News

03 December 2018

Miller Johnson Represents Altus Capital Partners in Acquisition of ChoiceSpine

The Transaction

Miller Johnson represented Altus Capital Partners, Inc. (Altus) in the acquisition of ChoiceSpine, LP. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, ChoiceSpine is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialized spinal implants, instrumentation and biologics for the surgical treatment of complex spine disorders.  Heidi Goldstein of Altus said, “We look forward to working with Founders Rick Henson and Marty Altshuler, who continue to invest alongside us in the Company, in further capitalizing on the depth of their design and engineering capabilities, sales growth and momentum.” The ChoiceSpine investment is Altus’ third acquisition in less than two years and the second in the medical technology industry.

Dustin Daniels and Anne Marie Carson led Miller Johnson’s transaction team of Loic Dimithe (Corporate), Michael Penny (Corporate), Neil Williams (Tax), Jim Ens (Real Estate), Nate Plantinga (Employment), Jeff Gray (Employee Benefits), Tripp VanderWal (Employee Benefits), Jason Crow (Cybersecurity and Privacy) and Tim Gutwald (Health Care).


Altus Capital Partners, Inc.

(altuscapitalpartners.com) Altus is a private equity firm with offices in Connecticut and Illinois that makes controlling investments in middle market manufacturing businesses.  Altus invests alongside management teams in profitable small to medium-sized manufacturing companies domiciled in the U.S. that have proprietary technologies, processes, and products. Altus utilizes a patient, thoughtful investment approach and seeks to partner with the management teams of its operating companies to achieve growth.

ChoiceSpine, LP

(choicespine.com) Based in Knoxville, TN and founded in 2006, ChoiceSpine, LP partners with physicians to develop new products which incorporate current medical technology with customized patient solutions.  Products include minimally invasive, cervical, thoracolumbar, interbody, lateral, and biologics kits and implants that increase procedural efficiency and efficacy.


Miller Johnson’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group

Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals and to navigate the various challenges that can arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business combination or investment transactions.

Miller Johnson is top listed for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and is ranked by Chambers USA. At The M&A Advisor’s national awards and the ACG M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards, our attorneys are consistently involved in deals honored as winners and finalists. For further information, please contact Anne Marie Carson at (616) 831-1787 or Dustin Daniels at (616) 831-1737.