Total medical devices industry M&A deals in December 2019 worth $2.7bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 54.7% over the previous month and a drop of 15.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.19bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.62bn. At the country level, Japan topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.55bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for medical devices industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in December 2019 was the US with 15 deals, followed by Australia with two and France with two.

In 2019, as of the end of December 2019, medical devices M&A deals worth $40.4bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 9.8% year on year.

Medical devices industry M&A deals in December 2019: Top deals

The top five medical devices industry M&A deals accounted for 97.8% of the overall value during December 2019.

The combined value of the top five medical devices M&A deals stood at $2.64bn, against the overall value of $2.7bn 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 $525m acquisition of Clinical Innovations by Laborie Medical Technologies

3) Boston Scientific’s $275m acquisition of Channel Medsystems

4) The $221.34m acquisition of AvKare by Amneal Pharmaceuticals

5) Lumibird’s asset transaction with Ellex Medical Lasers for $69.14m.

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.