Cantel acquires Vista Research Group for $10.5M

Cantel Medical Corp. announced Friday it has acquired Vista Research Group LLC, a water treatment and management solutions company for the dental industry.

Little Falls-based Cantel purchased Ashland, Ohio-based Vista for approximately $10.5 million, with a $7 million upfront payment and a $3.5 million earnout payment.

“We’re excited that Vista Research Group is now part of Cantel. The integration of their water treatment technologies into our existing portfolio allows us to offer our customers more comprehensive infection prevention solutions that provide clean water across all touchpoints in the dental clinic,” Jorgen Hansen, CEO and president, said. “This acquisition also reinforces our position as the market leader in dental water compliance.”

“The addition of Vista Research Group’s solutions will broaden our dental water purification portfolio and advance the development of our product line. In addition to our DentaPure Cartridge, it also will enable us to provide a full suite of end-to-end dental water compliance solutions to dental practices,” Gary Steinberg, president of Cantel’s Dental division, said.