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Over half of healthcare M&A deals are driven by tech needs

Over half (57 per cent) of healthcare execs seek partnerships and joint ventures to access outside technology or expertise, according to a new report from West Monroe Partners.

And with 79 per cent of respondents saying they would definitely, or be likely to, seek more joint ventures and alliances over the next 12-18 months, buyers need to get creative attracting the tech companies they want.
 
The report also reveals that 36 per cent feel the fast pace of technological change poses the greatest challenge to healthcare companies, while 48 per cent said one of their top two strategic drivers for making a healthcare acquisition was the chance to disrupt incumbents using technology.
 
When it comes to acquisitions, the top two most appealing sub-sectors were digital health and healthcare IT.

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