7 Medical Device Sectors Ripe for M&A

These are the medical device areas that could be attractive to companies looking to acquire.

Amanda Pedersen

February 7, 2022

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With several large medical device companies expected to make acquisitions this year, along with valuations of prospective acquisition targets dropping, many industry analysts have noted that 2022 could be a big year for medical device and diagnostics M&A.

Based on management commentary during recent earnings calls, companies that are likely to be active in M&A this year include Johnson & Johnson, Hologic, Boston Scientific (although not to the extent it was in 2021), and possibly Abbott.

On Friday, Ryan Zimmerman, a medtech analyst at BTIG, pointed to seven medical device subsectors that could be attractive from an M&A perspective. In the following slides, we take a look at each of those spaces and offer our own educated guesses as to some of the players that could potentially be scooped up by a larger company this year.

About the Author(s)

Amanda Pedersen

Amanda Pedersen is a veteran journalist and award-winning columnist with a passion for helping medical device professionals connect the dots between the medtech news of the day and the bigger picture. She has been covering the medtech industry since 2006.

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