Medtronic, Stryker, ChoiceSpine & more: 22 device company acquisitions & mergers in 2018

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | December 11, 2018 | Print  |

Here are 22 orthopedic and spine device company mergers in 2018.

Johnson & Johnson, through French affiliate Apsis S.A.S, acquired Orthotaxy, a privately-held developer of software-enabled surgery technologies, including a robotic-assisted surgery solution.

Stryker completed its Entellus Medical acquisition.

Orthofix acquired Spinal Kinetics, a privately held company focused on artificial discs, for up to $105 million.

Alphatec acquired SafeOp Surgical, a privately held advanced neuromonitoring technology provider.

Stryker acquired Hygia Health Services, a developer of single-use devices, to help hospitals reduce costs.

Stryker inked a deal to acquire minimally invasive spine device company K2M for approximately $1.4 billion.

Stryker acquired San Francisco-based Invuity, a surgical illumination products company.

Wright Medical agreed to purchase Alpharetta, Ga.-based orthopedic device company Cartiva for $435 million.

Italy-based orthopedic implant manufacturer Lima Corp., acquired medical device software company TechMah Medical to help expand its footprint in digital orthopedics.

Amedica sold its commercial spine business to CTL Medical for up to $10 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Fuse Medical acquired Maxim Surgical.

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary GmbH acquired Emerging Implant Technologies.

Benvenue Medical  completed its divestiture of its vertebral augmentation systems to IZI Medical Products.

After beginning its strategic and equity investment in Mazor Robotics two years ago, Medtronic fully acquired the spinal robotics company.

Globus Medical acquired the company that markets and develops Surgimap, a surgical planning software platform.

With the support of private equity firm Permira Funds, Corin acquired Australia-based Global Orthopaedic Technology.

Stryker acquired HyperBranch Medical for $220 million in an all-cash transaction.

To further establish itself in the spine market, RTI Surgical acquired Paradigm Spine in an up to $300 million deal.

Aurora Spine acquired SI joint implant.

ChoiceSpine was acquired by investment firm Altus Capital Partners.

Industrial technology company Colfax acquired orthopedic surgical device company DJO Global for $3.15 billion. 

Medtronic acquired Nutrino Health, a company that provides data services, analytics and technologies.

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