Hospital M&A Volume Dipped 8% In Q4 2013

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 7:44 PM EST) -- Hospital merger and acquisition volume dipped 8.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, and deals in the home health and hospice space doubled, according to preliminary data released Monday by health care business research firm Irving Levin Associates Inc.

End-of-the-year M&A activity in the hospital sector dipped from 24 deals in the third quarter of 2013 to 22 deals in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Connecticut-based Irving Levin. Meanwhile, M&A activity in the home health and hospice sector doubled, racking up 10 deals...
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