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Private Equity in Healthcare: FTC v. U.S. Anesthesia Partners and Welsh Carson

Ruhi Sohal and Catia Twal
Antitrust Committee Articles, American Bar Association
June 12, 2024

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice focus on investigating the impact of consolidation in healthcare. Recently, they have expressed a renewed interest in for-profit medicine. The FTC’s challenge of U.S. Anesthesia Partners and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, in which the agency accused the parties of engaging in a three-pronged strategy to amass monopoly power and extract monopoly profits, raises the issue of liability of private equity firms’ investment in roll-ups and acquisitions.

Consultant Ruhi Sohal and her co-author explore the FTC’s allegations as well as the literature on trends and the impact of private equity in healthcare. Read the article here (subscription/membership required).

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