Since the beginning of 2011, private equity investors have completed 252 investments in U.S.-headquartered Healthcare Services companies, according to the PitchBook Platform. Those investments took place all across the country, with the target companies based in 34 different states plus Washington, D.C. The top five most active states have accounted for almost half of the activity, led by Texas with a 13% share. However, Texas saw its portion of the yearly activity shrink from 16% for 2011 to 9% for 2012. On the flipside, New Jersey was the biggest gainer over the same time period, with its share climbing from 2% to 10%, making it the second busiest state for the industry last year. Florida also saw a significant gain in its share, jumping four percentage points to 15% for 2012. Florida has been the second most active state for Healthcare Services investments since the beginning of 2011, accounting for 12% of the activity.
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