How to Do M&A Well

Highlights of a discussion between the ophthalmology sector’s top execs about how to do M&A right.


James Mazzo

Jim Mazzo

Jim Mazzo is the Executive Chairman and CEO for AcuFocus. AcuFocus specializes in presbyopia correction and is known for its revolutionary KAMRA inlay which was recently FDA approved.

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Jeff George

Jeff was appointed to lead Alcon in May 2014. As the global leader in eye care, Alcon provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people worldwide see better.

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David E.I. Pyott

David E.I. Pyott

David E.I. Pyott joined Allergan on January 1, 1998. During his tenure, Mr. Pyott has transformed Allergan from a small eye care business to a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company with leadership positions in six medical specialties.

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Murthy Simbahtala

Murthy V. Simhambhatla

Murthy V. Simhambhatla, PhD, is Sr. VP, Abbott Medical Optics, heading up the company’s global vision care business. Dr. Simhambhatla was appointed to this position in January 2013.

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Ashley McEvoy

Ashley McEvoy, Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, is leading globally integrated businesses in large and growing healthcare spaces.

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William J. Link, PhD

Bill was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Chiron Vision, sold in 1997. Bill founded and served as President of American Medical Optics (AMO), sold in 1986. Bill served on the Board of AMO’s successor company, Advanced Medical Optics (acquired by Abbott in 2009).

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