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Ampersand sells MedVenture Technology to Helix Medical

Private equity firm Ampersand Capital Partners has sold medical device design company MedVenture Technology to Helix Medical, a manufacturer for the medical device and healthcare industries.

Established in 1998, MedVenture is headquartered in the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area and employs over 260 associates. MedVenture develops and manufactures minimally invasive surgical devices and catheter-based devices for medical device companies, including Fortune 500 and medical device start-ups. The company develops integrated solutions for the endovascular, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurovascular, urology, oncology, and gynecology markets, among others.

The acquisition will enhance Helix Medical’s ability to offer its customers a full spectrum of design and manufacturing services for innovative medical devices.

“MedVenture will deepen our resources in product design, development, and engineering and enable Helix to offer more comprehensive product lifecycle management and be a stronger strategic partner to our customers,” says Dr Jorg Schneewind, president and chief executive of Helix Medical. “While our global reach, with now 10 facilities around the world, will allow MedVenture to expand their services into new regions and tap into Helix’s core strengths in thermoplastic and silicone moulding and extrusion plus specialty catheters and hypotubes. Overall, the combined companies deliver a perfect synergy of complimentary capabilities powered by highly innovative people, advanced technology, and leading-edge processes.”

“The MedVenture team is excited to be a part of the long-term growth of Helix Medical and we plan to leverage the additional resources to continue our achievements in the design, development and manufacture of minimally invasive medical devices,” says Kevin Bramer, chief executive of MedVenture Technology. “Superior patient care begins with the newest technology and design strategies delivered with consistency and expertise. MedVenture’s accomplished team, combined with Helix Medical’s core manufacturing services, will allow us to continue to provide superior devices for first-rate patient care.”

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