9 + 11 = Possible 3: Can A Stryker-Boston Scientific Combo Work?
Unconfirmed rumors of Stryker having approached Boston Scientific about a takeover bid raised eyebrows all around, not least because the move – reported on June 11 – was so unexpected. But would a combination of the medtech industry's No. 9 and No. 11, to create a broad-scale portfolio with very little product overlap, make strategic sense? Reactions have been mixed.