(BUSINESS WIRE) – Sorin S.p.A., a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, is pleased to announce that Sorin and Cyberonics Inc. in furtherance of the merger plan unanimously approved by their boards of directors, as disclosed in the joint statement of 26 February 2015, have signed today the relevant definitive merger agreement. The transaction remains subject to certain conditions including, without limitation: approval by both Sorin and Cyberonics’ shareholders, the receipt of required antitrust and regulatory clearances, and other customary closing conditions.
The combination of Sorin and Cyberonics will create a new premier global medical technology company. This merger is expected to drive significant value for shareholders by leveraging combined strengths, capturing new opportunities and creating new solutions to benefit patients and healthcare professionals alike and is particularly exciting for employees, who will be able to share technical expertise and innovate faster.
Sorin will provide further updates as the process progresses and relevant documents are available at www.sorin.com.
Source: Sorin Group