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Second Quarter Health Care M&A Strongest In Years According To New Report From Irving Levin Associates, Inc.
Date:7/9/2008

NORWALK, Conn., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new Report from Irving Levin Associates, a total of 265 mergers and acquisitions were announced in the health care industry during the second quarter of 2008, a 19% increase from the 223 deals announced in the prior quarter. Based on preliminary figures, a total of $85.5 billion was committed to fund the second quarter's M&A activity, a 209% increase over the prior quarter's $27.7 billion. It is also a 25% increase over the $68.3 billion spent in Q2:06 and a 39% increase over the $61.3 billion spent in Q2:07. Despite the slow-down in global M&A, activity in the health care industry is robust and on the rise.

The Health Care M&A Market Second Quarter 2008

Dollar Amounts By Sector*

Dollar Amount Percent of

Second Quarter Quarter

Sector 2008

Home Health Care $1,658,700,000 2 %

Hospitals 644,000,000 <1 %

Long-Term Care 361,750,000 <1 %

Labs, MRI, Dialysis 29,587,000 <1 %

Managed Care 14,500,000 <1 %

Rehabilitation 9,500,000 <1 %

Behavioral Health Care 0 -

Physician Medical Groups 0 -

Other Services 2,118,558,000 3 %

Services subtotal $4,807,008,000 6 %

Medical Devices $53,347,291,000 63 %

Biotechnology 16,316,388,000 19 %

Pharmaceuticals 8,207,938,000 9 %

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