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ConMed Spending $365M on Buffalo Filter’s Surgical Technology
December 17, 2018
CONMED Corporation today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Buffalo Filter LLC (Buffalo Filter) for $365 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to be financed through a combination of new convertible notes and an expanded and amended credit facility. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of U.S. regulatory approval, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.
Founded in 1991, Buffalo Filter, part of Filtration Group, is the market leader in surgical smoke evacuation technologies. The company’s comprehensive product portfolio includes smoke evacuation pencils, smoke evacuators, and laparoscopic solutions.
“This acquisition is a strong strategic fit with our General Surgery portfolio, and the platform technology provides us a leading position in the high-growth smoke-evacuation market,” commented Curt R. Hartman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CONMED. “We believe this technology, combined with our focused innovation in the surgical suite, will deliver impactful solutions to address significant challenges confronting healthcare practitioners and their patients. We look forward to welcoming Buffalo Filter’s talented team to CONMED.”
Samantha Bonano, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Filter, added, “We are excited to join CONMED and continue our mission of improving safety in the operating room. We believe that the combination of our dedicated teams, as well as our proven research and development expertise, will enable us to continue to bring best-in-class smoke-evacuation products to a growing global market.”
See Full Press Release at the Source: CONMED Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Buffalo Filter LLC | Business Wire
Press Release by CONMED Corporation
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