Sanford B. Steever, Editor
Steve Monroe, Editor
NORWALK, CT – February 29, 2012 – Medical device M&A activity has increased in terms of dollar volume in the later part of the past 10 years , according to Deal Search Online, the Irving Levin Associates M&A database. A grand total of $320.4 billion was spent on medical device merger and acquisition transactions in the past decade. This featured a sudden drop in dollars committed in 2009 after peak M&A activity in 2007 and 2008, and the eventual recovery we have seen in the past two years.
Medical Device Mergers and Acquisitions, 2002-2011
Number of Deals
The medical device sector posted a total of 170 deals in 2011, according to Deal Search Online, the Irving Levin Associates M&A database. Based on revealed prices, the year totaled $63.5 billion in medical device merger and acquisition transactions in 2011. This number represents the second largest in dollars committed in the last 10 years.
Five Largest Medical Device Deals Of 2011 Value Quarter
Johnson & Johnson acquired Synthes GmbH $21.3 billion Q2:11
Danaher acquired Beckman Coulter $6.3 billion Q1:11
Apax Partners acquired Kinetic Concepts $6.3 billion Q3:11
Thermo Fisher acquired Phadia AB $3.5 billion Q2:11
Endo Pharmaceuticals acquired American Medical Systems $2.9 billion Q2:11
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