Deal of the Week: Boston Scientific/Apama

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced its second acquisition of the year, targeting privately held Apama Medical Inc. in a deal for $175 million. That’s small potatoes compared with its previously announced deal for Symetis SA, the Swiss maker of transcatheter aortic valve implantation devices, for $435 million.




CRO Deals Pile Up, and So Do the Multiples

After 34 announced transactions in 2017, the news that one contract research organization (CRO) bought another CRO is downright yawn-inducting. This space is undergoing rapid consolidation, no question. Before this week, those 34 deals had a combined total of approximately $20.9 billion. Add another deal, and another $950 million, and the market just got a […]