LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) (“LivaNova”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement (“Purchase Agreement”) to divest its Cardiac Rhythm Management business franchise to MicroPort Scientific Corporation (“MicroPort”). LivaNova and MicroPort executed and delivered the Purchase Agreement, pursuant to the terms of a binding Letter of Intent, previously announced on November 20, 2017.
Today’s announcement follows the successful completion of works council information and consultation requirements in France. The proposed transaction is subject to customary regulatory and other closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018.
LivaNova PLC is a global medical technology company built on nearly five decades of experience and a relentless commitment to improve the lives of patients around the world. LivaNova’s advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments provide meaningful solutions for the benefit of patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems. Headquartered in London, LivaNova has a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Company currently employs more than 4,500 employees, inclusive of approximately 900 employed by our CRM business franchise. LivaNova operates as three business franchises: Cardiac Surgery, Neuromodulation and Cardiac Rhythm Management, with operating headquarters in Mirandola (Italy), Houston (U.S.A.) and Clamart (France), respectively.
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