Stryker to acquire K2M Group for $27.50 per share
Stryker (SYK) announced a definitive merger agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of K2M Group (KTWO) for $27.50 per share, or a total equity value of approximately $1.4B.
The combined business will have a competitive portfolio across Stryker’s Spine product categories and leverage a more powerful commercial engine.
With the addition of K2M’s proven product portfolio, consistent track record of execution and robust pipeline, Stryker Spine’s business will be well-positioned to sustain innovation and provide its customers and employees with proven products.
Upon closing of the transaction, it is expected that Eric Major will serve as President of Stryker’s Spine division and lead the combined business in its continued growth and innovation.
Bradley Paddock, the current President of Stryker’s Spine division, will assist with transitioning his responsibilities to Major while also supporting the integration efforts.
The acquisition of K2M is expected to close late in the fourth quarter of this year and is expected to have an immaterial dilutive impact to Stryker’s net EPS and adjusted net EPS in 2018.
There is no change to Stryker’s previously announced expected adjusted net EPS for the full year, which is a range of $7.22-$7.27.
For 2019, and beyond, Stryker reaffirms its previously stated long-term financial goals for sales, operating margins and adjusted net EPS.
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