Considering Health Tech Investment Priorities During and Beyond COVID-19

In March, COVID-19 all but obliterated investors’ expectations for the year. How could it not? In a few short weeks, the global pandemic threw global markets into disarray, closed offices, mandated social distancing, and sparked widespread uncertainty. Innovators of all fields and disciplines have gone into overdrive, determined to find new ways to support consumers [...]

By |2020-08-24T12:33:14+00:00August 24th, 2020|Blog|

Will COVID-19 Influence Healthcare Facility Design?

Perspective narrows when you’re investing in healthcare during a global pandemic. Most of us are wrestling with immediate questions: how can we help patients with COVID-19 now? How do we protect first-line responders and providers now? Which solutions can we implement to lessen the burden the crisis poses now? The list goes on.  But there’s [...]

By |2020-07-29T20:21:25+00:00July 29th, 2020|Blog|

Private Equity: No Longer Tied to Middlemen?

Private equity has long been an industry reliant on middlemen. Investors source deals through networks of business connections, turning to investment bankers, brokers, attorneys, and business connections for introductions to high-potential companies and founders. This approach works well enough, albeit at cost; given that investors often have to compete at auctions to win a deal, [...]

By |2020-05-05T18:40:30+00:00April 5th, 2020|Blog|

Considering the Potential for Growth in the Healthcare Real Estate Market

Will medical real estate become a promising new investment frontier for healthcare investors? All factors considered, the answer would appear to be yes. There is little question that the healthcare sector is well-primed for expansion -- and that provider organizations will need space to grow when it does.    One recent report from Deloitte projected [...]

By |2020-03-13T21:59:22+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog|

What the Cerner/AWS Deal Means for Healthcare Tech

Will America’s tech giants be instrumental in carrying the healthcare sector into a technology-powered future? If we take recent industry developments as indicators, the answer appears to be a resounding yes.   In early December of last year, the healthcare information services provider Cerner announced its intent to collaborate with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The [...]

By |2020-01-22T19:55:37+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Private Equity Funding Has Reached An All-Time High. What Now?

Private equity fundraising has soared to never-before-seen heights in recent years. According to statistics gathered by the financial research firm Pitchbook Data, PE firms in the United States managed to shatter fundraising records in 2019; as of November, buyout funds had raised over $246 billion for the year. This achievement continues a recent pattern of [...]

By |2019-12-19T18:12:06+00:00December 19th, 2019|Blog|

Private Equity Is on the Brink of a Tech-Powered Transformation

When I started managing money in 1984 Chicago, people made a living out of yelling across the exchange floor. The room was perpetually in a state of frenzy; well-dressed professionals shouted instructions to colleagues poised over landlines and notepads, while runners darted in and out of the trading pits to ferry paper tickets between the [...]

By |2019-07-24T15:53:42+00:00July 24th, 2019|Blog|

Reading the Room: Tips for Identifying High-Potential Private Equity Investments

When it comes to private equity investing, financial success hinges on an investor’s ability to weigh the potential for gains against the odds of failure in every prospective buyout. A well-placed and carefully-timed private equity transaction can produce a considerable return; however, choosing a business to pour trust and resources into is rarely easy. In [...]

By |2019-03-25T18:43:27+00:00March 25th, 2019|Blog|

Where Will Healthcare-Oriented Investments Center in 2019?

Health care private equity was a standout star in 2018's investment sector, and its place at the head of the pack is likely to continue into the new year. Investors have reason to be optimistic; healthcare-centered investments underwent a boom last year. According to statistics from Bain & Company, the total disclosed deal value reached [...]

By |2019-02-06T17:28:44+00:00February 6th, 2019|Blog|

Blockchain Possibilities Extend Beyond EHR Security

When it comes to conversations about the potential benefits of blockchain, most people tend to veer towards two topics: bitcoin and cybersecurity. For those of us in the healthcare sector, however, the technology’s value goes far beyond the asking price of the latest cryptocurrency or the ability to create a near-unbreakable encryption wall. Instead, advances [...]

By |2019-11-26T21:24:13+00:00November 26th, 2018|Blog|