Healthcare Services | Second Quarter 2017
July 2017 – Deal volume in healthcare M&A for Q2 2017 totaled 365 transactions, 14% lower than the same period in 2016 and 15% lower than the preceding quarter, according to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates Inc. Deal value in Q2 2017 totaled $99.8 billion, up 70% compared with Q1 2017, and 13% higher than the same period a year earlier. However, one deal accounted for approximately 25% of the quarter’s total involving medical device company Becton, Dickinson & Co.’s (NYSE: BDX) announced acquisition of C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) in April for $24 billion.
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