Paul A. Gomezand Gary W. Herschman, Members of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Los Angeles and Newark offices, respectively, co-authored with others a Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporters pecial report, titled “Health-Care Transactions 2017 Forecast."

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full report in PDF format):

Strong and innovative merger, acquisition and affiliation activity made 2016 an interesting year for the health-care industry. In early 2016, as we looked at the year ahead, we noted the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) influence on merger and acquisition (M&A) activity and forecast that it would continue, driving a number of vertical and horizontal transactions and creating health-care sectors populated by fewer but larger players.

The list of select transactions announced in December mimicked prior months, showing activity in a wide variety of sectors and demonstrating that no one area is immune from the factors driving affiliations. Long-term care led the list, followed by hospital and health system and physician practice deals.


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