Total medical devices industry M&A deals in December 2020 worth $6.55bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 243.2% over the previous month and a rise of 19.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.48bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.53bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $6.26bn.
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.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in December 2020 was the US with 30 deals, followed by Switzerland with three and Canada with three.
In 2020, as of the end of December 2020, medical devices M&A deals worth $66.76bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 65% year on year.
Medical devices industry M&A deals in December 2020: Top deals
The top five medical devices industry M&A deals accounted for 88.7% of the overall value during December 2020.
The combined value of the top five medical devices M&A deals stood at $5.8bn, against the overall value of $6.55bn recorded for the month.
The top five medical devices industry deals of December 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Koninklijke Philips’ $2.8bn acquisition of BioTelemetry
3) Integra LifeSciences’ $400m acquisition of ACell
4) The $340m acquisition of Veran Medical Technologies by Olympusof the Americas
5) Richter Gedeon Nyrt’s asset transaction with Janssen Pharmaceutica for $263.5m.
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.