SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 4, 2022
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|Delaware|| ||001-37844|| ||81-0980861|
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On April 4, 2022, Bioventus Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it has exercised its call option to acquire CartiHeal Ltd., excluding the ownership interest already owned by the Company, for approximately $315 million, with an additional approximately $135 million payable contingent upon the achievement of $100 million in trailing twelve month sales. The Company plans to finance the acquisition with additional debt. The Company’s decision to exercise this option follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s March 29, 2022 premarket approval of CartiHeal’s Agili-C™ implant.
The transaction is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter subject to certain customary closing conditions, and the Company plans a limited market release of CartiHeal in the United States during the third quarter of 2022.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the expected timing of the closing of the Company’s acquisition of CartiHeal and related conditions to closing, the expected financing of the acquisition and the Company’s expected timeline for commercialization of CartiHeal. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “due,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “positioned,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and other similar expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and future trends, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in this Current Report on Form 8-K include, but are not limited to, our ability to complete the CartiHeal acquisition on expected timelines or at all; our ability to recognize the benefits of the investment in CartiHeal; the adverse impacts on our business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; our dependence on a limited number of products; our ability to develop, acquire and commercialize new products, line extensions or expanded indications; the continued and future acceptance of our existing portfolio of products and any new products, line extensions or expanded indications by physicians, patients, third-party payers and others in the medical community; our ability to achieve and maintain adequate levels of coverage and/or reimbursement for our products, the procedures using our products, or any future products we may seek to commercialize; our ability to complete acquisitions or successfully integrate new businesses, products or technologies in a cost-effective and non-disruptive manner; including the potential CartiHeal acquisition; competition against other companies; and the other risks identified in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and as such factors may be further updated from time to time in the Company’s other filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at ir.bioventus.com. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or review any estimate, projection, or forward-looking statement. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: April 4, 2022||By:||/s/ Anthony D’Adamio|
Senior Vice President and General Counsel