Boston Scientific Buys EndoChoice, Mulls De-FUSEing Potential Weakness
Boston Scientific is making a significant investment in its endoscopy portfolio as it strikes a $210m deal to buy colonoscopy specialist EndoChoice. The Natick, Massachusetts, group added that it will be “evaluating strategic options” for EndoChoice’s Fuse colonoscope.
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Many medtech companies reported their sales and earnings for all of 2016, along with projections for 2017, at the end of January or early February. Medtech Insight has examined their reports as well as the comments of the analysts who track these companies to highlight a few that had especially good years, some that had down years, and some lesser-known companies worth watching in the future.
Q3 medtech financing doubled in dollar volume to $3 billion, with debt offerings again representing the majority of the aggregate; acquisitions totaled $5.3 billion, mainly due to Johnson & Johnson’s $4.3 billion buy of Abbott Medical Optics. Diagnostics financings, which brought in $85 million, continued to decline, but at $5 billion, acquisitions showed a slight increase over the previous quarter, with Danaher’s takeover of Cepheid accounting for most of the M&A volume.