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Becker's Hospital Review
It is no surprise that merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is on the minds of healthcare leaders across the country: There were an average of over 100 affiliations of various forms annually among health systems and/or individual hospitals between 2012 and 20171 as healthcare provider sector activity continues at a steady pace.
Perhaps more surprisingly, providers with considerable scale and financial strength continue to pursue affiliations with larger parent entities. There were more than 20 mergers between 2012 and today where the smaller party had greater than $1 billion in annual operating revenue. In 2017 and 2018 alone, four horizontal mergers between two organizations larger than $1 billion were announced or closed2.