DURHAM, NC – October 29, 2021 – Bioventus Inc. (Nasdaq: BVS) (“Bioventus” or the “Company”), a global leader in innovations for active healing, has completed the acquisition of Misonix, Inc. (“Misonix”), a provider of minimally invasive therapeutic ultrasonic technologies and regenerative medicine that are designed to enhance clinical outcomes, for cash and common stock. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, Misonix has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Bioventus.
As of the effective time of the transaction, Misonix stockholders have the right to receive either (i) 1.6839 shares of Bioventus class A common stock or (ii) $28.00 in cash, without interest, for each share of Misonix common stock they hold, subject to proration based on an aggregate maximum cash amount payable by Bioventus equal to $10.50 per share of Misonix common stock outstanding shortly prior to the completion of the transaction.
The completed transaction creates a high growth medical device company that will conduct business as Bioventus Inc. With a $15B total addressable market and the ability to gain significant market share across multiple surgical applications as well as wound healing the combined organization can deliver consistent double digit revenue growth. The acquisition is directly aligned with Bioventus’ mission of delivering innovations for active healing to patients and providers. The deal also furthers the Company’s strategy of accelerated revenue growth through acquisitions that leverage the Company’s existing infrastructure. Together the Company will have a significant sales force focused across surgical applications in spinal fusion, neurosurgery of the cranium and wound treatments including diabetic foot ulcers.
“The commercial reach of the new Bioventus is significantly broader, deeper and even more global. The acquisition has significant revenue growth opportunities via sales call point synergies that we share with Misonix including spinal and lower extremity surgeons. We expect it will accelerate the adoption of the recently launched neXus® platform used to facilitate ultrasonic procedures across spinal decompressions using the BoneScalpel®, SonaStar® for tumor ablation in the cranium and SonicOne® for tissue debridement in chronic wounds. Leading wound products including TheraSkin® will now be available to the entire customer continuum from the office to the wound centers,” said Ken Reali, CEO, Bioventus. “The combination with Misonix allows us to go deeper with our customer base leveraging our infrastructure and benefiting patients, physicians, surgeons as well as our more than 1,200 employees worldwide.”
Stavros Vizirgianakis and Patrick Beyer, each of whom were members of Misonix’s Board of Directors, have joined the Bioventus Board of Directors as of the closing of the transaction.
Bioventus delivers clinically proven, cost-effective products that help people heal quickly and safely. Its mission is to make a difference by helping patients resume and enjoy active lives. The Innovations for Active Healing from Bioventus include offerings for pain treatment, restorative therapies and surgical solutions. Built on a commitment to high quality standards, evidence-based medicine and strong ethical behavior, Bioventus is a trusted partner for physicians worldwide. For more information, visit www.bioventus.com, and follow the Company on LinkedIn and Twitter. Bioventus and the Bioventus logo, are registered trademarks of Bioventus LLC. BoneScalpel, SonaStar, SonicOne and neXus are registered trademarks of Misonix, Inc. TheraSkin® is a registered trademark of Soluble Systems, LLC.
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