November 15, 2021

Accelus to Grow via Business Combination

Accelus to Grow via Business Combination
Accelus is focused on the adoption of minimally invasive spinal surgery with implants and a compact precision robotics platform.
November 9, 2021

Graftys Acquires Biologics4Life

Graftys Acquires Biologics4Life
Biologics4Life is developing a injectable synthetic bone graft materials, complementing Graftys' resorbable calcium phosphate cement.
November 5, 2021

DePuy Synthes Acquires OrthoSpin

DePuy Synthes Acquires OrthoSpin
OrthoSpin's automated, digitally-enabled AutoStrut G2 System offers a new solution for the external circular fixation market.
October 29, 2021

Bioventus Completes the Acquisition of Misonix

Bioventus Completes the Acquisition of Misonix
The combined company will operate as a pure-play regenerative medicine and orthopedics company, serving hospital, ASC and office care settings.
September 24, 2021

Tyber Medical to Acquire CatapultMD

Tyber Medical to Acquire CatapultMD
The purchase of the contract manufacturer's assets will double Tyber's manufacturing footprint to 100,000 square feet.
September 23, 2021

Implanet Divesting its Knee Prosthesis to Serf

Implanet Divesting its Knee Prosthesis to Serf
Implanet will sell the MADISON knee system to SERF and proceed to focus on its spine surgical business.
August 18, 2021

What Orthopedic Executives Said About 2Q21

What Orthopedic Executives Said About 2Q21
Second-quarter commentary from ortho executives focused on acquisitions, knee replacement sales performance and enabling technology's impact.

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July 30, 2021

Bioventus to Acquire Misonix, Enhance Surgical Solutions

Bioventus to Acquire Misonix, Enhance Surgical Solutions
The merger will create a company positioned with products and specialized salesforces serving hospital, ambulatory surgical center and office care settings.
July 21, 2021

The Orthopedic M&A Market: Takeaways for 2021

The Orthopedic M&A Market: Takeaways for 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic did little to slow the orthopedic market's consolidation. We surveyed the orthopedic merger and acquisition market over the last six years to show why 2020 was a busy year and 2021 may be busier; why spine continues to dominate M&A transactions; and what has driven transactions so far in 2021. These charts, […]

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July 7, 2021

Gemspring Acquires Zavation Medical Products

Gemspring Acquires Zavation Medical Products
Spinal and biologic company Zavation Medical's majority interest was acquired by Gemspring Capital.
June 9, 2021

DJO Acquiring Mathys, Expanding Outside the U.S.

DJO Acquiring Mathys, Expanding Outside the U.S.
Mathys develops and distributes products for artificial joint replacement, synthetic bone graft solutions and sports medicine applications.
June 2, 2021

Spectrum Spine Acquires Surface Technology for Spinal Trauma

Spectrum Spine Acquires Surface Technology for Spinal Trauma
BIOBraille surface technology is exclusively licensed to Spectrum. It integrates prescriptive laser technology and is designed to improve patient outcomes.
June 1, 2021

Paragon 28 Acquires Assets of Additive Orthopaedics

Paragon 28 Acquires Assets of Additive Orthopaedics
The acquisition includes FDA approved, 3D-printed Patient Specific Talus Spacer for the Treatment of Avascular Necrosis for Humanitarian Use.
May 17, 2021

Shalby Acquires Implant Assets from Consensus Orthopedics

Shalby Acquires Implant Assets from Consensus Orthopedics
The acquired assets primarily comprise inventory, plant and equipment. Products include knee, mobile bearing knee, hip and revision knee systems.
May 17, 2021

Kinos Medical Merges with restor3d

Kinos Medical Merges with restor3d
Kinos' portfolio mirrors the vision of Restor3d, where pre-operative planning, implant design and intra-op guidance is tailored to the patient and surgeon.
May 3, 2021

DJO Primed for Growth and Expansion in 2021

DJO Primed for Growth and Expansion in 2021
The company grew in the high single-digits for 1Q21 and strengthened finances to drive further acquisitions for its foot-and-ankle business.

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April 5, 2021

Trice Medical Acquires Tenex Health

Trice Medical Acquires Tenex Health
Tenex Health is a provider of minimally invasive ultrasonic technology for the treatment of chronic pain in soft tissue and bone.
March 4, 2021

Colfax Announces Split into Two Public Companies

Colfax Announces Split into Two Public Companies
Colfax Corporate, owner of DJO, announced today its intention to split into two public companies by the first quarter of 2022.
February 25, 2021

NuVasive Acquires Simplify Medical

NuVasive Acquires Simplify Medical
The company announced it acquired Simplify Medical for $150 million in cash along with future regulatory and sales milestones.
December 29, 2020

Collagen Matrix Acquires Resorbable Synthetic Bone Grafts

Collagen Matrix Acquires Resorbable Synthetic Bone Grafts
The transaction includes GUIDOR bone graft substitutes known as easy-graft and calc-i-oss, and builds on the company's strategy to expand its technologies.
December 18, 2020

Curiteva Acquires 3D Printer, FossiLabs

Curiteva Acquires 3D Printer, FossiLabs
FossiLabs is the developer of Fused Filament Fabrication 3D-printed PEEK medical implants.
December 17, 2020

Spinal Elements to Acquire Benvenue Medical Assets

Spinal Elements to Acquire Benvenue Medical Assets
In addition to the Luna XD implant and Orbit discectomy systems, Spinal Elements acquired Benvenue Medical's manufacturing production equipment.
December 17, 2020

ATEC Renews Agreement to Acquire EOS Imaging

ATEC Renews Agreement to Acquire EOS Imaging
EOS imaging technology offers rapid, low dose, biplanar full-body imaging and 3D modeling capabilities.
November 20, 2020

3 Orthopedic Acquisitions to Know

3 Orthopedic Acquisitions to Know
In 2020, well-positioned companies made surprising expansions, strategic shifts and small purchases with potential for big impacts.

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November 18, 2020

Umbra Companies to Acquire Ossifix Orthopedics

Umbra Companies to Acquire Ossifix Orthopedics
All Ossifix pins, screws and plates are single-use surgical kits with all necessary instruments and are based on long-term clinical experience and O.R. use.
November 12, 2020

Spine Innovations Spins Out of FH Ortho

Spine Innovations Spins Out of FH Ortho
Following acquisition of parent company FH Ortho, Spine Innovations is fully independent and dedicated to worldwide sales deployment of ESP disc replacements.
November 9, 2020

Orthofix Improvement Not Enough to Spur Growth

Orthofix Improvement Not Enough to Spur Growth
U.S. spinal sales drove Orthofix's sequential improvement in 3Q20 but were not enough to overcome lingering procedure volume declines due to COVID.

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November 2, 2020

Olympus Acquires FH ORTHO

Olympus Acquires FH ORTHO
The acquisition underscores Olympus' plan to expand orthopedic minimally invasive surgery products, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions.
October 21, 2020

Globus Medical Acquires Stake in Synoste from Evonik

Globus Medical Acquires Stake in Synoste from Evonik
Globus Medical acquired all of Evonik's shares in Synoste, a Finnish startup. Synoste's limb-lengthening technology could bolster Globus' trauma business.
October 15, 2020

DJO Global Emerges as Buyer for Stryker Divestitures

DJO Global Emerges as Buyer for Stryker Divestitures
To clear regulatory issues related to its purchase of Wright Medical, Stryker proposed DJO as a buyer for certain ankle and finger joint replacement lines.
September 30, 2020

Surgalign Announces Agreement to Acquire HoloSurgical

Surgalign Announces Agreement to Acquire HoloSurgical
Surgalign Holdings will enter the digital surgery space by acquiring HoloSurgical and it's Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence (ARAI) platform.
September 2, 2020

Royal Biologics Acquires FIBRINET Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix

Royal Biologics Acquires FIBRINET Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix
Fibrinet enables safe and rapid preparation of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Membrane and Platelet-Rich Fibrin Gel from a small sample of blood at the point of care.
September 1, 2020

AK Medical Grows Double-Digits in China

AK Medical Grows Double-Digits in China
The company grew in the high single digits for 1H20 as it benefited from provincial procurement tenders and the acquisition of Libeier.

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August 27, 2020

Wenzel Spine Acquires Statera Spine

Wenzel Spine Acquires Statera Spine
Statera Spine offers pre-operative diagnostics and quantitative data software to inform treatment decisions for spine patients.
July 24, 2020

Vilex Acquires DT MedTech and Hintermann Total Ankles

Vilex Acquires DT MedTech and Hintermann Total Ankles
The transaction includes the Hintermann H3 3-piece mobile-bearing prosthesis and the Hintermann H2 2-piece, semi-constrained prosthesis.
July 15, 2020

Medtronic to Acquire Medicrea

Medtronic to Acquire Medicrea
Medicrea announced that it entered into an agreement to be acquired by Medtronic at a price of €7 (USD $8.01) per share with a 2020 estimated close date.
June 5, 2020

BRICON and PINA Medizintechnik to Merge

BRICON and PINA Medizintechnik to Merge
The companies' portfolios of cervical and lumbar spinal products are complementary. BRICON is based in Germany and PINA in Switzerland.
May 6, 2020

Safe Orthopaedics to Acquire LCI Medical

Safe Orthopaedics to Acquire LCI Medical
Safe Orthopaedics will acquire its contract manufacturing partner to meet growing demand for its implant and instrument kits for spinal surgeries.
May 1, 2020

Conventus Orthopaedics to Acquire Flower Orthopedics

Conventus Orthopaedics to Acquire Flower Orthopedics
This is the next step of Conventus' transformation as it expands distribution channels and builds its portfolio with product development and acquisitions.
April 27, 2020

ATEC Terminates Agreement to Acquire EOS imaging

ATEC Terminates Agreement to Acquire EOS imaging
ATEC terminated the agreement to acquire EOS imaging after determining the transaction not feasible due to the negative market impacts of COVID-19.
April 2, 2020

OrthoPediatrics to Acquire ApiFix

OrthoPediatrics to Acquire ApiFix
OrthoPediatrics acquired ApiFix and its minimally invasive deformity correction system, MID-C, for non-fusion treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
February 28, 2020

ATEC to Acquire EOS imaging

ATEC to Acquire EOS imaging
Alphatec/ATEC entered into an agreement to acquire EOS imaging for nearly USD $122 million in cash and equity. The transaction is slated to close in 3Q20.
January 21, 2020

Anika Therapeutics Takes Major Step in Strategic Transformation with Acquisition of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface

Anika Therapeutics Takes Major Step in Strategic Transformation with Acquisition of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface
With the acquisitions of Parcus Medical and Arthrosurface, Anika looks ready to complete a major step in its five-year strategic plan to become a leader in joint preservation and restoration.

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January 7, 2020

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Remaining Stake in Verb Surgical

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Remaining Stake in Verb Surgical
Johnson & Johnson, parent to DePuy Synthes Companies, entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining ownership stake in Verb Surgical. The transaction is expected to close in 1H20.
December 3, 2019

Biomatlante Acquired by Advanced Medical Solutions

Biomatlante Acquired by Advanced Medical Solutions
Advanced Medical Solutions acquired Biomatlante, developer, and manufacturer of orthobiologic products with application in joint reconstruction, spine, trauma, and sports medicine procedures.
October 30, 2019

Ortho Consulting Group Acquires Osteotec

Ortho Consulting Group Acquires Osteotec
Ortho Consulting Group Holdings acquired Osteotec, a U.K.-based orthopedic device distributor and manufacturer. 
September 3, 2019

DePuy Synthes Acquiring JointPoint Navigation Assets

DePuy Synthes Acquiring JointPoint Navigation Assets
DePuy Synthes Products signed a definitive agreement with JointPoint to acquire its navigation software designed for use in hip replacement. 
August 8, 2019

Collagen Matrix Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Collagen Matrix Acquired by Private Equity Firm
Collagen Matrix, manufacturer of collagen- and mineral-based products for tissue and bone repair and regeneration, was acquired by Linden Capital Partners.
July 1, 2019

Celling Spine Acquires Assets of Link Spine

Celling Spine acquired all assets of Link Spine, and will develop spinal fusion hardware to complement its own orthobiologic product portfolio.
June 27, 2019

Medtronic Completes Acquisition of Titan Spine

Medtronic Completes Acquisition of Titan Spine
Medtronic closed its acquisition of Titan Spine, developer of Endoskeleton® interbody devices and nanoLock® surface technology.
June 12, 2019

Boston Scientific Closes Vertiflex Acquisition

Boston Scientific Closes Vertiflex Acquisition
Boston Scientific closed its previously-announced acquisition of Vertiflex, developer of the Superion® Indirect Decompression System to treat lumbar spinal stenosis.
June 6, 2019

Bioventus, MTF Biologics Partner on Product Development

Bioventus and MTF Biologics will collaborate to develop a next-generation placental tissue product for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
June 5, 2019

Astura Medical Partners with Academy Medical for DoD/VA Contracts

Astura Medical partnered with Academy Medical for contracting within the U.S. Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs for sales of spinal instrumentation and implants.
June 5, 2019

OrthoPediatrics Acquires Vilex, ExFix Technology

OrthoPediatrics acquired Vilex, with its Orthex Hexapod circular fixation technology and x-ray planning software, for USD $60MM. Vilex posted 2018 revenue of $11.8MM, mostly derived from U.S. sales.
May 20, 2019

M&A Recap: Three 2Q Announcements in Spine

Of the 20 OEM-related M&A announcements we've covered in 2019 thus far, seven have related to the spine market. Of those, three were announced in rapid succession within this quarter. Let's see who bought whom, and what they got: Medtronic/Titan Spine, Boston Scientific/Vertiflex and WishBone Medical/CSpine.

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May 17, 2019

Spineway Making Acquisition in Latin America

Spineway plans to acquire an equity stake in Integral Medical Solutions, a holding company that manages private hospitals in Latin America. 
May 14, 2019

HealthpointCapital Acquires CrossRoads Extremity Majority Stake

HealthpointCapital acquired a controlling stake in CrossRoads Extremity Systems, developer of procedure-specific, sterile-packed implants and instrumentation for foot/ankle fixation.
May 10, 2019

Medtronic Enters Agreement to Acquire Titan Spine

Medtronic entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Titan Spine, a titanium spine interbody implant and surface technology company.
May 10, 2019

Boston Scientific to Acquire Vertiflex

Boston Scientific entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vertiflex, developer of the Superion® Indirect Decompression System. The transaction is slated to close in late 2Q19.
May 9, 2019

WishBone Medical Acquires CSpine

WishBone Medical purchased CSpine, manufacturer of spine and orthopedic implants and instruments. 
May 8, 2019

Axolotl Biologix Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Axolotl Biologix, a developer of regenerative medicine products, was acquired by a private equity firm. The company is preparing for FDA clinical trials of biologic products that have a range of applications in numerous segments, including orthopedics.
April 17, 2019

Smith & Nephew Completes Osiris Acquisition

Smith & Nephew completed its acquisition of Osiris Therapeutics, which was announced in 1Q19.
April 2, 2019

Acumed Acquires Elbow Arthroplasty Technology

Acumed Acquires Elbow Arthroplasty Technology
Acumed acquired technology from Bluefish Orthopedics that will support development of a total elbow joint replacement.
March 21, 2019

Brainlab Acquires Medineering, Robotics Platform

Brainlab has acquired Medineering, a developer of application-specific robotic technologies. The move supports Brainlab's growing market reach into ambulatory surgery centers.
March 19, 2019

Burst of M&A Activity at the Close of 1Q19

As was shown last week at AAOS, companies are taking strides to connect their devices with technologies that support improved patient outcomes. That connection can come in the form of M&A activity - which certainly applies to transactions announced over the month of March in joint replacement.
March 14, 2019

Stryker Acquires OrthoSpace

Stryker acquired OrthoSpace, maker of the InSpace device to treat rotator cuff tears, in an all-cash transaction for an upfront payment of US $110MM and future milestone payments of up to an additional $110MM.
March 13, 2019

Smith & Nephew Acquires Brainlab Joint Replacement Business

Smith & Nephew will acquire Brainlab's orthopedic joint reconstruction business, enabling both companies to accelerate R&D in digital surgery and augmented reality.
March 13, 2019

Think Surgical, United Orthopedic Collaborate on Total Knees

THINK Surgical and United Orthopedic Corporation will pursue reproducible outcomes in total knee replacements, pairing THINK's Active Robotic System and UNITED's U2 knee. 
March 13, 2019

Geisinger, Medacta Collaborate on Knee Replacement Lifetime Guarantee

Medacta and the Geisinger health system partnered to pilot a knee replacement lifetime guarantee, in which the pair will stand behind the full cost of care associated with surgeries over a patient's lifetime.
March 12, 2019

Exactech Acquires XpandOrtho

Exactech acquired XpandOrtho, a designer of soft tissue balancing instruments for knee replacement. 
March 12, 2019

Smith & Nephew to Acquire Osiris

Smith & Nephew entered into an agreement to acquire Osiris Therapeutics, developer of regenerative medicine products including skin, bone graft and articular cartilage substitutes. The transaction is expected to close in 2Q19.
March 11, 2019

RTI Surgical Completes Acquisition of Paradigm Spine

RTI Surgical completed its acquisition of Paradigm Spine, developer of the coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device.
February 7, 2019

Trice Medical to Purchase SegWAY Orthopaedics

Trice Medical will acquire SegWAY Orthopaedics, provider of minimally invasive endoscopic systems to treat the extremities.
February 4, 2019

Orthofix Acquires Distributor, Options Medical

Orthofix Medical acquired Options Medical, a former distributor of OFIX Bone Growth Therapies.
January 11, 2019

SpineSource Acquires Implant Systems from Kisco

SpineSource acquired the IP assets of two spinal implant systems from Kisco International, including the L-VARLOCK® expandable lumbar cage.
January 10, 2019

Pantheon Medical Foot & Ankle, Medisource to be Acquired

Generex Biotechnology entered into letters of intent to acquire Pantheon Medical “ Foot & Ankle, manufacturer of the FDA-cleared Balanced Plating System, and distributor Medisource Partners.
January 7, 2019

LimaCorporate and HSS Founding Hospital-Based 3D Printing Facility

LimaCorporate and the Hospital for Special Surgery are co-founding an additive manufacturing 3D printing facility to create custom orthopaedic implants in a hospital setting. 
December 18, 2018

Smith & Nephew Acquiring Ceterix, Meniscal Repair Technology

Smith & Nephew entered into an agreement to acquire Ceterix Orthopaedics, developer of NovoStitch®Pro Meniscal Repair, for up to US $105MM. The transaction is expected to close in early 2019.
December 14, 2018

WishBone Medical Granted License for Guided Growth Plate

WishBone Medical was granted a global, non-exclusive license for sale of a guided growth plating system to treat pediatric deformed limbs. Product launch is slated for 1Q19. 
November 28, 2018

WishBone Medical Acquires Response Ortho

WishBone Medical acquired Response Ortho, a manufacturer of external and internal fixation and deformity correction products for the pediatric orthopaedic market.
November 20, 2018

ChoiceSpine Acquired by Altus Capital

ChoiceSpine, a manufacturer of devices and biologics used to treat complex spine disorders, was acquired by Altus Capital Partners.
November 19, 2018

DJO Global to be Acquired by Colfax for $3.15BB in Cash

Colfax entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DJO Global from Blackstone for US $3.15BB in cash. The transaction is expected to close in 1Q19. 
November 19, 2018

Innovasis Signs Private-Label Agreement with Stability Biologics

Innovasis entered into a private-label agreement with Stability Biologics that includes access to Physio® bone allograft. Product launch is expected by year-end.
November 14, 2018

Medacta Acquires Balgrist CARD

Medacta invests in personalized medicine by acquiring start-up Balgrist CARD.
November 13, 2018

Arthrex Collaborates with CellRight Technologies on Distribution

CellRight Technologies, a Tissue Regenix company, entered into an agreement granting Arthrex distribution rights to its BioRinse bone portfolio in Europe.
November 9, 2018

Stryker Completes K2M Acquisition

Stryker closed the previously-announced $1.4BB acquisition of K2M.
November 6, 2018

WishBone Medical Acquires Red Star Contract Manufacturing

WishBone Medical acquired Red Star, a contract manufacturer, to provide sterile packaging and plastic injection molded single-use instruments for the pediatric orthopaedic market.
November 2, 2018

RTI Surgical Acquiring Paradigm Spine

RTI Surgical entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Paradigm Spine in a cash and stock transaction valued at up to US $300MM.
October 23, 2018

Stryker Completes Invuity Acquisition

Stryker completed its previously-announced acquisition of Invuity, manufacturer of single-use, lighted visualization instruments.
October 19, 2018

Contract Manufacturer M&A: 2017-3Q18

Merger and acquisition activity is shaping the broader orthopedic supply chain base, with contract manufacturers of all sizes transforming in the last decade to keep pace with their scaling device company customers. We've identified three M&A trends in this portion of the market.
October 10, 2018

Wright Medical Completes Cartiva Acquisition

Wright Medical completed its acquisition of Cartiva, developer of the Synthetic Cartilage Implant.
October 9, 2018

NuVasive Awarded Neuromonitoring Services Contract with Premier

NuVasive Clinical Services was awarded a three-year, sole source supplier contract for Intraoperative Neuromonitoring with Premier, effective November 2018. 
October 9, 2018

NuVasive Enters Partnership with Biedermann Technologies

NuVasive entered into a strategic partnership with Biedermann Technologies to integrate proprietary screw technology into NUVA's RELINE® portfolio, for 1H19 launch.
October 5, 2018

Corin Acquiring Global Orthopaedic Technology

Corin signed a binding agreement to acquire Global Orthopaedic Technology, manufacturer of hip and knee replacement devices in Australia.
October 3, 2018

Amedica Closes Sale of Spine Portfolio to CTL Medical

Amedica completed the sale of its spine business to CTL Medical, which is now exclusive owner of the metal and silicon nitride spine product portfolio.
October 2, 2018

Bioventus Signs Pfizer as Exclusive DUROLANE Distributor in Brazil

Bioventus received ANVISA approval to market DUROLANE® single-injection in Brazil to treat hip osteoarthritis. Pfizer will serve as its exclusive distribution partner.
September 26, 2018

4WEB Partners with Tedan, Lattus on Total Lateral Solution

4WEB Medical entered into an exclusive partnership with Lattus Spine and TeDan Surgical Innovations to co-market a turnkey Total Lateral Solution, with retractor and implant.
September 21, 2018

Medtronic to Acquire Mazor Robotics

Medtronic entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mazor Robotics for US $1.64BB in cash in a transaction that is slated to close in January 2019. 
September 21, 2018

Spine Company M&A Picks Up in 3Q18

We've tracked 31 mergers and acquisitions in the spine space from 2017 through mid-September 2018...with eight of them happening in just the last four weeks. The global spine market comprises nearly 300 companies; players need broad portfolios or novel technologies to vie for market share today.
September 18, 2018

Zavation Acquires Pan Medical U.S. Corp.

Zavation acquired PanMed, a manufacturer of minimally invasive products used in the kyphoplasty and interventional radiology markets.
September 14, 2018

Globus Medical Acquires Nemaris, Surgimap Software

Globus Medical is acquiring Nemaris, developer of Surgimap® software used to preoperatively plan spine surgery. Terms were not disclosed.
September 12, 2018

JNJ Acquires Emerging Implant Technologies

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is acquiring Emerging Implant Technologies, a manufacturer of 3D-printed titanium interbodies for spinal fusion.
September 11, 2018

Stryker Acquires Instrument Manufacturer Invuity

Stryker entered into a definitive agreement to acquire instrument manufacturer Invuity for US $190MM in equity. The transaction is slated to close in 4Q18.
September 6, 2018

Amedica to Divest Spine Business to CTL Medical

CTL Medical will acquire the commercial spine business of Amedica for US $10.0MM. The transaction is slated to close within 3Q18. 
August 30, 2018

Stryker Acquiring K2M

Stryker entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire K2M for ~US $1.4BB in cash. The transaction is slated to close in 4Q18. For 2017, K2M posted revenue of $249.3MM, +8.8% vs. 2016.
August 27, 2018

Wright Medical Acquiring Cartiva

Wright Medical is acquiring Cartiva, a manufacturer of the Synthetic Cartilage Implant to treat arthritis in the great toe, for US $435MM. The transaction is expected to close in 4Q18.
August 20, 2018

Viscogliosi Bros. Acquiring OP-1 Portfolio

Ember Therapeutics plans to divest its OP-1 bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-7) portfolio to Viscogliosi Brothers. The transaction is slated to close by 4Q18.
August 16, 2018

KFx Medical Enters License with Zimmer Biomet

KFx Medical entered into a license agreement with Zimmer Biomet to promote products and techniques for knotless double row rotator cuff repair.
August 9, 2018

NuVasive and Siemens Healthineers Partner on Surgical Automation Tools

NuVasive and Siemens Healthineers entered into a Spine Precision Partnership to integrate the Pulse surgical automation platform with Siemens' Cios Spin mobile 3D C-arm.
August 6, 2018

Fuse Medical Acquires Maxim Surgical

Fuse Medical acquired Maxim Surgical, a manufacturer of spinal fusion devices.
August 2, 2018

RTI and Aziyo Partner on ViBone Cellular Matrix

RTI Surgical and Aziyo Biologics signed an agreement for RTI's exclusive U.S. distribution of ViBone® cellular bone matrix.
July 23, 2018

Bioventus to Divest BMP Development to Viscogliosi Brothers

Bioventus entered into a definitive agreement to divest its next-gen bone morphogenetic protein development program to Viscogliosi Brothers. The transaction is slated to close in 3Q18.
June 27, 2018

Medigus Enters Orthopaedic Market, Partners with AM Surgical

Medigus entered into a development agreement with A.M. Surgical to develop an integrated visualization device to complement Stratos, A.M. Surgical's product for endoscopic carpal tunnel release. 
June 5, 2018

CoreLink Acquiring Expanding Orthopedics

CoreLink has acquired Expanding Orthopedics, developer of the FLXfit line of expanding interbody devices. Terms were not disclosed.
May 24, 2018

BONESUPPORT Signs Strategic U.S. Agreement with Collagen Matrix

BONESUPPORT entered into an agreement with Collagen Matrix on U.S. sales of bone graft substitute products through its own U.S. distribution network, beginning in 4Q18.
May 23, 2018

In’Tech Medical to Acquire Bradshaw Medical

In™Tech Medical, a contract manufacturer for the orthopaedic industry, entered into a binding agreement to acquire Bradshaw Medical.
May 15, 2018

DePuy Synthes Acquiring ME1000 Surgical Impactor

DePuy Synthes signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Medical Enterprises Distribution, developer of the ME1000 Surgical Impactor for use in hip replacement. The transaction is slated to close in 2Q18.
May 10, 2018

Corin to be Acquired by Permira

Corin is to be acquired by a company backed by investment firm Permira for an undisclosed sum, in a transaction slated to close in early 3Q18.
May 10, 2018

DePuy Synthes, Prosidyan Partner on FIBERGRAFT Products

DePuy Synthes entered into an exclusive agreement to promote Prosidyan's FIBERGRAFT® synthetic bone graft in spinal fusion, starting in 2Q18.
May 4, 2018

Integer to Divest Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics to MedPlast

Integer entered into an agreement to sell its Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics lines to MedPlast, a global services provider to the medical device industry, for US $600MM in cash. The transaction is expected to close in 3Q18.
April 19, 2018

Cadence to be Acquired by Kohlberg Private Equity Firm

Cadence, global provider of high-precision components and finished devices for orthopaedic and other markets, signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Kohlberg & Company.
April 11, 2018

JRI Orthopaedics Acquired by AK Medical

JRI Orthopaedics, manufacturer of hip and shoulder reconstruction devices, was acquired by AK Medical for £16.7MM (~US $23.7MM). 
April 3, 2018

NN, Inc. Acquiring Paragon Medical

NN entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Paragon Medical for US $375MM in cash. For 2017, Paragon posted revenue of $141.0MM. The transaction is slated to close during 2Q18.
March 20, 2018

KFx Medical Enters License with Wright Medical

KFx Medical entered into a license agreement allowing Wright Medical Technology to promote products and techniques for knotless double row rotator cuff repair, as claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,585,311.
March 16, 2018

Orthofix Enters Agreement to Acquire Spinal Kinetics

Orthofix entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Spinal Kinetics for US $45MM in cash plus up to $60MM in potential milestone payments. The transaction is expected to close in 2Q18.
March 9, 2018

Alphatec Spine Acquires SafeOp, Provider of Neuromonitoring Tech

Alphatec Spine acquired SafeOp Surgical, provider of neuromonitoring technology, for an initial outlay of US $15MM, and also announced new leadership appointments. 
March 7, 2018

Onkos Surgical, 3D Systems Partner for Surgical Oncology Tools

Onkos Surgical signed a 4-year agreement with 3D Systems to develop and advance patient-specific tools for use in tumor-related reconstruction in the pelvis and long bones.
March 6, 2018

CellRight Enters Distribution Agreement with Arthrex

CellRight Technologies signed a long-term, multi-year distribution agreement with Arthrex for CellRight's orthobiologic products for use in orthopaedic, spine and foot/ankle procedures.
February 27, 2018

Leader Biomedical Acquires International Orthopaedics

Leader Biomedical is acquiring International Orthopaedics, manufacturer of ICON total hip and hip resurfacing implants and instruments. 
February 20, 2018

JNJ Acquires Orthotaxy Robotic-Assisted Technology for Knee Surgery

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is acquiring Orthotaxy, developer of a robotic-assisted surgery solution in early-stage development for total and partial knee replacement.
February 12, 2018

Bioventus/Seikagaku Extend SUPARTZ FX Distribution Agreement

Bioventus extended its agreement to exclusively distribute Seikagaku's SUPARTZ FX five-injection hyaluronic acid in the U.S. through May 2028.
January 30, 2018

Implanet Enters Distribution Agreement with Aegis Spine

Implanet entered into a U.S. distribution agreement with Aegis Spine, subsidiary of L&K Biomed, to complement Implanet's commercialization activity in the region.
January 25, 2018

AANA and VirtaMed to Partner on Virtual Reality Simulation

The Arthroscopy Association of North America and VirtaMed signed an agreement to co-develop virtual reality arthroscopy simulation training.
January 5, 2018

RTI Surgical Acquiring Zyga Technology

RTI Surgical entered into an agreement to acquire Zyga Technology, developer of the SImmetry® Sacroiliac Joint Fusion system.
December 22, 2017

Centinel Spine Completes prodisc Acquisition

Centinel Spine completed the acquisition of worldwide prodisc® total disc replacement assets from DePuy Synthes Products.
December 15, 2017

Wright Medical Acquires BLUEPRINT Partner, IMASCAP

Wright Medical acquired IMASCAP, developer of the technology that drives BLUEPRINT™ 3D surgical planning software, for US $88.8MM in cash, stock and milestone payments.
December 14, 2017

Bodycad Enters EU Distribution Agreement with OrthoGrow

Bodycad entered into an exclusive agreement with OrthoGrow for distribution of its unicompartmental knee in the European Union.
December 13, 2017

NuVasive Acquiring SafePassage Neuromonitoring Company

NuVasive entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SafePassage, provider of intra-op neurophysiological monitoring services. The company will join NUVA's Clinical Services business in a transaction slated to close in January 2018.
December 6, 2017

Smith & Nephew Completes Rotation Medical Acquisition

Smith & Nephew completed its acquisition of Rotation Medical, developer of novel tissue regeneration technology for shoulder rotator cuff repair.
November 30, 2017

curasan Enters Distribution Agreement with Implantcast

curasan entered into an exclusive agreement with Implantcast for distribution of CERASORB bone regeneration products in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
October 25, 2017

K2M, Brainlab to Collaborate on Spinal Navigation

K2M and Brainlab will partner to commercialize and co-market future navigated K2M spinal systems for open and MIS procedures.
October 25, 2017

Stryker Acquiring Vexim and SpineJack VCF Implant

Stryker acquired Vexim, developer of the SpineJack® expandable vertebral compression fracture implant, for ~US $191.0MM. The transaction is expected to close in 4Q17.
October 24, 2017

Sites Medical and Integrity Implants Enter License Agreement

Sites Medical entered into an agreement to license OsteoSync™ Ti technology to Integrity Implants for its use in expandable interbody devices.
October 24, 2017

In’Tech Medical Acquires Pyxidis

In'Tech Medical acquired Pyxidis, a manufacturer of customized metal and plastic sterilization cases and trays for surgical Instruments.
October 23, 2017

K2M Acquires Cervical VBR from Cardinal Spine

K2M acquired Cardinal Spine's cervical static corpectomy cage, to be branded as the PALO ALTO® system.
October 23, 2017

Smith & Nephew to Acquire Rotation Medical

Smith & Nephew entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rotation Medical for US $125MM in initial cash. The transaction is expected to close by year-end.
October 16, 2017

Orthobiologics Activity Signals Collaborations and Clinical Data Essential for Company Growth

ORTHOWORLD estimates that global orthobiologic product sales account for ~10% of the orthopaedic market's revenue, overall. In 2016, that translated to just over $4.9 billion, an increase of 3% vs. 2015. For 2017 and into 2019, we're projecting similar growth.
October 2, 2017

NN, Inc. Acquires DRT Medical

NN, Inc. acquired DRT Medical, supplier of precision manufactured orthopaedic implants and instruments. Financial terms were not disclosed.
September 18, 2017

Artoss Enters DAPA Agreement for NanoBone Graft Products

Artoss entered into a Defense Acquisition Purchasing Agreement with Owens & Minor for U.S. Department of Defense access to NanoBone bone graft.
September 7, 2017

NuVasive Acquires Vertera Spine

NuVasive acquired Vertera Spine, developer of porous-PEEK-based spinal interbody fusion devices. Transaction terms were not disclosed.
September 5, 2017

ApiFix Signs Canada Distribution Agreement

ApiFix granted exclusive distribution rights to Joint Solutions Alliance for its scoliosis treatment in Canada.
August 30, 2017

Mazor Robotics and Medtronic Enter Next Phase of Strategic Partnership

Mazor Robotics entered Phase II of its strategic partnership with Medtronic, which will now take on exclusive global distribution of the Mazor X surgical assistance platform. 
August 29, 2017

OrthoPediatrics and Mighty Oak Medical Partner on Spinal Navigation

OrthoPediatrics entered into an agreement for exclusive U.S. distribution of Mighty Oak Medical's FIREFLY® pedicle screw navigation guides in pediatric hospitals.
August 29, 2017

Orthopaedic Supplier M&A Boosted by Private Equity Backing

Supplier companies have been involved in 17 of the 33 mergers and acquisitions that have closed in the orthopaedic space as of August 15, according to our tracking of activity. This activity comes in direct response to device company consolidation.
August 24, 2017

Bone Biologics Expands Relationship with UCLA

Bone Biologics entered into an exclusive license agreement with UCLA for global application of NELL-1 protein in the treatment of osteoporosis and trauma, through a technology transfer. 
August 3, 2017

K2M Acquires Expandable Interbody IP Portfolio

K2M acquired exclusive license to a portfolio of 17 issued and pending patents for expandable interbody technology.
July 31, 2017

OrthAlign Enters Distribution Partnership in Panama

OrthAlign announced first KneeAlign® total knee arthroplasties completed in Panama, alongside entrance into a distribution partnership with Ortosistemas.
July 13, 2017

CTL Medical to Market G-21 Products in US

CTL Medical entered into an agreement to market G-21's bone cement, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty products in the U.S.
May 22, 2017

Vericel Signs Distribution Agreement with Orsini Pharmaceutical

Vericel entered into a 2-year renewable agreement with Orsini Pharmaceutical for distribution of Carticel® and MACI® in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 
May 18, 2017

Zimmer Biomet Licenses IP from Bonutti Research

Zimmer Biomet entered into an agreement to license patents from Bonutti Research, supporting the development of the Rosa® robotic total knee application. 
May 17, 2017

Seikagaku Enters Collaboration on SI-613 in Japan

Seikagaku entered into a basic co-development and marketing collaboration with Ono Pharmaceutical in Japan for SI-613 for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
May 16, 2017

Xtant Medical to License Sites Medical OsteoSync Ti Technology

Xtant Medical (XTNT) entered into a licensing agreement with Sites Medical for use of OsteoSync™ Ti porous titanium scaffold technology with XTNT's spinal products.
May 15, 2017

DePuy Synthes Awarded US DOD Contract for Orthopaedic Products

DePuy Synthes was awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to supply up to US $260MM worth of orthopaedic products to global U.S. military medical facilities.
May 10, 2017

Vericel Licenses Products for Distribution in Southeast Asia

Vericel entered into a license agreement whereby Innovative Cellular Therapeutics will obtain exclusive rights to develop and distribute Carticel® and MACI® in Southeast Asia.
May 4, 2017

Medikon to Distribute InterFuse in Turkey

Vertebral Technologies partnered with Medikon for distribution of InterFuse® spinal fusion products in Turkey.
May 1, 2017

Tecomet Purchased by Charlesbank Capital Partners

Genstar Capital sold Tecomet, a global supplier of high-precision manufacturing solutions for orthopaedic implants, instruments and sterilization cases/trays, to Charlesbank Capital Partners.
April 27, 2017

Titan Metal Fabricators Closes Acquisition of Edge International

TITAN Metal Fabricators acquired select assets of Edge International, distributor of raw materials used in the manufacture of implants and instruments for the orthopaedic, spine and trauma markets.
April 21, 2017

aap Enters US Distribution Agreement for LOQTEQ Radius System

aap Implantate entered into a distribution agreement for the LOQTEQ® Radius System with an unnamed, U.S.-based global medical technology company.
April 20, 2017

7D Surgical Gains US Distribution for Spinal Image Guidance System

7D Surgical entered into exclusive partnerships with Surgical One and DB Surgical for U.S. distribution of its Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery platform for spine procedures.
April 20, 2017

DePuy Synthes Acquires 3D Printing Technologies to Treat Bone Defects

DePuy Synthes acquired 3D printing technology from Tissue Regeneration Systems to offer patient-specific, bioresorbable implants for orthopaedic and CMF applications. 
April 18, 2017

Amendia Acquired Spinal Elements

Amendia acquired Spinal Elements, provider of implants, instruments and orthobiologics. Terms were not disclosed.
April 18, 2017

United Orthopedic Acquires A-Spine, Expanding Sales in China

United Orthopedic acquired A-Spine Asia, developer of spinal fixation, osteoplasty and vertebral body replacement systems, for US $20.0MM. For 2016, A-Spine posted revenue of $11.3MM.
April 11, 2017

Audax Medical Licenses Novel Self-Assembling Nanomolecule

Audax Medical was granted an exclusive worldwide license from Northeastern University for a self-assembling, arginine-rich nanomolecule for development in tissue regeneration. 
April 11, 2017

DJO Global Partners with IPG

DJO Global's Surgical Division partnered with IPG on delivery of its products to IPG's health plan clients and patients.
April 7, 2017

KFx Medical Enters Agreement with ConMed

KFx Medical entered into a license agreement with ConMed addressing patents used in knotless double row rotator cuff repair.
April 7, 2017

K2M and LifeHealthcare Distribution Agreement

K2M and LifeHealthcare entered into a new 5-year distribution agreement for K2M's spinal technologies in Australia and New Zealand.
April 7, 2017

License Agreement for OMNI’s APEX Knee

OMNIlife science signed an agreement granting exclusive license to Global Orthopaedic Technology to manufacture and market the APEX™ Knee in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
April 6, 2017

Medovex Gains Distribution Partner in Germany

Medovex entered into a distribution partnership with Technology Consult Berlin for its Denervex™ system in Germany.
March 28, 2017

Organogenesis Acquiring NuTech Medical

Organogenesis is acquiring NuTech Medical, developer of amniotic products with application in soft tissue and bone regeneration.
March 20, 2017

Sussex Wire Acquires Marox

Sussex Wire, manufacturer of cold formed components for a variety of industries, acquired Marox, a manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and instruments.
March 16, 2017

Zimmer Biomet Product Highlights

Zimmer Biomet has publicly unveiled Signature Solutions, and is previewing a concept device that will support personalization and intelligent instrument technology through surgical robotics.
March 14, 2017

Implanet Enters Exclusive Distribution Partnerships in Australia and New Zealand

Implanet announced integration of its Jazz Claw device into the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and entry into an exclusive partnership with Device Technologies for product distribution in Australia and New Zealand.
March 7, 2017

Distribution Agreement for BoneScalpel in China

Misonix entered into an exclusive agreement with Weigao Orthopedic for distribution of the BoneScalpel in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
March 7, 2017

Three New Ex-U.S. Distribution Partners for VTI

Vertebral Technologies appointed new distributors in Finland, Germany and Sweden to expand access to InterFuse® modular interbody fusion implants.
March 1, 2017

Shoulder Options Seeks to Divest Proximal Humerus Plates

Shoulder Options seeks to divest its AFT™ Proximal Humerus Fracture, AFT Greater Tuberosity Fracture and CRP™ Cuff Repair plates.
February 20, 2017

The Forgotten Phase of M&A: Post-Close Supply Chain Integration

Proper implementation post-acquisition-close will allow your supply chain to deliver immediate and long-term value, and avoid integration delays and disruptions.
February 17, 2017

Hospital M&A, Priorities Offer OEMs Strategic Direction

The U.S. hospital landscape steadily continues to be shaped by consolidation that is forced by competition, declining reimbursement and public and private payor cost and control measures. As these trends are expected to endure at least through the next decade, it's imperative that you understand what your hospital customer base will look like several years from now.
February 6, 2017

Vertebral Technologies Enters GPO Contract

Vertebral Technologies entered into a GPO contract to provide modular interbody fusion devices to member facilities of Resource Optimization & Innovation/ROi. 
February 3, 2017

Trice Medical Partners with Pacific Medical

Trice Medical entered into an agreement with Pacific Medical for multi-state distribution of the mi-eye 2™ in-office arthroscopic diagnostic tool in the U.S.
February 3, 2017

SpineSource to Market Kisco’s L-Varlock Expandable Lumbar Cage

SpineSource entered into a long-term exclusive U.S. agreement to distribute Kisco International's L-Varlock® Expandable Lumbar Cage for vertebral interbody fusion.
February 1, 2017

Exactech Divests Assets to ChoiceSpine

Exactech has restructured its Spine & Biologics segment, divested its spine product assets to ChoiceSpine and announced restructuring charges related to ex-U.S. operations. Terms were not disclosed.
January 25, 2017

DePuy Synthes Agreement with Pacira Pharmaceuticals

DePuy Synthes entered into an exclusive agreement with Pacira Pharmaceuticals for U.S. co-promotion of EXPAREL® local analgesic across its joint reconstruction, spine, sports medicine and trauma businesses.
January 20, 2017

The Forgotten Phase of M&A: Mitigating Supply Chain Risks

The primary responsibility of the supply chain team post-M&A is the assurance of uninterrupted upstream and downstream product supply. These essential steps will assist you in identifying supply chain risk and developing a plan to minimize that risk.
January 19, 2017

Bovie Medical Enters Sales Partnership with ConMed

Bovie Medical entered into a global sales channel partnership agreement with CONMED for its PlazXact™ Ablator, which will be marketed as the UltrAblator Bipolar® series effective in late 1Q17.
January 17, 2017

New Durolane Agreement in Russia

Bioventus selected MEDSERVICE to distribute DUROLANE® single-injection joint fluid in Russia. 
January 12, 2017

Orthocell Collaborates with Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Orthocell entered into a research collaboration agreement with DePuy Synthes Products for the Ortho-ATI® stem cell treatment for tendon and ligament regeneration. 
January 12, 2017

OssDsign Secures New EU Distribution Partnerships

OssDsign entered into new commercial partnerships covering distribution of its products for cranial repair and facial bone reconstruction in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands.
January 3, 2017

DePuy Synthes Acquires Interventional Spine Expandable Cage Technology

DePuy Synthes entered into an asset purchase and development agreement with Interventional Spine, addressing expandable fusion cages and a facet screw system for open and percutaneous spine surgery.
December 22, 2016

AxioMed/DSM Extend Terms on Exclusive License Agreement

AxioMed modified terms of a previously-signed 15-year exclusive license agreement with DSM Biomedical, holder of the patent on polymer technology used in AxioMed's viscoelastic disc replacement. 
December 14, 2016

New DUROLANE Agreement

Bioventus entered into an agreement with Galderma to bring DUROLANE knee osteoarthritis treatment to the U.S.
December 9, 2016

OrthoMend Acquires License to Absorbable Bone Fixation, Repair Technologies

OrthoMend Research acquired from Temple University researchers an exclusive license to develop novel absorbable bone fixation and regenerative repair technologies for commercial use.
December 7, 2016

MedPlast Acquired by Strategic Investor, PE Firm

MedPlast, parent company of OrthoPlastics, was acquired by strategic investor Water Street Healthcare and JLL Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Terms were not disclosed.
November 28, 2016

HD Surgical Acquires Assets from PAK Manufacturing

HD Surgical, a custom orthopaedic surgical instrument and implant manufacturer, recently acquired certain assets of PAK Manufacturing, a maker of custom and specialty handheld surgical instruments.
October 28, 2016

GE to Acquire Stake in Concept Laser

General Electric reached an agreement to acquire a 75% stake in Concept Laser, manufacturer of powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines, for 549MM (~US $599MM). 
October 26, 2016

NuVasive Expands iGA Platform to Support Cervical Alignment

NuVasive is introducing an Integrated Global Alignment™ platform that is expanded to support cervical alignment. Further, the company acquired LessRay software technology from SafeRay Spine.
October 21, 2016

M&A Close-up: 2016 Transactions Year to Date

Strategic transactions year to date in 2016 represent participants from OEMs, Suppliers, Distributors and Private Equity, with values ranging from $10 million to $1 billion.
October 21, 2016

The Forgotten Phase of M&A: Supply Chain Infrastructure

Avoid disruptions in customer service and financial performance by reviewing the people, processes and supporting systems of upstream and downstream supply chains.
October 21, 2016

Postmarket Surveillance and M&A

Data collection is paramount to the success of any orthopaedic device. What happens to the much-coveted postmarket data/initiative during and after a merger or acquisition? We posed this question to Vicki Anastasi, Vice President & Global Head, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Research with ICON plc.
October 20, 2016

Zimmer Biomet to Distribute Nextremity Solutions Products

Zimmer Biomet entered into an exclusive agreement to globally distribute Nextremity Solutions' foot and ankle deformity correction products.
October 19, 2016

Isto Technologies Acquires Arteriocyte Medical

Isto Technologies acquired Arteriocyte Medical Systems, forming Isto Biologics. The new entity will offer evidence-based solutions for spine and orthopaedic applications. Terms were not disclosed.
October 18, 2016

Richard Wolf Opens Subsidiary, RIWOspine

Richard Wolf established a RIWOspine subsidiary in Germany to market devices for minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery and pain therapy. 
October 17, 2016

Tecomet Acquires Mountainside Medical

Tecomet acquired Mountainside Medical, a manufacturer of instruments for minimally invasive surgery and orthopaedic/neurosurgical implants and instruments.
September 23, 2016

Spineology Expands Relationship with Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation is now sole tissue provider for Spineology's allograft product lines, including the newly-launched Incite™ Cortical Fiber bone graft.
September 23, 2016

Tinavi Medical to Distribute Spineway Devices in China

Spineway signed a 5-year agreement with TINAVI Medical for distribution of spinal implants and instruments in China. TINAVI's TiRobot™ is reported to be the only surgical robot capable of addressing surgery on all spinal regions. 
September 15, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Acquires Clinical Graphics, 3-D Imaging Provider

Zimmer Biomet acquired Clinical Graphics, a specialist in 3D range-of-motion simulation technology for hip conditions requiring early intervention.
September 14, 2016

Stryker to Acquire Instratek

Stryker entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Instratek, provider of implants and minimally invasive soft tissue recession instrumentation for foot, ankle and upper extremity procedures.
September 7, 2016

In2Bones USA Completes Merger to Form i2b Global

In2Bones SAS has merged with In2Bones USA, its largest distributor, to form i2b, a global company serving the upper and lower extremities orthopaedic markets.
September 6, 2016

SpineVision Acquired by Norgine Ventures

Norgine Ventures entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SpineVision. The partnership will support SpineVision's research and development for commercialization of products combining dynamic stabilization and a minimally invasive, percutaneous approach, such as Flex+2 and LUMIS.
August 29, 2016

Ferring Acquires Rights to Seikagaku Treatment for Herniated Disc

Ferring Pharmaceuticals acquired exclusive development and commercialization rights to Seikagaku's SI-6603 injectable condoliase, a potential treatment for lumbar disc herniation, for up to US $95.0MM in upfront cash plus milestone payments.
August 19, 2016

SeaSpine to Acquire NLT Spine, Expandable Interbody Platform Technologies

SeaSpine entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NLT Spine, developer of minimally invasive surgery devices. SeaSpine's commercial launch of the first NLT product is expected in 1H17.
August 15, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Acquires CD Diagnostics

Zimmer Biomet acquired CD Diagnostics, developer of immunoassays and biomarker testing to inform treatment decisions. Financial terms were not disclosed.
August 9, 2016

Biomedical Structures Acquired by Confluent Medical Technologies

Biomedical Structures, manufacturer of biomedical textile implants with application in orthopaedics, was acquired by Confluent Medical Technologies, a contract manufacturer of Nitinol components and kyphoplasty balloons. Terms were not disclosed.
July 27, 2016

Globus Medical to Acquire International Business of Alphatec Spine

Globus Medical entered into an agreement to acquire the ex-U.S. operations and distribution channels of Alphatec (ATEC) for US $80.0MM in cash. ATEC posted 2015 ex-U.S. revenue of $70.7MM.
July 18, 2016

Zimmer Biomet to Acquire Medtech Surgical Robotics Company

Zimmer Biomet announced its plans to acquire Medtech, provider of surgical systems including the ROSA™ Spine robotic-assistive device for minimally invasive surgery.
July 11, 2016

Corin Orthopaedics to Acquire Wright Medical’s Hip and Knee Assets

Wright Medical received a binding offer under which Corin Orthopaedics would acquire Wright's hip/knee business for 29.7MM in cash (~US $33MM). The proposed transaction is expected to close by early 4Q16.
July 6, 2016

Merit Medical Acquires DFINE

Merit Medical Systems, manufacturer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, acquired DFINE in a merger transaction for ~US $97.5MM in cash.
July 5, 2016

NuVasive Completes Acquistion of Biotronic NeuroNetwork

NuVasive completed its previously-announced acquisition of Biotronic NeuroNetwork, which is now part of the NuVasive Clinical Services division.
June 24, 2016

1H16 M&A Recap: Big Players Make Moves

During 1H16, seven of the eight largest orthopaedic device companies confirmed or completed acquisitions or divestitures spanning nearly every orthopaedic market segment. Here we present a full list of M&A transactions from the first half of the year.
June 7, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Acquiring LDR

Zimmer Biomet entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LDR for US $37/share in cash, for a transaction valued at ~$1.0BB with an expected 3Q16 close.
June 7, 2016

Medtronic Acquires Responsive Orthopedics

Medtronic acquired Responsive Orthopedics, a start-up focused on sales of low-cost hip and knee replacements. A primary knee is slated for commercial U.S. availability within 1H17, followed by a primary hip in 1H18.
June 6, 2016

NuVasive Acquiring Biotronic NeuroNetwork for $98 Million

NuVasive (NUVA) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Biotronic NeuroNetwork, a U.S. provider of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring services, for US $98MM in cash. 
May 17, 2016

Novastep and Vivex Biomedical to Launch bioSTART Biologics

Novastep signed an agreement with Vivex Biomedical to launch bioSTART® Tissue Repair products, offering amniotic membranes and liquid to support foot and ankle procedures in the U.S.
May 16, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Completes Acquisition of Cayenne Medical

Zimmer Biomet closed its previously-announced acquisition of Cayenne Medical, a manufacturer of soft tissue repair and reconstruction products for the knee, shoulder and extremities.
May 12, 2016

Tecres and Keensight to Form Demetra

Demetra Holding has formed with investment from Tecres and Keensight, which acquired aap Implantate's biomaterials assets. 
May 10, 2016

DePuy Synthes/JNJ Acquiring BioMedical Enterprises

DePuy Orthopaedics has acquired BioMedical Enterprises, a manufacturer of Nitinol orthopaedic implants for small bone fixation to treat bunions, hammertoes, hand/wrist deformities, etc.
May 10, 2016

Histogenics Acquires Rights to NeoCart for the Japanese Market

Histogenics acquired development and commercialization rights to NeoCart® for the Japanese market from its partner, Purpose Co. NeoCart autologous cell therapy is designed to treat knee cartilage defects. 
April 29, 2016

Majority Ownership of Amendia Purchased by Private Equity Firm

Private equity firm Kohlberg & Company has acquired majority ownership of Amendia, and will support its growth initiatives from a US $1.6BB private equity fund.
April 29, 2016

Stryker Acquires Stanmore Implants

Stryker acquired Stanmore Implants Worldwide in an all-cash transaction for £35.6MM (~US $52MM). Stanmore Implants' portfolio comprises patient-specific and off-the-shelf implant systems for limb salvage.
April 25, 2016

Zimmer Biomet to Acquire Cayenne Medical

Zimmer Biomet entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cayenne Medical within 2Q16. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
April 21, 2016

BD Divests Vertebral Augmentation Products to Stryker

BD sold its vertebral augmentation assets, including all AVAmax®, AVAflex®, AVAtex® and AVAprep® branded products, to Stryker. Financial terms were not disclosed.
April 12, 2016

LISI Medical to Acquire Alcoa Remmele

LISI Medical, a contract manufacturer, signed an agreement to acquire Alcoa Remmele for 90MM (~US $102MM). The transaction is expected to close in 2Q16. Remmele posted 2015 revenue of $70MM. 
March 22, 2016

aap Implantate Divests Biomaterials Unit

aap Implantate sold its biomaterials unit to an undisclosed private equity firm for 36MM (~US $40.3MM). Upon closing, aap will proceed as a pure-play trauma entity.
March 17, 2016

In’Tech Medical Acquires Ortho Solutions in Asia

In'Tech Medical acquired Ortho Solutions, a contract manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and instruments in Asia. 
March 16, 2016

Intellijoint Surgical Partners with Corin

Intellijoint Surgical entered into a strategic partnership with Corin for Australia distribution of the intellijoint HIP™, to complement Corin's Optimized Positioning System™ technology.
March 8, 2016

OrthoSensor in Strategic Partnership with Electronics Company IM-Tech

OrthoSensor entered into a partnership with IM-Tech to support R&D collaboration, manufacturing and investments in electronics technology in the global commercialization of the VERASENSE™ sensor.
March 7, 2016

NuVasive to Acquire Mega Surgical, Brazilian Distributor

NuVasive entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mega Surgical, its exclusive distributor in Brazil. The transaction is expected to close within 1Q16.
March 2, 2016

EOS imaging and Stryker in Co-promotion Agreement for U.K. Market

EOS imaging entered into a co-promotion agreement whereby Stryker's European Spine business will promote EOS imaging's platform to existing and prospective customers in the U.K.
March 2, 2016

Lima Corporate Enters Alliance with Hospital for Special Surgery

Lima Corporate entered into an Innovation Alliance Agreement with the Hospital for Special Surgery. New product co-developments include a Trabecular Titanium total elbow and an advanced acetabular cup. 
March 1, 2016

EQT, Hansjorg Wyss New Owners of Lima Corporate

EQT, a global private equity group, with Hansjörg Wyss as co-investor, has completed acquisition of the majority of shares of Lima Corporate. 
March 1, 2016

LifeNet Health, Arthrex Extend Collaboration

LifeNet Health and Arthrex signed a new long-term agreement to provide allograft implants and instrumentation to surgeons and explore new applications, such as opportunities in cartilage repair.
February 2, 2016

Bone Therapeutics Extends Collaboration with Kasios

Bone Therapeutics extended its collaboration with Kasios to combine ALLOB® bone cell therapy with a 3D-printed synthetic cage intended to support the spinal fusion process.
February 1, 2016

Exactech Acquires its Independent Australia Distributor

Exactech acquired Exactech Australia, an independent importer and distributor of Exactech's orthopaedic implants, instrumentation and surgical technology.
January 28, 2016

CTL Acquires AccelSPINE

CTL Medical, a medical device manufacturing and services company, signed a definitive agreement to acquire AccelSPINE.
January 22, 2016

Bioventus Boosts Orthobiologics Business with Acquisitions

Bioventus spent most of 2015 building an infrastructure to expand its surgical business. With trecent acqusitions, a sales and distribution plan in place and future plans for inorganic and organic growth, Bioventus executives now say that the company is positioning itself as an orthobiologics leader.
January 21, 2016

EOS Imaging partners with Spinologics on Surgical Simulation

EOS imaging partnered with Spinologics to co-develop biomechanical spine surgery simulation tools for integration with EOS imaging's cloud-based, 3D planning software. 
January 14, 2016

MiMedx Closes Acquisition of Stability Biologics

MiMedx completed its acquisition of Stability Biologics, provider of human tissue products serving the surgical, spine and orthopaedic sectors. Stability Biologics will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiMedx.
January 12, 2016

Smith & Nephew Acquires BST-CarGel from Piramal

Smith & Nephew acquired BST-CarGel® cartilage repair product and IP assets from Piramal. Transaction terms were not disclosed. 
January 11, 2016

MiMedx to Acquire Stability Biologics

MiMedx signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stability Biologics for US $10MM in cash and stock. Stability Biologics provides human tissue products for the surgical, spine and orthopaedic industries. The transaction is expected to close in early 1Q16.
January 5, 2016

Smith+Nephew Completes Acquisition of Blue Belt Technologies

Smith+Nephew completed its acquisition of Blue Belt Technologies, developer of the Navio surgical robotics-assistance system for unicondylar knee replacement.
January 5, 2016

NuVasive to Acquire Ellipse Technologies

NuVasive entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ellipse Technologies for US $380MM in cash, with a potential $30MM milestone payable in 2017. The transaction is slated to close in mid-1Q16. Ellipse posted 2015 revenue of ~$40MM, +54% vs. 2014.