Total medical devices industry deals worth $6.2bn were announced globally for October 2021, with the $1.75bn acquisition of Baylis MedicalInc being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 31.2% over the previous month of $4.74bn and a drop of 46.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $11.55bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 26.90% with 125 deals in October 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 171 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $4.66bn in October 2021.

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medical devices industry deals in October 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 52.6% of the overall value during October 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $3.27bn, against the overall value of $6.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Boston Scientific $1.75bn acquisition deal with Baylis Medical Inc

2) The $600m venture financing of Hinge Health by Alkeon Capital,Coatue Management,Tiger Global and Whale Rock Capital Management

3) 3D Systems $400m acquisition deal with Volumetric

4) The $304m venture financing of Medable by Blackstone,GSR Ventures,Sapphire Ventures,Tiger Global Management and Western Technology Investment

5) Integer $220m acquisition deal with Oscor