Solta Medical Inc., a global leader in the medical aesthetics market, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Sound Surgical Technologies LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, Solta will acquire Louisville, CO-based Sound Surgical for $25.5 million in Solta common stock and $5 million in cash. Excluding acquisition and integration related charges, the transaction is expected to be accretive to Solta Medical's quarterly earnings within twelve months.
In addition to the payments due at closing, Sound Surgical unit holders are entitled to receive up to $9.5 million of contingent payments that would be paid in Solta common stock based on revenue from Sound Surgical products in 2013. The proposed transaction becomes increasingly accretive to Solta Medical as Sound Surgical achieves the higher end of the revenue range. Approximately three-quarters of Sound Surgical unit holders have entered into staggered lock-up agreements ranging up to 270 days. Solta Medical expects to close the transaction during the first quarter of 2013.