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Stryker digests a string of acquisitions--and it's a top priority to add more

An aggressive acquisition strategy in order to broaden its product usage in trauma units and hospitals continues to be the focus for Stryker.

At JP Morgan, Stryker CEO embraces sales reps, dismisses Smith & Nephew plan to eliminate them

Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo expounded on the importance of specialized sales forces during his presentation at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco and took a jab at Smith & Nephew's contrasting rep-less pilot program, which aims to cut implant prices in half through the use of automation.

Rumors that Stryker will buy Smith & Nephew pick up steam

Bloomberg reports that Stryker is planning to offer a premium for the U.K.'s S&N of about 30%. Currently, the target has a valuation of about $16.3 billion. The sources say a tax inversion is not planned. However, one of the unnamed sources also says Stryker's management could change its mind.

Smith & Nephew CEO to stay, not making move to Sanofi

Rumors have been circulating in recent weeks that the French CEO of Smith & Nephew, Olivier Bohuon, would jump ship to run Paris-based Sanofi. But Bohuon told employees at a town hall meeting that he is "very happy" at Smith & Nephew, and several people with knowledge of the matter said he isn't planning to leave.

U.K. rules tighten M&A window for Stryker, Smith & Nephew deal

A U.K. law successfully thwarts overly aggressive acquisition deals from taking large bites out of the medical device industry in the country.

UPDATED: Stryker said to be interested in buying Smith & Nephew (once again)

The clock is about to strike 6 months since Stryker expressed interest in acquiring Smith & Nephew, only to be dissuaded by a rise in that company's stock price once news of the potential deal broke out. And so begins the speculation that Stryker will actually make a bid on the fellow orthopedics company this time around.

Smith & Nephew closes U.S. facility, sells another in U.K. with 100+ to be laid off

Last week, Smith & Nephew announced it was laying off 108 employees due to the closure of its St. Petersburg, FL, operations, saying the advanced wound care business would be better off if it operated in a single location in Fort Worth, Texas. This week it sold its Gilberdyke, England, factory, saying it would manufacture polyurethane films for its wound dressings from the nearby Kingston upon Hull facility instead.

French Smith & Nephew CEO Olivier Bohuon seen as solid pick for top Sanofi job

Olivier Bohuon, the CEO of artificial hip and knee maker Smith & Nephew may have a leg up over other potential candidates to take the reins of drugmaker Sanofi after the firing of Christopher Viehbacher last week. He has experience in pharma and has excelled at Smith & Nephew by moving it into new markets. Most importantly, he is French.

Smith & Nephew CEO declines comment on Sanofi rumors, as it gains on Q3 earnings

Smith & Nephew officials stressed their plan to sell midtier orthopedics in emerging markets during the company's Q3 earnings call, but many are wondering about rumors that CEO Olivier Bohuon is among the contenders in Sanofi's CEO search.

Smith & Nephew scores a win in ongoing patent battle over suture technology

British orthopedics giant Smith & Nephew scored a win in its ongoing patent battle with rival Arthrex, as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of one of the company's patents for suture anchor technology.