Investment firms are buying up hundreds of GP practices — should you be worried?

A study identified more than 70 equity purchases of health clinics in the past 15 years.
Sarah Simpkins

Private equity investment firms are buying up GP practices, taking over 256 clinics in just five years, a Medical Journal of Australia study has found.

The study, published last month, found that 2008 was the first year in which multiple healthcare clinic companies were sold to equity investors in Australia.