Health-Care Transactions Update: Will 2018 Surpass 2017?

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter

Gary W. Herschman and Kevin J. Ryan, Members of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Newark and Chicago offices, respectively, authored an article in the Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter, titled “Health-Care Transactions Update: Will 2018 Surpass 2017?”

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

Health-care industry deal activity has been going strong ever since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010. There was some trepidation it might slow down when the Trump administration took over, but the 2017 transactions year-to-date list shows the failed push to repeal the health-care law seems to have calmed any concerns.

Rumors that Congress might take up the repeal issue again in 2018 haven’t revived those concerns, as witnessed by the boom in big deals announced at the end of 2017 that will close in the coming year. If anything, the deals have gotten bigger—creating huge health-care entities that incorporate a variety of different services.

Bloomberg Law’s transactions editorial advisory board takes a look at the activity that ended the year and projects there will be a vigorous deal climate in 2018.