Transaction professionals polled in mid-August predicted significant growth ahead for health care M&A, but not as much as they had forecast earlier in 2015, according to Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Pulse (MMP). (See related graphic.)

The 3-month composite score for health care was 78.1. While the forecast certainly suggests healthy activity, it’s a far cry from the 91.2 score that dealmakers bestowed on the sector previously. Transaction pros see growth slowing in the future, indicated by the lower 12-month score of 66.9.

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