Cutting edge SAS acquires kestrel ophthalmics LTD

Cutting Edge Group Acquires Kestrel Ophthalmics Ltd

Montpellier – 20 March 2017 – Cutting Edge SAS announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kestrel Ophthalmics Limited a highly-respected distributor of latest innovations to the United Kingdom ophthalmic community.

Kestrel Ophthalmics has been supplying innovative technologies for over 16 years to NHS and private practices, whilst working alongside UK health care professionals in their everyday practice to help them deliver the highest quality of treatment they can. The company enable the ophthalmic community to deliver successful patient outcomes by supporting their needs with quality product portfolio and insightful, specialist knowledge.

Commenting on the acquisition, Cutting Edge General Managers, Jean-Pierre Boudet and Yves Brouquet said:

“The agreement combines the strengths of both companies. Kestrel Ophthalmics seasoned management team has done a fantastic job of building a solid and successful operation that provides unparalleled customer service experience to local customers.”

“Our companies share a strong consumer focus, and the combination of the Cutting Edge’s IOL manufacturing capabilities and the Kestrel Ophthalmics commercial strengths will help deliver a richer and more comprehensive experience to UK surgeons and eyecare professionals. We are delighted to be joining forces with Cutting Edge.

commented Ian Ponsford, Kestrel Ophthalmics’ Managing Director.

For questions regarding this press announcement, please contact Cutting Edge at or Kestrel Ophthalmics at

Cutting Edge SAS builds experienced and dedicated teams to design, prototype and manufacture high-quality Intraocular Lenses. Cutting Edge’ state-of-the-art facility located in Toulouse, France honours the quality and process sophistication of the medical device industry. Cutting Edge’s creative Research & Development department is continuously searching for new and innovative products and solutions in the field of eye surgery in conjunction with our network of scientific partners, suppliers, and commercial organisation. Cutting Edge provides flexible and agile world-class surgical solutions to serve its worldwide partners. Cutting Edge SAS headquarters are in Montpellier, France.

Kestrel Ophthalmics Ltd is a highly-respected UK ophthalmic distribution company based in Poole, England. Its highly trained and knowledgeable sales team and commercial organisation offer the highest standards in innovation, quality and customer care. Kestrel Ophthalmics has contributed to the adoption and commercial success of some highly-recognised international brands such as Aeon Astron®, AJL®, Bio Tissue®, i-med®, e.janach®, Eye Tech Care®, Horus Pharma®, Human Optics®, Molteno®, Oasis®, RUCK®, Santen® and Sensimed®

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