A bidding war for Toshiba (TYO:6502) subsidiary Toshiba Medical is reportedly heating up among a slew of private equity players and rival corporations. Toshiba, which said last month that it’s seeking outside investors to buy a stake in the healthcare business amid laying off nearly 7,000 workers, wants to focus on its core nuclear energy and chip businesses. Private equity shops KKR and Bain […]
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.
Angel investors started to come out of their shells during the first half of the year with angel investments up more than 3% compared with H1 2011, according to research out of the University of New Hampshire, and medical device companies took the lion’s share of the backing.
The medical device and equipment sector grabbed 24% of total angel investment during the first six months of the year, according to a study from UNH’s Center for Venture Research.