The current regulatory environment is one that favors larger players. The fact, and an improved economic and financing environment, means that healthcare M&A should increase in the near term.
Sellers need to have a thorough understanding of what type of deal they need to ensure their organization's long-term success. Buyers need to focus on both financial and clinical merger goals and have a thorough understanding of how various challenges may be addressed before moving forward. When done properly, M&A in the healthcare space can result in more financially solid providers that provide the highest level of healthcare in the most cost-effective manner.