M&A Deal Summary

Becton Dickinson Acquires C. R. Bard

On April 23, 2017, Becton, Dickinson and Co. acquired medical products company C. R. Bard, Inc. for 24.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Becton Dickinson’s 7th transaction in the Medical Products sector.
  • This is Becton Dickinson’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Becton Dickinson’s 14th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Becton Dickinson’s 1st transaction in New Jersey.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-04-23
Target C. R. Bard, Inc.
Sector Medical Products
Buyer(s) Becton, Dickinson and Co.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 24.0B USD
Advisor(s) Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division (Financial)
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP (Legal)


C. R. Bard, Inc.

Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States
Entrance to C. R. Bard's corporate headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
Entrance to C. R. Bard's corporate headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
C. R. Bard, Inc. is a multinational developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology, and surgical specialties. C. R. Bard was formed in 1907 and is based in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

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Becton, Dickinson and Co.

Franklin Lake, New Jersey, United States


Category Company
Founded 1897
SectorMedical Products
Revenue 17.1B USD (2020)

Becton Dickinson is a global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. Becton Dickinson was formed in 1897 and is based in Franklin Lake, New Jersey.

Overall 19 of 24
Sector (Medical Products) 7 of 11
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 18 of 23
State (New Jersey) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 14 of 18
Year (2017) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 7
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Caesarea, Israel

Caesarea Medical Electronics Ltd. (CME) is a manufacturer of infusion and syringe pump systems, complementary accessories and a wide range of disposable administration sets. Caesarea Medical Electronics Ltd. was established in 1993 and is headquartered in Caesarea, Israel.

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2018-03-19 Vyaire Medical, Inc.

Mettawa, Illinois, United States

Vyaire Medical supports and improves the lives of patients with a laser focus on improving patient outcomes and increasing value for customers. The company was to serve healthcare customers with innovative device and service solutions across the respiratory and anesthesia continua of care. Vyaire's legacy brands have a 65-year track record of pioneering, innovating, and advancing respiratory diagnostics, ventilation, and anesthesia delivery & patient monitoring. From industry-pioneering brands that include Bird, Bear, and Jaeger to respected industry leaders AirLife, Vital Signs, Viasys, and many others - Vyaire Medical has nearly 27,000 distinct part numbers recognized, trusted, and preferred by specialists in the respiratory therapy and anesthesiology healthcare markets worldwide. Vyaire Medical was formed in 2016 and is based in Mettawa, Illinois.

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