Abbott Laboratories - proposed acquisition of vascular and endovascular devices businesses of Guidant Corporation

Market definition

The relevant markets were national markets for: percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheters; percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters; endovascular stents; coronary bare metal stents and coronary drug eluting stents.

Competition analysis

Generally, the proposed acquisition would only produce a small change in market concentration in each market. Further, a number of significant competitors exist in each market.

Merger type