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Hospital Products M&A Environment

Hill-Rom (HRC) was one of the more notable M&A deals in Q3 with Baxter (BAX) aggressing to a $10.5B deal bringing together two leading medical technology companies to broaden access to care in the hospital, home and alternate site settings. Patients increasingly...

AT&T & Discovery Merger May Spark Media Deals

On May 17th, 2021 AT&T (T) announces a $43B deal to merge its WarnerMedia unit with Discovery (DISCA). On the M&A call the company noted that “this transaction brings together 2 entertainment leaders with complementary content strengths and positions the new...

M&A Analysis: Insurance Sector Deals Pick Up

In March M&A in the insurance market made headlines as Chubb (CB) approach Hartford Financial (HIG) in a $23B buyout that was later rejected but talks are likely to continue and overall puts a spotlight on an industry that is undervalued. Chubb has long been a...

M&A Analysis – Biotech – Oncology – October 2020

Immunomedic (IMMU) a notable deal in Biotech at a value of $21B and coming at a sizable 108% premium from Gilead (GILD) with M&A in Biotech continuing to favor deals in the Oncology space. The large cap Biotech’s continue to generate strong cash flows and have a...

M&A Analysis: Mobile Gaming

Zynga (ZNGA) announced a large deal to start the month of June purchasing Istanbul-based mobile game developer Peak for $1.8B, split with $900M cash and $900M in stock. Peak is best known for mobile games such as Toon Blast and Toy Blast. With Peak’s 12 million daily...

M&A Analysis: Life Science Tools

Thermo Fisher’s (TMO) $11.5B deal for QIAGEN (QGEN) was the top deal in March 2020 and came at a 23% premium after long speculation of a pending deal, and valuation multiple of near 20X EBITDA and 7.15X EV/Sales. QGEN is in the diagnostics space helping 500,000...

M&A Analysis: FinTech

In a broader theme this month the M&A market was very hot across Financials, a number of deals in the space including: Morgan Stanley (MS) Announced a $13B Deal for E-Trade Intuit (INTU) Announced a $7.1B Deal for Credit Karma Worldine Announced an $8.6B Deal for...

M&A Analysis: Aerospace M&A

Hexcel (HXL) was one of the first large deals of 2020 as Woodward (WWD) announced an all-stock deal to acquire the company that valued it at $6.4B, a modest 4.5% premium to where it traded prior to the announcement. The deal was dubbed a merger of equals and creates a...

M&A Analysis: Cyber-Security M&A

Sophos was a notable deal in October with a $3.9B offer from Thomas Bravo, a notable private equity deal in the cyber-security space. In a statement the CEO stated “Sophos is actively driving the transition in next-generation cybersecurity solutions, leveraging...