Behavioral Health Business October 21, 2021
Chris Larson

Dexter Braff, the president of Pittsburgh-based health care M&A advisory firm The Braff Group, didn’t hold back when describing the red-hot behavioral health merger and acquisition market.

“COVID has made us all insane,” Braff said, speaking to attendees of Behavioral Health Business’ inaugural INVEST Conference in Chicago last week.

While he admits he can get himself in trouble with colorful language describing the state of the market, the proprietary and public data The Braff Group compiles shows that 2021 is shaping up to be a mind-boggling deal year.

Braff told attendees that the number of deals in behavioral health has steadily held at about 170 to 180 for the last three years.

But annualizing for the full year, 2021 is...

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