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August 19, 2015

Grow? Shrink? Shut Down? Market Forces are Forcing Hospitals Across the Country to Make Tough Decisions

No industry has experienced more change and upheaval in recent years than the healthcare industry. Independent hospitals, in particular, have been caught up in a sweeping national trend of consolidation, a trend that shows little sign of abating. While many hospitals have consolidated through mergers and acquisitions, others have simply been shuttered. Among the hardest hit […]

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March 11, 2015

Robust Medical Device Deal Pipeline Sets Stage for Strong 2015

Last year was a very strong one for transactions in the medical device space. According to a Mass Device article, the number of deals in 2014 rose 39 percent to 57 announced transactions, and deal value surged to $86 billion, up from $14 billion in 2013. Fulfilling many analysts’ predictions for an equally robust (if […]

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December 3, 2014

Bankruptcy Filings Continue Downward Trend; Healthcare Services Filings Up

Bankruptcy filings are down. Business and personal filings are expected to be at the lowest level in years at the conclusion of 2014. The recently released 3rd Quarter 2014 Report for the FBT/TrBK Distress Indices confirm these trends. According to the report, the Chapter 11 Distress Research Index was 43.41 for Q3 2014, a decline […]

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November 21, 2014

The Real Deal: Who’s Growing and Who’s Closing

Whoever said “change is the only constant” was probably making a profound statement about life in general, but he or she may as well have been referring to some of the major industries Conway Mackenzie serves. The last seven days have been filled with news of major moves in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and gaming industries, […]

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June 11, 2014

Hospital Survival Through Smart Purchasing

On Dec. 17, 2013, Time published the “Top 10 Google Searches of 2013.” It should come as no surprise that the top search question was, “What is twerking?” Rounding out the list was a concept that will surely test our notion of currency and will likely be a topic of future articles: “What is bitcoin?” […]

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