Walden Group Healthcare M&A Blog

  • Cantel Medical to Acquire Hu-Friedy for $725M

    07/30/2019
    Cantel Medical Corp., a $880m manufacturer of medical equipment announced plans to buy Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., a maker of dental instruments and reprocessing equipment. The deal helps build out a portfolio of infection prevention solutions including consumables, instrumentation and workflow management programs for dental practitioners while also...
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  • AbbVie to Buy Allergan for $63B

    06/25/2019
    AbbVie Inc., a $32.75b pharmaceutical company agreed to buy Allergan plc, an Ireland-based $15.79b pharmaceutical company for $63b. The latest merger in an industry where huge premiums are being paid to incease growth prospects. The deal gives AbbVie Botox, but doesn’t involve a huge pipeline of blockbuster drugs. Allergan does diversify AbbVie...
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  • The Walden Group advises Riverpoint Medical, LLC in its Partnership with Arlington Capital Partners and Helps Guide the Transaction to a Successful Closing

    The Walden Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Arlington Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in its client, Riverpoint Medical, LLC. Riverpoint is a major developer and manufacturer of advanced bioabsorbable and non-absorbable sutures; high-strength fiber implantables for sports medicine surgery; patented cordless surgeon...
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  • FDA Bans Sales of Transvaginal Mesh

    04/23/2019
    The FDA has ordered the two remaining medical device companies, Boston Scientific and Coloplast, selling surgical mesh for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse to stop all sales and distribution in the US. The FDA said the two companies did not demonstrate a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of these devices in their premarket...
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  • Breakthroughs in Developing Artificial Hearts

    04/23/2019
    Scientists in Israel have printed the world’s first 3D heart made of human tissue and biological molecules. Using tissues from the patient to make a personalized “ink,” a specialized printer was used to produce a working, pumping human heart complete with blood vessels. Because the engineered heart is made of the patient’s own tissues,...
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