Acquisition Expands Presence in Advanced and Surgical Wound Care

3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Acelity Inc. and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide from a consortium comprised of funds advised by Apax Partners (the Apax Funds), together with controlled affiliates of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) for a total enterprise value of approximately $6.7 billion, including assumption of debt, subject to closing and other adjustments. Acelity is a leading global medical technology company focused on advanced wound care and specialty surgical applications marketed under the KCI brand. 3M will conduct an investor teleconference at 8:30 a.m. EDT today to discuss how the acquisition is expected to expand its presence in advanced and surgical wound care.

“Acelity is a recognized leading provider of advanced wound care technologies and solutions and an excellent complement to our Health Care business,” said Mike Roman, 3M chief executive officer. “This acquisition bolsters our Medical Solutions business and supports our growth strategy to offer comprehensive advanced and surgical wound care solutions to improve outcomes and enhance the patient and provider experience.

“We are excited to bring Acelity’s technologies and dedicated employees to our team,” Roman continued. “Together, we will apply 3M science to bring differentiated offerings to key wound and operative care solutions worldwide.”

The Acelity business is well known for creating and growing new segments based on the ability to identify and address unmet clinical needs with KCI-branded products that advance the practice of medicine, beginning with the introduction of V.A.C.® Therapy – groundbreaking Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. Today, the KCI product offering also includes advanced wound dressings and negative pressure surgical incision management systems. KCI’s solutions contribute to better health outcomes by enhancing wound healing. Acelity had 2018 revenues of $1.5 billion.

3M’s Medical Solutions business is focused on applying 3M science to deliver safe and effective solutions that improve clinical outcomes and healthcare economics. 3M Medical Solutions offers a range of integrated products that include medical tapes, advanced and acute wound care dressings and products, sterilization products, and patient warming products that get deployed in impactful solutions. These solutions cross the entire continuum of care, enabling better outcomes, improving the patient experience, and delivering strong economic value in today’s value-based care environment.

On a GAAP reported basis, 3M estimates the acquisition to be $0.35 dilutive to earnings per share in the first 12 months following completion of the transaction, including financing costs. Excluding purchase accounting adjustments and anticipated one-time expenses related to the transaction and integration, 3M estimates the acquisition to be $0.25 accretive to earnings per share over the same period.

The effective enterprise value multiple is approximately 11 times estimated annual adjusted EBITDA for the first 12 months following completion of the transaction, including expected run rate cost synergies.

As a result of this announcement, 3M now expects full-year 2019 share repurchases to be in the range of $1.0 billion to $1.5 billion versus $2.0 billion to $4.0 billion previously.

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. 3M will finance the transaction with a combination of available cash and proceeds from the issuance of new debt.

Credit Suisse acted as financial advisor to 3M. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP acted as legal counsel to 3M.

V.A.C.® Therapy is a registered trademark of KCI.

3M will conduct an investor teleconference at 8:30 a.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. CDT) today. Investors can access this conference via the following:

  • Live webcast at http://investors.3M.com.
  • Live telephone:
    Call 800-762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 212-231-2916 outside the U.S. Please join the call at least 10 minutes before the start time.
  • Webcast replay:
    Go to 3M’s Investor Relations website at http://investors.3M.com and click on “Quarterly Earnings.”
  • Telephone replay:
    Call 800-633-8284 within the U.S. or +1 402-977-9140 outside the U.S. (for both U.S. and outside the U.S., the access code is 21923086). The telephone replay will be available until 11:30 a.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. CDT) on May 7, 2019.