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Executive Summary

Trends
Affecting Investments in the Medical Device Sector Many healthcare trends could significantly affect the European medical device sector. The increasing elderly population, growing power of the middle class, changing decision makers, and increasing healthcare consumerism are expected to change the way healthcare is delivered in the near future.

Key Investment Findings
•The European medical device sector witnessed a decline in both volume and value of venture capital (VC) investments during the study period from 2010 to 2014.
•While private equity (PE) deals did not show much variation in terms of volume between 2010 and 2013, deal value showed a tremendous increase in the same period.
•The decrease in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) volume was marginal; however, the decreases in M&A value was quite significant between 2010 and 2013.
•In terms of integration type, medical device companies are the top buyers.
•Initial public offerings (IPO) in the industry show a promising exit route for participants in the European medical device sector.

Key Terms Used in the Study

Transactions
•Growth capital/PE is a private placement transaction in which an investment is made in a mature or middle-market company with the purpose of aiding its growth.
•VC is a private placement transaction that involves an investment in an incubation or startup, early-, mid-, late-, or developing-stage company.

Sectors
•Pharmaceutical includes companies engaged in research and development (R&D) or the production of pharmaceuticals.
•Biotechnology includes companies primarily engaged in R&D, manufacturing, and/or marketing of products based on genetic analysis and genetic engineering. Additionally, biotechnology includes companies specializing in protein-based therapeutics to treat human diseases.
•Healthcare technology includes companies providing information technology services such as application, systems, and/or data processing software; Internet-based tools; and IT consulting services to doctors, hospitals, or businesses operating primarily in the healthcare industry.
•Medical devices include manufacturers of healthcare equipment and devices such as medical instruments, drug delivery systems, cardiovascular and orthopaedic devices, and diagnostic equipment.
•Healthcare providers include providers of patient healthcare services as well as dialysis centers, lab testing services, pharmacy management services, and companies providing business support services to healthcare providers such as clerical support services, collection agency services, staffing services, and outsourced sales and marketing services.

Study Objectives

Analyse the investment trends in the European medical device sector
Identify the key PE, VC, and M&A trends in the industry, based on deals across sectors and the nature of buyers
Analyse investment characteristics of deals
Identify, compare, and assess current and potential investment activity
Arrive at strategic conclusions based on key trends

Table Of Contents

Investment Analysis of the European Medical Device Sector : Late-stage Startups Drive Investor Activity
Executive Summary 3
Key Terms Used in the Study 5
Introduction 7
Key Trends Affecting the Medical Device Sector 12
Venture Capital Investments 17
Private Equity Investments 21
Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis 25
Transaction Details 32
Conclusions 47
The Frost and Sullivan Story 50

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