Nihon Kohden Acquires Defibtech

Defibtech has been sold to Nihon Kohden Corporation, a publicly traded company. Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Defibtech. Based in Guilford, CT, Defibtech is a global designer and manufacturer of external defibrillators and life resuscitation devices.

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Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, has announced that Defibtech, LLC (“Defibtech”) has been sold to Nihon Kohden Corporation (“Nihon Kohden”), a publicly traded company.
Based in Guilford, CT, Defibtech is a leading global designer and manufacturer of external defibrillators and life resuscitation devices for use in factories, offices, gyms, schools, businesses, hospitals, physician offices, emergency medical service, and military and public access markets. The integration of the two companies will create a strengthened force in the global Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) market. Defibtech and Nihon Kohden have placed more than 360,000 AEDs throughout the world and expect that number to increase significantly. The integration of the technologies of both companies is expected to enhance their engineering capability, accelerate the product development process and further expand their research and development capabilities for advanced treatment equipment in the resuscitation field.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Defibtech, working closely with the company’s management team throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With thirteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.

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