In the first half of 2014, more middle market M&A deal transactions were completed than in either 2012 or 2013 (via M&A magazine).
Two sectors helping to grow the economy, healthcare and technology are seeing consolidation as the need for the application of technology to improve labor operations, and customer service operations extends to the front office and backoffice. Higher customer demand is forcing mergers and acquisitions for these organizations which have invested in technology and can handle the influx of patients or customers as necessary. We are living in a time where transformational business models which are outcome or value based lead and where the “Best Operator” is transforming into the market leader whom takes market share at the expense of regionals and legacy vendors. Everyone is under cost pressures. The application of technology to create more efficient operations and the use of technology to drive additional revenues is separating solid from superior performers into market laggards and leaders.