Private equity investments in healthcare declined throughout 2022
PitchBook analysts don't see a rebound on the horizon quite yet.
While 2022 was the second-best year on record for private equity (PE) investment in healthcare services, PitchBook takes note of the fact that dealmaking declined throughout the year and rounded out Q4 at pre-pandemic levels.
In fact, in its most recent “Healthcare Services Report,” PitchBook analysts write that they don’t see a rebound on the horizon quite yet. The staffing crunch, liquidity constraints, and a rocky fundraising market will likely continue to drag deal count down in the first half of 2023.
The Q4 report, available here, breaks down recent PE trends, investment strategies and key regulatory developments in the healthcare services market. The report also spotlights opportunities in rheumatology, value-based care enablers, and Medicaid/CHIP pediatric dentistry.