Healthcare and business journalists covered trends driving investment activity in the industry during McGuireWoods’ annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, held Feb. 21-22 in Chicago.
Nearly 900 registrants — including lenders, investors, C-level executives, and healthcare and life sciences executives — gathered at the 15th annual conference to explore strategies for closing deals and achieving growth.
Modern Healthcare magazine included coverage of a panel on key trends from nonbank lending sources in its Feb. 24 story, “Hospitals Pressured as Insurers Pursue More Vertical Integration.” In the article, investors said they are focusing on urgent care, home health, micro-hospitals and other specialty inpatient facilities.
Mergermarket covered multiple panel discussions at the conference for a Feb. 26 article headlined “2018 Shaping Up to Be Healthcare M&A ‘Golden Age,’ Sources Say.” Lenders and investors identified dental and dermatology networks as hot spots for M&A activity, Mergermarket reported.
Key HCPE conference takeaways from various panels are being highlighted on McGuireWoods’ The Healthcare Investor blog.