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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 by date.  Most acquired companies are startups ( = startup).  Each acquisition contains a link to more details. If I missed one, email me at

Dec 2017

  •  IMASCAP, a company with shoulder replacement pre-op planning software, is acquired by Wright Medical for $89M

Oct 2017

  • ⓢ VEXIM is acquired by Stryker for $218M
  • ⓢ Rotation Medical is acquired by Smith & Nephew for $210M
  • Exactech is acquired by TPG Capital for $625M 

Sept 2017

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

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

Apr 2016

Jan 2016


Dec 2015

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

June 2015

April 2015

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

October 2014

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

  • Osteotech acquired by Medtronic for $123M
  • ⓢ VertiFlex (certain spine assets) acquired by Exactech for undisclosed

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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