The Fridley-based company makes cardiovascular, cardiac rhythm, neurological, spinal, diabetes and surgical medical device technologies and therapies.

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Medtronic buys Visualase for $105 million

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 29 2014 - 8:47 AM

Medtronic Inc. said Monday it will spend up to $105 million to buy Visualase Inc., a small Texas company that has developed a system using an MRI-guided laser for minimally invasive...

Schafer: St. Jude stays course after rival's huge deal

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 19 2014 - 4:20 PM

Medtronic’s planned acquisition of Covidien, a $43 billion deal that should have shaken the ground plenty hard under the feet of St. Jude Medical’s executives, hasn’t had that much...

White House poses new hurdle for Medtronic-Covidien deal

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 17 2014 - 9:46 AM

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration wants to stop corporate deals like a proposed Medtronic acquisition that could enable the company to save millions in U.S. taxes by shifting its...

Schafer: Medtronic follows tax trail pioneered by Tyco

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 12 2014 - 2:00 PM

Had it not been for a notorious American executive named L. Dennis Kozlowski, the merger deal that would move Medtronic’s headquarters to Ireland might not be happening. Pentair would likely still be...

Suit seeks to stop Medtronic purchase of Covidien

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 12 2014 - 6:08 AM

A Covidien shareholder has challenged Medtronic Inc.’s proposed $42.9 billion purchase of the Irish company in federal court.Shareholder Richard Taxman’s proposed class-action suit asks a...

Medtronic deal could sting for long-time shareholders

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 6 2014 - 6:49 AM

Bloomington retiree Jim Furber considers Medtronic Inc. a great asset to the state and says he’s thankful for the company’s growth and stock appreciation over the years.But like many...

Schafer: Global strategy, not taxes, drove Medtronic's merger with Covidien

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 5 2014 - 2:00 PM

It’s become easy to miss all the smart thinking that went into Medtronic’s decision to buy Covidien for $42.9 billion.And no, there was nothing particularly innovative about moving the corporate...

Supreme Court won't block Medtronic liability case

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 27 2014 - 5:50 AM

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Medtronic Inc. to stop a liability lawsuit stemming from a medical device that allegedly left an Arizona man...

CEO Pay Watch: Omar Ishrak, Medtronic

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 26 2014 - 8:17 PM

CEO Pay Watch Medtronic Inc.Omar Ishrak, Chairman, CEOTotal compensation: $8,331,159 for the year ended April 30Salary: $1,459,080Non-equity incentive pay: $4,682,931Other compensation: $52,614Value...

Medtronic could avoid $3.5B to $4.2B in taxes with merger

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 25 2014 - 5:17 AM

WASHINGTON – Medtronic Inc. could avoid $3.5 billion to $4.2 billion in U.S. taxes on funds it holds overseas as part of its plan to acquire a major foreign medical company and move its...

Medtronic discloses two data breaches last year; says no patient data stolen but some missing

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 21 2014 - 7:18 AM

Medtronic Inc. revealed Friday in a regulatory filing that hackers managed to infiltrate the company’s computer systems in two separate incidents last year.The Fridley-based company said no...

Schafer: Medtronic deal gives investors a big tax hit

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 19 2014 - 11:39 AM

Medtronic’s executives haven’t mentioned that its $42.9 billion merger and relocation to Ireland to save on corporate taxes is actually going to generate a ton of other taxes here.Why not...

Covidien deal adds muscle to Medtronic

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 17 2014 - 5:40 AM

By acquiring Covidien PLC, Medtronic Inc. will transform from a $17 billion to a $27 billion company, a jump of such magnitude it could spur other medical device makers to follow suit.While much of...

Lee Schafer: A move to Ireland lets Medtronic move its "trapped cash”

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 17 2014 - 5:38 AM

The word “ironic” may be used too much, but how else do you describe Medtronic moving its headquarters to Ireland so that it will have more capital to invest in the U.S.?Buying Covidien...

Medtronic's deal, plan to move base to Ireland rekindle tax debate

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 17 2014 - 5:34 AM

WASHINGTON – Medtronic Inc.’s plan to move its headquarters to Ireland after buying a device company there is reigniting a debate in Congress and elsewhere over tax rules that some think...

Medtronic in talks to buy device-maker Covidien

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 15 2014 - 6:55 AM

Medtronic is in advanced talks to acquire Covidien PLC, a Dublin, Ireland-based health care company, according to reports published Saturday.A deal worth at least $45 billion could be announced as...

Schafer: Twin Cities firms are at center of debate over companies' tax flights to Europe

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 14 2014 - 9:45 PM

It’s disheartening to see companies that grew up here reach middle age and decide to renounce their U.S. citizenship to save on their tax bills.The corporate address for Pentair, founded here...

FDA approves Medtronic's CoreValve for more patients

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 12 2014 - 7:46 PM

Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that its artificial heart valve has won FDA approval for use in more patients, a development that may give it an edge in the nascent market.The product, called CoreValve,...

Medtronic a big user of tax havens, holding $20.5 billion overseas

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 6 2014 - 5:51 AM

Medtronic Inc., famous for heart devices, also has a less-well-known distinction: It’s one of the 30 U.S. corporations with the most money parked offshore.The Fridley-based medical device maker...

Medtronic evaluating takeover bid for Smith & Nephew

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 5 2014 - 5:36 AM

Medtronic Inc. is evaluating a takeover of London-based Smith & Nephew PLC that could see the Fridley-based medical-device maker move its tax domicile overseas, people familiar with the matter...

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