Private equity firms have increasingly been investing in the healthcare sector, seeking to capitalize on the industry’s growth potential and profitability. However, this trend has raised concerns over the potential impact on healthcare access and quality, as well as the ethics of profiting from healthcare services.
The term “private equity” has been thrown around more frequently in physicians’ and other providers’ social circles. But the strategy behind private equity (PE) is seldom understood.
In this article, I’ll describe PE firms’ thesis in healthcare delivery, highlight PE trends, and dive into the good, bad, and ugly of PE.