Press Release

Haynes Boone Advises Orthofix in Merger with SeaSpine

November 03, 2022
Haynes and Boone, LLP served as Intellectual Property counsel to Orthofix in connection with its merger with SeaSpine, a combination that will create a leading global spine and orthopedics company.

The merger of equals was announced in October and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023.

Orthofix is a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus, and SeaSpine is a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders. The merged company will be based in Lewisville, Texas, and will combine complementary portfolios of biologics, innovative spinal hardware, bone growth therapies, specialized orthopedic solutions and a leading surgical navigation system, the companies announced in a release.

Working closely with Orthofix, a Haynes Boone team provided input on the agreement and advised the company regarding intellectual property issues associated the proposed merger. The team included Partners Andrew Lowes, Randy Colson and Greg Webb and Associates Ellie Sowanick, Jeremy Neilson and Brooke Cohen.

Hogan Lovells served as lead counsel to Orthofix in the transaction.

Haynes Boone’s Technology Transactions Practice is dedicated to helping clients structure, negotiate, document and close a variety of commercial transactions involving technology and intellectual property.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with 18 offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.