[INSIDERS] The American Zimmer Biomet buys 59% of Montpellier MedTech …

by bold-lichterman

Zimmer Biomet, an American player in the medical implants and devices market, announced the acquisition of a 59% stake in Medtech, the surgical robotics company created by Bertin Nahum in 202.

The operation was carried out on the basis of the buyback of 1.4 million Medtech shares (58.7% of the capital), at a price of 50 euros per share, valuing the company at 164 million euros. The repurchase therefore amounts to more than 70 million euros. In this transaction, the Newfund investment fund sold all of its shares in the transaction, ie 16% of the capital. The other shareholders are Bertin Nahum and private investors.

As part of the change in control, three members of Medtech’s board of directors resigned: Frank Yu, Fernando Badano and Eric Briole. They will be replaced by four representatives from Zimmer Biomet. The Indiana-based company expects Bertin Nahum, current Chairman and CEO of Medtech, to take the lead in developing the robotic activities of the acquirer.

In 2015, MedTech raised $ 15 million to expand internationally, after an initial public offering (Euronext) which enabled it to raise € 20 million. Zimmer Biomet is listed on the NYSE.

REVIEW l‘interview with Bertin Nahum, the founder of MedTech, by Frenchweb in March 2014:

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Patrick Booth becomes Vice President of Sales at Talend for the United Kingdom unnamed-2and Ireland

Talend, software publisher specializing in integration Big data and solutionsCloud integration, has just appointed Patrick Booth as Vice President of Sales for UK and Ireland. This appointment aligns with Talend’s new strategy to strengthen regional sales across many verticals, including finance, healthcare and telecommunications.

Previously, Patrick Booth worked with Oracle, SAP, Business Objects and IBM.

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Lengow Ecommerce Day 2016: Cross border connected
September 27, 2016, Paris, Eurosites, Georges V

European leader in feed-management, Lengow is one of the key players in e-commerce and the digital ecosystem. Each year, Lengow brings together all the players in the e-commerce market during Lengow Ecommerce Day, its eponymous event.

This year, the Lengow Ecommerce Day will bring together 350 top retail decision-makers European (CEO, COO, Head of Ecommerce, Head of Digital, Head of Marketing) around of 4 thematic routes: Cross Border, Cross Channel, Cross Device and Cross Data.

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