Analysts are expecting more companies to be on the market for the foreseeable future.
For the first time, they’re predicting that more companies will be added to the market than have already been added.
In the first half of this year, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch expect more than 500 companies to enter the market, according to a report published on Wednesday.
The analysts also predict that there will be at least $200 billion in additional value created by new companies to the financial markets.
The biggest gainers in the report include Accenture, Expedia, Gilead Sciences, and Pfizer.
The analyst report notes that there have been many changes in the medical-device market, which is a market that’s seen a decline in its share since last year.
Analysts expect the next wave of activity to include: A $50 billion infusion into health-care companies, including Anthem, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Merck.
A $15 billion infusion in energy companies, which are expected to generate at least another $100 billion.
A potential $10 billion injection in transportation companies, as well as more acquisitions in food-service, and other health-related companies.
This is just the beginning of a wave of big acquisitions expected in the next year or so, analysts say.
The market will continue to expand and evolve over the next few years.
For example, we are expecting the number of U.S. healthcare companies to grow by 30% over the period of 2018 through 2020, the analysts predict.
That’s because the number in the U.K. is expected to increase by more than 50% over that same period.
Investors are also hoping that new technology and medical innovations will help to increase the number and quality of treatments that doctors prescribe and the prices for them.
In addition to those big companies, analysts predict that the healthcare sector will also see more acquisitions and acquisitions of smaller players, with more than $2 trillion being invested in the healthcare space in the coming year.
The financial analysts are expecting this wave of consolidation to continue into the next three years.
“We are also expecting more consolidation in the consumer-facing space and in the automotive space, which will have a significant impact on growth and profitability,” they write.
The Financial Times reported last week that healthcare companies have been looking to sell off assets in order to raise capital for expansion plans.
However, the Financial Times article noted that “most of these transactions have not yet occurred.”