The Dutch group is ripe for a takeover, and while Thermo Fisher has to be the likeliest candidate for acquirer there are a number of potentially interested parties.
Two dental companies go public inside a week, with very different results.
Intuitive Surgical makes the most money per employee – but the title of “most improved” goes to Philips.
Exact Sciences finds that where there’s muck there’s brass, but specialisation does not work as well for Abiomed.
GE sells its Biopharma business for $21.4bn, but is its IPO cancelled or merely on hold?
Big medtech is keeping its purse-strings closed – but private equity sees value in subsidiaries.
Big cap medtech is hiring, largely thanks to organic growth.
GE arrives to the spin-out party fashionably late.