We held our annual Senior Care M&A Outlook webinar last Thursday, which featured a discussion between our editor Steve Monroe, John Cobb, CIO of Ventas, Inc., Scott Kremeier, Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey, and Ryan Maconachy, Senior Managing Director at HFF. In it, the panelists discussed how the seniors housing and care M&A market fared in 2015 (based on statistics in our soon-to-be released Senior Care Acquisition Report, 21st Edition) as well as their thoughts on what would happen in 2016. We asked the audience their thoughts on the 2016 M&A market too. First, when asked “Will senior care M&A slow this year?” a majority of attendees (58%) thought that it would, with the remainder believing M&A would grow more active or at least maintain its current level. Then, when posed the question “What sector represents the best value today?,” 48% of attendees voted for assisted living, with 27% going for skilled nursing and the remaining 25% for independent living. We will have to wait and see how those respective sectors perform in 2016.