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Stryker Acquires Stanmore Implants
Stryker Corporation recently announced the purchase of United Kingdom-based Stanmore Implants from SIW Holdings Limited for £35.6 million (about $52 million USD) in an all-cash transaction. According to Stanmore’s website, it is a highly specialized organization, focusing on orthopaedic oncology and complex primary and revision cases in the upper limb, lower limb and pelvis. Stryker notes that Stanmore has a significant focus on serving the needs of the orthopaedic oncology market, including making custom implants for adults and juveniles suffering from cancer.
David Floyd, group president of Stryker Orthopaedics, stated:
The acquisition of Stanmore Implants provides Stryker with differentiated technologies designed to provide the most effective solutions for orthopaedic oncology surgeons. This addition underscores Stryker’s commitment to our core joint replacement business and expands our presence in the global orthopaedic oncology market.
Stanmore’s online portfolio of products for adult patients includes modular implant solutions for the femur, tibia, knee, and humerus as well as oncology implants for the upper and lower limbs, and the pelvis. Stanmore’s portfolio also includes minimally-invasive prostheses for juvenile patients that can be adjusted, e.g., until the patient reaches full skeletal maturity, and what Stanmore calls its “non-invasive extendable implants” that are designed to be lengthened periodically by an external drive unit.
The purchase of Stanmore is the latest in a string of acquisitions for Stryker: in February, 2016, Stryker acquired Physio-Control International (in a $1.28 billion all-cash transaction); in February, 2016, Stryker agreed to acquire Synergetics’ neurology portfolio; in March, 2016 Stryker agreed to acquire Sage Products (in a $2.775 billion all-cash transaction); in April, 2016, Stryker acquired SafeWire’s minimally-invasive surgical portfolio; and in April, 2016, Stryker acquired CareFusion vertebral compression fracture (VCF) portfolio of products (in another all-cash transaction).
Stryker’s Next Acquisition – Physio-Control
Medical device maker Stryker Corp. recently announced that it will buy Physio-Control, a manufacturer of emergency defibrillators and other emergency medical response products based in Redmond, Washington. According to Stryker’s press release, the deal is a $1.28 billion all-cash acquisition and is expected to close at the beginning of Q2 2016.
Physio-Control opened its doors in 1955. Since then, Physio-Control reports that it has become one of the Seattle area’s largest medical device manufacturers — it currently employs more than 1,400 people globally and posted $503 million in revenue in 2015. Stryker explains that the acquisition permits Stryker to expand its emergency medical services (EMS) business both domestically and abroad (specifically in Europe). Regarding the deal, Stryker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lobo states:
Physio-Control’s focused strategy and their culture will fit well within the EMS business of our medical division, further leveraging our existing call pattern. We look forward to welcoming the Physio-Control team to Stryker.
Stryker’s acquisition of Physio-Control follows on the heels of its recent agreement to purchase Sage Products LLC for $2.78 billion in cash and its recent agreement to purchase Synergetics USA, Inc.’s neuro portfolio in another all-cash transaction. Moreover, as reported by the Venture Capital Post, Stryker has said that more deals will be done by the company soon. Mr. Lobo has been quoted as saying that:
One of the reasons to postpone the share repurchase program was to make sure we still have the capacity, so this will not be the last deal that we do.