Welch Allyn, Inc. was a quiet, family-run global medical device company, based in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. We knew the peace couldn’t last. Sure enough, last week Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC) agreed to pay $2.05 billion for the Skaneateles Falls-based company that makes those physical examination instruments and accessories you so look forward to seeing whenever you visit your doctor. It also makes EMR-connected vital signs and cardiac monitoring devices, with the aid of 2,600 people in 26 countries. Hill-Rom Holdings operates as a medical technology company, and its financial advisors at Goldman, Sachs & Co. expect this transaction to generate $2.6 billion in revenues and more than $500 million in adjusted EBITDA.