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Private equity firms make a splash in healthcare M&A

Private equity firms have been an active player in healthcare deals this year, with PE buyers announcing 129 transactions so far in 2015, according to a report by Irving Levin Associates.

As of Dec. 17, $9.1 billion had been committed to finance 55 of those 129 deals. According to the report, private equity buyers account for 9 percent of the 1,395 healthcare transactions that have been announced so far in 2015.

Long-term care was the most popular sector with PE investors this year, with 48 deals announced so far.

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