Diagnostics 2011: M&A surges

M&A activity growing, generating exceptional values

Recent trends in M&A

Deal-making activity in the IVD sector is growing strongly in terms of valuations. Helping drive up values are new entrants to the IVD sector, such as financial investors, life sciences research groups, clinical laboratories, and medical technology players. The surge in values and the diversity of the bidders underscore a widespread belief in the growth prospects of selected IVD market segments as well as the potential for cross-industry synergies...