Also in the News for Thursday, April 19

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Skilled nursing dealmaking continues to be strong, average price per unit hits $78,000


The trend of strong merger and acquisition activity in the senior housing market has not abated, with the average price per skilled nursing unit up 7% from a year ago. This is according to the latest quarterly figures from business intelligence firm Irving Levin Associates Inc.

M&A activity in seniors housing is on the upswing, report finds


After a two-year period of sluggish merger and acquisition activity in the seniors housing market, the industry started to show signs of rebounding in 2010. As the rest of the economy recovers, analysts are predicting a bullish market ahead for the next few years.