M&A Update: Medical Device Valuation Multiples Decline in 2013

Medical Device Valuation Multiples Decline in 2013 from The Startup Garage
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Since 2011, 252 private medical device companies have been acquired. M&A deals levels. In the trailing four quarters (Q2’12 to Q1’13), there have been 132 private medical device companies acquired versus 97 in the prior four quarters (Q2’11 to Q1’12) highlighting 36% growth YoY.  Almost 9% of the private medial device M&A exits have seen valuations of more than $1 billion.

Although the valuation multiple ranges were quite wide in 2011 and 2012, we are seeing a tightening and contracting of these multiples in 2013 as demonstrated in the graph below that highlights the distribution of price/sales valuation multiples for these private company acquisitions.

The Startup Garage. TSG Enterprise. The Startup Garage. TSG Enterprise. The medical device industry is seeing a tightening and contracting of valuation multiples in 2013.

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I work with entrepreneurs who are looking to attract investment and get out of the "Garage". I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies that matter. I helped launch over 100 Companies, Non-Profits and Social Enterprises. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, startup coach & trusted advisor. * Launching New Companies (For Profit, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise) * Expert Business Plan Writer * Extensive Network of Business Relationships focused on Launch & Rapid Growth of New Companies * Startup, Growth, Marketing, Technology, Web, Business Systems * Trusted Advisor to CEO’s & Entrepreneurs * Capital Raising Strategy Development * Startup Team Development The first company I started and sold is VAVi Sport & Social Club which grew to over 25,000 members in six years, was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 by the San Diego Business Journal and 32nd fastest in 2007, and sold for over 25X the capital investment.