Analysis shows strong prospects for long-term care M&A activity; experts to address business topics at McKnight's Online Expo this week

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McKnight's Online Expo to start March 26
McKnight's Online Expo to start March 26

The long-term care sector is poised to see better merger and acquisition activities than in past years thanks to a confluence of factors, according to a new report from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Low interest rates and available financing, as well as a “liquid market” that allowed buyers and sellers to pull the trigger, led to strong long-term care deal-making in 2013, PwC analysts wrote in the “US health services deals insights” report released Friday. With Affordable Care Act uncertainties fading and real estate investment trusts enjoying continued stock market strength, M&A trends look more “promising” than “in the past,” the analysts concluded.

Those interested in learning more about the long-term care business landscape can tune in to a McKnight's Online Expo webcast this week featuring Beth Burnham Mace, chief economist at the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.

Mace's session on where operators are finding capital is one of five webcasts being offered at no cost to attendees of the eighth annual Online Expo. The two-day event kicks off Wednesday. The session on capital will lead off the second day, at 11 a.m. Eastern.

One continuing education credit is available per webcast. Other topics include MDS 3.0 changes, wound care practices, technology breakthroughs and survey preparation. The Expo also will feature an online exhibition hall with 15 top vendors.

Registration is ongoing and attendees are lining up at a record pace. Click here to sign up.

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