Total medical devices industry deals for Q2 2019 worth $17.74bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 48.1% over the previous quarter and a rise of 36.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $12.96bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 15.5% over the last four-quarter average with 387 deals against the average of 335 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $15.84bn.

Medical devices industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five medical devices deals accounted for 78.2% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five medical devices deals stood at $13.87bn, against the overall value of $17.74bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced medical devices deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was 3M‘s $6.73bn acquisition of Acelity.

In second place was the $5.8bn acquisition of Medidata Solutions by Dassault Systemes and in third place was Bracco Imaging’s $475m acquisition of Blue Earth Diagnostics.

The $465m acquisition of VertiFlex by Boston Scientific and Ethicon US’s asset transaction with Takeda Pharmaceutical for $400m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.