Medical groups are a growing acquisition target for hospitals and IDNs. Recent activity shows:
- Medical group acquisition deals by all acquirers grew 32 percent from 2008-2012.
- Medical group acquisition deals by hospitals and IDNs grew 139 percent from 2010-2011.
- Hospitals and IDNs represented 51 percent of medical group acquirers in 2011.
- Medical group acquisitions declined 37 percent from 4Q12 (19 deals) to 1Q13 (12 deals), although deals declined in all healthcare sectors during this traditionally slow M&A time period.
Source: Deloitte Center for Health Solutions