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February 25, 2021

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 35.37% in deal activity in January 2021

US medical devices industry saw a drop of 35.37% in overall deal activity during January 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by OptumInsight’s $13bn acquisition of Change Healthcare, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 53 deals worth $22.2bn were announced in January 2021, compared with the 12-month average of 82 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 25 deals, which accounted for 47.2% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with 24 deals, followed by private equity with four transactions, respectively accounting for 45.3% and 7.6% of overall deal activity in the US technology industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the US medical devices industry with total deals worth $21.21bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $929.33m and $64m respectively.

US medical devices industry deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five medical devices industry deals accounted for 90.1% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five medical devices deals stood at $20.01bn, against the overall value of $22.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five medical devices industry deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) OptumInsight’s $13bn acquisition of Change Healthcare

2) The $4.6bn acquisition of Cantel Medical by Steris

3) Boston Scientific’s $1.23bn acquisition of Preventice

4) The $635m acquisition deal with Capsule Technologies by Koninklijke Philips

5) Thermo Fisher Scientific’s acquisition of Mesa Biotech for $550m.

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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.

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