Deal of the Week: Teleflex/NeoTract

The Deal of the Week (ended Sept. 8, 2017) is also the largest announced in the holiday-shortened work week. Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) announced its first acquisition this year, paying $725 million upfront for privately held NeoTract, Inc. It marks a new focus for the medical device maker, whose previous buyouts concentrated in cardiovascular and microlaparoscopy surgical technologies. NeoTract is a medical device maker that has developed and commercialized the FDA-cleared UroLift System, a novel, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. Anyone who watches professional sports televised on Sunday afternoons... Read More »

Teleflex Keeps Cardio Deals Pumping

It’s been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the Medical Device sector. Through December 2, 108 transactions have been announced in 2016, compared with 113 in all of 2015. Target companies specializing in cardiovascular devices make up a small percentage of those deals, but tend to post large prices. So far, $32.8 billion has been committed to three of the four transactions targeting cardiovascular products. The vast majority of that amount is the result of the $30.7 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical (NYSE: STJ) by Abbott (NYSE: ABT), announced in April. As a result of that deal, Abbott and St. Jude agreed to sell certain vascular closure and electrophysiology assets... Read More »