Healthcare Services Sector Leading Industry’s Private Equity Exit Activity

The services sector continues to lead the healthcare industry in exits, accounting for 48% of completed private equity liquidity events so far in 2011.

Private equity firms have exited 144 healthcare companies since 2008.  Recently, KRG Capital Partners and Bain Capital Ventures sold dialysis services provider, Liberty Dialysis Holdings to Fresenius Medical Care for $1.7 billion.  Also, private equity firm TA Associates backed American Access Care who also agreed to be acquired by Fresenius Medical Care in a $385 million transaction.

The chart below illustrates that the services sector continues to have the largest percentage of private equity exits in the healthcare industry, while the healthcare technology sector has grown the most year-over-year.

* As of 8/4/11

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As a healthcare-focused merchant bank, Bourne Partners provides financial advisory, direct investment, alternative assets and management consulting services to our client-partners. We play an active role in helping businesses grow by creating long-term, profitable relationships that extend beyond single transactions. It is our focus on relationships and long-term results that has yielded us an impeccable track record of client satisfaction . Our direct and indirect investments in sector-leading companies – often through our relationships with top-tier Private Equity funds – allow us to learn about the best-of-the-best from the inside and apply that knowledge to the companies we serve. At Bourne Partners, we operate within a specific set of core boundaries: integrity, accountability, teamwork, loyalty and commitment are the driving forces behind everything we do.
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