Wright Medical sells many device for upper-body procedures. Photo: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Medical device manufacturer Stryker is acquiring competitor Wright Medical for $4 billion in cash. The deal is valued at $5.4 billion when factoring in debt.
The big picture: The medical device industry would become even more consolidated with this takeover, and Stryker would have more than $15 billion in annual sales and a bolstered presence with shoulder, elbow and wrist procedures. However, Stryker and Wright Medical have some overlap with ankle devices, which could raise antitrust issues, Reuters notes.