Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a global leader in women’s health, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobidiag Oy, a privately held, commercial-stage Finnish-French developer of innovative molecular diagnostic tests and instrumentation, for an enterprise value of approximately $795 million. This includes a cash payment of approximately $714 million (€600 million) for Mobidiag’s equity, and net debt of approximately $81 million.
“Acquiring Mobidiag will further strengthen our international and diagnostics businesses by enabling us to expand into the large, fast-growing acute care adjacency with a near-patient testing solution that offers ease of use, multiplex capability and rapid turnaround time,” said Jan Verstreken, group president, international at Hologic. “We believe that Mobidiag has developed a differentiated platform that addresses many of the historical challenges of multiplexed point-of-care molecular testing.”
“We are very excited to join Hologic’s diagnostic business,” said Tuomas Tenkanen, Mobidiag’s chief executive officer. “Hologic’s commercial expertise and scale will drive broader market adoption of our products, and their established U.S. regulatory and market development capabilities will accelerate the introduction of our products and maximize their potential in the United States.”
Mobidiag develops and markets PCR (polymerase chain reaction)-based tests for acute care conditions such as gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, antimicrobial resistance management, and healthcare associated infections. The Amplidiag and Novodiag platforms are automated instruments that deliver rapid turnaround times ranging from 50 minutes to two hours.
The Novodiag platform combines real-time PCR and microarray capabilities to provide high-level multiplexing. Multiplexing enables multiple pathogens to be identified in a single sample, streamlining workflows for laboratories and providing rapid results to physicians. For example, gastrointestinal infections commonly present with similar or identical symptoms but can be caused by more than 25 organisms. Highly multiplexed assays allow clinicians to identify which organism is responsible for an infection quickly, accurately and efficiently.
“One of our key goals is to use our strong cash flow to create a larger, faster growing company for a post-pandemic world,” said Steve MacMillan, Hologic’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Mobidiag provides an exceptional new growth platform, which will generate long-term value by enabling us to enter the acute care market, which is expected to roughly double in the next five years, with a differentiated, highly competitive solution.”
Mobidiag generated approximately $42 million (€35 million) of revenue in calendar 2020. Hologic intends to invest in assay development to drive growth of the Novodiag platform. As a result, the acquisition is expected to be approximately $0.10 dilutive to Hologic’s non-GAAP earnings per share in fiscal 2022, slightly dilutive in 2023, and accretive thereafter. Hologic expects to finance the transaction with cash on hand and borrowing on its existing line of credit.
The acquisition is expected to close early in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, subject to receipt of certain required regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
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Hologic, Inc. is an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s health and well-being through early detection and treatment. For more information on Hologic, visit www.hologic.com.
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Mobidiag is a commercial stage, fast-growing Finnish-French biotechnology company that develops and markets innovative molecular diagnostic solutions for gastrointestinal infections, antimicrobial resistance management, healthcare associated infections (HAIs), respiratory infections and sepsis. Based on well-established qPCR and microarray technologies, Mobidiag offers a broad range of tests and automated platforms. These include a comprehensive range of fast, reliable and cost-effective molecular diagnostic solutions for the detection of infectious diseases adapted to laboratories of all sizes. They allow detection of most clinically relevant bacteria, parasites, viruses and markers for antibiotic resistance.
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Future GAAP EPS may be affected by changes in ongoing assumptions and judgments, and may also be affected by non-recurring, unusual or unanticipated charges, expenses or gains, which are excluded in the calculation of Hologic’s non-GAAP EPS as described in this press release.
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