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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Akorn Receives FTC Clearance for Hi-Tech Pharmacal Acquisition

From Akorn, Inc.

Akorn Inc. announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to approve Akorns acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. Inc., according to a company news release. The unanimous vote in support of the transacti... Read full article

Monday, April 07, 2014

Mallinckrodt Agrees to Buy Questcor for $5.6 Billion

From Bloomberg

Mallinckrodt Plc (MNK) agreed to buy Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (QCOR) for $5.6 billion to add specialty drugs in the latest industry deal that moves a U.S. company to Ireland for a lower tax rate. Mallinckrodt, with ... Read full article

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Essilor Finalizes Acquisition of Transitions Optical

From VisionMonday

Essilor International announced that it has finalized the acquisition of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) 51 percent ownership stake in Transitions Optical, the leading provider of photochromic lenses to ophthalmic lens manufac... Read full article

Monday, March 17, 2014

KKR Closes Its Deal for National Vision, Inc.

From VisionMonday

KKR has closed on their acquisition of National Vision Inc. (NVI) from Berkshire Partners. The deal for KKRs purchase of optical retailer NVI from Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, was first reporte... Read full article

Friday, March 14, 2014

TearLab Closes Acquisition of AOA's OcuHub Technology Platform

From TearLab Corp.

TearLab Corp. announced the closing of the acquisition of the assets of the OcuHub business unit from AOAExcel, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the American Optometric Association ("AOA"), according to a company news ... Read full article

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Essilor to Buy Canada Retailer Coastal for $387 Million

From Bloomberg

Essilor International SA, the world's biggest maker of eyeglass lenses, agreed to buy Coastal Contacts Inc. for C$430 million ($387 million) to expand in online retailing in North America. Coastal stockholders will recei... Read full article

Monday, February 24, 2014

Montagu Buys Eye Surgery Instrument Maker DORC From Rabo Capital

From Eyewiretoday.com

Montagu Private Equity LLP agreed to buy DORC Holding BV from a group of investors including Rabo Capital, Van Lanschot Participaties, and Oftavinci BV, according to a Mantagu news release.Terms of the deal were not disc... Read full article

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TearLab to Acquire AOA's OcuHub Technology Platform

From TearLab Corp.

TearLab Corp. announced it has signed a non-binding term sheet to purchase the assets of the OcuHub business unit from AOAExcel, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the American Optometric Association ("AOA"), according t... Read full article

Friday, February 14, 2014

PhotoMedex Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire LCA-Vision for $106 Millio...

From PhotoMedex, Inc.

PhotoMedex Inc. and LCA-Vision Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which PhotoMedex will acquire LCA-Vision for $5.37 per share in cash, or approximately $106.4 million, according to a compan... Read full article

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Announces Acquisition of Pharmacy Creations

From Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has come to an agreement to acquire Pharmacy Creations LLC, a compounding pharmacy located in Randolph, New Jersey, according to a company news release. This acquisition w... Read full article

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Thomas H. Lee Partners Completes 1-800 CONTACTS Acquisition, Names Bethers ...

From VisionMonday

1-800 CONTACTS announced on Feb . 3 that the acquisition of the company from WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) by funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., (THL), a leading private equity firm with extensive experienc... Read full article

Monday, February 03, 2014

Luxottica Closes on Glasses.com Acquisition From WellPoint

From VisionMonday

Luxottica Group S.p.A. announced last Friday that it had closed the acquisition of glasses.com from WellPoint Inc. The transaction was previously announced on Jan. 7, 2014, as reported by VMail. When the asset purchase w... Read full article

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Haag-Steit USA Partners with John Weiss & Son LTD to Offer Surgical Instrum...

From Haag-Streit USA

Haag-Streit USA has joined with John Weiss & Son, Ltd. to be the exclusive supplier of John Weiss surgical instruments in the United States, according to a company news release.    Founded in 1787, Joh... Read full article

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Geuder Assumes Global Sales of LensWista Bandage Lenses

From Geuder

Geuder and LensWista agreed on a sales cooperation for the first bandage lens from pure silicone, according to a company news release. Fields of application of the bandage lens are corneal injuries, PK, lasik, cross-link... Read full article

Friday, January 10, 2014

Akorn Acquires Betimol from Santen

From Akorn, Inc.

Akorn, Inc., announced that it has acquired the NDA and all rights to Betimol (timolol ophthalmic solution) 0.25% and 0.5% from Santen. Akorn plans to begin shipping Betimol in the first quarter of 2014, according to a c... Read full article

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Luxottica to Acquire Glasses.com and Its Try-On Technology; WellPoint to Di...

From VisionMonday

Luxottica Group S.p.A. announced it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire Glasses.com from WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP). Today we are announcing the agreement to acquire a technology which we believe will... Read full article

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Carl Zeiss Meditec Acquires Aaren Scientific For $70 Million

From Eyewiretoday.com

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG announced it has acquired Aaren Scientific Inc., an Ontario, California-based maker of IOLs, for $70 million in cash, according to a company news release.The majority of shares in Aaren Scientific h... Read full article

Friday, January 03, 2014

MyEyeDr Acquires Doctors Vision Center

From VisionMonday

MyEyeDr acquired Doctors Vision Center, (DVC), including the brand and the corporate-owned locations of the group, one of the leading optical retailers in North Carolina. The purchase price was undisclosed. With this acq... Read full article

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Valeant to Acquire Solta Medical for $236 Million

From Reuters

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said it would acquire Solta Medical Inc.  for about $236 million in cash, giving it access to products used in procedures such as skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and body con... Read full article

Friday, December 13, 2013

Katena Acquires IOP Ophthalmics

From Katena

Katena announced that they have acquired IOP Ophthalmics of Costa Mesa, California. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed, according to a company news release. IOP Ophthalmics develops, commercializes and dis... Read full article


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