NUVASIVE INC false 0001142596 0001142596 2023-04-27 2023-04-27





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 27, 2023




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-50744   33-0768598

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number )

12101 Airport Way, Broomfield, Colorado 80021

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(800) 455-1476

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001   NUVA   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
    (NASDAQ Global Select Market)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On April 27, 2023, NuVasive, Inc. (“NuVasive” or the “Company”) held a special meeting of its stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) to consider certain proposals related to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 8, 2023 (as amended from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”) by and among the Company, Globus Medical, Inc. (“Globus Medical”) and Zebra Merger Sub, Inc. (“Merger Sub”), pursuant to which, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company, with the Company surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Globus Medical (the “Merger”).

As of the close of business on March 24, 2023, the record date for the Special Meeting, there were 52,348,291 shares of common stock of the Company, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”), outstanding and entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. At the Special Meeting, the holders of a total of 45,360,727 shares of Common Stock, representing approximately 87% of the voting power of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock as of the record date, were present in person or represented by proxy, constituting a quorum.

The agenda for the Special Meeting contained the following proposals for NuVasive stockholders to consider and vote upon:



a proposal to adopt the Merger Agreement, as it may be amended from time to time (the “Merger Agreement Proposal”);



a proposal to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation that may be paid or become payable to NuVasive named executive officers that is based on or otherwise relates to the transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement (the “Compensation Proposal”); and



a proposal to approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies if there were insufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to approve the Merger Agreement Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”).

The Merger Agreement Proposal was approved by the requisite vote of the Company’s stockholders. The Compensation Proposal was not approved by the Company’s stockholders. The Adjournment Proposal was not presented at the Special Meeting, as there were sufficient votes to approve the Merger Agreement Proposal at the Special Meeting.

Final voting results for each such proposal are described below. For more information on each of these proposals, see the definitive proxy statement filed by NuVasive with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2023.



Merger Agreement Proposal:


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes










Compensation Proposal:


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes









Item 8.01

Other Events.

On April 27, 2023, NuVasive issued a press release announcing the results of the Special Meeting. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits



Description of Exhibit

99.1    Press Release by NuVasive, Inc., dated April 27, 2023.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

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


April 27, 2023     By:  

/s/ Matthew K. Harbaugh

      Matthew K. Harbaugh
      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1




NuVasive Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement

with Globus Medical

SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2023 — NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, today announced that at the special meeting of shareholders held earlier today, its shareholders voted to approve the adoption of the Company’s merger agreement with Globus Medical (NYSE: GMED). As previously announced, under the terms of the merger agreement, NuVasive shareholders will receive 0.75 of a share of Globus Medical Class A common stock for each share of NuVasive common stock owned at the closing of the transaction.

“We appreciate our shareholders’ strong support for NuVasive’s combination with Globus Medical,” said Chris Barry, chief executive officer of NuVasive. “We look forward to closing the transaction and realizing the significant benefits created by joining our more than 5,000 employees, geographic footprints, highly complementary innovations, customer bases and leading portfolios.”

Globus Medical is holding a separate special meeting of shareholders later today to vote on the issuance of Globus Medical shares to NuVasive shareholders in connection with the transaction.

The final voting results of the NuVasive special meeting will be reported in a Form 8-K filed by NuVasive with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

About NuVasive

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, with a mission to transform surgery, advance care, and change lives. The Company’s less-invasive, procedurally integrated surgical solutions are designed to deliver reproducible and clinically proven outcomes. The Company’s comprehensive procedural portfolio includes surgical access instruments, spinal implants, fixation systems, biologics, software for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative neuromonitoring technology and service offerings. With more than $1 billion in net sales, NuVasive operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients. For more information, please visit www.nuvasive.com.



Cautionary Notes on Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” “may,” “target,” and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements about the consummation of the proposed transaction and the anticipated benefits thereof. These and other forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements, including the failure to consummate the proposed transaction or to make any filing or take other action required to consummate such transaction in a timely matter or at all. Important risk factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: (i) the proposed transaction may not be completed on anticipated terms and timing or at all, (ii) a condition to closing of the transaction may not be satisfied, including obtaining shareholder and regulatory approvals, (iii) the anticipated tax treatment of the transaction may not be obtained, (iv) the potential impact of unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, costs, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition and losses on the future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, expansion and growth of the combined business after the consummation of the transactions, (v) potential litigation relating to the proposed transaction that could be instituted against Globus Medical, NuVasive or their respective directors, (vi) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the transactions, (vii) any negative effects of the announcement, pendency or consummation of the transactions on the market price of Globus Medical’s or NuVasive’s common stock and on Globus Medical’s or NuVasive’s businesses or operating results, (viii) risks associated with third party contracts containing consent and/or other provisions that may be triggered by the proposed transaction, (ix) the risks and costs associated with the integration of, and the ability of Globus Medical and NuVasive to integrate, their businesses successfully and to achieve anticipated synergies, (x) the risk that disruptions from the proposed transaction will harm Globus Medical’s or NuVasive’s business, including current plans and operations, (xi) the ability of Globus Medical or NuVasive to retain and hire key personnel and uncertainties arising from leadership changes, (xii) legislative, regulatory and economic developments, and (xiii) the other risks described in Globus Medical’s and NuVasive’s most recent annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

These risks, as well as other risks associated with the proposed transaction, are more fully discussed in the joint proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form S-4 initially filed by Globus Medical with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 10, 2023, as amended on March 24, 2023, in connection with the proposed transaction. While the list of factors presented here is, and the list of factors presented in the registration statement on Form S-4 are, considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, financial loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on Globus Medical’s or NuVasive’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations, credit rating or liquidity. Neither Globus Medical nor NuVasive assumes any obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.



Important Information About the Transaction and Where To Find It

This communication relates to a proposed business combination of NuVasive and Globus Medical. In connection with the proposed transaction, Globus Medical filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC on March 10, 2023, which was amended on March 24, 2023 and that includes a joint proxy statement/prospectus. The registration statement on Form S-4, including the joint proxy statement/prospectus, provides details of the proposed transaction and the attendant benefits and risks. The registration statement was declared effective on March 28, 2023, and NuVasive filed a definitive proxy statement on March 28, 2023. Globus Medical and NuVasive commenced mailing of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders on March 29, 2023. Globus Medical and NuVasive may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. This document is not a substitute for the joint proxy statement/prospectus or the registration statement on Form S-4 or any other document which Globus Medical or NuVasive may file with the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF GLOBUS MEDICAL AND NUVASIVE ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, INCLUDING THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. The documents filed by Globus Medical or NuVasive with the SEC will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov) and from Globus Medical and NuVasive, as applicable. Requests for copies of the joint proxy statement/ prospectus and other documents filed by Globus Medical with the SEC may be made by contacting Keith Pfeil, Chief Financial Officer, by phone at (610) 930-1800 or by email at kpfeil@globusmedical.com, and request for copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by NuVasive may be made by contacting Matt Harbaugh, Chief Financial Officer, by phone at (858) 210-2129 or by email at investorrelations@nuvasive.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

Globus Medical, NuVasive, their respective directors and certain of their executive officers and other employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Globus Medical’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Globus Medical and their ownership of Globus Medical stock is set forth in Globus Medical’s annual report on Form 10-K and Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on February 21, 2023 and March 16, 2023, respectively. Information regarding NuVasive’s directors and executive officers is contained in NuVasive’s annual report on Form 10-K and Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on February 22, 2023, and April 12, 2023, respectively. Certain directors and executive officers of Globus Medical and NuVasive may have a direct or indirect interest in the transaction due to securities holdings, vesting of equity awards and rights to severance payments. Additional information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of Globus Medical’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction is included in the joint proxy statement/prospectus. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is for informational purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to subscribe for, buy or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for, buy or sell, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. 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, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law. This document also does not constitute a solicitation of proxy.


Investor contact:

Juliet C. Cunningham

NuVasive, Inc.



Media contact:

Melanie Ordoñez

NuVasive, Inc.