Total medical devices industry deals for October 2020 worth $7.24bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 38.8% over the previous month and a drop of 41.03% when compared with the last 12-month average of $12.28bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 13.5% over the last 12-month average with 135 deals against the average of 156 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $5.66bn.

Medical devices industry deals in October 2020: Top deals

The top five medical devices deals accounted for 66.4% of the overall value during October 2020.

The combined value of the top five medical devices deals stood at $4.8bn, against the overall value of $7.24bn recorded for the month.

The top five medical devices industry deals of October 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Exact Sciences‘ $2.15bn acquisition of Thrive Earlier Detection

2) The $869.2m private equity deal with Exact Sciences by Casdin Capital and Rock Springs Capital Management

3) Steris’ $850m acquisition of Key Surgical

4) The $525m acquisition of Z-Medica by Teleflex

5) Exact Sciences’ acquisition of Base Genomics for $410m.

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.