McGladrey & Pullen, LLC has published its Quarterly Private Equity Deal Flow Profile for the Health Care (HC) industry. Powered by PitchBook, the report offers a full representation of U.S. private equity deal activity, exits and performance in the industry with a focus on trends from the first quarter of 2012.
The 2Q 2012 Health Care Deal Flow Profile highlights the following trends:
Health care deal volume was down 20 percent, but the more significant decline came from capital invested, which fell 58 percent from $19.01 billion in 4Q 2011 to $8.01 billion in 1Q 2012.
Health care technology systems has been rapidly emerging as an area of particular emphasis for health care investment, growing from 12 percent of deals in 2011 to 27 percent in 1Q 2012.
Exit activity remained relatively strong in 1Q 2012 with 14 total exits.