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Danaher Corporation announced its intention to spin off its Dental segment into an independent, publicly-traded company (“DentalCo”). The transaction is intended to be tax-free to Danaher shareholders and expected to be completed in the second half of 2019.
“This is an important step towards realizing even greater potential for both Danaher and our Dental business,” said Thomas P. Joyce, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to maximizing long-term value for all of our shareholders, customers and associates. We believe that our Dental business can be more effective as a standalone company, with greater focus around both organic and inorganic investment opportunities.”
Joyce continued, “Through recent growth investments and productivity initiatives, combined with the team’s strong commitment to continuous improvement and the Danaher Business System, the Dental segment is in a better position today to accelerate its growth trajectory, drive continued margin expansion, and pursue M&A opportunities. We believe this is an impactful combination that will support an attractive earnings growth profile going forward.”
Amir Aghdaei will become President and Chief Executive Officer of DentalCo upon completion of the transaction, and will join DentalCo’s Board of Directors. Mr. Aghdaei joined Danaher in 2008 and currently serves as Group Executive with responsibility for the Dental segment.
Two other Danaher leaders will join Mr. Aghdaei on DentalCo’s Board of Directors while retaining their roles at Danaher: Dan Daniel, Executive Vice President, and Daniel Raskas, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. In addition, Dan Comas, Danaher’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will serve as a special advisor to DentalCo post-spin.
Mr. Aghdaei stated, “I am incredibly honored and excited to lead our Dental business as a standalone public company. Our team’s commitment to execution and continuous improvement provide a strong foundation for meaningful value creation going forward. We intend to build upon and reinforce our common culture ― the Danaher Business System ― and will continue to deliver world-class innovation, service and solutions for our customers. This is a tremendous opportunity to enhance our strategic position, and I look forward to leading the team through this important milestone.”
DentalCo will be a premier global partner for the dental community, with industry-leading positions and brands providing world-class innovation, service and solutions for customers. DentalCo will be comprised of Danaher’s current Dental segment operating companies: Nobel Biocare, Ormco, and KaVo Kerr. The segment generated revenue of nearly $3 billion in 2017, and is expected to have an investment-grade credit rating and a global team of approximately 12,000 associates.
Danaher is targeting to complete the spin-off in the second half of 2019, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions, including obtaining final approval from the Danaher Board of Directors, satisfactory completion of financing, receipt of tax opinions, receipt of favorable rulings from the Internal Revenue Service and receipt of other regulatory approvals.
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More on the dental materials market in the US can be found in a series of reports published by iData entitled the US Market Report Suite for Dental Materials. This report covers the following market segments: dental cements, impression materials, direct restoratives, temporary restoratives, bonding agents, core build-up materials and anesthetic materials.
The iData series on the market for dental materials covers the U.S. and 15 countries in Europe including Germany, France, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg), Scandinavia (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. Reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment. To find out more about dental materials market data or procedure data, register online or email us at [email protected] for a US Market Report Suite for Dental Materials brochure and synopsis.