Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Deal Statistics, Q3 2015
$1.4 billion in Q3 device financing was slightly lower than Q2's $1.8 billion with just one IPO versus Q2's seven. Acquisitions reached a high of $23 billion and diagnostics financing increased 30% over Q2 to $1 billion, while M&A activity at $1.2 billion showed a sharp decline from the previous quarter's $15.6 billion.
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