Blog Tag: Teleflex
According to the Straits Times, QT Vascular, a Singapore-based medical device company, reached an asset purchase and option agreement to sell its intellectual property rights to some of its non-drug coated coronary products, such as its Chocolate XD® and Glider™, to Teleflex Life Sciences Unlimited Company and Teleflex Incorporated (“Teleflex“). The agreement gives Teleflex the option to purchase QT Vascular’s drug coated product, the Chocolate Heart, which is still being developed.
Under the agreement, Teleflex may pay up to $98.4 million in cash—$26.2 million for the non-drug coated coronary products, $65.6 million for the drug coated coronary product, and up to an additional $6.6 million upon the achievement of certain sales revenue milestones. According to the Straits Times, the total value of the deal may be greater than $100 million, which exceeds QT Vascular’s market value of $36.3 million as of May 23, 2018.
Eitan Konstantino, CEO of QT Vascular, stated:
We are excited that Teleflex, one of the world’s leading medical device companies, chose to acquire our coronary products and to obtain a license to our extensive coronary IP portfolio. We will work closely with Teleflex’s team to bring our pioneering drug coated coronary product, Chocolate Heart™, to the US market.
According to QT Vascular’s press release, the deal is pending approval by its shareholders. As reported in the Straits Times, QT Vascular and Teleflex are also negotiating other business agreements, including supply agreements related to the products QT Vascular is selling to Teleflex.
The press release states that QT Vascular will independently continue its development of other products, such as a planned Investigational Device Exemption clinical trial of its differentiated drug coated percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon (Chocolate Touch®) in the U.S.
This deal follows the January 2018 announcement of QT Vascular’s sale of its non-drug coated Chocolate® PTA balloon catheter to Medtronics for $28 million.
Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Teleflex Inc. announced it will purchase privately-held NeoTract Inc. for approximately $1.1 billion. According to the press release, Teleflex will pay NeoTract $725 million when the deal closes and an additional $375 million upon NeoTract hitting certain sales goals through 2020. The companies said they expect the deal to close within the next 30 days.
According to its website, Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies in surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, and respiratory care fields. NeoTract describes itself as a company dedicated to developing minimally-invasive and clinically-effective devices that address unmet needs in the field of urology. NeoTract’s device, the UroLift® System, is said to treat benign prostrate hyperplasia (BPH) by using small implants to hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way of the urethra.
Teleflex’s CEO Benson Smith characterized NeoTract as “a truly unique company with a differentiated technology that targets a greater than $30 billion addressable market.” Smith also stated that a second-generation UroLift® System is expected to launch in the second half of 2018. NeoTract’s revenue is expected to be between $115 million to $120 million this year, compared to about $51 million in 2016, and is expected to increase at least 40 percent in 2018, the companies said in a joint statement.
Reuters notes that the deal is Teleflex’s 23rd since 2008 and follows its $1 billion acquisition of Vascular Solutions in December. Teleflex expects the NeoTract deal to slightly diluteTeleflex’s adjusted earnings this year, be neutral to profits next year, and be accretive starting in 2019.