Ropes & Gray Advises TPG as it Adds Second Surgical Eye Tools Maker to its Portfolio
International law firm Ropes & Gray has advised TPG Capital on the acquisition by one of its portfolio companies - Beaver-Visitec International, a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialized surgical devices for the ophthalmic marketplace - of Malosa Medical, a leading manufacturer and supplier of single-use surgical instruments, primarily also for use in the field of ophthalmology, based in the UK and China.
With a portfolio of more than 400 products, Malosa equips surgeons with convenient, sterilized, single-use packs that contain all the instruments and consumables required for specific ophthalmic procedures. The company’s cost-effective, high-quality instruments are designed for use in some of the most frequently performed procedures, including cataract surgery and intravitreal injection.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner John Newton, assisted by associates Victoria McGrath and Phil Fogarty in London. Other members of the team included tax partner Brenda Coleman, with associate Chris Agnoli (London) and finance partner Alex Zeltser (New York) and finance associate Daniel Coyne (Boston).
The deal, which was announced on April 21 for an undisclosed sum, follows the acquisition by TPG Capital of Beaver-Visitec International in July 2016. Ropes & Gray also advised on this deal.