Total medical devices industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 worth $8.22bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 10.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 3.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $7.93bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $7.77bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.77bn.
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 Q1 2019 was the US with 52 deals, followed by Israel with seven and Germany with five.
In 2019, as of the end of Q1 2019, medical devices M&A deals worth $8.22bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 41.8% year on year.
Medical devices industry M&A deals in Q1 2019: Top deals
The top five medical devices industry M&A deals accounted for 93.2% of the overall value during Q1 2019.
The combined value of the top five medical devices industry M&A deals stood at $7.66bn, against the overall value of $8.22bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced medical devices industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was Johnson & Johnson’s $5.75bn acquisition of Auris Health.
In second place was the $1.14bn asset transaction with Thermo Fisher Scientific by PHC and in third place was Alcon Laboratories’ $285m acquisition of PowerVision.
The $260m asset transaction with Formulatrix by Qiagen and Pacira Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition of MyoScience for $220m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
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.