Europe’s medical devices industry saw a rise of 55% in cross border deal activity during January 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Ardian Holding’s $1.26bn private equity deal for 70% stake in Biofarma, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 31 medical devices industry cross border deals worth $1.7bn were announced for the region in January 2022, against the 12-month average of 20 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2022 with 14 transactions, representing a 45.2% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 13 deals, followed by private equity deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 41.9% and 12.9% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.

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By GlobalData

In terms of value of cross border deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s medical devices industry with $1.28bn, while venture financing and M&A deals totalled $379.18m and $7.12m, respectively.

Europe medical devices industry cross border deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five medical devices cross border deals accounted for 91.4% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five medical devices cross border deals stood at $1.52bn, against the overall value of $1.7bn recorded for the month.

The top five medical devices industry cross border deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Ardian Holding $1.26bn private equity deal for 70% stake in Biofarma

2) The $90m venture financing of DistalMotion by 415 Capital Management and Revival Healthcare

3) ARCH Venture Partners,ARTIS Ventures,Axon Ventures,Casdin Capital,Oxford Science Enterprises,Section 32 and Vertical Venture Partners $75m venture financing deal with ONI

4) The $55m venture financing of InnovHeart by Genextra,Grand Pharmaceutical Group,Indaco Venture Partners SGR and Panakes Partners

5) Genesis MedTech International and Sofinnova Partners $44.59m venture financing deal with Safeheal