(Reporting by Natalie Grover in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)
The $37 per share offer represents a premium of about 64 percent to LDR’s Monday close.
LDR’s shares were trading at $36.94 on Tuesday, on track for their best day ever. They briefly climbed above the offer price to $37.09 in early trading.
Zimmer’s stock was down 2.6 percent at $118.28.
The LDR deal follows Medtronic Plc (MDT.N) in May picking up a stake in Israeli robotics company Mazor Robotics Ltd (MZOR.TA) (MZOR.O) and agreeing to use Mazor’s robotic guidance systems that assist surgeons in spine and brain operations.
The Medtronic/Mazor deal in May and the Zimmer announcement suggest consolidation may finally be taking shape in the spine market, Wells Fargo analysts wrote on Tuesday.
Founded in France in 2000, LDR develops surgical technology for spine disorders.