Baker McKenzie advised medical equipment manufacturer ICU Medical Inc., a California-based company, on the acquisition of the Hospira Infusion Systems (HIS) business from Pfizer Inc. in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The transaction closed in these four countries on July 31, 2017. Baker McKenzie also provided regulatory, labor & employment and proposed deal structure support across the entire Latin American region. 

This transaction led by Baker McKenzie in Latin America is part of a larger global deal valued at approximately USD 900 million. 

The HIS product portfolio includes IV pumps, solutions and medical devices. The global deal positions ICU Medical as one of the world's leading pure-play infusion therapy companies.

“This acquisition enhances ICU’s global footprint and we are proud to have played a part in the deal,” said David Malliband, Chicago-based Corporate & Securities partner. “For us the deal exemplifies our Firm’s global and local capabilities in corporate M&A, healthcare, cross-border deals, regulatory, labor and tax.”

“Given the complexities of the medical devices industry, this transaction required expertise in multiple practices,” said Marcos Basso, Houston-based International Commercial partner. “With our international reach and healthcare sector knowledge, we were able to advise on a complex and challenging transaction.”

Baker McKenzie's Global M&A practice is consistently recognized as one of the most active among law firms by all three major league table organizations. The Firm does more cross-border deals than any other law firm in the world and is 1st by cross-border volume globally for pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment and supplies deals per Thomson Reuters.

The Baker McKenzie cross-border team for this transaction included:

David Malliband, lead partner in Chicago
Marcos Basso, co-lead partner in Houston
Darcy Down, co-lead partner in Chicago
Michael Hamilton, partner in Houston
Brook Granger, associate in Houston 
Katie Dugat, associate in Houston

Martin Quintanar, partner in Buenos Aires 
Geraldine Mirelman, associate in Buenos Aires 
Belen Bastone, associate in Buenos Aires
Felipe Graham, associate in Buenos Aires

Tatiana Garces, partner in Bogota 
Clare Montgomery, associate in Bogota 
Natalia Villalba, associate in Bogota
Lina Tellez, associate in Bogota
Veronica Pelaez, associate in Bogota

Alejandro Perez-Serrano, partner in Mexico City
Christian Lopez, partner in Mexico City
Jorge Ledesma, associate in Mexico City
Omar Cornejo, associate in Mexico City 

Oscar Trelles, partner in Lima 
Alvaro Gutierrez, partner in Lima
Jaime Mayorga, associate in Lima  
Cristina de la Piedra, associate in Lima
Milagros Paredes, associate in Lima

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