Health-Care Transactions 2017 Forecast

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter

Paul A. Gomez and 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 Reporter special 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.