M&A Analysis: October Deal Volume Takes A Nosedive
October marked one of the worst deal-making months of 2016, with only ten M&A transactions being announced and completed.
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The medtech M&A deal count soared in October with a total of 30 deals announced and closed in the month. It was an especially busy month for the orthopedics sector, with a number of high profile deals inked.
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