Debt Valuation of PE-Backed Dermatology Groups Down

Debt valuation of dermatology private equity-backed groups (DPEGs) decreased prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and then decreased further during the pandemic, according to a study published online March 9 in JAMA Dermatology, Medical Xpress reports.

“Dermatologists should be aware of the financial health of DPEGs, and the risks involved when considering selling their practice to or working for a DPEG,” the authors write.

A modest and significant improvement in debt valuations was seen after pharmaceutical companies announced effective COVID-19 vaccine candidates in November 2020 (2.3%), but they remained discounted. Read more.

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