Recent abolon transactions

Abolon advises the owners of Sophi on its sale to Rayner

Abolon was the exclusive advisor to the shareholders of THIS AG on its sale to Rayner, a global leader in products for cataract surgery, headquartered in the UK. The acquisition closed today, 17th January 2024. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Rayner announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Swiss-based THIS AG, the inventor, developer and manufacturer of Sophi phaco emulsification machines. Sophi (Swiss Ophthalmology Innovation) is an innovative phaco technology providing mobility, simplicity, and safety within the operating theatre. With advanced features including triple pump fluidics, active IOP control, clean venturi and day cassette, cable free power supply and wireless communication, Sophi presents a truly advanced surgical system. The acquisition will enhance Rayner’s breadth of high-quality products for cataract surgery, enabling provision of a full offering also encompassing IOLs, OVDs, eye drops, pharmaceuticals, digital tools, and single-use recyclable instruments.

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Healthcare insights

How will new landmark legislation affect Germany’s private hospital groups

The new Hospital Structure Act could force small, low quality public sector hospitals to the wall. But it could also cap growth for big private operators. We examine likely scenarios.

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Healthcare deal of the month

December 2015: Etac acquires Convaid

The Deal: In December 2015, Etac, a Sweden-based developer and manufacturer of mobility solutions and rehab products, acquired Convaid Products

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  • Healthcare forms an enormous part of developed country's economy, contributing over 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Stable healthcare sector attracts record private equity investments.
  • The global pharmaceutical market is expected to grow from 995 $bn in 2011 to 1160 $bn in 2016
  • The healthcare sector offers numerous opportunities at low risk
  • Abolon has advised on 4 successful healthcare transactions in the last 18 months.