Edwards Lifesciences closes its $690 million Valtech Cardio buy
Valtech makes the Cardioband device, which is designed to reshape the mitral valve using specially designed anchors.
The deal, announced in November 2016, called for $340 million in up-front cash and another $350 million in milestones over 10 years.
Or Yehuda, Israel-based Valtech was the target of a previous takeover attempt by HeartWare International that was spiked early last year after a proxy war. (HeartWare itself was acquired by Medtronic for $1.1 billion in August.) Valtech won CE Mark approval in the European Union for Cardioband in September 2015 but the device is not approved for the U.S. market.
“We look forward to the Valtech team joining Edwards. We believe their knowledge, experience and the Cardioband technology are valuable additions to Edwards,” Edwards chairman & CEO Michael Mussallem said in prepared remarks.