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Monday, August 21, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Acquires Veracity Innovations Cloud-Based Platform

Zeiss announced that it has acquired Veracity Innovations, a cloud-based platform that provides doctors fast and easy access to relevant clinical data at each step in the care and treatment of patient…

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Vision Ophthalmology Group Acquires MSMmedcare

Vision Ophthalmology Group (VOG) has announced the acquisition, through medilas ag, of MSMmedcare GmbH, an ophthalmic distributor in western Switzerland. Based in Rickenbach, MSMmedcare was formed …

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Friday, August 04, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, TearScience

Johnson & Johnson Vision Announces Agreement to Acquire TearScience

Johnson & Johnson Vision announced a definitive agreement to acquire TearScience, a privately held medical device manufacturer dedicated to evaluating meibomian gland health and treating meibomian…

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Shore Capital Partners and EyeSouth Partners Expand Through Affiliation with Georgia Retina

Shore Capital Partners, a health care private equity firm, has announce that its portfolio company EyeSouth Partners has completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Retina, which has 12 locations i…

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Monday, July 24, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Essilor

Antitrust Process Update for the Proposed Combination Between Essilor and Luxottica

The proposed combination between Essilor and Luxottica continues to progress, with the antitrust process advancing in all jurisdictions. Essilor and Luxottica have jointly filed with the antitrust aut…

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Monday, July 24, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Private Equity-Backed Eyeconic Vision Partners Acquires Swagel-Wootton Hiatt Eye Center

Cortec Group, a New York-based private equity firm which invests in middle-market specialty healthcare, business-to-business and consumer products, and services businesses, announced that on July 6, 2…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Quidel Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Alere Triage Assets

Quidel, a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Beaver-Visitec International, BVI

Beaver-Visitec International Acquires Vitreq

Beaver-Visitec International announced it has acquired Vitreq, a ophthalmic technology company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Vitreq develops and ma…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Vision Care Specialists Acquires Accent Optics

Vision Care Specialists announced that it has acquired Denver eye care firm Accent Optics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Accent Optics was founded by Frederick "Rick" Hurlbut, Jr.…

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Friday, July 07, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

LDC-Backed Fishawack Buys Carling Group of Companies

Fishawack Group of Companies, a specialist provider of scientific communications services to global pharmaceutical companies, has announced the acquisition of the US-based Carling Group of Companies. …

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Katena Products

Katena Announces Acquisition of Nupak Medical

Katena Products announced the purchase of NuPak Medical. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1997 by David Cocke, Jerre Freeman, MD, and Curtis Freeman, NuPak Medical offers an ISO 134…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Report: Apple Acquires German Eye Tracking Firm SensoMotoric Instruments

According to the Apple blog,, Apple has almost certainly acquired German computer vision company SensoMotoric Instruments, a provider of eye tracking glasses and systems, based on eviden…

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Bausch+Lomb, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Valeant

Report: Valeant in Talks to Sell Bausch + Lomb's Surgical Business to Carl Zeiss

Valeant is in in talks to sell its Bausch & Lomb unit’s surgical products business to Carl Zeiss Meditec, according to a Bloomberg report, which cited people familiar with the matter. Valean…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

ClearSight Announces Sale of Parent Company, Sharklet Technologies

ClearSight LLC has announcd the acquisition of its parent company Sharklet Technologies by Peaceful Union, an equity medical device firm in Hangzhou, China. ClearSight LLC was co-founded by Drs. Kevin…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Quidel Completes Acquisition of InflammaDry and AdenoPlus Eye Health Businesses

Quidel announced it completed the acquisition of the InflammaDry and AdenoPlus diagnostic businesses from RPS Diagnostics for approximately $14 million in cash. The InflammaDry and AdenoPlus produc…

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