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Mergers and Acquisitions in Orthopedics

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Below is my list of what I believe are the key acquisitions in Orthopedics in chronological order.  Each acquisition contains a link to more details. If I missed one, send me a note to



July 2017

Sonoma Orthopedic Products acquired by Arthrex for undisclosed (no public announcements)

Medshape’s ExoShape ACL portfolio is acquired by ConMed for undisclosed

Thortex and Millennium Surgical acquired by Avalign Technologies for undisclosed

June 2017

Sentio nerve location technology for spine acquired by J&J DePuy Synthes for undisclosed.

Apr 2017

Spinal Elements acquired by Amendia for undisclosed

Technology from Tissue Regeneration Systems (3D printing tissue) is acquired by Depuy Synthes for undisclosed

Feb 2017

OsteoMed’s spine assets are acquired by Wenzel Spine for undisclosed

Exactech’s spine assets are acquired by ChoiceSpine for undisclosed

Jan 2017

Interventional Spine’s assets are acquired by J&J DePuy Synthes for undisclosed

Sept 2016

Ivy Sports Medicine is acquired by Stryker for undisclosed

Clinical Graphics, an imaging company to diagnose hip impingement, is acquired by Zimmer Biomet for undisclosed

Instratek’s portfolio of staple and hammertoe implants and MIS soft tissue recession instrumentation is acquired by Stryker for undisclosed

Aug 2016

NLT Spine acquired by SeaSpine for $53M

July 2016

French robotics company, Medtech with technology for MIS spine procedures, Medtech, is acquired by Zimmer Biomet for $77M

DFine is acquired by Merit Medical for $98M

Wright Medical’s Tornier line of hips/knees is acquired by Corin for $38M

June 2016

LDR Spine is acquired by Zimmer Biomet for $1B

Responsive Orthopedics acquired by Medtronic for undisclosed

ISTO Technologies is acquired by a private equity firm for undisclosed

May 2016

BME is acquired by DePuy Synthes for undisclosed 

Symmetry Surgical is acquired by RoundTable Health Partners for $129M (1.5 X sales) 

Apr 2016

Stanmore Implants acquired by Stryker for $52M cash

Cayenne Medical acquired by Zimmer-Biomet for $150M (7.5 X sales)

SafeWire acquired by Stryker for undisclosed

Jan 2016

BST-CarGel acquired by Smith and Nephew for undisclosed

Ellipse Technologies acquired by NuVasive for $410M cash (~10 X sales)

Dec 2015

BioStructures is acquired by Bioventus for undisclosed

Nov 2015

Blue Belt Technologies with its Navio robotics system is acquired by Smith and Nephew for $275M

Sept 2015

Tornier’s Salto Total Ankle Replacement portfolio acquired by Integra LifeSciences for undisclosed

July 2015

Custom Spine is acquired by Amendia for undisclosed

X-Spine acquired by Bacterin for $107M and renames it Xtant Medical

Russian trauma and orthopaedics business acquired by Smith and Nephew for undisclosed

TEI Biosciences acquired by Integra LifeSciences for $312M (4X last years sales) 

June 2015

SpineSelect assets are acquired by Amendia for undisclosed

April 2015

Spinal Modulation acquired by St Jude for $215M total including original investment

February 2015

Baxano Surgical’s VEO Lateral Access & Interbody System is acquired by ChoiceSpine after the Baxano declared bankruptcy for an undisclosed sum.

Branch Medical Group, a Penn manufacturer, is acquired by Globus Medical for $53M

German Orthopedic Manufacturer acquired by Paragon Medical for an undisclosed sum

January 2015

BlueOrtho, a French joint navigation company, acquired by Exactech for $9.25M

November 2014

Optimized Ortho acquired by Corin for undisclosed

October 2014

Wright Medical and Tornier merge in an all-stock trade deal

Allograft maker Transplant Technologies acquired by Globus for undisclosed

OrthoView acquired by Materialise for $12.3M

OsteoAMP produce line acquired by Bioventus for undisclosed 

ETEX acquired by Zimmer for undisclosed

August 2014

Symmetry Surgical acquired by Tecomet for $450M

June 2014

Apr 2014

Feb 2014

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

  • Pipeline Orthopedics acquired by MAKO Surgical for $2.5M
  • 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
  • NORMED Medizin-Technik, a German foot/ankle, hand and wrist company, acquired by Zimmer for undisclosed

May 2013

Mar 2013

Jan 2013

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

Oct 2010

Sep 2010

Aug 2010

July 2010

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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