A Picture Of Health: Medical Tech Private Equity

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT) -- Medical device companies have long attracted the attention of private equity and venture capital investors; however, recent changes in the health care regulatory landscape have raised questions about the vitality of such transactions in the context of medical device companies.

For example, the 2.3 percent medical device tax introduced under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which applies to sales of certain medical devices after Dec. 31, 2012, has been characterized by the Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association as onerous and possibly crippling for smaller medical...
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