Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) in Healthcare – Thematic Research

Pages: 31 Published: November 30, 2020 Report Code: GDHC-TR-S020

In this report, we analyze the themes driving M&A activity in the global healthcare industry. In part 1 of this report, we explain how disruptive themes have been driving M&A activity over the last three years. In part 2 we analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the M&A market in the healthcare industry. In part 3, we select the most notable M&A deals announced in the healthcare industry over the last three years and identify their thematic drivers. Finally, in part 4, we highlight the potential acquisition targets, explaining who is likely to acquire them and why.


This report is a thematic brief, which identifies themes driving M&A activity in the global healthcare industry. Inside, we describe how disruptive themes have been driving M&A activity in the past and predict how each theme will drive M&A activity in the future.

Key Highlights

In this report, we analyze the themes driving M&A activity in the global healthcare industry.

Reasons to Buy

Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. Corporate executives and investors who want to outperform their competitors need to understand all the themes that impact their sector. However, many of these themes are, by definition, outside of the core competencies of company boardrooms because they typically originate from external industries. If you really want to understand the themes that drive an industry, just look at the mergers and acquisition (M&A) market. In this report, we analyze the themes driving M&A activity in the global healthcare industry.

Key Players

Express Scripts
Envision Healthcare
DaVita Medical
CVS Health
Express Scripts
EviCore healthcare
Convey Health Solutions
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Tenet Healthcare
Walmart Health
Change Healthcare
Current Health
HCA Healthcare
Synapse Group
IBM Watson Health
Siemens Healthineers
Salesforce Health Cloud

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Part 1: Thematic drivers of M&A strategy

Part 2: COVID-19 impact on the M&A market

Part 3: M&A activity in the healthcare sector over the last three years

Part 4: Future acquisition targets in the healthcare sector

Part 5: Deal selection methodology

Part 6: Glossary

Part 7: Our thematic research methodology


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