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SCA makes play for broader, elevated presence

Acquisition of BSN Medical ‘complements us in an excellent way,’ says president and CEO
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12/23/2016

STOCKHOLM – SCA plans to buy BSN Medical from private equity group EQT Partners AB for $2.9 billion, giving the company a toehold in the higher growth and higher margin advanced wound care market and setting the stage for the spinoff of its hygiene business.

PE firm TPG buys Mediware

‘We will see increased investment in the next 24 months,” says CEO
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12/23/2016

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware CEO Thomas Mann believes a new investor will help the company transition its HME and home infusion customers to CareTend and help it further build out the business management software.

Moneyline: Mega merger announced, Capital buys Epic Health Services, DME Express raises capital

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12/23/2016

MUNICH and DANBURY, Conn. – Linde and Praxair announced their intention to merge on Dec. 20, creating a company with revenues of about $30 billion and a current market value of more than $65 billion.

Mediware gets new PE owner

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12/21/2016

LENEXA, Kan. – TPG Capital, the private equity fund of alternative asset firm TPG, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mediware Information Systems from private equity firm Thoma Bravo.

SCA to buy BSN for 2.74 billion euros

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12/20/2016

STOCKHOLM – SCA has entered into an agreement to acquire BSN Medical from the private equity group EQT Partners AB for 2.74 billion euros ($2.9 billion), it announced Dec. 19.

Linde, Praxair announce mega merger

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12/20/2016

MUNICH and DANBURY, Conn. – Linde and Praxair have announced their intention to merge, creating a company with revenues of about $30 billion and a current market value of more than $65 billion.

Bain Capital acquires Epic Health Services

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12/20/2016

DALLAS – Epic Health Services has agreed to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity, it announced Dec. 19.

One consultant’s take: ‘I’ve never seen people so positive’

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Friday, December 16, 2016

I was on the phone this week with a seasoned consultant who advises medical device companies on strategic plans and M&A. He said he’s gearing up for a very busy 2017.

Abbott wants to ditch Alere

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12/08/2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – Abbott Laboratories has sued Alere in an effort to terminate its buyout of the company, according to news reports.

NSM extends reach in Southeast

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12/06/2016

NASHVILLE – National Seating & Mobility has acquired the rehab division of Georgia-based Integrity Medical. The acquisition include four branches in Augusta, Macon and Savannah, Ga., and Columbia, S.C.

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