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May 28, 2021

US medical devices industry sees a rise of 4.60% in deal activity in April 2021

US medical devices industry saw a rise of 4.60% in overall deal activity during April 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by $5bn merger of CA Healthcare Acquisition and LumiraDx, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 91 deals worth $9.6bn were announced in April 2021, compared with the 12-month average of 87 deals.

venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 56 deals, which accounted for 61.5% of all deals.

In second place was M&A with 23 deals, followed by private equity with 12 transactions, respectively accounting for 25.3% and 13.2% 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 $7.41bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $1.42bn and $727.8m respectively.

US medical devices industry deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five medical devices industry deals accounted for 79.8% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five medical devices deals stood at $7.62bn, against the overall value of $9.6bn recorded for the month.

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

1) The $5bn merger of CA Healthcare Acquisition and LumiraDx

2) The $1.8bn acquisition of Luminex by DiaSorin

3) The Carlyle Group’s $435m private equity deal with Unchained Labs

4) The $200m acquisition deal with Genosity by InVitae

5) Mountain Crest AcquisitionII’s acquisition of Better Therapeutics for $187m.

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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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