Maximizing Your Nonprofit Hospital Merger Or Purchase

Law360, New York (September 16, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT) -- Merger and acquisition activity in the health care sector is on an upswing, as predicted in January by Moody’s Investors Service's 2010 Outlook. However, whether these acquisitions will realize their intended benefits may depend on how well the parties involved have considered, and executed, their key objectives.

Moody’s Outlook cited two primary deal motivators that are particularly acute for stand-alone nonprofit hospitals: limited access to capital at a time when capital needs are increasing, and a need for economies of scale. Nonprofit health care systems, like...
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