M&A Advisor Remains ‘Very Optimistic’ About Behavioral Deal Landscape Despite COVID-19

While the coronavirus and its economic fallout will likely slow merger and acquisition activity across all industries, behavioral health remains in a relatively good place, Kevin Taggart, managing partner at M&A advisory firm Mertz Taggart, told Behavioral Health Business. “Longer term, as the economy begins to recover, and the banks regain some of their footing, […]

Behavioral Health Real Estate Sparks Interest of Institutional Capital

As stigma decreases and demand for behavioral health services grows, institutional capital is taking notice, with behavioral health real estate being one hot new area of interest.  First movers like Sabra Health Care REIT are hoping to take advantage of the emerging market. “None of our peers are in the space at this point,” Sabra […]

Non-Publicized Deals Boost Q4 Behavioral Health M&A Stats

The behavioral health industry may have seen more transactions in the fourth quarter of 2019 than previously believed, according to new data from M&A advisory firm Mertz Taggart. Data recently released by Irving Levin Associates suggested that the market saw a slow down in M&A activity in Q4. However, Mertz Taggart’s analysis found that behavioral […]

Behavioral Health M&A Down 21% in Q4 2019

There was a steep slowdown in mergers and acquisitions during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to new data from Irving Levin Associates. During the quarter there were 15 publicly announced transactions, down 21% from the 19 transactions in Q3 2019 and down 46% from a year earlier. “This sector has seen years of growth […]

As Children With Autism Grow Up, Care Gaps Widen

While children are usually at the forefront of the discussion surrounding autism services, the disorder doesn’t go away in adulthood; it’s a lifelong condition. Yet, adults with autism are often faced with far fewer treatment options and less information about their choices than their younger counterparts. That’s according to a recent study by Case Western […]

Autism Deals Dominate Behavioral Health Sector in Q3 

Autism deals accounted for nearly half of all behavioral health transactions in the third quarter of 2019, according to data from mergers and acquisitions advisory firm Mertz Taggart. Eight of the quarter’s 19 behavioral health deals can be attributed to autism and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) service providers. Private equity platforms are among the largest […]