The need for behavioral health services is at an all-time high – and private equity investors have taken note.
In the first three quarters of 2022, private equity deals made up more than 60% of behavioral health transactions, according to data from The Braff Group. Many investors see the fragmented behavioral health industry as a prime target for consolidation and growth.
And despite global economic headwinds, behavioral health deals are still at a premium. In fact, behavioral health transactions in the first 11 months of 2022 were valued at $3.3 billion, according to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).