ATEC agrees to acquire EOS imaging

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The EOSedge imaging system is among the products developed by EOS imaging

Alphatec Holdings (ATEC) has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire EOS imaging for a purchase price of up to US$88 million, plus debt retirement of US$33.9 million, in a combination of cash and equity.

EOS imaging is specialist in orthopaedic medical imaging and software solutions. The EOS technology informs the entire surgical process by capturing a calibrated, full-body image in a standing (weight-bearing) position, enabling precise measurement of anatomical angles and dimensions.

“This is a monumental transaction for ATEC,” said Pat Miles, chairman and chief executive officer. “While spine’s large players are investing in enabling technologies, we are thinking differently. We created a conduit to deliver information into the operating room with AlphaInformatiX. This transaction will integrate spine imaging and anatomical modelling onto the platform to actually inform the operative experience. By pairing ATEC’s approach-based solutions with imaging founded on Nobel Prize-winning technology, we expect to significantly increase demand for ATEC hardware and EOS systems and create a formidable competitive advantage.”

“EOS is a fabulous, game-changing technology that has unquestionably improved the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with spinal deformity,” said Christopher Shaffrey, chief of spinal surgery and spine care at Duke University Medical Center (Durham, USA).

The Company expects the acquisition to be accretive to revenue, revenue growth, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow in the first full year of operations following the transaction close.

“We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity to join the complementary strengths and know-how of EOS imaging and ATEC,” said Mike Lobinsky, chief executive officer of EOS imaging. “I have no doubt that our organisations will be able to quickly create a highly differentiated end-to-end offering that will accelerate growth in the USA in the short term, while we continue to expand internationally, paving the way for the future global growth of the combined entity.”

The Boards of Directors of both ATEC and EOS have approved the execution of a tender offer agreement through which ATEC will launch a tender offer for all of the issued and outstanding shares and convertible notes of EOS imaging for a total purchase price of up to US$122 million.


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