About 62% of mergers and acquisitions in the behavioral health sector that closed during the first three quarters of 2017 were by private equity investors. In total, 38 publicly announced deals closed between January and September 2017; about 53% of deal volume (20 deals) involved alcohol and drug addiction programs. During 2016, there were 47 deals, and 50% were by private equity investors. These statistics were reported in “Behavioral Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Summary Q4 2017” by Capstone Partners. The summary presents trends in a series of graphics. The analysis is based on publicly announced mergers and acquisitions. Capstone . . .