setting levels, we have noted that buyers and investors are becoming increasingly diligent in identifying specific areas in which they are willing to make valuation-stretching deals.

This past September, Intrepid led a dynamic panel discussion about “Opportunities and Pitfalls in Healthcare M&A”. The discussion focused on carefully managing your M&A decision-making process to drive success in a constantly changing healthcare sector.

Clearly the volume of healthcare M&A activity continues to impress, and we shall cover in this issue a handful of newsworthy items from Q3’18. However, we also want to offer a deeper dive analysis into a critical factor in improving a transaction’s likelihood of success: getting your financial house in order with the right team. We outline what healthcare providers should seek when hiring senior financial leadership, especially if they are contemplating a near-term M&A event.

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