Total medical devices industry M&A deals worth $3.2bn were announced globally in May 2021, led by Murano Bidco’s $1.36bn acquisition of Vectura Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 29.5% over the previous month of $4.48bn and a drop of 49% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $6.19bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.91bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.91bn.
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 May 2021 was the US with 20 deals, followed by the UK with five and China with two.
In 2021, as of May, medical devices M&A deals worth $34.74bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 1008.3% year on year.
medical devices industry M&A deals in May 2021: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 88.03% of the overall value during May 2021.
The combined value of the top five medical devices M&A deals stood at $2.78bn, against the overall value of $3.2bn recorded for the month.
The top five medical devices industry M&A deals of May 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Murano Bidco’s $1.36bn acquisition of Vectura Group
2) The $550m acquisition of Soliton by Allergan Aesthetics
3) NeoGenomics’ $390m acquisition of Inivata
4) The $260m acquisition of Nexcelom Bioscience by PerkinElmer
5) Roman Health Ventures’ acquisition of Modern Fertility for $225m.
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.