LifeScan Diabetes Deal Brings $2.1 Billion

Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE: JNJ) selling spree continued with the divestiture of LifeScan, Inc. for $2.1 billion. LifeScan is a leader in blood glucose monitoring products, serving approximately 20 million patients globally in more than 90 countries. LifeScan markets blood glucose monitoring systems for home and hospital use under the global brand, One Touch. The […]

Ethicon Sells Its Advanced Sterilization Products for $2.7 Billion

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon last week sold its advanced sterilization products (ASP) business to Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) for $2.7 billion. The ASP business is a global provider of innovative sterilization and disinfection solutions. It generated adjusted EBITDA margin of approximately 25% (unaudited) in 2017. Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company […]

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Deal of the Week: Celgene/Impact

Biotechnology deals are off to a strong start in 2018, thanks to the Biotech Showcase 2018 held every year alongside the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. In the first two weeks, 16 transactions were made public. This year, the Showcase registration desk was just getting into full swing on Sunday, January 7, when Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG) […]

Medical Device Sector Is Most Active in H1:17

The Medical Device sector has been humming. Granted, it comprises a huge range of things, from hip and knee joints to cardiovascular devices. Since 2016, 176 deals have been announced, and $102 billion has been committed based on 73 disclosed prices. Among the 176 deals, 14 target companies specialize in cardiovascular devices, 14 specialize in orthopedic […]

Q1:17 Biotechnology Deals Keep Climbing

Biotechnology deal activity has climbed steadily over the past five quarters. The sector reached 62 transactions in Q1:17, an increase of 13% over the previous quarter and up 94% year-over-year. The total is 31% of the 203 deals announced in the previous 12 months. M&A in this sector will remain active for years to come, […]

Perrigo Lets Go of Tysabri Royalties

Perrigo finally sold its royalty interest in Tysabri, a multiple sclerosis drug that it acquired as part of Elan Corporation back in 2013. Royalty Pharma, the hostile bidder for Elan back then, paid $2.2 billion for Tysabri royalties.