Axial Names M&A Healthcare Advisors as “Top 50 Lower Middle Market Healthcare Investor”
The Top 50 Lower Middle Market Healthcare Investors & M&A Advisors.
Axial | Dani Forman
Looking back at the last two years, we can see that the U.S. healthcare industry responded to the extreme challenge of the Covid pandemic with extraordinary resilience and innovation. While the virus is not fully controlled, the industry is far from the dark spring of 2020, when intensive care units were overflowing and much of the rest of the healthcare system simply froze.
Today, hospitals have new treatment protocols. Outpatient providers have developed new ways to deliver their services safely in person or by video link. And retail pharmacies deployed testing and vaccination capabilities with speed and scale that has never been seen before.
In 2021, investors recognized the underlying strength of the healthcare industry, and indeed identified new opportunities illuminated by the pandemic. Accordingly, merger and acquisition activity in the healthcare market has been strong. New healthcare transactions brought to market via Axial’s platform increased by 60% in the first 10 months of 2021 compared to all of 2020. The number of deals that were reported as closed by members doubled.