LivaNova to Acquire TandemLife

Company will add advanced cardiopulmonary temporary support solutions
to its portfolio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$LIVN–LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) (“LivaNova” or the “Company”), a
market-leading medical technology company, today announced it has
entered into an agreement to acquire TandemLife, a privately held
company focused on advanced cardiopulmonary temporary support solutions
(“TandemLife”). The Pittsburgh-based company offers four product
systems, all built around a common pump and controller. These systems,
which include ExtraCorporeal Life Support (“ECLS”) and Percutaneous
Mechanical Circulatory Support (“pMCS”), are complementary to LivaNova’s
strong offerings in cardiac surgery.

“We are pleased to enhance our cardiac surgery product offerings with
TandemLife’s complete portfolio of advanced cardiopulmonary support
products,” said Damien McDonald, LivaNova’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Use of ECLS and pMCS systems is on the rise, and technological
advancements have made products easier to use and more efficacious,
leading to growth in the number of hospitals capable of performing these
advanced procedures. We will leverage our customer base and global
infrastructure to increase penetration in the U.S. and to expand

With TandemLife, hospitals can deploy a versatile platform consisting of
a single pump and controller upon which all of the company’s products
operate. This simple platform creates ease of use for clinicians and
offers mobility for patients. Each TandemLife system may include a pump,
an oxygenator and cannulae for comprehensive, acute cardiac, pulmonary
or cardiopulmonary care. The TandemLife® system provides
cardiopulmonary support through veno-arterial ECLS. For patients
experiencing respiratory dysfunction, TandemLung® provides
pulmonary support through veno-venous ECLS. ProtekDuo® and
TandemHeart® provide advanced pMCS for Right Heart Support
and Left Heart Support, respectively.

“The TandemLife systems allow hospitals to offer a comprehensive
platform, which controls costs without sacrificing quality of care,”
said Alistair Simpson, LivaNova’s General Manager of its Cardiac Surgery
business franchise. “These product offerings will enrich LivaNova’s
cardiopulmonary temporary support capabilities.”

Since inception in 1996, TandemLife products have been used in more than
5,000 patient cases. TandemLife is currently maintaining a multicenter
clinical registry (“THEME”) and is sponsoring studies for its main

“We have a history of delivering significant capabilities and benefits
to save and improve the lives of critically ill patients,” said John
Marous, TandemLife’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look
forward to continuing to develop simple and effective life support
solutions as LivaNova.”

LivaNova has agreed to pay up to $250 million for TandemLife. Upfront
costs total $200 million, with up to $50 million in contingent
considerations based on regulatory milestones. The deal is projected to
be modestly accretive in 2018 and is expected to close in the first half
of 2018 (subject to approvals and other customary closing conditions).

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About TandemLife

CardiacAssist, Inc., dba TandemLife, is a growing, privately held
medical device company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that
developed the world’s first FDA-cleared and CE-marked short-term
extracorporeal circulatory support platform. TandemLife products have
provided critical cardiopulmonary support to thousands of patients in
the top hospitals worldwide.

About LivaNova

LivaNova PLC is a global medical technology company built on nearly five
decades of experience and a relentless commitment to improve the lives
of patients around the world. LivaNova’s advanced technologies and
breakthrough treatments provide meaningful solutions for the benefit of
patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems. Headquartered
in London and with a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide, the
company employs more than 4,500 employees. LivaNova operates as three
business franchises: Cardiac Surgery, Neuromodulation and Cardiac Rhythm
Management, with operating headquarters in Mirandola (Italy),
Houston (U.S.A.) and Clamart (France), respectively.

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