Now that the first half of 2011 is already in our rearview mirror, Medical Device Daily has compiled a Top 10 list of the biggest deals so far this year. Admittedly, the list was inspired by the excitement of last week’s dealmaking activity – Medtronic to spend a total of $645 million to buy Salient Surgical Technologies and PEAK Surgical and TPG Capital buying Immucor for $1.97 billion.
So without further ado, here are the Top 10 deals MDD has reported on so far this year, not including any deals that closed this year but were first disclosed last year.
10. TPG Capital (Fort Worth, Texas) is buying Immucor (Norcross, Georgia) for $1.97 billion.
9. Health Care REIT (Toledo, Ohio) bought Genesis Healthcare (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania) for $2.4 billion.
8. Endo Pharmaceuticals (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania) bought American Medical Systems (Minnetonka, Minnesota) in a $2.9 billion deal.
7. Ventas (Chicago) acquired 118 private-pay senior housing communities of Atria Senior Living Group (Louisville, Kentucky) for $3.1 billion.
6. Emergency Medical Services (Greenwood Village, Colorado) has agreed to be bought out by an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $3.2 billion.
5. Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, Massachusetts) seeks to acquire Phadia (Uppsala, Sweden) for roughly $3.5 billion.
4. A consortium of private equity investors plan to buy Kinetic Concepts (San Antonio) for $6.3 billion.
3. Danaher (Washington) plans to buy Beckman Coulter (Brea, California) for $6.8 billion.
2. Ventas says it will acquire Nationwide Health Properties (New Port Beach, California) in a $7.4 billion stock-for-stock deal.
1. Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, New Jersey) says it will pay $21.3 billion for Synthes (Solothurn, Switzerland), making it one of the largest med-tech deals in history.