Abbott announces agreement to acquire Cardiovascular Systems


abbottAbbott and Cardiovascular Systems (CSI) have announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire CSI. Under terms of the agreement, CSI stockholders will receive $20 per common share at a total expected equity value of approximately $890 million, according to an Abbott press release.

CSI is a leader in devices for atherectomy and also has an early-stage pipeline of vascular intervention devices in development.

“The acquisition of CSI will add new, complementary technologies to Abbott’s leading vascular device offerings,” said Lisa Earnhardt, executive vice president of medical devices at Abbott.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with a leading global company that shares our passion for the development and commercialization of innovative solutions for treating complex peripheral vascular disease and coronary artery disease,” said Scott Ward, CSI’s chairman, president, and chief executive officer.


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