First few Article Sentences
A year ago, after the economic collapse, the only real financial transactions being completed were in pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and healthcare. Once healthcare reform became a legislative priority in Washington, D.C., however, the healthcare M&A market came to a halt.
Over the course of 2009, healthcare reform took on greater shape in the public sector and the uncertainty in the capital markets decreased. Toward the end of 2009, there was a renewal of healthcare M&A activity.