Becton, Dickinson and Co.

1 Becton Drive,
Franklin Lake, New Jersey 07417
United States,
(201) 847-6800

Becton, Dickinson and Co. 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 and Co. was formed in 1897 and is headquartered in Franklin Lake, New Jersey.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 13 2 2 - 2 1 20
vol $850M $12.2B $24.0B $37.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 - - 2 - 1 7
vol $780M $780M

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Largest C. R. Bard, Inc.
$24.0B (2017-04-23)
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Largest Discovery Labware, Inc.
$720M (2012-11-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Becton Dickinson has acquired 21 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Becton Dickinson’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired C. R. Bard for $24.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold Discovery Labware to Corning for $720M. Becton Dickinson has acquired in 7 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include medical products (40%) and healthcare services (30%).

When analyzing the medical products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 335 medical products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 16 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic medical products acquirer over the past 3 years is Boston Scientific, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the medical products sector over the past 3 years is Apax Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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