CMD Cantel Medical

Filed: 1 Apr 21, 9:28am















Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 31, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 001-31337 22-1760285

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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(IRS Identification


150 Clove Road, Little Falls, New Jersey 07424 (973) 890-7220
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(Registrant’s telephone number,

including area code)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


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Item 8.01Other Events


As previously disclosed, on January 12, 2021, Cantel Medical Corp. (“Cantel”) and STERIS plc (“STERIS”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (as amended on March 1, 2021, the “Merger Agreement”), under which, on the terms and subject to the conditions therein, STERIS will acquire Cantel (the “Transaction”).


The Transaction is conditioned on, among other things, the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). On January 27, 2021, STERIS and Cantel each filed their required HSR Act filing with respect to the Transaction, and on February 26, 2021, STERIS and Cantel each voluntarily withdrew its HSR filing, and re-filed such forms on March 1, 2021. On March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, the waiting period under the HSR Act expired.


Cantel anticipates completing the Transaction during the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2021 (ending July 31, 2021), subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions specified in the Merger Agreement.


No Offer or Solicitation


This announcement is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, subscribe for or buy any securities, nor the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


Additional Information and Where to Find It


In connection with the proposed transaction, STERIS filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF STERIS AND CANTEL ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS THAT IS PART OF THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. The final proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of Cantel. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the documents free of charge at the SEC’s website,, Cantel at its website,, or by contacting Cantel’s Investor Relations Department at (973) 890-7220, or from STERIS at its website,, or by contacting STERIS’s Investor Relations Department at (440) 392-7245.


Participants in Solicitation


STERIS, Cantel and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information concerning STERIS’s participants is set forth in the proxy statement, filed June 5, 2020, for STERIS’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A and on certain of its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Information concerning Cantel’s participants is set forth in the proxy statement, filed November 18, 2020, for Cantel’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A and on certain of its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants in the solicitation of proxies, including direct and indirect interests, in respect of the proposed transaction will be included in the registration statement and proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.





Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements


This communication contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other securities laws, for which we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the acquisition of Cantel by STERIS, including future financial and operating results, Cantel’s or STERIS’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and the expected timing of completion of the transaction. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, or forecasts about our businesses, the industries in which we operate, and the current beliefs and assumptions of management; they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Without limiting the foregoing, words or phrases such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “goal,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “may,” “could,” “enable,” and “opportunity” and variations of such words and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties associated with these forward-looking statements include the potential that we may not be able to consummate the transaction, or that the expected benefits and opportunities of the transaction may not be realized or may take longer to realize than expected, or that required regulatory approvals may not be obtained as quickly as expected, or at all. There are also risks and uncertainties related to the subsequent integration of the companies; the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of the acquisition; restructuring in connection with, and successful closing of, the transaction; the ability to obtain required regulatory approvals for the transaction (including the approval of antitrust authorities necessary to complete the acquisition); the timing of obtaining such approvals and the risk that such approvals may result in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the transaction; the ability to obtain the requisite Cantel shareholder approval; the risk that a condition to closing of the transaction may not be satisfied on a timely basis or at all; the failure of the transaction to close for any other reason; risks relating to the value of the STERIS shares to be issued in the transaction; access to available financing (including financing for the transaction) on a timely basis and on reasonable terms; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations and financial results; general economic conditions; and technological and market changes in our industry. We caution that undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Some of the factors which could cause results to differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statement are set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which we may update in Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q we have filed or will file hereafter. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. This cautionary statement is applicable to all forward-looking statements contained in this communication.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.



 By:/s/ Jeffrey Z. Mann
  Jeffrey Z. Mann
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary



April 1, 2021