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Research and Markets: Medical Equipment Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q2 2012

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 4:47am
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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 5, 2012--Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tbp5sg/medical_equipment ) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Medical Equipment Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q2 2012" to their offering.

Medical Equipment Deal Value Increased 33% In Q2 2012.

The authors's Medical Equipment Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q2 2012 report is an essential source of data on and trend analysis of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and financing in the medical equipment market. The report provides detailed information on M&As, equity/debt offerings, private equity, venture financing and partnership transactions registered in the medical equipment industry in Q2 2012.

The report provides detailed comparative data on the number of deals and their value in the past five quarters, categorized into deal types, segments, and geographies. The report provides information on the top private equity, venture capital and advisory firms in the medical equipment industry.

Some High Value Deals Increase Deal Value Considerably In Q2 2012 M&As and asset transactions, which include change in ownership and control of companies or assets (The authors does not consider this value as a new investment in the market), reported an increase of 33% in deal values in Q2 2012. The deal values increased to $26 billion in Q2 2012 from $20 billion in Q1 2012.

However, the number deals decreased from 683 in Q1 2012 to 672 in Q2 2012. On a year-on-year basis, the number of deals was fewer and deal values smaller in Q2 2012, when compared to 781 deals worth of $71.1 billion in Q2 2011. HealthCare IT market was attracted substantial investments in Q2 2012. It recorded 38 acquisitions worth $4.8 billion in Q2 2012.

SXC Health Solutions's acquisition of Catalyst Health Solutions for $4.4 billion, Hologic announcing the acquisition of Gen-Probe, a diagnostic test maker, for $3.7 billion, and EQT's acquisition of BSN Medical from Montagu Private Equity for $2.3 billion and Agilent Technologies's acquisition of Dako from EQT for $2.2 billion were some of the high value deals reported in Q2 2012.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tbp5sg/medical_equipment Source: GlobalData

CONTACT: Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager.

press@researchandmarkets.com U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 Sector:Medical Devices KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 09/05/2012 04:47 AM/DISC: 09/05/2012 04:47 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120905005811/

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