List of Mergers and Acquisitions since 2009

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Feb 2014

  • ArthoCare acquired by Smith and Nephew for $1.7B

Jan 2014

  • Solana Surgical, a foot & ankle startup, acquired by Wright Medical for $90M
  • OrthoPro, a foot & ankle startup, acquired by Wright Medical for $35M
  • Excelsius Surgical, robotics spine patient positioning startup, acquired by Globus Medical for undisclosed
  • Covidien’s Duraseal product line a dural sealant is acquired by Integra LifeSciences for $235M

Oct 2013

  • Biotech Intl, French Foot & Ankle co, is acquired by Wright Medical for $80M
  • Lanx is acquired by Biomet for undisclosed
  • Osiris’ culture expanded stem-cell business is acquired by Mesoblast for $100M

Sept 2013

June 2013

  • Wright Medical’s Hip and Knee business is acquired by MicroPort for $290M
  • Pioneer Surgical Technology is acquired by RTI Biologics for $130M cash

May 2013

Mar 2013

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Nov 2012

Oct 2012

  • Santa Clara Technology’s Titanium  Expandable cage technology is acquired by Spine Wave for undisclosed

Sept 2012

Aug 2012

June 2012

  • China’s Mindray Medical International, (MR) the world’s No. 3 maker of patient monitors, expanded into a new field last month by acquiring Wuhan Dragonbio Surgical Implant for $35.5M (4.6 X annual sales)
  • Spinal USA and Precision Medical of Mississippi acquired by Precision Spine for $72M

May 2012

Apr 2012

  • DePuy’s Trauma business is acquired by Biomet for $280M

Feb 2012

Jan 2012

Dec 2011

  • Symmetry Medical acquired J&J’s Codman Surgical Instruments business for $165M
  • Synovis (soft tissue repair) acquired by Baxter for $325M

Nov 2011

Sept 2011

  • Impulse Monitoring acquired by NuVasive for $80M
  • Ascension Orthopedics acquired by Integra LifeSciences  for $65M
  • Suzhou Best acquired by Microport Orthopedics for $17M

July 2011

  • Salient Surgical acquired by Medtronic for $525M
  • PEAK Surgical acquired by  Medtronic for $120M
  • KCI acquired by private equity firm Apax Partners for $6.3B
  • Beijing Montagne Medical Device acquired by Zimmer for undisclosed
  • Arthrocare’s Parallax and Contour spine lines acquired by NeuroTherm for undisclosed
  • Robinson MedSurg acquired by Bacterin for $1M

June 2011

  • Memometal Technologies acquired by Stryker for $162M
  • Amplitude acquired by Apax France, a large joint manufacturer for $66M
  • Voyant Health acquired by  Brainlab for $10M
  • TENET Medical Engineering acquired by Smith & Nephew for undisclosed
  • Orchid Orthopedic Solutions acquired by Altor for undisclosed

May 2011

  • SeaSpine acquired by Integra Orthopaedics for $89M
  • Orthovita acquired by Stryker for $316M
  • Norian assets of Synthes acquired by Kensey Nash for $22M
  • Impliant was acquired by  Premia Spine for undisclosed
  • ProChon Biotech acquired by  Histogenics for stock

April 2011

  • Synthes acquired by Johnson & Johnson for $21.3B
  • Smith & Nephew Interventional Spine Pain Mgmt acquired by NeuroTherm for undisclosed

March 2011

  • Applied Spine Technologies was acquired by Rachiotek for undisclosed
  • NovaLign (certain IP) acquired by  FlexFix/VentureMD for undisclosed
  • Beijing Wei Rui Li Medical (majority stake) was acquired by China Kanghui for undisclosed

Feb 2011

  • Genzyme was acquired by Sanofi-aventis for $20.1B
  • NovaLign, certain intramedullary designs acquired by Sonoma Orthopedic for undisclosed

Jan 2011

Dec 2010

  • Surgical Biologics acquired by MiMedx for undisclosed
  • Stryker’s OP-1 bone growth factor acquired by Olympus for $60M
  • Sodem Diffusion/SoPlus power tools acquired by Zimmer for undisclosed
  • Small Bone Innovations’s shoulder assets acquired by FX Solutions for undisclosed

Nov 2010

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May 2010

  • Brighton Partners polyethylene technology was acquired by Exactech for $5.5M

April 2010

  • Eska Implants was acquired by Summit Medical for undisclosed
  • Synergetics’ Sonopet/Omni lines acquired by Stryker for $3M

March 2010

Feb 2010

  • Advanced Bio-Surfaces’ OrthoGlide ankle was acquired by Memometal Technologies for undisclosed

Dec 2009

  • Scient’X acquired by Alphatec Spine for $116M
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