December 2009

  • Client : Finsbury Orthopaedics
  • Activity : UK manufacturer and global distributor of orthopaedic implants
  • Sector : Healthcare
  • Acquired by: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.
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Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP is pleased to announce the sale of Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd , the UK based manufacturer and global distributor of orthopaedic implants, to DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. The financial terms of the sale have not been disclosed.

Finsbury Orthopaedics, based in Leatherhead, has pioneered advanced high performance, large diameter hip bearings that feature proprietary ceramic-on-ceramic and metal-on-metal bearing technologies designed to address the unmet needs of active patients.

Finsbury’s key products include the DeltaMotion® Ceramic-on-Ceramic Hip System, the ADEPT® Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing and Total Hip System, as well as the Medial Rotation Knee System, the Dual Bearing Knee System, the BOX® Total Ankle Replacement, Tuke Saw and multiple small joint reconstructive implant lines.

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is a leading global provider of orthopaedic devices for hip, knee, extremities, and trauma, as well as bone cement and operating room products. It is part of the DePuy Family of Companies, which has a rich heritage of pioneering a broad range of products and solutions across the continuum of orthopaedic and neurological care.

Cavendish has been advising Finsbury for several years, commencing with a consulting exercise focusing on mapping the route to a successful exit and culminating in a highly targeted sale exercise involving the world’s leading major orthopaedic players, based primarily in Europe and the USA.

Hugo Haddon-Grant , the Cavendish partner who led the sale, commented:

“We are delighted to announce the successful sale of Finsbury Orthopaedics in what are challenging market conditions. The outcome proves the huge potential of the product portfolio built up by Finsbury as well as the ability of Cavendish to manage a highly competitive sale process with multinational buyers and to deliver value today for future potential. We are confident that DePuy will provide the best platform for the successful development and marketing of Finsbury’s world class portfolio of products going forward.”

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