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Healthcare M&A: What Does the Future Hold in a COVID Landscape?
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas-Ft. Worth was a healthcare hub. From traditional clinics and hospitals to biotech and pharmaceutical research, the industry represents about 15 percent of the regional economy and six of the 25 largest employers .
Nationally, the healthcare industry was marked by both mega consolidations and deal breakups in 2020, and it poses the question: How much of a disruption will the pandemic prove to be for healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&A)? Will it create a sustained headwind changing the motivations for consolidations? Or a short, albeit intense tempest that may cause payers and providers to take cover before resuming business as usual when the winds calm? 
Consolidation Will Continue to Be Strong in Healthcare
Results from a recent survey find that stakeholders strongly believe that consolidations will continue to be a significant trend in the healthcare sector – despite the pandemic.
In fact, when asked to describe their organization’s M&A plans for the next 12 to 18 months, 69 percent of healthcare leaders said their organization will be exploring or completing deals underway. Another 68 percent even expect their M&A activity to increase over the next three years. Leaders highlight improving care delivery efficiencies […]