Acquisition further advances global leadership position
in infection prevention through entry into healthcare information analytics market
Cantel Medical Corp., on Wednesday announced that it has acquired Aexis Medical BVBA (Aexis Medical), a company specialising in advanced software solutions focused on the tracking and monitoring of instrument reprocessing workflows for hospitals and healthcare professionals.
The total deal consideration was $24.8 million consisting of $21.1 million up-front consideration and $3.7 million in an earn-out structure to be paid at the two-year anniversary of closing.
For the calendar year ending 31 December 2017, Aexis Medical reported revenues of $4.2 million. Cantel Medical anticipates this transaction to be modestly dilutive to GAAP EPS in both fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019 and anticipates this transaction to be neutral to fiscal year 2018 non-GAAP EPS and a few cents dilutive to fiscal year 2019 non-GAAP EPS as the company invests in this important platform.
Based in Belgium, the business consists of unique, integrated information technology solutions that offer an extensive and comprehensive system to support the day-to-day management of instrument reprocessing workflows and data reporting within complex hospital environments.
Aexis Medical employs nearly 60 employees, comprised of software development experts as well as a commercial sales and service organisation and other support functions to drive the business.
“We’re excited that Aexis Medical is now part of Cantel and we welcome their employees to our team. The integration of Aexis Medical’s robust IT solutions will enable us to transform how we innovate and approach customers holistically to address their unmet infection prevention needs using healthcare data analytics,” stated President and CEO Jorgen Hansen. “In addition, this acquisition also allows us to enter into a largely untapped global market for healthcare information analytics in infection prevention that will advance our business strategy and better position us for future sustainable growth.”
“Combining Cantel’s complete circle of protection products with Aexis Medical’s proven platform will increase the value that we provide to our customers,” said Cantel’s Endoscopy Division President Dave Hemink. “The addition of their systems and services allows us to expand our current endoscopy portfolio and extend our footprint in the hospital’s Endoscopy Unit, Central Sterile Department and Operating Room where we can deliver advanced infection prevention solutions to these customers.”
Cantel Medical is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention and control products and services for patients, caregivers and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives. Their products include specialised medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products – primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fibre membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, they provide technical service for their products.
Aexis Medical and its affiliate, Ecode Lanka, specialise in advanced software solutions focused on the tracking and monitoring of instrument reprocessing workflows in the hospital, such as the Central Sterilisation Department (CSSD), the Operating Room (OR) and the GI/Endoscopy Department. Aexis Medical’s products and services seamlessly interconnect with each other to achieve optimal integration and drive workflow efficiencies and solutions within the complex hospital environment.