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Integra LifeSciences to acquire Derma Sciences for $200m
Date: Jan 11, 2017
Author: Brad Perriello
Source: Mass Device ( click here to go to the source)

Featured firm in this article: Integra LifeSciences Corporation of Princeton, NJ

Integra LifeSciences acquires Derma SciencesIntegra LifeSciences (NSDQ:IART) said yesterday that it agreed to pay nearly $200 million for Derma Sciences (NSDQ:DSCI) and its line of wound care products.

The $7-per-share deal includes a line of regenerative allograft products derived from human placental tissue that Derma Sciences acquired when it paid nearly $80 million for BioD last year. Integra also agreed to pay $32 per share Series A preferred stock and $48 per share for Series B preferred stock in Derma Sciences, according to a regulatory filing. The deal, slated to close by the end of the 1st quarter, is due to be funding using Integra's existing credit line, the company said.

"Derma Sciences' amniotic tissue-based platform technology further broadens Integra's regenerative technology capabilities and builds upon our 3×3 wound care strategy," said Peter Arduini, Integra's president and chief executive officer. "The addition of a complementary portfolio of wound care products, including an amniotic product with reimbursement in the wound care channel, allows us to further drive scale in the advanced wound care market."

Integra, which also released its preliminary 4th-quarter results yesterday, said it expects the Derma Sciences business to add about $65 million to the top line this year. Adjusted earnings per share are expected to take a -3c hit in 2017, but the unit is forecast to boost earnings in 2018 and meet Integra's return-on-invested-capital benchmark the year after.

Fourth-quarter sales for Integra are forecast at $256 million, which would take full-year sales to $992 million - the low end of Integra's guidance. Adjusted EPS are forecast to be at or above about 52c, the company said.

For full-year 2017, adjusted EPS are pegged at $1.91 to $1.97 on sales of $1.05 billion to $1.07 billion on a constant-currency basis, not including the Derma Sciences deal, Integra said.

IART shares closed up 0.4% at $44.90 apiece yesterday. The stock was down -4.3% to $42.97 per share today in mid-morning trading.