New figures released by GlobalData have shed light on the top locations for mergers and acquisitions in the medical devices industry.

The data shows that M&A activity is strongest in the US, which saw a total of 25 deals announced in the most recent quarter (2021 Q4). That’s up from 22 deals announced in the previous quarter (2021 Q3).

China also performed well over the most recent quarter, with eight deals (down from 13 in 2021 Q3).

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Recent months have also seen an uptick in M&A deals in Canada. The country has seen eight deals announced over the last two complete quarters, up from an average of two deals every six months between 2019 and 2021.

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By GlobalData

That's the largest increase in M&A dealmaking in the medical devices industry for any country.

Despite being the global hotspot for M&A dealmaking in the medical devices industry, the US has had a difficult few months, with just 29 deals announced in the last two complete quarters.

That's a decrease compared the country's average of 59 deals announced every six months between 2019 and 2021, and the sharpest decrease in M&A dealmaking in the medical devices industry experienced by any country in recent months.

Globally, the situation is looking mixed for mergers and acquisitions in the medical devices industry.

A total of 68 deals were announced over the last quarter, down from 70 deals in the previous quarter but up from from an average of 59 deals per quarter over the previous three years.

GlobalData's deals database

GlobalData tracks the performance and activities of more than 675,000 companies in over 200 countries around the world.

The data analytics firm's deals database includes the details of approximately one million deals, ranging from mergers and acquisition to venture capital financing, equity offerings and debt offerings.