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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

2,817,300,000 3 %

Technology subtotal $80,688,917,000 94 %

Total health care $85,495,925,000 100 %

*Preliminary figures

The health care technology segment attracted the largest amount of capital, capturing nearly 95 cents out of every dollar invested in health care M&A. This portion is up from the first quarter when 80 cents out of every health care M&A dollar was spent in the technology sectors.

The number of deals announced in each sector of the health care industry appears in the chart below, along with comparisons to the prior quarter (Q1:08) and the year-ago quarter (Q2:07).

The Health Care M&A Market Q2:08 - Deal Volume By Sector

Q2:08 Q1:08 % Q2:07 %

Sector Deals* Deals Change Deals Change

Services Segment:

Long-Term Care 21 28 -25% 27 -22%

Physician Groups 12 12 0% 6 100%

Home Health Care 13 11 18% 18 -28%

Hospitals 12 10 20% 15 -20%

Labs, MRI, Dialysis 8 10 -20% 12 -33%

Managed Care 3 7 -57% 9 -67%

Rehabilitation 4 6 -33% 4 0%

Behavioral Health

Care 3 3 0% 3 0%

Other 34 23 48% 27 26%

Services Subtotal 110 110 0% 121 -9%

Technology Segment:

Medical Devices 51 35 46% 40 28%

Pharmaceuticals 38 34 12% 39 -3%

Biotechnology 46 29 59% 37 24%

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