M&A Analysis: November Deal Making Hits Whole New Low
M&A deal activity dropped dramatically in November with a mere six deals in the medtech industry, making November the weakest month of the year so far. The biggest deal of the month recorded was Edward Lifesciences $690m acquisition of Israeli start-up Valtech.
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M&A activity tumbled in November after October's big boom. Nine deals were recorded on Medtech Insight's M&A Deal Tracker, repeating the low deal count seen in the same period last year. However, the month saw a handful of notable deals, including Philips' eighth acquisition of the year.
The global medtech industry has a new leader, after a bulked-up Medtronic bumped Johnson & Johnson from first place. But astute M&A deals, as well as divestments and impact from poor sales and negative currency effects, have also led to other movements in the medtech rankings, according to Medtech Insight's annual review at the top medical device companies.
The global medtech industry has a new leader, after a bulked-up Medtronic knocked Johnson & Johnson off its throne. But astute M&A deals, as well as divestments and knock-on impact from poor sales and negative currency effects, have also led to other movements in the medtech company rankings. Medtech Insight's 2016 edition of its annual league tables – MTI 100 and the Top 10 sector leaders – show who's climbed up and who's slipped down.