Guidant Acquisitions and Exits, 5 Deals Between 1998 and 2006
life science Company

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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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
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Largest CardioThoracic Systems, Inc.
$313M (1999-08-30)
Sell # Total
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Largest Guidant Stent Business
$4.1B (2006-05-03)

Life Science M&A - Last 3 Years

Guidant was acquired by Boston Scientific on April 21, 2006.

When analyzing the life science sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 376 life science companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 15 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic life science acquirer over the past 3 years is Eurofins Scientific SA, with 23 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the life science sector over the past 3 years is Avista Capital Partners with 6 platform acquisitions.


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