Stryker’s Minimally Invasive Acquisitions

For a company that has targeted minimally invasive surgical products of late, Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) has been highly visible in the acquisition arena this year. It started in February 2016. That month, the medical device giant announced three deals, totaling $2.03 billion. In April, three more acquisitions were announced, with only one disclosed price of $40.6 million. Halfway through September, the company has made two more acquisitions, for undisclosed prices. For those keeping score, that’s eight deals for approximately $4.1 billion. Stryker’s most recent deals have targeted Ivy Sports Medicine, LLC for its minimally invasive meniscal repair platform, and Restore... Read More »

Another Billion-Dollar Stryker Deal

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... Read More »

Stryker Strikes Two Deals in Two Weeks

Medical device maker Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced its second deal in two weeks, buying the neurosurgery tools portfolio of Synergetics USA Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The portfolio consists of Synergetics’  Malis generator, Spetzler Malis disposable forceps, and Stryker’s existing Sonopet tips and RF generator. The products will complement Stryker’s neuro, spine and ear-nose-throat business, as well as expand its neurosurgical offerings. The first deal, announced on February 1, was Stryker’s nearly $2.8 billion acquisition of Sage Products, LLC, a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. Sage develops, manufactures and distributes... Read More »