Guidant - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Guidant M&A Summary

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%).

Guidant Ownership

Who owns Guidant?

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

Guidant Business Overview

Where is Guidant headquartered?

Guidant is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

What sector is Guidant in?

Guidant is a life science company.

When was Guidant founded?

Guidant was founded in 1994.

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 Divestiture
Indianapolis, Indiana
AFx, Inc. (Fremont) 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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