M&A Deal Summary

Johnson & Johnson Acquires Conor Medsystems

On November 16, 2006, Johnson & Johnson acquired medical products company Conor Medsystems from Easton Capital Investment Group for 1.4B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Johnson & Johnson’s 10th transaction in the Medical Products sector.
  • This is Johnson & Johnson’s 12th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Johnson & Johnson’s 15th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Johnson & Johnson’s 7th transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-11-16
Target Conor Medsystems
Sector Medical Products
Buyer(s) Johnson & Johnson
Sellers(s) Easton Capital Investment Group
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.4B USD

Target

Conor Medsystems

Menlo Park, California, United States
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Conor Medsystems, Inc.developed stents and other medical devices as platforms for controlled local and systemic delivery of a wide variety of therapeutic agents. The Company's initial focus was on drug-eluting stents for the treatment of restenosis and vascular disease.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Johnson & Johnson

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1886
Sector Consumer Products
Employees141,700
Revenue 93.8B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Johnson & Johnson's corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Johnson & Johnson's corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Johnson & Johnson is a multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer. Johnson & Johnson was formed in 1886 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 17 of 41
Sector (Medical Products) 10 of 16
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 12 of 32
State (California) 7 of 13
Country (United States) 15 of 34
Year (2006) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 12 of 26
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-06-26 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Berlin, Germany

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare GmbH global business of personal care and over-the-counter (OTC) products. A leading brands include LISTERINE oral care products and the NICORETTE line of smoking cessation treatments. Other widely recognized and trusted brands include LUBRIDERM, VISINE, NEOSPORIN, SUDAFED, ZANTAC and BENADRYL.

Buy $16.6B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-06-18 Amic AB

Uppsala, Sweden

Amic is a privately held Swedish developer of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) technologies for use in Point-of-Care (POC) and near-patient settings (outside the physical facilities of the clinical laboratory).

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Easton Capital Investment Group

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Venture Capital Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 200M USD
Size Small
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Easton Capital Investment Group is a private investment firm that targets early-stage venture capital to later-stage growth capital investments. Easton will consider opportunities across a range of industries but generally invests in the healthcare industry, including biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices, and healthcare services. Easton looks to commit $0.50 to $10 million per transaction. Easton Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 20
Sector (Medical Products) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 9
State (California) 3 of 6
Country (United States) 7 of 20
Year (2006) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-04-01 Targacept

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Targacept, Inc. is a R&D pharmaceutical company. Targacept is involved with the development and commercialization of drugs based on selective activation of a previously unexploited class of targets - neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (NNRs). These drugs offer a new way to treat various major CNS and gastrointestinal diseases and disorders including Alzheimer's Disease, depression and ulcerative colitis.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-01-01 Quasar International

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Quasar International is an established leader in Ultrasonic Resonant Inspection, an emerging technology in the field of non-destructive inspection (NDI) using sophisticated pattern-recognition software to analyze ultrasonic resonance measurements on the item being inspected. Quasar was acquired by Illinois Tool Works in 2007, generating proceeds to Easton 2.4x its initial cost.

Sell -