B. Braun is the medical devices company most prolific at making international expansions, followed by Siemens and Medtronic. GlobalData’s medical devices foreign direct investment (FDI) company report highlights the current foreign investments made by leading medical devices investors. Buy the report here.

B. Braun has been the most active medical devices greenfield investor between Q1 2019 and Q4 2023, according to GlobalData’s FDI Projects Database. The Parent_clean company has been actively investing through several of its subsidiaries/company divisions.

Greenfield foreign direct investment is when a company invests abroad to establish a new physical presence or expand an existing operation. Greenfield investments create jobs and/or involve a capital investment into the foreign location. Other forms of FDI, such as mergers and acquisitions, are not included as part of this definition.

The majority of B. Braun investments were in the general surgery devices subsector. In fact, 95.2% of its total foreign investments were in this subsector. It also created projects across a further 2 subsectors.

By business function, most (47.6%) of B. Braun projects were related to manufacturing. Logistics & warehousing and Sales, administration & marketing were the next most popular operations undertaken by B. Braun.

The company has been active across six world regions, mainly focused on North America which received 42.9% of the company’s greenfield investments between Q1 2019 and Q4 2023. Its top three destination countries (by number of greenfield FDI projects) were the US, Colombia and France. Combined these three countries account for 60% of its total number of medical devices investments.

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B. Braun created more FDI projects in 2019 compared to any other year between Q1 2019 and Q3 2023.

Other leading FDI project generators in the medical devices industry include Siemens, Medtronic, Boston Scientific and Stryker.

The US is the leading source market for outbound medical devices greenfield FDI projects. The country accounts for 29.6% of total outbound medical devices investment projects. There have been 152 unique parent companies from the US that have announced medical devices FDI projects between between Q1 2019 and Q4 2023.

To further understand the top medical devices FDI companies, access GlobalData’s Top Medical Devices Foreign Direct Investment Companies report.