Healthcare Services | Third Quarter 2014
November 2014 – Merger and acquisition volume for the healthcare industry in Q3 2014 set a record high in terms of deal value compared to all previous third quarter results on record, according to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates, Inc. Figures show a total of 323 deals were announced, totaling $119.5 billion. The closest Q3 period was in 2011, when 336 deals were announced, totaling $118.3 billion. The Pharmaceutical sector contributed to 75% of the quarter’s dollar volume with $89.4 billion in transaction volume as six of the 10 largest deals in Q3 2014 were for pharmaceutical targets. Biotechnology, eHealth, Long-Term Care and Medical Device targets made up the remainder of this transaction list.
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