Episode 5, Season 2
Healthcare M&A Pivots & Predictions
Angela Humphreys, national healthcare practice leader at Bass, Berry & Sims, sits down to talk healthcare M&A predictions and how COVID-19 shifted healthcare and continues to influence healthcare IPOs, SPACs and private equity investments.
In this episode of How It’s Done, we talked healthcare M&A predictions with Nashville’s own Angela Humphreys, national healthcare practice leader at Bass, Berry & Sims, ranked among the nation’s Top 5 healthcare practices by both American Health Law Association (AHLA) and Modern Healthcare.
Angela has counseled national healthcare organizations on hundreds of transactions in the healthcare industry, including hospitals and health systems, health plans, surgery centers, physician practice management companies, laboratories and healthcare information technology companies. She also leads interdisciplinary teams to provide clients with creative solutions to the operational and regulatory issues they face while working within an ever-changing, complex regulatory environment.
Angela shared her journey to the top of her field, how COVID-19 shifted healthcare and how it continues to shape and drive healthcare IPOs, SPACs and private equity investment valued at $1.9 trillion.
In this episode we discuss:
- What Angela loves most about her job
- The impact of the pandemic on private equity transactions, including the shift to private equity firms was making large investments in new spaces or sectors
- Current efforts to move the needle on value-based care policies
- What to expect post-pandemic in terms of companies going public in the healthcare space
- The sectors of healthcare predicted to see the highest levels of activity, growth and investment in 2021
More From This Episode
( 1:44 ): Angela describes her law career over the past 25 years + Bass Berry & Sims expansion with private equity firms, particularly in the Nashville area.
( 4:23 ): Kriste and Angela discuss the scope of female inclusion at Bass Berry + Sims and in the healthcare industry as a whole.
( 8:13 ): Angela says, ”private equity for the past few years has been investing a lot in the physician practice space,” and discusses other specialties that are coming online as of late.
( 9:38 ): Kriste and Angela discuss how COVID-19 and working from home has impacted Angela’s ability to do her job, and touch on their surprise at the healthcare’s industry ability to bounce back from the slowdown so quickly.
( 16:33 ): Kriste and Angela talk IPOs, SPACs, and other current trends in the healthcare M&A space.
( 21:24 ): Angela gives her predictions for healthcare M&A in 2021.
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