Division of Wright Medical Group NV
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In reinventing itself as a niche specialist in the orthopedic market, Wright Medical is putting efforts into maintaining leadership in the upper and lower extremities and building on its biologics strengths – a sales platform that was reinforced highly synergistically on the acquisition of Tornier. But for however long Wright Medical can remain independent, how does it balance value-based health care with strategic development plans?
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced October-November 2014.
Device financing dropped more than 40% to $714 million in Q1; Smith & Nephew’s $1.7 billion acquisition of ArthroCare overshadowed acquisitions. Diagnostics companies raised $568 million, a 34% increase over 2013’s final quarter; nonprofits provided assets to diagnostics firms in multiple licensing arrangements.
With the surprise announcement that Zimmer, the number three player, will acquire Biomet, the number five player, in a transaction valued at $13 billion, a transformation in the orthopedic industry is underway. Most of the major orthopedic manufacturers are primed with a war chest of cash to make acquisitions for future growth, and as health care reform unfolds, companies are positioning themselves to compete in a changing world where “bigger is better.”
- Implantable Devices
Surgical Equipment & Devices
- Minimally or Less Invasive
- Therapeutic Areas
- Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Disorders
- North America
- Parent & Subsidiaries
- Wright Medical Group NV
- Senior Management
- Dustin Leavitt, CEO
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