January 21, 2015 by Brian Johnson
Law firm Greenberg Traurig, MassMEDIC and LB Ventures created Medtech Partnering Day with an eye on putting start-ups and medtech titans together in the same room.
You can’t do M&A without a little meet & greet.
“People see the headlines about M&A, investment and partnering deals, but they don’t appreciate the networking and diligence that starts the dialogue,” David Dykeman, patent attorney and co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, told MassDevice.com. “Often, today’s deals started with an introduction a few years ago.”
Facilitating that intro for promising medical device companies compelled Greenberg Traurig, along with MassMEDIC and consulting firm LB Ventures, to collaborate and launch the MedTech Partnering Day series. Each 1-day event allows emerging medical device makers to meet potential strategic partners and acquirers such as Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), Covidien (NYSE:COV), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Zoll Medical.