Mazars Deal Advisory Healthcare Snapshot
12 March 2019
With an ageing population and increased demand for specialist care, M&A activity in the healthcare sector remains a hot spot for investors. In the latest Healthcare Snapshot, Mazars Deal Advisory reflects on the current market trends and M&A activity in the sector during 2018.
The healthcare sector has faced significant change and challenges over the past few years, including geopolitical uncertainties, squeeze of government funding and the introduction of the National Living Wage. Despite some challenges, UK M&A activity does not appear to have suffered, as many aspects remain fragmented bringing opportunities to the corporate and financial consolidator. During 2018, healthcare was amongst the most prominent sectors in terms of deal volume and value.
Within this report, we:
- Analyse the sector’s M&A activity during 2018;
- Reflect on key industry trends with focus on care homes, complex care, domiciliary care and agency suppliers; and
- Outline some of the key factors driving deal activity and trading multiples in the sector