What are the recent investment trends and opportunities in global healthcare markets and what regions are likely to draw future merger and acquisition activity? PwC's Global Healthcare Deals Quarterly newsletter provides perspectives on recent trends and expected developments in the global healthcare M&A market, including insights into emerging investment opportunities for strategic and financial investors.
The third quarter of 2012 saw a slower global deals pace. Contributing factors included overhangs related to US healthcare and fiscal policy. However, looking ahead, we find support for an improving M&A outlook as healthcare companies take advantage of historically low interest rates and highly receptive capital markets to introduce or expand international revenue streams in an effort to maintain or bolster financial health.
In particular, we found an important shift in sentiment towards globalisation emerging among the historically insular payers and providers.
Notable market developments include:
|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|