Shore Capital Partners’s acquisition of Spine Assets from Cook Medical


Shore Capital Partners, LLC announced that IZI Medical Products, LLC, its interventional products platform, has acquired the vertebroplasty family of products from Cook Medical.

The acquired portfolio of products are commercially marketed under the highly regarded Duro-Ject® Osteo-Site®, Osteo-Force® and Vertefix® brands, consisting of needles, injectors and cements. These products are used in the growing market for treating vertebral compression fractures through a minimally invasive procedure.

Additionally, and concurrent with the product family acquisition, Michael Shaffer will be transitioning from Shore Capital Partners to IZI to serve as its Chief Financial Officer, where he will drive the integration of this acquisition and subsequent investments.

Spinal compression fractures are often caused by osteoporosis, a disease of low bone strength that affects an estimated 10 million Americans, resulting in an estimated 700,000 spinal fracture cases annually that can cause disabling pain, height loss, balance difficulties and a decreased quality of life. In the U.S., approximately 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporosis fracture in their lifetime.

As a leading innovator, manufacturer, and distributor of quality medical devices, IZI Medical provides the continuity that our healthcare partners need to succeed. Based in Owings Mills, Maryland, just outside Baltimore, IZI is a leading developer, manufacturer, and provider of high quality medical consumable devices used in radiology, radiation therapy and image guided surgery procedures.

Jones Day has advised Shore Capital Partners, LLC on the deal with a team led by Michael Earley.

Involved fees earner: Michael Earley – Jones Day;

Law Firms: Jones Day;

Clients: Shore Capital;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti