Combination creates a leading personalized 3D-printed orthopedic medical device company
DURHAM, N.C. and BILLERICA, Mass., June 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — restor3d, Inc. and Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which restor3d, a leading personalized 3D-printed orthopedic company, will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Conformis at $2.27 per share in cash, which represents an approximate 96 percent premium to the closing price of Conformis stock on June 22, 2023.
“This combination will create a leading personalized 3D-printed medical device company. Together, we share a common belief in the power of personalization. By leveraging the strengths in our respective portfolios around artificial-intelligence-driven implant design, digital automation, and 3D printed osseointegrative biomaterials, we see tremendous opportunity to offer clinically differentiated and cost-effective solutions across the orthopedic landscape, including shoulder, foot & ankle, spine, and large joints,” stated Kurt Jacobus, Chief Executive Officer of restor3d.
“After nearly 20 years of revolutionizing the orthopedic industry with personalized treatment and patient choice, this transaction is a testament to the value of our portfolio and the strength of our core technology and intellectual property,” said Mark Augusti, Chief Executive Office at Conformis. “Following a diligent and thoughtful process, the Board has unanimously approved this transaction, which delivers positive benefits to all of our stakeholders. We are excited to enter the next chapter for Conformis with restor3d, which allows us to continue helping patients live productive lives after knee or hip surgery and providing the surgeon community with innovative products and services.”
Conformis’ Board of Directors, having determined that the transaction is in the best interests of the company’s stockholders, has unanimously approved the transaction. The closing of this transaction is expected by the end of Q3 2023 and is subject to approval by Conformis’ stockholders and other customary closing conditions.
UBS Investment Bank is serving as financial advisor to Conformis, and Hogan Lovells US LLP is serving as its legal counsel. Jones Day is serving as legal counsel to restor3d.
About restor3d, Inc.
Based in Durham, North Carolina, restor3d is a leading medical device company focused on enabling surgeons to improve the reconstruction and repair of the human body through 3D printed orthopedic medical devices with enhanced anatomical fit and superior integrative properties. restor3d seeks to improve medical device solutions by leveraging expertise in 3D printing of osseointegrative biomedical materials, biomechanics modeling, and artificial-intelligence-based planning and design automation tools.
About Conformis, Inc.
Conformis is a medical technology company focused on advancing orthopedic patient care and creating a world without joint pain. Its product portfolio is designed to maximize surgeon and patient choice by offering fully personalized solutions through its Image-to-Implant® Platinum Services℠ Program as well as data-informed, standardized solutions that combine many benefits of personalization with the convenience and flexibility of an off-the-shelf system. Conformis’ sterile, just-in-time, Surgery-in-a-Box™ delivery system is available with all of its implants and personalized, single-use instruments. Conformis owns or exclusively in-licenses issued patents and pending patent applications that cover personalized implants and patient-specific instrumentation for all major joints.
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transaction, Conformis, Inc. will be promptly filing documents with the SEC, including preliminary and definitive proxy statements relating to the proposed transaction. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to Conformis stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PRELIMINARY AND DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENTS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER OR INCORPORTED BY REFERENCE IN THE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents (when they are available) and other related documents filed with the SEC at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, and on Conformis’s website at www.conformis.com and clicking on the “Investors” link and then clicking on the “SEC Filings” link. In addition, the proxy statement and other documents may be obtained free of charge by directing a request to Conformis, Inc., Investor Relations, 600 Technology Park Drive, Billerica, MA, telephone: (781) 374-5598.
Participants in the Solicitation
Conformis and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Conformis in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding Conformis’s directors and executive officers can be found in Conformis’s definitive proxy statement (the “Annual Proxy Statement”) filed with the SEC on March 24, 2023, and in subsequent filings on Form 8-K. Additional information regarding the interests of Conformis’s directors and executive officers in the proposed transaction will be included in the proxy statement described above. To the extent that holdings of Conformis securities have changed since the amounts printed in the Annual Proxy Statement, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov and from Conformis as described above.