M&A Deal Summary

Boston Scientific Acquires American Medical Systems

On March 2, 2015, Boston Scientific acquired medical products company American Medical Systems from Endo International for 1.6B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Boston Scientific’s 19th transaction in the Medical Products sector.
  • This is Boston Scientific’s 5th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Boston Scientific’s 25th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Boston Scientific’s 4th transaction in Minnesota.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-03-02
Target American Medical Systems
Sector Medical Products
Buyer(s) Boston Scientific
Sellers(s) Endo International
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 1.6B USD

Target

American Medical Systems

Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
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American Medical Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of medical devices for the surgical treatment of urological and gynecological disorders.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Boston Scientific

Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1979
Sector Medical Products
Employees45,000
Revenue 12.7B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Boston Scientific's corporate headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Entrance to Boston Scientific's corporate headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Boston Scientific is a medical technology company. Boston Scientific's products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions, including heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, women's health, and chronic pain conditions. Boston Scientific was founded in 1979 and is based in Marlborough, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 30 of 62
Sector (Medical Products) 19 of 48
Type (Divestiture) 4 of 10
State (Minnesota) 4 of 6
Country (United States) 25 of 47
Year (2015) 1 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 5 of 32
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-05-27 StarMedTec

Starnberg, Germany

StarMedTec GnbH develops, manufactures and sells medical lasers for applications in urology, surgery and other medical areas.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-04-01 Xlumena

Mountain View, California, United States

Xlumena, Inc. is a medical device company that develops, manufactures and sells minimally invasive devices for Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) guided transluminal drainage of targeted areas within the gastrointestinal tract.

Buy $63M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Endo International

Dublin, Ireland

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Category Company
Founded 1920
Sector Medical Products
Employees3,103
Revenue 2.9B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Endo International is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, sale and marketing of branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals used to treat and manage pain, bladder cancer, prostate cancer and the early onset of puberty in children, or central precocious puberty (CPP). Endo International was incorporatted in 1920 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 4
Sector (Medical Products) 2 of 2
Type (Divestiture) 2 of 4
State (Minnesota) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2015) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-01-29 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) develops and markets pharmaceutical products that focus on urology and sexual health. This includes commercialization of Testim Gel for male hypogonadism (low testosterone) and development of Xiaflex for connective tissue disorders such as Duputrens contracture and Peyronies disease.

Buy $2.6B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-05-18 Par Pharmaceutical Companies

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, United States

Par Pharma specializes in developing, licensing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing generic drugs.

Buy $8.1B