M&A


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    Diabetes device firm Embecta considers sale: Financial Times

    Two years after Embecta spun out of BD, the firm is now exploring a potential sale, the Financial Times reported. 

    By July 22, 2024
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    Dental implant maker Osstem in talks to acquire Zimvie: report

    Bloomberg first reported M&A rumors in June when Zimvie was approached about a takeover.

    By July 19, 2024
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    GE Healthcare to buy AI software from Intelligent Ultrasound for $51M

    After purchasing Caption Health last year, GE Healthcare plans to add another artificial intelligence acquisition to the company.

    By July 19, 2024
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    Edwards to acquire Innovalve, stake in Affluent Medical

    The heart valve specialist said in a federal filing that it expects to pay $300 million in cash for Innovalve Bio Medical when the deal closes.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Illumina buys Fluent Biosciences, adding single-cell analysis tech

    Fluent’s kits compete with products from companies including 10x Genomics, an Illumina partner.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Masimo offered up to $950M for consumer business

    Final terms of the deal are still being discussed, and Masimo said it plans to negotiate a higher price.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Baxter considers sale of kidney care unit to PE firm: WSJ

    Carlyle Group could reportedly pay more than $4 billion for Baxter’s Vantive business.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Quest to buy Lifelabs for $985M

    Buying the Canadian laboratory company opens a new front in Quest’s rivalry with Labcorp and marks its third takeover in as many months.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Alcon buys Belkin Vision for $81M upfront

    Alcon will gain access to a laser treatment for glaucoma that it plans to sell in the U.S. by the end of the year.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Merit Medical pays Endogastric $105M for acid reflux treatment

    Merit expects the device to add around $30 million in annual sales.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Medtech M&A may pick up after mixed start to 2024: analysts

    The annual number of medtech acquisitions is on course to slump to its lowest level since 2017, according to Needham.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Zimvie mulls sale after takeover approaches: Bloomberg

    Zimvie is reportedly working with an adviser to assess its options after strategic investors and industry players showed interest in a deal.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Boston Scientific buys Silk Road Medical for $1.26B

    Silk Road developed a minimally invasive procedure to prevent stroke in patients with carotid artery disease.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Illumina board approves Grail spinoff

    Leerink Partners analyst Puneet Souda said Grail, with a cash burn of $532 million in 2023, is likely to remain “a cautionary tale in diagnostics for years to come.”

    By June 4, 2024
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    Stryker inks Artelon buyout to join Zimmer in soft tissue space

    BTIG analysts said the takeover could serve as a "defensive mechanism against peers who have been growing rapidly in the space.”

    By June 4, 2024
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    BD to buy Edwards’ critical care unit for $4.2B

    Edwards will sell the business rather than pursue its original strategy announced in December to spin off the group.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Medtech venture capital investing rebounded in Q1

    Pitchbook analysts are cautiously optimistic that the funding pickup will continue despite uncertainty about interest rates, heightened regulatory scrutiny and the presidential election.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Surmodics agrees to $627M private equity buyout

    Surmodics will go private when the transaction closes, which is expected in the second half of the year.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Stereotaxis inks APT buyout to gain catheters for surgical robots

    The partners are developing a robotically steered diagnostic catheter for use with Stereotaxis’ cardiovascular robots.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Samsung Medison to buy AI ultrasound company Sonio

    Sonio’s software uses deep learning to improve image quality. Its software will remain compatible with all ultrasound machines, the company said.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Quest to ramp up AI capabilities with purchase of PathAI’s diagnostic lab

    PathAI is selling its diagnostics assets, including a Tennessee laboratory, but will continue to support its biopharmaceutical customers.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Medline to buy Ecolab’s surgical products for nearly $1B

    The medical products supplier will acquire Ecolab’s sterile drapes and fluid temperature management systems.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Hologic to buy Endomagnetics for $310M

    Endomagnetics, which makes guidance technology for breast cancer surgery, brought in about $35 million in revenue last year.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Labcorp to acquire Invitae’s assets for $239M

    William Blair analyst Andrew Brackmann said Labcorp is being aggressive in its M&A strategy, after announcing last month it would buy several of Bioreference Health’s testing businesses.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Cancer test maker Dermtech to cut 100 jobs, explore strategic options

    Dermtech, which will not hold a first-quarter earnings call, said the layoffs are part of a broader effort to “significantly reduce” expenses.

    By April 19, 2024