Spectrum Plastics Group acquires soon-to-be Adam Spence

Spectrum Plastics Group said today that it has completed its acquisition of Fermatex Vascular Technologies, which is going back to its old Adam Spence name. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The soon-to-be Adam Spence Vascular Technologies has roughly 100 people working out of two adjoining manufacturing facilities encompassing 54,000 square feet in Wall, N.J.

Triton to sell Aventics company to Emerson

Triton recently announced that it plants to sell its Aventics pneumatics company to Emerson. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Emerson and Triton recently came to an agreement and the transaction is in progress, starting with the regulatory approval process that is currently underway. Aventics serves the life sciences industry by providing

Integer to deal surgical, orthopedics assets to MedPlast for $600m

Integer Holdings (NYSE:ITGR) plans to sell its advanced surgical and orthopedic assets to MedPlast for $600 million in a deal that will double MedPlast’s top line and bolster the balance sheet for Integer, which missed expectations with its first-quarter earnings. Proceeds from the all-cash deal, announced yesterday and expected to close during the third quarter, are

Thermoformers Tru-Form Plastics and InterTrade ink merger deal

Thermoforming groups Tru-Form Plastics and InterTrade Industries plan to merge, looking to operate under the new moniker of Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Co. Gardena, Calif.–based Tru-Form Plastics said late last month that the combination will help support both businesses by adding additional customer service, sales team and engineering members, as well as 14 additional

Biomerics, ATL Tech join up to buy Catheter Research

Biomerics and ATL Technology today announced they launched a joint venture to acquire Catheter Research, including its assets in Indianapolis and Costa Rica. Catheter Research Inc manufactures interventional catheters, tube sets and other assemblies for medical devices, the companies said. The company has specific expertise in tube extrusion, catheter assembly and final FDA product packaging

MW Industries acquires medical-component maker LaVezzi Precision

MW Industries, a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components, has acquired LaVezzi Precision Inc. — manufacturer of precision-machined components used by the medical-device industry. Located in Bloomingdale, Ill., LaVezzi was founded more than 100 years ago as a manufacturer of components for motion-picture projectors. The company reinvented itself in…

Cadence snapped up by private equity firm Kohlberg & Co.

Officials at high-precision components and finished devices maker Cadence are selling the Staunton, Va.–based company to private equity outfit Kohlberg & Co. Financial terms of the definitive agreement, announced yesterday, were not disclosed. Cadence makes components and devices for advanced surgical and specialty industrial applications. Cadence CEO Alan Connor will continue to lead the company, and

TT Electonics wraps up acquisition of Stadium Group

TT Electronics (Woking, U.K.) said today that it has completed its purchase of Stadium Group, a Reading, U.K.–based supplier of connectivity products and services, power supplies, human-machine interface (HMI) and electronic assemblies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Stadium products are used in applications including medical equipment, smart home, industrial robotics and aircraft cabin controls

Nexcore Technologies, Phase 2 Medical rebrand as NextPhase Medical Devices

Nexcore Technology, which last year acquired Phase 2 Medical Manufacturing, said this week that it’s merging the operations into a new contract manufacturing entity, NextPhase Medical Devices. NextPhase, which is owned by private equity shop Kidd & Co., is a low- to medium-volume outsource partner based in Waldwick, N.J., and facilities in Rochester, N.H., and

Tekni-Plex expands medical tubing offerings through Dunn Industries buy

Tekni-Plex (Wayne, Pa.) said today that it has acquired Dunn Industries, a Manchester, N.H.–based maker of specialty extrusion tubing for medical device uses. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Dunn buy is the seventh acquisition Tekni-Plex has made in the past four years as it seeks to grow both organically and through acquisitions.

Oberg Industries buys X-L Engineering

Oberg Industries, a full-service contract manufacturer of precision machined and stamped components near Pittsburgh, said today that it has purchased Niles, Ill.– based X-L Engineering Corp. and its precision manufacturing business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originally founded in 1943 as a grinding services business, X-L is based 14 miles northwest of Chicago,

Charles River Laboratories completes MPI Research buy

Charles River Laboratories International (NYSE: CRL) said today that it has finished its previously announced $800 million purchase of MPI Research. Mattawan, Mich.–based MPI is a non-clinical contract research organization (CRO); it provides comprehensive testing services to medical device and biopharmaceutical companies around the world. Officials at Wilmington, Mass.–based Charles River think the MPI acquisition

Genae acquires Hilbert Paradox

Medical device contract research provider Genae (Antwerp, Belgium) recently acquired the digital health data management platform Hilbert Paradox. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Hilbert Paradox (HPX) captures and correlates digital health data by using different computing power, AI and data analytics. The company’s goal is to increase health data equity to improve

Polyplastics rolling Topas Advanced Polymers into Polyplastics USA

Engineering thermoplastics supplier Polyplastics said today that it will merge its affiliate Topas Advanced Polymers (Florence, Ky.) into Polyplastics USA, effective April 1. The merger will add Topas‘s cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resins to Polyplastics USA’s existing portfolio of POM (acetal), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) engineering polymers. The combined business have its headquerters

Expect high acquisitions, possible bidding wars in 2018, medtech expert says

Look for another strong year for medtech acquisitions in 2018 — and even potential bidding wars — predicts patent attorney David Dykeman. The wave of mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry should continue this year, both in terms of value and volume, according to patent attorney David Dykeman. “Many large medtech companies are