Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Galway firm Creganna sold to TE Connectivity for £622m

By Adrian Weckler

Published 03/02/2016

Galway-based medical devices firm Creganna is to be sold for $895m (£622m)
Galway-based medical devices firm Creganna is to be sold for $895m (£622m)

Galway-based medical devices firm Creganna is to be sold for $895m (£622m).

The global investment firm Permira, which bought Creganna in 2010, is to sell the firm to TE Connectivity, a sensor and connector manufacturer. The deal is an all-cash transaction.

Creganna has become a large global manufacturer of medical devices for the minimally invasive vascular surgery market. According to Permira, Creganna has grown its revenue from $131m (£91m) to $249m in the last six years.

Creganna was founded in Galway in 1979 by Ian Quinn and counts Helen Ryan as a former chief executive. It has design and manufacturing facilities in the US, South America, Europe and Asia.

"We are very proud to have worked with Creganna to develop its business into high growth markets, expand its global footprint, enhance its technical capabilities and deepen its customer partnerships over the past five years," said Mike Garland of Permira.

"We wish Creganna every success with its new strategic owner TE Connectivity."

Chip Hance, CEO of Creganna Medical, said: "We are pleased to be joining TE Connectivity to continue our journey to become the leading supplier of minimally invasive medical device delivery and access solutions for interventional medicine.

"With Permira's support, we have been able to focus our efforts on critical markets, make the necessary investments and achieve strong results over the last few years."

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