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Healthcare Sector Attracts Significant Private Equity Investment In Q3

B2C, B2B, And Information Technology All Received Higher Investment In Q3 2017 

WASHINGTON – Private equity investment in healthcare more than doubled during the third quarter of 2017, rising to $29 billion from $14 billion in Q2, according to the American Investment Council’s (AIC) 2017 Q3 Industry Investment Report, released today.

Business Products & Services (B2B), Information Technology, and Consumer Products and Services (B2C) continue to drive the majority of investment this year. Through the first three quarters of 2017, these industries received $241 billion, or two-thirds of all US private equity investment. Investment in B2B rebounded after a dip in Q2, growing 24 percent. Information Technology investment remained level this quarter.

“Private equity continues to invest in industries that are integral to powering our economy forward,” said AIC President and CEO Mike Sommers. “As we enter the tail-end of 2017, look for continued investment in businesses that are essential to communities and consumers.”

Investment in Consumer Products and Services accounted for the largest deals in Q3, with investment volume rising 32 percent. The $7.1 billion leveraged buyout of Panera Bread was the largest acquisition of the quarter. The acquisitions of the Staples and Cabela’s chains were also among significant deals completed this quarter.

“Consumer-focused companies continue to be a magnet for private equity investment” said AIC Vice President of Research and Investor Relations Bronwyn Bailey. “With increased investment in the Health and B2B sectors, diversification is likely to continue in the fourth quarter of 2017.”

Read the full report here.

About the American Investment Council
The American Investment Council (AIC) is an advocacy and resource organization established to develop and provide information about the private investment industry and its contributions to the long-term growth of the U.S. economy and retirement security of American workers. Member firms of the AIC consist of the country’s leading private equity and growth capital firms united by their successful partnerships with limited partners and American businesses. More information about the AIC can be found at www.investmentcouncil.org.