Integer Holdings Corporation (“Integer”) (NYSE: ITGR), a leading medical device outsource manufacturer, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics (“AS&O”) product lines to MedPlast, LLC (“MedPlast”), a leading global services provider to the medical device industry, for $600 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including U.S. and foreign antitrust clearances.
“Integer is a global leader in medical device outsourcing, with an unmatched breadth of design, development and manufacturing capabilities,” said Joe Dziedzic, Integer’s president and chief executive officer. “After this divestiture and paying down debt with the proceeds, we expect to be a $1.2 billion company with higher margins, increased net earnings, greater returns on invested capital, and significantly lower debt leverage. This increased financial flexibility will enable us to grow our leadership position in our Cardio & Vascular and Cardiac & Neuromodulation product lines as we partner with customers to deliver life-changing innovation.
”Integer’s AS&O capabilities will bolster MedPlast’s portfolio of manufacturing solutions and transform MedPlast into one of the world’s leading outsourced contract manufacturers of medical devices. In addition to expanding MedPlast’s offering into a broad range of metals manufacturing capabilities, including machining, stamping, coating and metal forming, it will further strengthen MedPlast’s front-end design, development and prototyping services. Once complete, the acquisition will double MedPlast’s size to nearly $1 billion in sales, as well as its global footprint, with an expanded presence in Europe. MedPlast will employ nearly 6,000 engineers, technicians and assembly workers at manufacturing facilities across Asia, Central America, Europe and the United States.
“MedPlast is incredibly excited about the addition of Integer’s AS&O capabilities to our existing platform,” said MedPlast Chief Executive Officer Brian King. “This acquisition will further broaden our offerings and strengthen our ability to provide our customers with innovative solutions to meet their challenging needs. It also will provide additional scale and new growth opportunities for MedPlast. We are excited to be working with the AS&O team and look forward to collectively growing our company and continuing to deliver outstanding service to our customers.”
MedPlast’s agreement to acquire Integer’s AS&O business is the third acquisition MedPlast has facilitated in the past year. In 2017, MedPlast acquired Vention Medical’s Device Manufacturing Services business and Coastal Life Technologies to extend its portfolio of services into assembly and packaging. The strategic acquisitions follow MedPlast’s partnership in 2016 with Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners, two strategic investment firms specializing in the health care industry.
The transaction does not include Integer’s Portable Medical product line, which will remain a part of Integer.
Piper Jaffray & Co. is serving as financial advisor to Integer while Hodgson Russ LLP is serving as legal advisor.