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No summer slowdown is evident in health-care industry mergers and acquisitions, as dealmakers amped up the number of transactions they announced or closed in July. The 161 transactions represent the highest monthly total of the year so far.
The Eyes Have It: Physician practices saw the most activity, and investors focused mainly on eye care and dermatology offices. The areas of radiology, obstetrics-gynecology, and oncology also attracted interest.
Bright Forecast: “Low interest rates and favorable macroeconomic conditions” will keep transaction activity...