Nordic Capital has acquired a majority stake in Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Holt, Mich.), a major design and manufacturing outsourcer in the orthopedic medical device space. Financial terms of the deal – announced Jan. 21 – were not disclosed. While the Nordic Capital Fund IX is buying a majority stake in Orchid, previous owner Altor Fund III will keep […]
ConvaTec said today that it plans to raise about $1.8 billion in an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in the largest U.K. flotation this year, even as Great Britain prepares to exit the European Union. The Danish wound dressing and colostomy supply maker, which is owned by private equity firms Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital, […]
The bidding war for Kinetic Concepts Inc. (NYSE:KCI) is over, after a competing offer by rival ConvaTec collapsed after a key financing prop was removed.
KCI agreed in July to a $6.3 billion offer from private equity buyer Apax Partners. In August ConvaTec, which is backed by Nordic Capital Partners and Avista Capital Partners, made an 11th-hour play.
Kinetic Concepts Inc. (NYSE:KCI) is likely to spurn a $6.3 billion offer from rival ConvaTec unless that firm can guarantee financial backing, according to “people familiar with the matter” quoted in the Wall Street Journal.
Apax Partners may have a rival for its sweetheart, Kinetic Concepts Inc. (NYSE:KCI), after news broke that KCI rival ConvaTec Inc. trumped the private equity player’s $6.3 billion bid for the wound care giant.
The news sent KCI shares up more than 2 percent overnight, after a Bloomberg report yesterday that ConvaTec, owned by PE firms Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners LLC, topped Apax’s $68.50-per-share offer.