CCI advises Z-Systems on Strategic Partnership with Straumann Group
The Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) has entered into a strategic partnership with Z-Systems, a Swiss-based international leader in ceramic dental implant technology. 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 most major markets for Z-Systems’ next generation implant. The new implant has a bone-level two-piece design for prosthetic flexibility and convenient handling. Unlike other implants, it features a ceramic connection screw, making it the first two-piece screw-retained dental implant to be completely metal- and plastic-free. Straumann plans to launch the new line in 2019.
Z-Systems is a leading company in ceramic dental implant technology, specializing in developing, manufacturing and distributing ceramic dental implants made from Zirconium Oxide. The implants are distributed worldwide. 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 transaction.
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.