・Healthcare private equity had another banner year. Total disclosed deal value reached $42.6 billion, the highest level since 2007, and deal count rose to 265 from 206 in 2016.
・The most active region was North America, and provider was the most active sector.
・PE funds latched onto trends that make healthcare a compelling investment: aging populations, the development of innovative drugs and devices, and a still fragmented and ineffi cient delivery system that is ripe for consolidation.
・Investors looked for ways to take advantage of forces disrupting healthcare, including digital technology, the rise of consumerism and the entry of outsiders such as Amazon and Alibaba.
Source : Bain & Company