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Zimmer in frame for number-two ortho spot with $13bn Biomet buy

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Just over a month after saying it was going public again, Biomet is now to be acquired by number-three orthopedic player Zimmer for $13.35bn in a combination of cash and stock. Warsaw, Indiana-based Biomet was ranked number 6 in Clinica’s Top 20 Orthopedics league table last year, and the purchase looks set to catapult Zimmer to the number-two position in the market. It is also easily the biggest buy of 2014 so far.

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