Healthcare Economist September 26, 2022
Jason Shafrin

Private equity investments have grown in health care in recent years. According to Appelbaum and Batt (2020), whereas in only 4.7% of leveraged buy-outs (LBO) were in health care in 2000, that number had risen to 12.2% in 2019.

A 2022 white paper finds that investments in health care have risen even more:

The number of deals rose 36% to 515, up from 380 the prior year. Total disclosed value more than doubled to $151 billion from $66 billion (see Figure 1). The average disclosed deal value soared 134%, mainly because of 5 buyouts greater than $5 billion, compared with just 1 the year earlier.

The 5 largest deals in 2021 included purchases of Medline Industries ($34.0 billion),...

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