[UPDATE 12-16-21 – The deal has now been completed].
Allergan Aesthetics, a subsidiary of AbbVie, agrees to acquire Houston-based Soliton for $22.50 per share, in cash. This values Soliton at $550 million enterprise value.
Soliton is based in the Galleria area and went public in February 2019 at $5 per share. The company uses technology licensed from MD Anderson. The product uses rapid pulses of designed acoustic shockwaves to disrupt cellular structures in skin tissue. It doesn’t have any revenues yet, however it announced its first commercial launch earlier this month.
It believes the product could be used in tattoo removal, cellulite treatment and fibrotic scar treatment. Each device will use disposable cartridges to be used in different treatment devices, equivalent to selling a razor and blades. It gained FDA approval in May 2019 for tattoo removal.
Remeditex Ventures, which owns 43% of the stock of Soliton, has agreed to vote in favor of the deal.
In November 2020, the company appointed Brad Hauser as its new CFO, replacing Dr. Chris Capelli, who became Chief Science Officer. Mr. Hauser joined from Allergan Aesthetics where he was the General Manager for CoolSculpting, a technology that reduces fat by non-surgical methods.