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Medtronic: Ready to Deal Again

Executive Summary

A decade ago, Medtronic shook up itself and the device industry with a series of large deals over a short period of time. In the process, the company tranformed itself from a leader in cardiac rhythm management into the industry's largest, most diversified device company. More recently, the company has been quieter, focusing on smaller deals, both acquisitions and minority investments. In But in this interview, Medtronic's head of Corporate Development, Bob White, says that Medtronic is ready to deal again and talks about the kinds of companies it's interested in.

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