Dentsply buys dental implant company:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Dentsply is to buy German company Friadent, a manufacturer of dental implants, for around $100 million. Mannheim-based Friadent has the largest market share in dental implants in Germany and holds the number two position in Europe, the company claims. The acquisition will add around $41 million in annual sales to York, Pennsylvania-based Dentsply. In addition, it provides access to broader markets for Dentsply's P-15 bone growth stimulant. At the same time, Dentsply plans to sell its InfoSoft subsidiary, which develops and sells products for dental practice management, to PracticeWorks.