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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.
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).
According to its recent press release, Stryker Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Sage Products, LLC from Chicago private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners in a $2.775 billion cash transaction. Stryker describes itself as medical technologies company based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, specializing in orthopedic implants for hip, knee, and other replacement surgeries, as well as various medical-surgical, neurosurgical, and spinal technologies. According to its website, Cary, Illinois-based Sage develops products for prevention of hospital-acquired injuries and infections in patients and clinicians. Sage’s products include solutions for oral care, skin preparation and protection, patient cleaning and hygiene, turning and positioning devices and heel care boots.
Kevin Lobo, Chairman and CEO of Stryker, praised Sage’s “established leadership team and innovative products,” which “have driven consistent double-digit sales growth.” According to Lobo, the two companies share a “focus on offering products and services that support a mindset of prevention, specifically in the area of ‘never events’ such as hospital acquired infections.” The acquisition will “provide a consistent disposable revenue stream that will complement [Stryker’s] capital equipment offerings.”
Scott Brown, President and CEO of Sage Products, stated:
Sage is well-positioned for continued achievement and long-term success with Stryker, a company that understands our business, supports our goals and embraces our values.”
The transaction is expected to bring Stryker future tax benefits of over $500 million, as well as approximately 15 years of increased cash flows. According to Bloomberg, Madison Dearborn Partners will gain nearly 320% in the sale, having invested $350 million in Sage Products 3 years ago. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.