Medtech M&A: The industry’s biggest mergers and acquisitions of 2021

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Across 2021, medtech has seen a wide range of mergers and acquisitions covering several areas of devices, pharmaceuticals and more.

Some have gone off without a hitch, while others fell into serious scrutiny as mouthwatering financial figures were revealed and major technologies were acquired.

Here are the 10 biggest mergers and acquisitions in medtech in 2021:


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BREAKING: Steris to acquire Cantel Medical in $4.6B deal

Steris (NYSE:STE) announced today that it will acquire Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMD) for $4.6 billion — a major merger in the infection prevention space.

The deal is expected to close by June 30, pending customary closing conditions, regulatory approvals and an OK by Cantel shareholders. News of the merger comes a month and a half after Steris closed on its $850 million purchase of Key Surgical.

The deal will add a full suite of high-level disinfection disposables, capital equipment and services — as well as additional single-use accessories — to Steris’s endoscopy offerings. Cantel’s dental business will also extend Steris into a new segment of potential customers.

“We have long appreciated Cantel, which is a natural complement and extension to Steris’s product and service offerings, global reach and customers,” Steris CEO Walt Rosebrough said in a news release. “Our companies share a similar focus on infection prevention across a range of healt…

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