• June 22, 2024

SunMed Acquires Avanos Medical Respiratory Health Business 2023

SunMed, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of consumable medical devices for anesthesia and respiratory care, has entered into a definitive agreement with Avanos Medical, Inc. (NYSE: AVNS) (“Avanos”) to acquire its respiratory health business, including the BALLARD, MICROCUFF, and endOclear® product lines.

This merger strengthens SunMed’s leading product portfolio, giving clients a one-stop shop for the most trusted and highest-quality anesthetic and respiratory care brands that improve patient outcomes.

SunMed is expanding its portfolio with market-leading brands, giving healthcare professionals and patients additional alternatives. BALLARD, MICROCUFF, and endOclear® closed suction catheters, endotracheal tubes, and oral care solutions are trusted by healthcare practitioners worldwide for their excellent quality and sophisticated technology.

The deal, subject to customary closing conditions

SunMed is also purchasing two Avanos manufacturing plants in Mexico and R&D capabilities to support these respiratory consumables.

“Adding these complementary brands into our growing portfolio solidifies SunMed’s leadership as the premier manufacturer of anesthesia and respiratory consumables that define product excellence and serve patients across the continuum of care,” said SunMed CEO Hank Struik.

“These products are the gold standard of closed suction and endotracheal consumables and we deeply admire the clinical results they provide for critical care patients and the trust they have built with practitioners. This purchase helps us build and innovate our entire breathing care platform and the respiratory businesses we are acquiring by using their expertise.

Together with our extensive anesthetic and respiratory consumables business, we are enhancing SunMed’s capabilities to serve more doctors worldwide to improve patient outcomes.”

“Divesting our Respiratory Health business is a key part of Avanos’ ongoing three-year transformation process,” stated CEO Joe Woody. “We’re confident that SunMed is an excellent fit for our RH brands, including BALLARD, MICROCUFF, and endOclear®,” and that these products will strengthen the company’s portfolio.

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