Walden Group Healthcare M&A Blog

  • Smith & Nephew to Buy Osiris Therapeutics

    Smith & Nephew plc (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), a $4.9b maker of orthopedic, wound management, sports medicine and trauma & extremities products, is acquiring Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., a provider of regenerative medicine products, including skin, bone graft and articular cartilage substitutes. The deal accelerates S&N's wound management...
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  • Medtronic to Acquire EPIX Therapeutics

    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a $29.95b manufacturer of cardio-vascular, orthopedic, spinal and other medical devices., is buying EPIX Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics), a maker of a catheter-based, temperature-controlled cardiac ablation systems. The acquisition expands Medtronic's cardiac ablation portfolio. EPIX...
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  • Abbott Laboratories to Acquire Cephea Valve Technologies

    Abbott Laboratories, a $20.4b global developer of diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals is buying Cephea Valve Technologies, Inc, a developer of a less-invasive heart valve replacement technology for mitral valve disease. The deal Strengthens Abbott's in structural heart therapies. Cephea's artificial...
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  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Buying Celgene for $74b

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a $20.8b global biopharma company is buying Celgene Corporation, a $13b developer of therapies for cancer and inflammatory diseases. The Deal strengthens Bristol-Myers in oncology, cardiovascular disease, immunology and inflammation. Celgene is known for its blockbuster Thalomid and Revlimid cancer drugs. The...
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  • GlaxoSmithKline to Acquire Tesaro for $5.1b

    GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), a large European-based pharmaceutical manufacturer is acquiring TESARO Inc., an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company. The transaction accelerates GSK's commercial capability in oncology. TESARO's major marketed product is Zejula (niraparib), an oral, once-daily ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor approved for use...
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