|Founded||Warsaw, Indiana, U.S. (1927)|
|Founder||Justin O. Zimmer|
|Headquarters||Warsaw, Indiana, USA|
|David C Dvorak (President/CEO)|
|Revenue||US$ 4.62 billion (2013)|
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) is a publicly traded medical device company. It was founded in 1927 to produce aluminum splints. The firm is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, where it is part of the medical devices business cluster.
In 2001 Zimmer was spun off from Bristol-Myers Squibb and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, on August 7, under the ticker symbol “ZMH”. In November 2011, the Company acquired ExtraOrtho, Inc. (ExtraOrtho). In January 2012, the Company acquired Reno, Nevada-based Synvasive Technology, Inc. On June 29, 2015, the company changed the ticker symbol to "ZBH" to reflect its acquisition of Biomet.
Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedics products, including knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle artificial joints and dental prostheses. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world (US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Netherlands, Brasil, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain etc.) and sells products in more than 100 countries.
On 24 April 2014, it was announced that Zimmer had agreed to purchase Biomet Inc. for $13.4 billion. In October 2014 however, it was announced that the EU’s antitrust regulators had opened an extensive investigation into Zimmer’s bid for Biomet due to concern that it would substantially lessen competition in certain markets. A decision was announced to be made on 16 February 2015.and on June 24, 2015, Zimmer completed its acquisition of Biomet forming Zimmer Biomet Holdings.
The following is an illustration of the company's major mergers, acquisitions and historical predecessors:
Zimmer's 2013 sales were approximately $4.62 billion. The company is supported by the efforts of approximately 9,000 employees worldwide.
- David C. Dvorak, is President and CEO
- "2013 Annual Report" (PDF).
- Simon, Hermann, Hidden Champions of the 21st Century: Success Strategies of unknown World Market Leaders, London: Springer, 2009, ISBN 978-0-387-98147-5
- Michelle Fay Cortez. "Zimmer to Buy Biomet for $13.4 Billion Adding Orthopedics". Bloomberg.com.
- "EU regulators open extensive probe into Zimmer, Biomet deal" (Press release). Reuters. 3 October 2014.
- "Zimmer Biomet -- Zimmer Launches Offers to Acquire Centerpulse AG and InCentive Capital AG". zimmerbiomet.com.
- "Zimmer Biomet -- Zimmer's Offer To Acquire ORTHOsoft Is Successful". zimmerbiomet.com.
- "Zimmer Biomet -- Zimmer Acquires NORMED Medizin-Technik GmbH". zimmerbiomet.com.
- "Zimmer Biomet -- Zimmer Acquires Knee Creations, LLC's Business". zimmerbiomet.com.
- "Zimmer Biomet -- Zimmer Acquires ETEX Holdings, Inc.". zimmerbiomet.com.
- "Biomet UK - History of Biomet - A Heritage of Excellence". biomet.co.uk.
- "Zimmer Biomet -- Zimmer Completes Combination with Biomet". zimmerbiomet.com.
- "Zimmer Biomet Leadership Team".
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