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Solta Medical’s acquisition of Sound Surgical faces troubles
San Francisco Chronicle

Cosmetic treatment business Solta Medical Inc. told regulators it may face problems with its acquisition of Sound Surgical and that the merger, completed in late February for about $30.5 million, may not succeed. Among problems listed by Hayward-based Solta (NASDAQ: SLTM) over the merger are difficulty incorporating and selling Sound Surgical’s products, which use ultrasound for non-surgical cosmetic treatments, and also potential settlement of product liability lawsuits that could exceed the insurance coverage available to pay them.

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