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The European Health IT market – Snapshot 2019


We are pleased to present you the latest Carlsquare M&A Snapshot: the European Health IT industry.

Continued growth, after a bump: For 2019 we expect the European Health IT market to grow compared to the preceding years. The transactions in the segment show that the trend is moving towards consolidations of Health IT providers and that telemedicine is gaining significant relevance in Europe. In public markets, Health IT still constitutes a comparatively small yet thriving sector.

Health IT, including: Telemedicine, Big Data, Intelligent Implants, PACS, EHR/HIS and more


closed M&A deals

publicly announced deals in 2018
50% +
Of total deals in the provider segment
Cross border deals

Key trends and developments

  1. MDR and IVDR continue to unfold their impact
  2. Consolidation, transformation and internationalization of providers
  3. The US tax reform impacts the Life Sciences industry worldwide
  4. Specialty pharma – a value growth engine of the pharma industry
  5. Connected healthcare industry – digitalization will transform processes
  6. Convergence of the Life Sciences industry
  7. Reshaping global pharma distribution

Country overview

UK most active country: 231 deals in 2018

Followed by Germany with

Despite the upcoming Brexit in March 2018, the number of acquisitions in the UK remained stable

Majority of buyers are domestic

This year’s M&A report includes in depth country insights for Italy, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Switzerland


Overall Life Sciences transaction Multiples remain on an above average level, only provider valuation has been outperformed by the market benchmark

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Pharma is known for its high value deals, e.g. in 2018 the sale of Novartis consumer business to glaxoSmith Kline for more than 10bn

As patient become more conscious of their healthcare coverage, providers have to transform their business structure, which is visible in the high number of deals

In the Medtech segment Imaging and Conventional Medtech show growth, to read about the activity in the Medtech subsegment and about specific deals…download the report

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