Tornier to acquire Nexia Orthopedics:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Orthopaedic extremity device developer Tornier has agreed to acquire Nexa Orthopedics, a fellow specialist in extremities. Nexa is based in San Diego, California, and was founded by HealthpointCapital in 2004. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Tornier notes that the deal will expand its technology base with new implantable device materials and coatings as well as enlarging its portfolio of products for surgeons performing procedures on shoulders, arms, hands, feet and ankles. Tornier's US business in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is part of a family business based in Grenoble, France. In July 2006, Warburg Pincus acquired a majority stake in the company, and Douglas Kohrs, former president and CEO of American Medical Systems, was installed as president and CEO of Tornier, replacing Alain Tornier, who became chairman.