As Private Equity Firms Gobble Up Provider Groups, Insurers Sometimes Benefit

  • Dec 02, 2022

    During the first three quarters of this year, private equity companies were involved in 725 health care services deals in the U.S. and Canada, according to a PitchBook report released on Nov. 15. That is more than the number of transactions that occurred during each of the years between 2017 and 2020 and on par with 2021 when a record 1,004 such transactions took place for the full year.  

    PitchBook, a data analytics and software company, defined the health care services segment as “traditional health care providers that offer medical treatment in hospitals, clinics, residential facilities and homes.” UnitedHealthcare sponsored the report, but the insurer did not have editorial control.  

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  • Tim Casey

    Tim has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Before joining AIS Health in December 2021, he was a business reporter covering the commercial real estate industry’s capital markets for four years. He previously covered health care business issues for two medical publishing companies and high school, college and professional sports for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Tim has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

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