Total medical devices industry deals worth $17.1bn were announced globally for September 2021, with the $12.4bn acquisition of Hill-Rom Holdings being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 10.7% over the previous month of $15.42bn and a rise of 39.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $12.21bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 23.70% with 132 deals in September 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 173 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $16.07bn in September 2021.

medical devices industry deals in September 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 88.02% of the overall value during September 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $15.02bn, against the overall value of $17.1bn recorded for the month.

The top five medical devices industry deals of September 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Baxter International $12.4bn acquisition deal with Hill-Rom Holdings

2) The $1.45bn acquisition of BK Medical Systems by GE Healthcare

3) Zoll Medical $538m acquisition deal with Itamar Medical

4) The $336m acquisition of 84% stake in DeVoro Medical by Boston Scientific

5) Mesa Laboratories $300m acquisition deal with Agena Bioscience