Fast forward: Healthcare deals on the global horizon

Global Healthcare Deals Quarterly ()

The healthcare sector is well positioned to see an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) globally due to its perceived benefit as a safe haven both in the near and long-term future. In this inaugural issue of Healthcare Deals Quarterly, PwC states that the healthcare industry will attract an increasing share of deal activity as a result of its strong corporate balance sheets and significant private capital support despite a softer economic outlook in 2012. PwC highlights the following three key factors driving expected deal flow:

  • Economic resilience, attractive demographic growth, and infrastructure build-out present a relatively safe investment for investors in a challenging macroeconomic environment.
  • Within the sector, the declining value of incremental innovation implies a shift from investing in healthcare products such as drugs and medical devices towards technology and services.
  • Innovative delivery models that offer better, cheaper, faster healthcare in countries such as Australia, India, and the Middle East are likely to attract new capital.

Previous issues of Global Healthcare Deals Quarterly

Aug 2012 Emerging markets grasp even greater share of healthcare M&A; Brazil is fertile ground for mHealth technology
Apr 2012 Invest in an evolving global hospital market
Jan 2012 Fast forward: Healthcare deals on the global horizon