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Bidding war for Carestream heats up | Wall Street Beat

March 29, 2013 by Brad Perriello

Private equity players Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and KKR & Co. are in the hunt for medical device company Carestream, said to be on the auction block for up to $3.5 billion.

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At least 5 major private equity players are vying for medical device company Carestream Health, including Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and KKR & Co., according to Reuters.

Onex Corp. is hoping to unload Carestream, formed in the 2007 spinout of Eastman Kodak Co.'s healthcare business, for up to $3.5 billion, the news service reported.

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Hologic sells Lifecodes to Immucor for $85M

January 4, 2013 by MassDevice staff

Immucor agrees to acquire Hologic's Lifecodes transplant diagnostics business in a deal worth up to $95 million, marking the 1st publicly reported acquisition by Immucor since former Medtronic CEO William Hawkins took the corner office.

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In-vitro diagnostics maker Immucor (NSDQ:BLUD) signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Lifecodes transplant diagnostics business of Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) in a deal worth up to $95 million.

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Former Medtronic CEO nets $8M in comp package during 2012

July 16, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Former Medtronic chairman & CEO Bill Hawkins receives more than $8 million in total compensation, including a $3.8 million lump severance payment, following his resignation from the corner office.

Bill Hawkins at MD headquarters

Former Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) chairman & CEO received more than $8 million in total compensation for his final year at the medical device titan, including a severance payment of about $3.8 million.

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Moody's estimates med-tech tax impact

March 9, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Moody's Investor Services estimates that the impact of the medical device tax for the companies it covers will top $650 million.

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The 2.3% tax on revenues slated to go into effect next year for medical device makers could top $650 million for the med-tech companies covered by Moody's Investor Services, according to a report by the ratings agency.

The tax will help slow EBIDTA growth rates for the med-tech sector to between 1% and 4% over the next year to 18 months, according to Moody's, with organic growth rates of between 2% and 3% during that period.

Ex-Medtronic CEO Hawkins to chair new med-tech research center | Personnel Moves

March 2, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Former Medtronic CEO Bill Hawkins signs on as the inaugural chair for a new private-public med-tech regulatory science partnership for LifeScience Alley.

Bill Hawkins

Former Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) CEO Bill Hawkins will serve as the first chairman of a new private-public partnership aimed at improving development and testing of medical devices.

The partnership includes the Minnesota med-tech community, the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health and the University of Minnesota to establish a regulatory science center in the North Star State.

Thoratec taps ex-Medtronic CEO Hawkins for board | Personnel Moves

December 16, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Thoratec Corp. appoints Immucor CEO and former Medtronic chief William Hawkins to its board of directors.


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Cardiac device maker Thoratec Corp. (NSDQ:THOR) appointed former Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) CEO William Hawkins to its board of directors.

The current Immucor Inc. (NSDQ:BLUD) CEO brings more than 30 years of med-tech experience with him to the Pleasanton, Calif.-based boardroom.

Stu Randle talks to MassDevice, Immucor taps Hawkins, FDA spurs innovation, Lasik docs, Covidien's Thailand move, Medtronic in Puerto Rico, Med-tech starts overseas | MassDevice.com +7

October 8, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The top seven medical device stories for the week of October 3, 2011.

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