Medtech M&A shows growth in first half of 2014

 

Over the past 18 months, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has accelerated in the U.S. That trend is poised to continue, if not increase, according to the first annual Deloitte M&A Trends report.

Of the 2,500 corporate and private equity respondents to Deloitte’s M&A survey, 84 percent of corporate executives anticipate a sustained, if not accelerated, pace of M&A activity in the next 24 months. The vast majority of private equity executives (89 percent) are expecting average to high deal activity going forward.

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Industry giants provide scholarships to help startups present at the AdvaMed Conference

 “I get by with a little help from my friends” comes to mind as AdvaMed 2014: The MedTech Conference, announced today that industry giants Abbott, Baxter, Covidien and Johnson & Johnson provided scholarships to help startups give company presentations at the annual AdvaMed Conference.

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Will Medtronic’s announcement put pressure on Congress and the administration to overhaul tax laws?

Global headquarter offices of Medtronic, located in Fridley Minnesota. Medtroni

Global headquarter offices of Medtronic, located in Fridley Minnesota. Medtroni

(Reuters) – U.S. medical device maker Medtronic’s plan to buy rival Covidien and move its base to Ireland is a sign that something is wrong with the U.S. tax system, a top Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

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