FEATURE: Salary Survey 2010
industry with nine deals, accounting for half of the overall deal
flow. In total, the healthcare industry accounted for 13 percent
of PE investment during the third quarter, ranking it fourth out of
the seven major industries. There is a widespread interest in the
healthcare industry by PE investors due to a number of attractive
healthcare-specific fundamentals, which will likely continue to
drive investment in the industry for the rest of the year and
However, even after MPO readers reported overall feelings of
security and bullishness on the creativity and value proposition of
the sector, of concern to a number of the respondents who elected
to expand on their feedback was pricing pressures throughout the
supply chain resulting in lower margins, as well as market forces
(reduced access to investment dollars and a more burdensome
regulatory pathway in the United States, for example) that could
stifle innovation and new product development.
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