This acquisition will help SMT enhance its market share with increased on-ground presence, working closely with healthcare community
Sahajanand Medical Technologies (SMT) acquired a majority stake in Zarek Distribuidora De Produtos Hospitalares through its Ireland subsidiary company in October 2019.
Zarek is a sales and marketing company based at Rio Grande Do Sul. Zarek’s product portfolio includes interventional cardiology and endovascular products such as coronary and peripheral stents, balloons and drug eluting balloons. This acquisition will help SMT enhance its market share with an increased on-ground presence and working closely with the healthcare community.
SMT intends to invest in building additional manpower to promote company’s fourth generation drug eluting coronary stents Supraflex Cruz and Supraflex Star. SMT has recently got ANVISA approval (ANVISA is Brazil’s medical device market regulator) for these products.
Talking more about the deal, Gaurav Goel, Corporate Strategy Head, SMT, said, “SMT has been focussed on bringing quality medical devices across the globe in pursuit of its mission. The acquisition of ZAREK is a step towards creating direct presence in major markets across the globe. Brazil is the largest market in Latin America and is a key market for us. This acquisition would give SMT direct presence providing more flexibility in terms of customer service and engagement.”
Zarek is a fast-growing organisation and this acquisition will help strengthen its position in the Brazilian market. Diego Mucelin, CEO, Zarek, said,” I’m very happy to hold hands with the SMT team. SMT is a large multinational company and world-renowned for its high-tech products. This partnership would help us to serve the entire Brazilian market more efficiently and quickly, providing the best medical devices care. I am sure that this step would turn us much stronger and competitive, creating more opportunities of business, jobs and international investments in Brazil.”
This partnership presents new strategic opportunities for both companies opening more avenues of business.