Hologic to Acquire Cynosure

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers , Personnel/Company News , Lasers & Light Devices , Cosmetic surgery , Cynosure

Hologic, Inc.  and Cynosure, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Hologic to acquire all outstanding Cynosure shares for $66.00 per share in cash, which corresponds to an equity value of approximately $1.65 billion and an enterprise value of $1.44 billion net of cash.

The transaction, which has been approved unanimously by the boards of directors of both companies, would extend Hologic's scientific and commercial capabilities into one of the fastest-growing segments in medical technology, while expanding Cynosure's customer reach and addressable market.

"Acquiring Cynosure will accelerate our transformation into a higher-growth company by leveraging our core women's health expertise and OB/GYN channel leadership into an adjacent, cash-pay segment that is expanding at a low double-digit rate," said Steve MacMillan, Hologic's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). "We had identified medical aesthetics as an attractive and complementary growth opportunity through our strategic planning process, and are pleased to have agreed to acquire Cynosure, the best-in-class company in the space. Together, we can strengthen our shared focus on innovation, market-leading products with demonstrated clinical benefits, and strong customer relationships. "

Cynosure has a broad portfolio of more than 20 products across major categories including non-invasive body contouring, hair removal, skin revitalization and women's health. Cynosure sells its products through a combination of direct sales and distributors in over 130 countries. The company has a history of organic innovation, most recently with the introduction of SculpSure®, the world's first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive body contouring. Cynosure also markets MonaLisa Touch®, a novel CO2 laser for women's health. Cynosure, which reported revenues of $433.5 million in 2016, has posted 28 consecutive quarters of year-over-year top-line growth.

"We are thrilled at the prospect of becoming part of Hologic through a transaction that provides excellent value for all of our stakeholders," said Michael Davin, Cynosure's Chairman, President and CEO. "Strategically, this deal enables Cynosure to further capitalize on growth opportunities in the core and non-core aesthetic market, rapidly strengthens our position in women's health – where Hologic has a leading commercial presence – and accelerates our R&D initiatives."

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