Despite an overall dip in global PE activity last year, investors still found plenty of opportunities in healthcare services, according to the PitchBook Platform, effectively matching 2014's decade record for activity at around 480 deals worldwide. The pace hasn't slowed at the start of 2016, with over 20 transactions already closed in the industry.
Here are some recent highlights from PE activity in healthcare services:
To no surprise, add-ons remain popular in a space ripe for consolidation, claiming 35% of all PE deals in 2015.
Overall activity in the U.S. was up 4%, while deals in Europe held steady with last year.
Keep an eye on the Great Lakes region, which jumped from 10% of U.S. activity in 2014 to 17% in 2015.