Stryker Strikes Two Deals in Two Weeks

Medical device maker Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced its second deal in two weeks, buying the neurosurgery tools portfolio of Synergetics USA Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The portfolio consists of Synergetics’  Malis generator, Spetzler Malis disposable forceps, and Stryker’s existing Sonopet tips and RF generator. The products will complement Stryker’s neuro, spine and ear-nose-throat business, as well as expand its neurosurgical offerings. The first deal, announced on February 1, was Stryker’s nearly $2.8 billion acquisition of Sage Products, LLC, a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. Sage develops, manufactures and distributes... Read More »

Madison Dearborn Buys into Rehab Products

Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners plunked down $715 million for Patterson Medical, a division of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ: PDCO). The parent company wants to focus on its dental and animal health businesses, and was looking for a buyer. Patterson Medical provides rehabilitation, assistive and splinting products around the world, which is clearly not great fit. Price-to-EBITDA was a mere 1.06x. Read More »