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Owens & Minor to Acquire Kitting Company ArcRoyal

ArcRoyal's kitting capabilities will add global reach to Owens & Minor's existing unitized delivery services.

Healthcare logistics company Owens & Minor Inc. (NYSE: OMI), Richmond, CA, has agreed to acquire ArcRoyal, a privately-held surgical kitting company based in Ireland. This transaction will expand Owens & Minor's capabilities in the assembly of kits, packs and trays in the European healthcare market and is complementary to the company’s agreement to acquire Medical Action Industries (NASDAQ: MDCI), a U.S.-based kitting company.

Because ArcRoyal's primary customers are healthcare manufacturers, the transaction will further expand Owens & Minor's manufacturer service offering and will complement Owens & Minor's existing manufacturer-facing business in Europe. In addition, the combination of Medical Action Industries and ArcRoyal is expected to enhance Owens & Minor's global sourcing opportunities.

"The acquisition of ArcRoyal will greatly expand our ability to produce kits, packs and trays for the healthcare market, and will provide us with immediate reach into European markets," said James L. Bierman, president & chief executive officer of Owens & Minor. "ArcRoyal is well-known in Europe and has an established manufacturer customer base. We believe this acquisition gives us new opportunities for growth in the second largest global healthcare market."

ArcRoyal’s products and services include custom procedure trays and a range of essential surgical products, which reach hundreds of hospitals across Europe through corporate partners, distributors and other agents. ArcRoyal ships products to more than 30 countries.

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