How is COVID-19 affecting medtech deals?

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Fewer medical device companies are securing their first big venture capital investments — or engaging in large mergers — amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recently released reports from Silicon Valley Bank and PwC.

The medical device industry saw 38 Series A investments worth $279 million during the first half of 2020, down from 45 deals worth $408 million during the same period a year ago, according to SVB’s new mid-year “Healthcare Investments and Exits” report.

Meanwhile, PwC reports that the volume and value of medical device M&A deals decreased during the first half of the year. There were 28 medtech M&A deals worth $1.9 billion during the first six months of 2020, versus 38 deals worth $15.4 billion during the previous six months.

The numbers are but another indication that the medical device industry is not immune to the effects of the pandemic and the re…

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