ChoiceSpine acquires Exactech’s spine assets

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – February 1, 2017 – ChoiceSpine, a privately held spinal fusion device manufacturer based in Knoxville, Tenn., announced today it has acquired the spinal assets of Exactech (Nasdaq:EXAC). Exactech is a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for extremities, hip, knee and spine, with corporate headquarters in Gainesville, Fla.

“This is a great addition to our emerging product line,” said Rick Henson, co-owner of ChoiceSpine. “We look forward to building relationships with Exactech distributors and end users, as well as extending our product offering to potential new customers.”

The acquisition will also have beneficial international implications with Exactech having distribution channels in Spain, Portugal and Germany. “We currently have distribution partners in Italy and Mexico, so these new assets will immediately boost our international footprint,” added Marty Altshuler, co-owner of ChoiceSpine.

“This investment will continue to build the momentum behind our pursuit of becoming a prominent, full-line spinal implant provider.”

In addition to today’s acquisition announcement, ChoiceSpine also announced it would be rolling out several new products this year, along with a complete biologics line, set to complement its expanding implant portfolio.

Founded in 2006, ChoiceSpine now has more than 45 employees and is majority-owned by Henson and Altshuler. For more information on the company, visit choicespine.com.

About ChoiceSpine

ChoiceSpine is a privately held spinal implant company located in Knoxville, Tenn., and prides itself on providing excellent products and exceptional service to meet the needs of their customers.  ChoiceSpine offers a breadth of innovative and surgeon focused systems that are designed to be safe, efficient, and easy-to-use. By working closely with physicians and maintaining service-focused distribution, ChoiceSpine will continue to bring technically-superior spinal products to the market.

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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