Walden Group Healthcare M&A Blog

  • Sivantos and Widex Announce Merger

    Sivantos, a Germany-based hearing aid maker previously owned by Siemens will merge with Widex, a Denmark-based hearing aid maker to form a company with an enterprise value of more than $8b. Sivantos, owned by EQT Partners, and Widex are merging to form the 3rd largest hearing aid maker. The merger will likely push back EQT’s plans for an...
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  • As part of J&J's de-diversifying, it is selling its Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) business to Fortive Corportion (a Danaher spinout)

    Fortive Corporation, a $6.86b diversified conglomerate spinout from Danaher,  is acquiring Johnson & Johnson's Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) business for $2.8b. ASP provides sterilization and disinfection systems and low-temperature hydrogen peroxide sterilization technology. ASP’s products include the STERRAD system for...
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  • Boston Scientific Announces Acquisition Of nVision Medical Corporation

    Boston Scientific Corporation, a $8.83b manufacturer of medical devices for cardiovascular, digestive, pulmonary and other interventional specialties is acquiring nVision Medical, a developer of a device for collecting cells from the fallopian tubes to detect ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women....
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  • Johnson & Johnson Acquired Orthotaxy to Develop a Robotic-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery Solution

    With its acquisition of Orthotaxy, Johnson & Johnson joins a growing list of medtech players strengthening surgical robotics offerings expanding the technology's applications.  Orthotaxy's is in early-stage development for total and partial knee replacement.  The deal helps J&J compete more effectively against Stryker’s Mako...
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  • Roche acquires Flatiron Health for $1.9b

    Roche Holding AG, a $54.1b research-focused, biotechnology company is acquiring Flatiron Health, a developer of an OncologyCloud platform which includes medical record for oncology, advanced analytics, patient portal and integrated billing for $1.9b. Flatiron’s cancer-centric electronic health records platform is connected to about 250...
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