Walden Group Healthcare M&A Blog

  • In 2019 M&A Has Continued to Play a Critical Role in Growth Strategies

    • Boston Scientific acquired London-based BTG plc (maker of products used in minimally-invasive procedures targeting cancer and vascular diseases, as well as specialty pharmaceuticals) for $4b. • 3M closed its $6.7b deal of Acelity, a developer of wound care and specialty surgical management products, in October 2019. • J&J’s Ethicon...
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  • Robotics Remain an Active M&A Area

    Earlier in 2019, Johnson & Johnson paid $3.4b (plus up to an additional $2.35b) for Auris Health, Inc., a maker of endoscopic robotic technologies. The Auris platform complements robotics currently in development for general surgery by Verb Surgical, a startup founded by J&J and Verily Life Sciences (an Alphabet unit), and for orthopedics...
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  • FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Valiant TAAA Stent Graft System

    The new Valiant TAAA Stent Graft System is designed to repair a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). A TAAA causes swelling of the aorta, which extends from the chest into the abdomen. Commonly, TAAA affects the branch arteries supplying blood to various internal organs. The condition accounts for approximately 15% of all thoracic aneurysms....
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  • Celgene to Sell Blockbuster Drug to Amgen for $13.4b

    Amgen Inc., a $23b multinational biopharmaceutical company is buying the worldwide rights to Otezla® from Celgene Corporation, a $13b developer of therapies for cancer and inflammatory diseases, for $13.4b. The acquisition complements Amgen's existing inflammation franchise of innovative biologics and biosimilar products. Otezla® (apremilast) is...
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  • Exact Sciences to buy Genomic Health for $2.8b

    Exact Sciences Corp, a $454m molecular diagnostics company is acquiring Genomic Health Inc, a $394m cancer detection company for $2.8b. The deal joins two of the strong brands in molecular and cancer diagnostics, Cologuard® and Oncotype DX®, providing a strong platform for continued growth; and forms a first class commercial, research,...
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