2014-03-24 04:47:02 - Medical Equipment Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
M&As and asset transactions, which include change in ownership and control of companies or assets (we do not consider this value as a new investment in the market), reported a decline in deal values with $7.4 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to $37.2 billion in Q2 2013. However, the number of deals increased marginally to 152 in Q3 2013 from 148 in Q2 2013. On a year-on-year basis, the number of deals increased and deal values decreased in Q3 2013, when compared to 142 deals worth $13 billion in Q3 2012. Healthcare IT and in vitro diagnostics markets recorded the maximum number of M&As in Q3 2013 with 30 deals each and stood at the top in deal activity.
International SA, an ophthalmic optics company, announcing the acquisition of the remaining 51% joint venture stake in Transitions Optical, Inc., a provider of photochromic lenses to optical manufacturers, and 100% stake in Intercast Europe Spa, a manufacturer and distributor of sun lenses, from PPG Industries, Inc., for a cash consideration of US$1.73 billion plus deferred payment of US$125m over five years; and Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company, announcing the acquisition of Mako Surgical Corp., an orthopedic medical device company, for a purchase consideration of US$30 per share or approximately US$1,650m, were some of high value transactions reported in Q3 2013.
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