Deal further expands Hologic’s portfolio of world-class breast health solutions addressing the full continuum of care
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#biopsy–Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s health, announced today it has completed the acquisition of SOMATEX Medical Technologies GmbH, a leader in biopsy site markers and localization technologies, for approximately $64 million. The company was previously owned by E-Med Solutions GmbH, Berlin, a group of investors led by German private equity company Westlake Partners.
The transaction supports Hologic’s strategy to provide a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions across the continuum of breast health care. Specifically, SOMATEX’s differentiated products will enable Hologic to strengthen and further expand its breast marker portfolio, which has been growing consistently. As a result of the acquisition, Hologic will also enhance its sales presence in Europe by expanding its direct channel in Germany and its network of regional and international distributor partners.
“The acquisition of SOMATEX allows us to expand our biopsy portfolio by providing a suite of market-leading solutions that not only address our customers’ needs, but also improve the biopsy experience for their patients,” said Jennifer Meade, Hologic’s Division President, Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions. “We’ve had a strong partnership with SOMATEX for several years, which along with our shared focus on innovation, will allow us to quickly integrate and begin building a pipeline that will drive profitable growth and recurring revenue for our breast health business globally.”
SOMATEX specializes in the development and manufacturing of minimally invasive devices in the areas of tumor diagnostics, biopsy and interventional specialties, providing Hologic with additional expertise and capabilities to continue to grow its breast health portfolio. The SOMATEX product portfolio includes the Tumark® family of tissue markers, which were distributed by Hologic in the U.S. prior to the acquisition.
“For years, SOMATEX has been committed to driving innovative, best-in-class tumor marker and localization solutions for our customers and their patients and to becoming a leader in our space,” said Joerg Heise, Managing Director of SOMATEX. “ We are excited to continue this journey through Hologic and their global footprint, providing so many more with access to these pioneering technologies that aid in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.”
SOMATEX is expected to generate approximately $13 million of revenue in calendar 2020, including sales of Tumark markers to Hologic. The acquisition is expected to be slightly accretive to Hologic’s non-GAAP earnings per share starting in the Company’s current fiscal year.
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Hologic, Inc. is an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s health and well-being through early detection and treatment. For more information on Hologic, visit www.hologic.com.
Hologic and The Science of Sure are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Tumark and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of SOMATEX Medical Technologies GmbH. Hologic is an authorized distributor of Tumark Professional X, Q, and Vision biopsy site markers.
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Risks and uncertainties that could adversely affect either company’s business and prospects, and otherwise cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, include without limitation: the possibility that the anticipated benefits from the proposed transaction cannot be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the possibility that costs or difficulties related to the integration of SOMATEX’s operations with those of Hologic will be greater than expected; the ability of Hologic and SOMATEX to retain and hire key personnel; the coverage and reimbursement decisions of third-party payers and the guidelines, recommendations, and studies published by various organizations relating to the use of products and treatments; the ability to successfully manage ongoing organizational and strategic changes, including Hologic’s ability to attract, motivate and retain key employees; the impact and anticipated benefits of completed acquisitions and acquisitions Hologic may complete in the future; the ability to consolidate certain of Hologic’s manufacturing and other operations on a timely basis and within budget, without disrupting Hologic’s business and to achieve anticipated cost synergies related to such actions; the development of new competitive technologies and products; regulatory approvals and clearances for products; production schedules for products; the anticipated development of markets in which products are sold into and the success of products in these markets; the anticipated performance and benefits of products; estimated asset and liability values; anticipated trends relating to Hologic’s financial condition or results of operations; and Hologic’s capital resources and the adequacy thereof.
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