April 15, 2014
Stryker completes acquisition of Berchtold Holding AG
Kalamazoo, Michigan - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Berchtold Holding AG (Berchtold), a provider of customer-centric healthcare equipment for over 90 years.
Berchtold's product portfolio includes surgical tables, equipment booms, and surgical lighting systems geared towards maximizing efficiency and safety in operating rooms and ICUs. Combining these complementary solutions with Stryker Endoscopy's existing operating room equipment portfolio creates a comprehensive, quality-focused offering equipped to satisfy a wide range of customer needs around the globe.
As indicated in the February 18, 2014 press release, the transaction is expected to be neutral to Stryker's 2014 earnings per share excluding acquisition, integration-related and intangible amortization charges.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. Please contact us for more information at www.stryker.com.