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Kathrin Kudner Quoted in Wall Street Journal Private Equity Beat Blog

November 26, 2014

Kathrin E. Kudner, Ann Arbor-based member in Dykema’s Health Care practice group, was extensively quoted in the Wall Street Journal Private Equity Beat blog post, “Health Care Likely Continue M&A Streak, PE May Not Benefit.”

The article, which references Dykema’s 10th Annual Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook Survey, talks about the recent streak of health care M&A deals, namely through inversions, and how uncertainties over reimbursement keep many private equity firms from investing in hospitals.

Kudner points out that a large number of free standing community hospitals are looking for partnerships or acquisitions given high technology costs and high personnel cost and as a result of hospitals feeling pressure from reduced reimbursement by Medicare and Medicaid. She added that consolidation in healthcare hasn't peaked yet.

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