Guidant Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life ScienceCompany

Guidant has acquired 4 companies of its own. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Guidant’s largest acquisition to date was in 1999, when it acquired CardioThoracic Systems for $313M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold Guidant Stent Business to Abbott Laboratories for $4.1B. Guidant has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include medical products (75%) and healthcare services (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Guidant Corp.

111 Monument Circle,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
United States,
(317)971-2000
www.guidant.com

Guidant Corporation pioneers lifesaving technology, giving an opportunity for better life today to millions of cardiac and vascular patients worldwide. The company, driven by a strong entrepreneurial culture of more than 10,000 employees, develops, manufactures and markets a broad array of products and services that enable less invasive care for some of life's most threatening medical conditions.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 1 - - 4
vol $448M $45M $493M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
vol $4.1B $4.1B
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Guidant Stent Business 2006-05-03 4.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana
AFx, Inc. 2004-02-10 45M USD Add-on Acquisition
Fremont, California · www.afx-inc.com
Everolimus Eluting/Biosensors International/ 2003-01-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore
CardioThoracic Systems, Inc. 1999-08-30 313M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cupertino, California
InControl, Inc. 1998-08-12 135M USD Add-on Acquisition
Redmond, Washington
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Medical Products 3 (75%) 358M (73%) 1 (100%) 4.1B (100%)
Healthcare Services 1 (25%) 135M (27%) - -
Total 4 $493M 1 $4.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 493M 1 4.1B
  California 2 358M - -
  Washington 1 135M - -
  Indiana - - 1 4.1B
Singapore 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (75%) 493M (100%) 1 (100%) 4.1B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (25%) - - -
Total 4 $493M 1 $4.1B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $448M
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $493M
Largest CardioThoracic Systems, Inc.
$313M (1999-08-30)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $4.1B
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Guidant Stent Business
$4.1B (2006-05-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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