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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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Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Earnings & Financials

Lensar and PDL Biopharma Complete Strategic Financial Restructuring of Lensar

Lensar and PDL BioPharma announced the completion of Lensar’s financial restructuring with a court-approved exit plan finalized on May 11, 2017. As part of the plan, PDL will convert most of its…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Essilor Shareholders Approve the Combination Between Essilor and Luxottica

At a combined general meeting held at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, Essilor's shareholders approved all the resolutions proposed, including those concerning the planned combination b…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Read My Lips, Allergan CEO Tells M&A-Craving Analysts: Don't Expect a Megamerger From Us

Anyone who tuned into Allergan’s Q1 earnings call hoping for signs of big M&A to come likely left disappointed. CEO Brent Saunders, as he has repeatedly over the past year, emphasized Allerg…

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Friday, April 21, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Beaver-Visitec International, BVI

Beaver-Visitec International to Acquire Malosa Medical

Beaver-Visitec International announced that it has acquired Malosa Medical, a manufacturer and supplier of single-use surgical instruments primarily for use in the field of ophthalmology.  Ter…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Heidelberg Engineering

Heidelberg Engineering to Expand its Ophthalmic Healthcare IT Business Through the Acquisition of Medisoft

Heidelberg Engineering announced that it has acquired 100% ownership of Medisoft Limited, a UK-based provider of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software solutions for the ophthalmology market. Te…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Glaucoma, Glaukos Corporation, MIGS

Glaukos Corporation Acquires IOP Sensor System from DOSE Medical

Glaukos announced that it has acquired the IOP sensor system assets and related liabilities from DOSE Medical Corporation for $5.5 million in cash, plus performance-based consideration of up to $9.5 m…

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Monday, April 10, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Cutting Edge Group SAS Acquires Kestrel Ophthalmics

Cutting Edge SAS announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kestrel Ophthalmics Limited, an ophthalmic distributor in the United Kingdom. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kes…

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Akorn Pharmaceuticals

Fresenius Considers Bid for Generic Drugmaker Akorn

Fresenius SE, Europe’s biggest publicly traded health-care provider, is weighing a bid for US generic drugmaker Akorn Inc., according to Bloomberg News, citing people familiar with the matter sa…

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