Philips completes the acquisition of BioTelemetry
February 09, 2021
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT), a leading U.S.-based provider of remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring. BioTelemetry's financial results will be consolidated as part of Philips' Connected Care business segment as of February 9, 2021.
The acquisition of BioTelemetry is a strong fit with Philips' cardiac care portfolio, and its strategy to transform the delivery of care along the health continuum with integrated solutions. Philips' patient care management solutions for the hospital include real-time patient monitoring, therapeutic devices, telehealth and informatics. Moreover, Philips has an advanced and secure cloud-based Philips HealthSuite digital platform optimized for the delivery of health care across care settings.
With 2020 sales of USD 450 million, BioTelemetry adds a complete range of clinically validated ambulatory cardiac diagnostics and monitoring services: Short-term Holter monitoring services, Long-term Holter monitoring services, Event recorder services, and Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) services. BioTelemetry has built one of the world's largest remote cardiac monitoring services networks, providing services for over one million patients per year. Additionally, BioTelemetry has a clinical research business that provides testing services for clinical trials.
"The combination of Philips' leading patient care management portfolio in the hospital with BioTelemetry's leading cardiac diagnostics and monitoring portfolio outside the hospital will result in a global leader in patient care management solutions for the hospital and the home for cardiac and other patients," said Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. "With our collective portfolios, and our healthcare informatics and services platforms, we will be in an optimal position to improve patient care across care settings for multiple diseases and medical conditions."
BioTelemetry and its approximately 1,900 employees will become part of Philips' Connected Care business segment. The acquisition is projected to be nominal sales growth and adjusted EBITA margin  accretive for Philips in 2021. Philips targets significant synergies driven by cross-selling opportunities, geographical expansion, and portfolio innovation synergies, such as Philips' HealthSuite digital platform. Additionally, Philips will drive operational performance improvements through its proven productivity programs. The BioTelemetry business is expected to grow double-digits and to improve its Adjusted EBITA margin to more than 20% by 2025.
The acquisition of BioTelemetry was structured as a merger under Section 251(h) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware following the successful completion of Philips' previously announced tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of BioTelemetry for USD 72.00 per share in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes. As a result of the merger, all remaining BioTelemetry shares were converted into the right to receive USD 72.00 per share in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes.
BioTelemetry has requested that NASDAQ files a Form 25 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission causing the delisting of BioTelemetry's common stock from NASDAQ. BioTelemetry's common stock ceased trading prior to the opening of trading on February 9, 2021.
 Adjusted EBITA is defined as income from operations excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets, restructuring charges, acquisition-related costs and other significant items.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2020 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 82,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
BioTelemetry, Inc. is the leading remote medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care. The company provides remote cardiac monitoring, centralized core laboratory services for clinical trials, remote blood glucose monitoring and original equipment manufacturing that serves both healthcare and clinical research customers.