RSM US Healthcare and IT Spotlights: PE exits soaring
February 25, 2016
Healthcare Industry Spotlight
The latest editions of RSM US & PitchBook's quarterly industry spotlights on healthcare and IT are here. Packed with comprehensive datasets covering M&A activity by volume, IPO metrics and more, these reports offer a complete overview of the most trenchant trends in each space.
Across the healthcare industry, the Spotlight on Healthcare reveals caution is on the rise, as a downturn in deal value and volume from 3Q to 4Q last year indicates, with the number of transactions falling to 287 worth $38 billion to close the year off. That's still fairly strong—there's lots of demand for quality healthcare providers in the market still, as evidenced by PE's success in selling.
IT Industry Spotlight
PE sellers in IT have also been having a heyday, which shows acquirers are still willing to pay premiums for prime targets; the median M&A transaction size in 4Q reached the highest level of the past three years. Overall, as the Spotlight on IT details, 4Q volume was down to the lowest level observed since the start of 2014, but value boomed to $86 billion, driven by a few mega-deals.
To access the full reports for free, click here for the Spotlight on Healthcare, and here for the Spotlight on IT.