Stryker Takes Out Wright Medical Group for $5.4 Billion

It’s a deal that will likely spawn more deals. Medical device giant Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), with a market cap of $76.4 billion, is acquiring its smaller rival, Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI), with a market cap of $2.8 billion. Stryker will pay $30.75 per share, for a total equity value of approximately $4.0 […]

Orthopedic Device Companies Are all the Rage in 2019

Stryker Corporation‘s (NYSE: SYK) recently announced acquisition of OrthoSpace, Ltd., an Israeli based orthopedic company, for $110 million (with another $110 million in milestones), makes it tough to ignore 2019’s biggest trend in the medical device sector. Orthopedic companies, so far, have taken up nearly 40% of the medical device transactions this year. In the deal, Stryker gains […]

After a Drought, Medical Device Deals Are on the Rise

The medical device market is making a comeback in 2018, after several years of steady but uninspiring performance. Through the end of October, 103 transactions have been announced. That’s still below last year’s total, but there are two months to go in the year. Deal volume in the third quarter reached 41 transactions, up 32% […]

Stryker Strengthens Its Spinal Division with K2M Deal

Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced its third deal of the year on August 30, acquiring K2M Group Holdings (NASDAQ: KTWO), based in Leesburg, Virginia. Stryker will pay $27.50 per share in an all-cash transaction. The purchase price of approximately $1.4 billion represents a 27% premium over K2M’s average closing price in the 90 trading days ended […]

Medical Device Deals Stay Strong in 2016

Medical Devices is finishing the year on a high note. In fact, as of December 29, 2016, deal volume reached 113 transactions, equal to 2015’s total. Deal value topped off at $61.3 billion, a 111% increase from last year’s total of $29.1 billion.

Medical Device Sector Picks Up in Q3:16

In the first eight months of 2016, 80 transactions were announced in the Medical Device sector, making it unlikely this year’s deal volume would surpass last year’s total of 114 deals. As the third quarter wraps up, the sector’s deal volume has reached 90 deals: 31 in Q1, 27 in Q2, and 32 as of […]

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. […]

Stryker Corp. Makes Seventh Acquisition in 2016

Mergers and acquisitions in the medical device segment has been a bit sluggish this year. Even with two deals announced on September 1, marking 79th and 80th sector transactions in 2016, there is a lot of ground to make up to match the 114 deals announced in 2015. Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced its seventh acquisition this year, paying an undisclosed amount for Ivy […]

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 […]