Surgalign Successfully Completes Auction and Names Successful Bidders For Asset Sales
Surgalign Successfully Completes Auction and Names Successful Bidders For Asset Sales
DEERFIELD, Ill., July 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surgalign Holdings, Inc., (OTC: SRGAQ) (“Surgalign” or the “Company”), a global medical technology company focused on elevating the standard of care by driving the evolution of digital health, today announced that following a competitive court-supervised marketing and sale process, including a competitive auction, the Company has selected Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (“Xtant”) as the successful bidder for its hardware and biologics assets and Augmedics, Inc. as the successful bidder for its digital health assets (“Augmedics” and together with Xtant, the “Successful Bidders”). The sale and marketing process, including the auction, was conducted in accordance with bidding procedures approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, where the Company’s chapter 11 cases are currently pending. The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors participated in the auction as a consultation party.
Xtant’s bid for the hardware and biologics assets consists of a cash purchase price of $5 million and the assumption of certain liabilities, as set forth in the asset purchase agreement. In addition, Augmedics’s bid for the digital health assets consists of a cash purchase price of $900,000 and the assumption of certain liabilities, as set forth in the asset purchase agreement. Both of the Successful Bidders’ bids maximize the value and minimize the remaining duration of the Company’s chapter 11 proceedings by providing a clear path forward for the Company to consummate a chapter 11 plan and return value to its stakeholders.
Terry Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Surgalign, stated, “We are pleased to have concluded the sale process and believe with Xtant and Augmedics, our technology and its potential will live on. I cannot thank our customers and partners enough for their support through this process. Further, I want to acknowledge the entire Surgalign team for their unwavering commitment throughout the years, and for their ongoing passion to develop the best solutions to help drive better patient outcomes.”
The applicable asset purchase agreements between the Successful Bidders and the Company will be presented for approval to the Bankruptcy Court at the sale hearing set for August 8, 2023. The Successful Bidders and the Company will work to close the transactions promptly following approval of the sales by the Bankruptcy Court.
Additional information about Surgalign’s chapter 11 proceedings is available through the Company’s claims agent Kroll Restructuring Administration LLC (“Kroll”). Interested parties can view documents by visiting https://restructuring.ra.kroll.com/surgalign, or by calling the toll-free hotline at +1 (833) 939-6015 or for calls originating outside the U.S., by calling +1 (646) 440-4843. Inquiries can also be sent directly to Kroll at email@example.com.
White & Case LLP is serving as the Company’s legal counsel, Alvarez & Marsal Securities, LLC is serving as investment banker, and Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC is serving as financial advisor to the Company.
About Surgalign Holdings, Inc.
Surgalign Holdings, Inc. is a global medical technology company committed to the promise of digital health to drive transformation across the surgical landscape. Uniquely aligned and resourced to advance the standard of care, the company is building technologies physicians and other health providers will look to for what is truly possible for their patients. Surgalign is focused on developing solutions that predictably deliver superior clinical and economic outcomes. Surgalign markets products throughout the United States and in approximately 40 countries worldwide through an expanding network of top independent distributors. Surgalign is headquartered in Deerfield, IL, with commercial, innovation and design centers in San Diego, CA, Warsaw and Poznan, Poland, and Wurmlingen, Germany. Learn more at www.surgalign.com and connect on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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