Latest News - Acquisitions/Mergers

Friday, December 08, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Georgia Ophthalmology Associates Joins EyeSouth Partners

EyeSouth Partners has announced that it has completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Ophthalmology Associates. EyeSouth is an eye care-focused physician services organization formed by Shore Cap…

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Friday, December 01, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, CooperVision

CooperVision Acquires Paragon Vision Sciences, Adds to Growing Myopia Management Business

CooperVision has acquired Paragon Vision Sciences, a provider of orthokeratology, specialty contact lenses, and oxygen permeable rigid contact lens materials. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. …

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, IOPtima

IOPtima Acquired by Chinese Pharmaceutical Group Chengdu Kanghong

IOPtima, the maker of the IOPtiMate system for the surgical treatment of glaucoma, was sold to Chinese pharmaceutical company Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group. The transaction will be executed in…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Optometry, Essilor

Proposed Combination Between Essilor and Luxottica Approved in Canada

Essilor and Luxottica announced the proposed combination between the two companies has been cleared by the Canadian Competition Bureau. Canada is one of the five jurisdictions where antitrust approval…

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, PhysIOL sa

PhysIOL Announces Full Ownership of Optikon

After the acquisition of a majority stake in the Italian company Optikon on September 17, 2017, PhysIOL announced that it has completed the acquisition of the minority shares, leading to an 100% owner…

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Vision Care Specialists Acquires Englewood Eyecare

Vision Care Specialists announced that Denver eye-care firm Englewood Eyecare has become the latest member of the Vision Care Specialists' family. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Englewood E…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island Enters Affiliation with Private Equity Film

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Blue Sea Capital LLC, a growth-oriented private equity firm, to position OCLI for continue…

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Monday, October 30, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Novartis

Novartis to buy Advanced Accelerator Applications for $3.9 billion

Novartis announced Monday plans to buy Advanced Accelerator Applications for $3.9 billion in cash, strengthening the company's oncology portfolio. Under the deal, Novartis will gain Advanced Accel…

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Monday, October 23, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Katena Products, Rhein Medical

Katena Products Announces the Acquisition of Rhein Medical

Katena Products announced the purchase of Rhein Medical, a provider of ophthalmic surgical instruments and devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Rhein is focused on the anterior seg…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Blindness, AMD, Pixium Vision

Pixium Vision Receives Approval for First-in-Human Clinical Trial of PRIMA, Its Miniaturized Sub-Retinal Implant

Pixium Vision announced that its next-generation miniaturized wireless subretinal implant, PRIMA, aimed at restoring vision in patients affected by retinal dystrophies, received authorization from the…

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Monday, October 16, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Eye Care Leaders

Eye Care Leaders Acquires iMedicWare to Launch Fully Integrated Technology Platform for Ophthalmology

Eye Care Leaders (ECL) announced the acquisition of iMedicWare, a provider of integrated EHR, practice management, ambulatory surgery center software, and optical solutions designed exclusively for ey…

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Thursday, October 05, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Retina, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, AMD

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Announces Drug Delivery Asset Acquisition to Advance Its Retinal Disease Program

Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced that it has acquired rights to use Envisia Therapeutics' PRINT technology in ophthalmology and certain other assets. The PRINT technology is a proprietary system ca…

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Monday, October 02, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Guardian Health Sciences

Guardion Health Sciences Concludes Acquisition of VectorVision

Guardion Health Sciences has acquired VectorVision, a provider of standardized vision testing, and a leader in the field of contrast sensitivity, glare disability, and ETDRS (Early Treatment Diabetic …

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Monday, October 02, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Oculus

Oculus Surgical Acquires Insight Instruments

Oculus Optikgeraete GmbH has announced that it’s entity, Oculus Surgical, has acquired Insight Instruments. The acquisition includes all manufacturing of Insight, which will strengthen Oculus&rs…

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Monday, September 18, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Johnson & Johnson Vision Acquires Sightbox

Johnson & Johnson Vision continues its fast acquisition pace in 2017 after announcing that it has acquired Sightbox, an online membership-based subscription service for contact lens wearers in the…

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