Total medical devices industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $13.1bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 44.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 16.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $15.71bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $11.94bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $11.67bn.

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 Q4 2020 was the US with 65 deals, followed by the UK with 14 and Canada with five.

In 2020, as of the end of Q4 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 Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five medical devices industry M&A deals accounted for 71% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five medical devices M&A deals stood at $9.3bn, against the overall value of $13.1bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five medical devices industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Koninklijke Philips’ $2.8bn acquisition of BioTelemetry

2) The $2.15bn acquisition of Thrive Earlier Detection by Exact Sciences

3) AdaptHealth ‘s $2bn acquisition of AeroCare

4) The $1.5bn acquisition of Butterfly Network by Longview Acquisition

5) Steris’ acquisition of Key Surgical for $850m.

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.