Total medical devices industry deals for August 2019 worth $2.51bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 57.8% over the previous month and a drop of 50.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.08bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 10.3% over the last 12-month average with 105 deals against the average of 117 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $2.08bn.

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Medical devices industry deals in August 2019: Top deals

The top five medical devices deals accounted for 67.9% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five medical devices deals stood at $1.7bn, against the overall value of $2.51bn recorded for the month.

The top five medical devices industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Siemens Healthineers’ $1.1bn acquisition of Corindus Vascular Robotics

2) The $300m acquisition of SentreHEART by AtriCure

3) Hill-Rom Holdings’ $130m acquisition of Breathe Technologies

4) The $101.8m acquisition of New Aera by Inogen

5) The $72m merger of INEX Innovations Exchange and Nova Satra.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.