Health IT M&A Video Interview with Dexter Braff

The number of mergers and acquisitions that happens in healthcare is really quite astonishing to me. This is true for healthcare organizations, but also for healthcare IT companies who continue to consolidate. No doubt this isn’t going to change since it’s the nature of business.

Considering many of our readers are impacted by all this M&A activity, I thought many would find it valuable to learn from a real expert in healthcare M&A, Dexter Braff. Dexter is the President of The Braff Group who has done over 300 healthcare M&A transactions. Needless to say, Dexter has a lot of stories to tell.

The Braff Group only works on the sell side which means they only represent companies trying to sell. If you’re interested in the world of healthcare M&A, then you’ll enjoy this video interview. Also, in the interview Dexter and I talk a bit about the marketAlert he wrote called “In The Land of Unicorns, How Do you Value a Health Care IT Company?” It’s a great read if you want to learn about oversized valuations and why companies pay premiums for “unicorn” companies or as Dexter calls them, “minicorns.”

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m on The Braff Group’s advisory board for healthcare IT and The Braff Group is sponsoring the Health IT Expo conference I organize. In fact, if you want to hear more from Dexter and ask him your own questions about M&A, you can join us at Health IT Expo where he’ll be presenting a session.

If you have other questions for Dexter, leave them in the comments and we’ll be sure they get answered. Plus, as we mention in the video, as big health IT M&A events happen we’ll be sure to hop on video again with Dexter to talk about those events.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.