Total medical devices industry deals for December 2019 worth $4.62bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 44.4% over the previous month and a rise of 6.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.32bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 9.9% over the last 12-month average with 118 deals against the average of 131 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $2.54bn.

Medical devices industry deals in December 2019: Top deals

The top five medical devices deals accounted for 69.8% of the overall value during December 2019.

The combined value of the top five medical devices deals stood at $3.22bn, against the overall value of $4.62bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Fujifilm’s $1.55bn asset transaction with Hitachi

2) The $650m private equity deal with 3M by Altaris Capital Partners

3) Laborie Medical Technologies’ $525m acquisition of Clinical Innovations

4) The $275m acquisition of Channel Medsystems by Boston Scientific

5) Amneal Pharmaceuticals‘ acquisition of AvKare for $221.34m.

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.