HGP Releases its January 2023 Annual Health IT Market Review

HGP Releases its January 2023 Annual Health IT Market Review

January 17, 2023

From armchair epidemiologists to armchair economists, never has society paid more attention to subject matter previously overlooked.  With inflation persisting in the 6-6.5% range in 2022, market activity slowed considerably from 2021.  From the same period a year ago, in 2H 2022 Health IT investment activity fell over 64% to $5.0 billion and M&A activity declined 35% to 139 transactions.  Market…

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Prepare and Prevent Common Due Diligence Issues in Health IT Transactions

Prepare and Prevent Common Due Diligence Issues in Health IT Transactions

November 15, 2022

Leveraging its 17-year history executing over 135 lower and middle market Health IT transactions, HGP authored a white paper designed to serve executives, investors, and acquirors in the health IT and health information services market with the goal of helping these individuals prepare for and maximize the value from a potential investment transaction, liquidity event, or acquisition.  The paper…

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HGP Releases its July 2022 Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review

HGP Releases its July 2022 Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review

July 20, 2022

2022 ushered in Act III of the market’s latest transitionary period: The Post-Inflation Era.  To make sense of the crosscurrents from macroeconomic and inflation data, we leveraged our experience executing transactions, extensive network, and market analysis from our 16-year history advising and investing across the ever-evolving Health IT and Digital Health sectors to gather key market information.

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Seeking Balance in the Hyperactive Mental Health Tech Market

Seeking Balance in the Hyperactive Mental Health Tech Market

May 05, 2022

The prevalence of mental and behavioral health conditions has been on the rise in recent decades, further aggravated by the pandemic in the last two years. Social isolation, grief from the loss of loved ones, fear of contracting the virus, and financial worries were all major stress factors that increasingly affected the mental wellbeing of the population, and the resulting statistics are startling:…

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Brush up on Dental Health IT

Brush up on Dental Health IT

February 12, 2022

The US dental industry has seen a proliferation of new technologies, a trend driven by the rise of the consumeristic nature of dental care, which can be attributed to 3 key influences: 1) gaps in dental insurance coverage, 2) competitive pressures among private practices, and 3) the aggressive rollup of private equity-backed dental support organizations (DSOs). Self-pay and patient financial…

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HGP Releases its January 2022 Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review

HGP Releases its January 2022 Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review

January 19, 2022

Despite the perception that valuations have risen in the post-pandemic era, the valuation tide has not lifted all boats equally. Following the pandemic, Health IT M&A valuations increased an impressive 36% from 5.1x revenue to 6.9x revenue.  Meanwhile, the expanding universe of publicly traded Health IT, now 70 companies strong thanks to 35 recent IPO and SPAC transactions, contracted 16% in 2021…

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The Rise in Health IT Valuations and Deal Flow

The Rise in Health IT Valuations and Deal Flow

November 01, 2021

In this post-pandemic era, the world is changing at a pace that is nearly impossible to process, which makes decision-making harder and seemingly riskier than ever. With limited data to inform our decisions and understanding of reality, instincts become crucial as we attempt to navigate and make sense of the world. So, let’s take a moment and unpack some of the data…

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HGP Releases its July 2021 Semi-Annual Digital Health Market Review

HGP Releases its July 2021 Semi-Annual Digital Health Market Review

July 21, 2021

The digital health market is on fire.  All things equal, based on our experience we estimate digital health valuations rose at least 30% from pre- to post-pandemic. For high performing companies, the valuation premium is much higher. Reinforcing our experience, from pre-pandemic February 2020 to post-pandemic June 2021, the NASDAQ rose 50%. Through June, M&A volume and value is on pace to increase…

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A Bite Size Update on Digestive and Metabolic Health IT

A Bite Size Update on Digestive and Metabolic Health IT

May 23, 2021

Much like mental health, sexual health, and other conditions with social stigma, digestive health disorders cause many to suffer in silence.  Only recently has society embraced a more public discussion of digestive health, ranging from wellness and performance to clinical prevention and chronic care management. A confluence of social acceptance, innovation, and worsening public health are…

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The SPAC Boom: A Look at Health IT SPACs and their Sponsors

The SPAC Boom: A Look at Health IT SPACs and their Sponsors

March 12, 2021

Financial markets have recently experienced the rise of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). While these publicly traded investment vehicles have been around since the 1990s, a combination of key drivers have recently led to their increased popularity, launching them to the forefront of financial discussions.  From the perspective…

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