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Healthcare M&A image Healthcare M&A » By The Online Investor Staff, updated Sat., Aug. 17, 10:32 AM Recent mergers and acquisitions in the Healthcare M&A category.

Slide #87. Covidien Given Imaging

Acquirer: Covidien (COV)
Acquiree: Given Imaging
Details: Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Given Imaging Ltd., providing the company additional scale and scope to serve a significant medical specialty, the multibillion dollar global gastrointestinal (GI) market.

Covidien is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings. Co.'s reportable segments are as follows: Medical Devices, which includes the sales of advanced and general surgical solutions, peripheral vascular and neurovascular therapies, patient monitoring products, and airway and ventilation products; and U.S. Medical Supplies, which includes the sale of nursing care products, medical surgical, SharpSafety™ and original equipment manufacturer products. Co.'s medical devices are used primarily by hospitals and ambulatory care centers, as well as alternate site healthcare providers, such as physician offices.

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Company Name: 
Covidien Plc
Stock buyback: 
COV buyback
Website: 
www.covidien.com
Sector: 
Medical Instruments & Supplies
 

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