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    Cirtec Medical
    North America / Private Equity



    Cirtec Medical ("Cirtec") is a leading global provider of outsourced medical device and components design, engineering and manufacturing, headquartered in Minnesota. Cirtec specialises in outsourced solutions for active implantable and minimally invasive medical devices. Customers rely on Cirtec’s expertise to provide value-add solutions throughout the entire development and commercial manufacturing cycles to help bring life-enhancing therapies to market and scale to success.

    Cirtec serves customers in the most innovative and fastest growing therapeutic end-markets and product platforms, providing significant tailwinds for growth in excess of the broader medical device outsourcing (MDO) market.


    • Helping Cirtec expand its capabilities and footprint through the acquisitions of Metrigraphics, Cactus, Vascotube, Top Tool and high value intellectual property
    • Supporting the business through continued targeted acquisitions within the highly fragmented MDO market
    • Utilising our sector experience and international network to promote Cirtec’s organic growth plans
    • Recruited William Hawkins (former Medtronic CEO) and William Ellerkamp (former ExtruMed CEO) to the Board of Directors


    "We look forward to partnering with 3i. We feel that their approach, sector understanding and international reach makes them the right partner to support the next stage of our growth." Brian Highley, CEO, Cirtec

    Regulatory information 
    This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Corporation, a US wholly owned subsidiary of 3i Group.

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