Haemonetics Corporation, a global medical technology company focused on delivering innovative medical solutions to drive better patient outcomes, has completed its previously announced acquisition of OpSens Inc., a medical device cardiology-focused company delivering innovative solutions based on its proprietary optical technology.

Haemonetics acquired all outstanding shares of OpSens for CAD $2.90 per share in the all-cash transaction, representing a fully diluted equity value of approximately USD $255 million at the current exchange rate.

In connection with the closing of the transaction, OpSens’ common shares will cease trading in the public market and will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and withdrawn from the OTCQX.

OpSens offers commercially and clinically validated optical technology for use primarily in interventional cardiology. OpSens’ core products include the SavvyWire, the world’s first and only sensor-guided 3-in-1 guidewire for TAVR procedures, that acts as a pacing and pressure monitoring wire advancing the workflow of the procedure and enabling potentially shorter hospital stays for patients, and the OptoWire, a pressure guidewire that aims to improve clinical outcomes by accurately and consistently measuring Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) and diastolic pressure ratio (dPR) to aid clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. OpSens also manufactures a range of fiber optic sensor solutions used in medical devices and other critical industrial applications.

In conjunction with the transaction, Haemonetics increased its fiscal year 2024 GAAP revenue growth guidance range from 7 – 9% to 8 – 10% and reaffirmed all other fiscal 2024 guidance issued in its second quarter earnings release on November 2, 2023.

In fiscal year 2025, Haemonetics expects OpSens to contribute $55 to $65 million in revenue, to be slightly accretive to earnings per diluted share on a GAAP basis and to contribute approximately $0.10 to $0.15 in adjusted earnings per diluted share, excluding one-time acquisition and integration-related costs.

In addition to expected immediate and longer-term financial benefits for Haemonetics, the acquisition expands the company’s Hospital business unit portfolio with innovative fiber optic sensor technology in the attractive interventional cardiology market. Haemonetics’ commercial success with its VASCADE Vascular Closure portfolio, combined with extensive existing commercial and clinical infrastructure, will accelerate customer access to OpSens’ products.

Haemonetics financed the acquisition through a combination of cash-on-hand and a $110 million draw under its revolving credit facility. Following this acquisition, Haemonetics estimates that its net debt to EBITDA ratio, as defined in Haemonetics’ existing credit agreement, will be approximately 2.3x. Haemonetics expects to pay down the majority of the outstanding balance of the revolving credit facility within the next few months.

Source: Company Press Release