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Medical Devices: the 3 most important mergers in the sector


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BY : Diego GutiérrezOctober Mon, 2020

El mercado de Medical devices es un mercado maduro: las mergers and acquisitions aumentaron considerablemente en 2014 e indican que seguirán creciendo en 2019 en adelante. 

Baker Tilly analyses the three most important mergers in the market. But before that, the sector is explained. Medical devices refers to any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, implant... Medical devices are essential for the safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disease. 

Major mergers in the Medical Devices sector

1. Essilor and Luxottica Group 

Major mergers in the Medical Devices sector

The company Essilor is a leading French innovator and manufacturer of the world's most advanced lenses, providing products and services to meet vision needs. Essilor acquired the company Luxxottica Group owner of Ray-Ban sunglasses for the first time.  

49 billion euros. In this way, they have created a giant in the optical industry with combined sales of 15 billion euros in the first year of the merger alone. 

 Medtronic and Covidien 

Medtronic

The US company Medtronic a global leader in medical devices, acquired Covidiena provider of surgical and monitoring products, in a cash and stock transaction valued at $42.9 million. This gives Medtronic a more complete product portfolio, a diversified growth profile and broad geographic reach in more than 150 countries. 

 3. Stryker and Sage Products 

Stryker

Stryker Corporation is a US multinational medical technology company: implants, surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems, as well as other medical device products used in a variety of medical specialties. Stryker Corporation acquired Sage Products, for USD 2.775 billion. 

Sage Products   develops, manufactures and distributes disposable products aimed at reducing adverse events, primarily in the intensive care unit and in the medical or surgical hospital unit environment. The acquisition is made to offer products and services that support a prevention mindset, specifically in the area of never events (hospital-acquired infections). 

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