It’s been one-a-week for Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK). The medical device maker announced two deals in February, including one for $2.77 billion. That was for Madison Dearborn Partners‘ portfolio company, Sage Products LLC, which makes and distributes disposable products aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, primarily in the ICU and Med/Surg unit.
The third week in February brought another big announcement, the acquisition of Physio-Control International, Inc. for nearly $1.3 billion, from Bain Capital. Physio-Control makes and markets monitors, defibrillators and CPR-assist devices, as well as data management and support services. This acquisition complements Stryker Medical’s Emergency Medical Services division, and is expected to drive a greater balance between capital and disposables. Can’t wait to see what SYK buys next week.