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  • Envision Healthcare to be Acquired by KKR for $9.9B

    Envision Healthcare Corporation ("Envision") recently announced an agreement to be acquired by KKR & Co. L.P. ("KKR") for about $5.5 billion in cash. The transaction is valued at $9.9 billion, including the assumption or repayment of debt.  The transaction remains subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, but is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018. Envision, based on Na ...
  • Stryker to Acquire Surgical Smoke Evacuator Company SafeAir

    Stryker recently announced an agreement to acquire SafeAir AG, a Swiss surgical smoke evacuation company.  The acquisition will likely close by the end of 2018. According to its website, SafeAir specializes in smoke evacuating diathermy pencil products.  Diathermy pencils are used in electrosurgical procedures such as cauterization.  Such procedures generate smoke, and SafeAir's Smoke Penci ...
  • Trump’s Chinese Tariffs Could Cost Medical Device Makers $138 Million Per Year, MITA Says

    President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports went into effect on July 6, a move that, according to industry experts, could have wide-ranging effects on American medical device manufacturers.  In early April, RBC Capital Markets estimated the proposed tariffs could cost the entire medical device industry up to $1.5 billion each year.  A more recent survey conducted by the Medi ...
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    DeviceAlliance – Knobbe Martens Medical Device IP Event

    2040 Main St., 2nd Floor Conf. Room

    August 15 - 15, 2018

    Irvine, CA

    Join us as we dive under the hood exploring the technical side of product intellectual property with Knobbe Martens. Further event details to come shortly… DeviceAlliance members get in free, non-members $25 online or $30 at the door.