UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 14D-9

(Amendment No. 10)

 

 

SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(d)(4) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

WRIGHT MEDICAL GROUP N.V.

(Name of Subject Company)

 

 

WRIGHT MEDICAL GROUP N.V.

(Name of Person(s) Filing Statement)

 

 

Ordinary Shares, par value €0.03 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

N96617118

(CUSIP Number of Ordinary Shares)

James A. Lightman

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Wright Medical Group N.V.

Prins Bernhardplein 200

1097 JB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

(+31) 20 521 4777

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices

and Communications on Behalf of the Person(s) Filing Statement)

With a copy to:

Zachary R. Blume

Paul M. Kinsella

Ropes & Gray LLP

Prudential Tower

800 Boylston Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02199

(617) 951-7000

 

 

 

Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.

 

 

 


This Amendment No. 10 (this “Amendment”) to Schedule 14D-9 amends and supplements the Schedule 14D-9 previously filed by Wright Medical Group N.V., a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Netherlands (the “Company”), with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 13, 2019 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Schedule 14D-9”), with respect to the tender offer made by Stryker B.V., a private company with limited liability organized under the laws of the Netherlands (“Purchaser”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Stryker Corporation, a Michigan corporation (“Stryker”), to purchase all of the outstanding ordinary shares, par value €0.03 per share, of the Company (the “Shares”) at a purchase price of $30.75 per Share without interest and less applicable withholding taxes, payable in cash to the holders thereof (such amount or any higher amount per Share paid pursuant to the Offer (as defined below), the “Offer Consideration”), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated December 13, 2019 (the “Offer to Purchase”), and in the related Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal” and, together with the Offer to Purchase, as each may be amended from time to time, the “Offer”). The Offer is described in a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (the “Schedule TO”) filed by Stryker and Purchaser with the SEC on December 13, 2019, and the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal have been filed as Exhibits (a)(1)(A) and (a)(1)(B) thereto, respectively, as each may be amended or supplemented from time to time.

Capitalized terms used in this Amendment but not defined herein shall have the respective meaning given to such terms in the Schedule 14D-9. The information set forth in the Schedule 14D-9 remains unchanged and is incorporated herein by reference, except that such information is hereby amended or supplemented to the extent specifically provided herein.

Item 8. Additional Information

The disclosure in Item 8 of the Schedule 14D-9 under the heading “(c) Regulatory Approvals and Other Approvals” is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following paragraphs after the third paragraph under the subheading “Antitrust in the United States”:

“In connection with the FTC’s review of the Wright transaction, Stryker has proposed to the FTC to divest its (i) STAR total ankle replacement product and related assets and (ii) finger joint replacement products to Colfax Corporation/DJO Global.

The proposed divestiture is subject to receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals and the execution of definitive documents providing for the divestiture and would be conditioned upon the consummation of the Offer and other customary closing conditions. There can be no assurance that the proposed divestiture will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or be consummated.”

The disclosure in Item 8 of the Schedule 14D-9 under the heading “(c) Regulatory Approvals and Other Approvals” is hereby further amended and supplemented by adding the following paragraph after the second paragraph under the subheading “United Kingdom,” under the subheading “Foreign Regulatory Filings”:

“On September 2, 2020, the CMA announced the commencement of its consultation process with respect to Stryker’s proposed undertakings and Stryker’s proposed purchaser of the STAR ankle replacement product and related assets, Colfax Corporation/DJO Global. See “Antitrust in the United States” under the heading “(c) Regulatory Approvals and Other Approvals” for additional information regarding the proposed divestiture.”

 

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SIGNATURE

After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: September 2, 2020

    WRIGHT MEDICAL GROUP N.V.
    By:   /s/ James A. Lightman
    Name:   James A. Lightman
    Title:  

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and

Secretary

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