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The Pillaging of Steward Health Care

To download a PDF version of this report, click here. Key points Steward Health Care is a multi-state hospital system that was owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management from 2010 to 2020. Steward formed in…


Private Equity Healthcare Bankruptcies are on the Rise

Key Points 2023 saw a wave of bankruptcies at private equity-owned companies. At least 17 (21%) of the 80 healthcare companies that filed for bankruptcy in 2023 were owned by private equity firms. Another wave of PE-driven healthcare bankruptcies is…


How Private Equity Gets Its Cut from Medicare Advantage

This report examines the role of private equity in the growing multibillion-dollar Medicare Advantage industry. With a rapidly aging population in the US, and therefore growing market for Medicare Advantage products, the MA sector has…


Private Equity In Durable Medical Equipment

How Private Equity Profits Off of Disabled and Chronically Ill Americans In recent years, private equity firms have aggressively sought to acquire and control segments of the healthcare industry. A report from the Private…


Recent Trends in Private Equity Healthcare Acquisitions

New report analyzes a frenzy of private equity activity in healthcare companies In light of growing investor interest in healthcare and the risks associated with private equity ownership of healthcare companies, the Private Equity Stakeholder Project publishes…


Private Equity Descends on Rural Healthcare

Rural healthcare in America has hit a crisis point. Millions of Americans living in rural communities do not have access to critical healthcare services. NEW REPORT: Private Equity Descends on Rural Healthcare By most measures, the health of people…


Envision Healthcare: A Private Equity Case Study

Envision Healthcare: A Private Equity Case Study In light of Envision Healthcare’s (owned by KKR) starring role in America’s surprise medical billing problem, as well as recent headlines around its potential bankruptcy and its ongoing feud with UnitedHealthcare, the…

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