CardioNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), a leading wireless medical technology company with a current focus on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias, today announced the acquisition of ECG Scanning & Medical Services, Inc. CardioNet acquired all of the outstanding shares of ECG Scanning for aggregate consideration of $5.8 million in cash at closing and up to an additional $0.6 million in cash upon the achievement of certain performance targets.
Joseph Capper, President and Chief Executive Officer of CardioNet, commented: “We are excited to join forces with ECG Scanning. ECG Scanning is a respected cardiac monitoring provider that affords CardioNet access to established relationships with healthcare providers and payors in the mid-west. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to augment the growth of our core business through strategic transactions. The combined strength of the two companies further cements CardioNet’s position as the leading provider of wireless cardiac monitoring services.”
CardioNet is a leading provider of ambulatory, continuous, real-time outpatient management solutions for monitoring relevant and timely clinical information regarding an individual's health. CardioNet's initial efforts are focused on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias, or heart rhythm disorders, with a solution that it markets as Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry TM (MCOT TM). More information can be found at http://www.cardionet.com.Forward-Looking Statements This document includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding, among other things, our growth prospects, the prospects for our products and our confidence in the Company's future. These statements may be identified by words such as "expect," "may," "anticipate," "possible," "estimate," "potential," "intend," "plan," "believe," "forecast," "promises" and other words and terms of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including important factors that could delay, divert, or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations. These factors include, among other things, the ability to integrate ECG Scanning into our business, retain their payor contracts, retain their employees, maintain ECG Scanning customer relationships, the effectiveness of our efforts to address operational initiatives, including cost savings initiatives that affect our business, changes to insurance coverage, relationships with our government and commercial payors and reimbursement levels for our products, the success of our sales and marketing initiatives, our ability to attract and retain talented executive management and sales personnel, our ability to identify acquisition candidates, acquire them on attractive terms and integrate their operations into our business, the commercialization of new products, market factors, internal research and development initiatives, partnered research and development initiatives, competitive product development, changes in governmental regulations and legislation, the continued consolidation of payors, acceptance of our new products and services and patent protection, adverse regulatory action and litigation success. For further details and a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please see our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our latest periodic reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.