Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) announced today that it has acquired Aexis Medical BVBA (“Aexis Medical”), a company specializing in advanced software solutions focused on the tracking and monitoring of instrument reprocessing workflows for hospitals and healthcare professionals. The total deal consideration was $24.8 million consisting of $21.1 million up-front consideration and $3.7 million in an earnout structure to be paid at the two-year anniversary of closing.
For the calendar year ending December 31, 2017, Aexis Medical reported revenues of $4.2 million. Cantel Medical anticipates this transaction to be modestly dilutive to GAAP EPS in both fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019, and anticipates this transaction to be neutral to fiscal year 2018 non-GAAP EPS and a few cents dilutive to fiscal year 2019 non-GAAP EPS as the company invests in this important platform.
Based in Belgium, the business consists of unique, integrated information technology solutions that offer an extensive and comprehensive system to support the day-to-day management of instrument reprocessing workflows and data reporting within complex hospital environments.
Aexis Medical employs nearly 60 employees comprised of software development experts as well as a commercial sales and service organization and other support functions to drive the business.
“We’re excited that Aexis Medical is now part of Cantel and we welcome their employees to our team. The integration of Aexis Medical’s robust IT solutions will enable us to transform how we innovate and approach customers holistically to address their unmet infection prevention needs using healthcare data analytics,” stated Jorgen Hansen, President and CEO. “In addition, this acquisition also allows us to enter into a largely untapped global market for healthcare information analytics in infection prevention that will advance our business strategy and better position us for future sustainable growth.”
“Combining Cantel’s complete circle of protection products with Aexis Medical’s proven platform will increase the value that we provide to our customers,” said Dave Hemink, President of Cantel’s Endoscopy Division. “The addition of their systems and services allows us to expand our current endoscopy portfolio and extend our footprint in the hospital’s Endoscopy Unit, Central Sterile Department, and Operating Room where we can deliver advanced infection prevention solutions to these customers.”