124 Healthcare companies have been involved in PE deals so far this year, according to the PitchBook Platform. In all of 2009, there were 145 closed deals. With 110 completed so far this year and another 16 underway, 2010's deal count is poised to exceed 2009's before the fourth quarter even begins. So far in 2010, the most attractive Healthcare sector to PE investors has been Healthcare Services, which accounts for 52% of the deal flow. Devices and Supplies is the second most popular with 25%. Of the 76 investors who have invested in the industry this year, the most active include The Blackstone Group (5 deals), RoundTable Healthcare Partners (4), Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (3) and Francisco Partners (3).