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GE Healthcare invests $27.5m in Insightec

Elbit Medical Technologies Ltd.  announced that its subsidiary InSightec Image Guided Treatment Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Healthcare. Under the agreement, GE Healthcare will invest $27.5 million in the company. Insightec develops MRI-guided focused ultrasound devices for the treatment of uterine fibroids, tumors, and neurological disorders, such as essential tremorš neuropathic pain and Parkinsons disease.
GE Healthcare invested $13.5 million in Insightec in February and currently holds an 18% stake in the company while Elbit Medical has a 64.3% stake. The latest investment will be in the form of a loan convert-ible to shares, in two tranches, according to a company valuation of $102.5 million after money. At the end of the process, Elbit will reduce its stake in Insightec to 50%, while GE Healthcare will raise its stake to 40%. Elbit will lose its controlling stake but remain the largest shareholder.


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