Burst in medical technology acquisitions

The recent acquisition activity in medical technology might not otherwise stand out but for the fact that there are some big deals and a couple of buyers are repoeat sources of action.


  • Abbott Laboratories acquires Solvay Pharmaceuticals for $6.6 billion.
  • Covidien acquires Aspect Medical for $210 million.
  • Covidien acquires Power Medical Interventions for $65 million.
  • Syneron Medical acquires Candela Corp. for $65 million.
  • Abbott to acquire Evalve for $410 million.
  • Abbott to acquire Visiogen for $400 million
  • Natus Medical acquires Alpine Biomed for $43.2 million.

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