Medical Devices: What's Hot And What's Not
1) overall volume of exit transactions is down significantly during the first three quarters of 2009;
2) average deal valuations during this time are down by almost half, with increasing frequency of creditor- or investor-directed “date certain M&A events” (i.e., fire sales);
3) private equity buyouts comprise a much lower percentage of activity versus prior periods;
4) strategic acquisitions, while down in overall volume,...
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