Henry Schein Strengthens Its Commitment to Ambulatory Surgery Market With a Majority Investment in Stradis Healthcare

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, today announced a majority ownership position in Stradis Medical, LLC (Stradis Healthcare), a transaction that strengthens Henry Schein’s commitment to the growing ambulatory surgery market.

Based in Atlanta, Stradis Healthcare specializes in medical device packaging and custom procedure kits and trays. The company is a provider of customized procedure packs, minor trays, and kits to surgical centers, private practices, oral surgeons, and a multitude of surgical and clinical specialties nationwide. Privately held Stradis Healthcare was formed through a series of acquisitions beginning in 2000 and is now one of the only independent sterile medical kitting companies in the U.S, with facilities in Atlanta and in Waukegan, Illinois.

The addition of Stradis Healthcare to Henry Schein’s Medical group will create a unique kitting, contract packaging, and serialized pharmaceutical organization that will advance the mission of health care delivery, creating efficiencies and savings for providers, and facilitating the delivery of high-quality patient care. While Stradis Healthcare will maintain its own brand, management team, facilities, and market positioning, this investment will accelerate Henry Schein Medical’s ability to provide innovative and customized solutions to practitioners, medical device companies, and health care distribution partners while also creating new business opportunities.

Stradis Healthcare had sales for the 12 months ended September 30, 2020, of approximately $39 million. This transaction is expected to be neutral to Henry Schein’s 2021 diluted earnings per share and to be accretive thereafter. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“With the addition of Stradis Healthcare, we are strengthening our commitment to the ambulatory surgery market and enhancing our offering by combining product portfolios and capabilities,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “Ambulatory surgery centers play an important role in reducing the cost of health care. As a result of this partnership, Stradis Healthcare will advance Henry Schein Medical’s deep commitment to provide specialty solutions to customers along the health care supply chain. We warmly welcome our new Stradis Healthcare colleagues to Team Schein.”

Jeff Jacobs, the CEO and Founder of Stradis Healthcare, will help facilitate a smooth transition over the next 18 to 24 months in a non-executive role. Adam Sokol, Vice President and General Manager, and Dave Landry, Vice President, Sales and New Business Development, of Stradis Healthcare will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the business. Additional information about Stradis Healthcare is available at www.stradishealthcare.com.

“We operate in a large, growing, and highly competitive market,” said Mr. Sokol. “In 2018, 5,700 Medicare-certified ASCs operating in the U.S. performed 23 million procedures, the majority of which required a custom procedure tray or kit. As part of Henry Schein Medical, we will be able to expand our geographic reach, better serve current ASC customers of both companies, and grow our business through a customer-centric offering and even stronger relationships with our manufacturing partners.”

About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental and medical laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.

A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries and territories. The Company's sales reached $10.1 billion in 2020, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.

For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, Instagram.com/HenrySchein, and Twitter.com/HenrySchein.

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