DEERFIELD, Ill., April 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTIX), a global surgical implant company, today announces a second amendment to its definitive agreement for the sale of RTI Surgical Holdings’ OEM business to Montagu Private Equity LLP (‘Montagu’), a leading European private equity firm.
Second Amendment Overview
- Reduces the cash purchase price from $480,000,000 to $440,000,000
- Eliminates the provision which granted RTI certain rollover securities in RTI OEM, LLC valued at $10,000,000
- Extends the outside date for closing the transaction from July 13, 2020 to August 31, 2020
- The RTI Surgical Holdings Board of Directors unanimously approved the amendment
- Piper Sandler & Co. provided a fairness opinion in connection with the transaction
“Despite the current challenging operating environment, we are pleased to have amended the definitive agreement to provide RTI additional time to satisfy its obligations,” said Camille Farhat, President and CEO, RTI Surgical Holdings. “We remain excited about the opportunity for RTI to become a pure-play spine company while allowing the OEM business to grow and develop as a stand-alone business. We look forward to working with Montagu to close the transaction in a timely manner.”
On March 3, 2020, the Company announced the expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period and on April 23, 2020, RTI and Montagu received written notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. that it had completed its review of the transaction. Accordingly, other than the approval of RTI’s stockholders, all transaction approvals have been obtained. RTI continues to work towards filing its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and an amendment to its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.
About RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc.
RTI Surgical Holdings is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants. Committed to delivering a higher standard, RTI’s implants are used in sports medicine, plastic surgery, spine, orthopedic and trauma procedures and are distributed in over 50 countries. RTI has four manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. RTI is accredited in the U.S. by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is a member of AdvaMed. For more information, please visit www.rtix.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Montagu Private Equity is one of Europe’s leading private equity firms and has been investing in businesses for over fifty years. Montagu’s investment strategy is focused on partnership with management in buyouts of high-quality companies operating in stable and growing sectors, providing products and services that their customers would otherwise badly miss. It develops a shared strategic vision with management and then provides the necessary financial, strategic and operational resources to help realize that vision and support growth. The firm currently has assets under management of approximately €4.3 billion. Montagu partners with companies with enterprise values between €200 million and €1 billion and has made over 400 investments over the last fifty years. For additional information on Montagu, please visit www.montagu.com.
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, our management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by our management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, except for historical information, any statements made in this communication about anticipated financial results, growth rates, new product introductions, future operational improvements, gaining market share and results or regulatory actions or approvals or changes to agreements with distributors also are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the risks described in public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results reflected in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results reflected in these forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties relating to the following: (i) the risk that RTI Surgical Holdings may be unable to obtain shareholder approval for the proposed transaction or that RTI Surgical Holdings or Montagu may be unable to obtain regulatory approvals required for the proposed transaction, or required regulatory approvals may delay the proposed transaction; (ii) the risk that a condition to the closing of the proposed transaction may not be satisfied; (iii) the risk that the occurrence of an event that could give rise to termination of the definitive agreement; (iv) the risk that shareholder litigation in connection with the proposed transaction may affect the timing or occurrence of the proposed transaction or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; (v) the timing to consummate the proposed transaction; (vi) the effect of the announcement or disruption from the proposed transaction making it more difficult to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers and other third parties; (vii) the diversion of management time and attention on the proposed transaction; (viii) general worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties; (ix) the effect and timing of changes in laws or in governmental regulations; (x) the effects of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, including its impacts across our businesses on demand, operations and our global supply chains; and (xi) other risks described in our public filings with the SEC. Additional risks and uncertainties will be discussed in the proxy statement and other materials that RTI Surgical Holdings will file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. There can be no assurance that the proposed transaction will be completed, or if it is completed, that it will close within the anticipated time period or that the expected benefits of the proposed transaction will be realized. These factors should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement in this communication speaks only as of the date of the particular statement. Copies of the Company’s SEC filings may be obtained by contacting the Company or the SEC or by visiting RTI’s website at www.rtix.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. We undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.
Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
The proposed transaction will be submitted to the shareholders of RTI Surgical Holdings for their consideration. In connection with the proposed transaction, RTI Surgical Holdings will file a proxy statement and other materials with the SEC. This communication is not a substitute for the proxy statement or any other document that RTI Surgical Holdings may send to its shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction.
RTI SURGICAL HOLDINGS SHAREHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION WHEN IT IS FILED, AND ANY AMENDMENT OR SUPPLEMENT THERETO THAT MAY BE FILED, WITH THE SEC BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RTI SURGICAL HOLDINGS AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. All such documents, when filed, are available free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, from the Company at its website, www.rtix.com, or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations at (847) 530-0249.
Participants in Solicitation
RTI Surgical Holdings and its respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information concerning RTI Surgical Holdings’ participants is set forth in the proxy statement, filed March 25, 2019, for the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction will be included in the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.
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