The Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) has joined forces with Z-Systems, a Swiss-based international leader in ceramic dental implant systems. The two companies have signed an agreement that provides Straumann with a 34% stake in Z-Systems in return for a capital injection to expand Z-Systems’ production capability and to develop its pipeline.
Straumann has obtained exclusive distribution rights in the most major markets for Z-Systems’ next generation implant line, which complements the Groups current PURE ceramic implant range. The new implant has a bone-level tapered two-piece design for prosthetic flexibility and convenient handling. Unlike other implants, it features a ceramic connection screw, making it the first two-piece dental implant to be completely metal- and plastic-free. Straumann plans to launch the new line in 2019.
Since its foundation in 2004, tens of thousands of Z-Systems implants have been placed successfully worldwide, underscoring the company’s reputation for pioneering leadership, technical expertise, product quality and continual refinement. Its proprietary Zirkolith® process and SLM® surface technology, which are used in all Z-Systems’ implants, were introduced in 2009 and today are backed by a wealth of long-term clinical evidence. Z-Systems was the first company to obtain FDA approval for a two piece ceramic implant and has now developed the first two-piece bone-level dental implant that is 100% ceramic.
Headquartered in Oensingen, Switzerland, Z-Systems AG is owned by Metalor Holding and the Straumann Group and employs a team of approximately 25 people.
Role of Capital Concepts International (CCI)
CCI acted as exclusive M&A Advisor to the board of Z-Systems in the successful preparation, structuring, negotiation and execution of the process.
CCI is an independent corporate finance advisory firm founded in 1999 advising on medium sized transactions with a focus on German-speaking Europe. CCI has an established track record advising well-known privately held and publicly quoted companies as well as entrepreneurs.