More deals ahead for Covidien? | Wall Street Beat

May 2, 2012 by MassDevice staff

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As Covidien (NYSE:COV) closed its 4th recent acquisition, analysts speculated that there may be more deals on the near future.

The Mansfield, Mass.-based company may be looking to pick up some assets in hypertension treatment, or may keep its sights on additional acquisitions in Israel.

A report by MedCity News speculated that Covidien's support for Maya Medical's renal denervation systems may soon lead to a buyout.

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An unnamed investor told Israel's Globes business news that Covidien will likely be on the lookout for "activities in their existing areas or areas in which their major competitors are not operating."

That may include pulmonary devices, anesthetics intensive care and monitoring, the investor added.

Covidien picked up 3 Israeli device makers on its recent shopping spree. The company spent spent $300 million for patient monitoring device maker Oridion (SWF:ORIDN), $300 million plus possible earnouts for superDimension and an undisclosed amount for hernia mesh maker PolyTouch Medical Ltd.

Covidien this week also closed the $108 million acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments, a deal initially announced in March.