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July 17, 2014
07:00 EDTFMS, DVAFresenius Medical shares should be bought, says Bernstein
Bernstein notes that Fresenius' (FMS) stock has sharply underperformed versus its competitor, DaVita (DVA), since May 2012. But the firm predicts that Fresenius' core U.S. business should outperform that of DaVita going forward. Bernstein adds that it finds Fresenius' business units aside from its U.S. dialysis clinics more attractive than DaVita's businesses other than its U.S. dialysis clinics.
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November 19, 2014
14:11 EDTFMSFresenius, Permira made joint bid for Danone nutrition unit, WSJ reports
Fresenius SE, the German parent company of Fresenius Medical (FMS), and buyout firm Permira made a joint bid for Danone’s (DANOY) medical nutrition business, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Danone has set early next week as the deadline for others to bid, though one of the people said the joint bid is currently the only one on the table, the report noted. Reference Link
13:47 EDTFMSFresenius, Permira made joint bid for Danone nutrition unit, DJ reports
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November 17, 2014
07:21 EDTFMSDanone mulls IPO for nutrition unit as sale talks disappoint, Reuters says
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November 16, 2014
14:08 EDTDVADaVita announces collaboration with Medtronic
DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners (DVA) and leading provider of kidney care services, announced a collaboration with Medtronic (MDT) to better understand cardiovascular health in end stage renal disease, ESRD patients. The collaboration will focus on developing a pilot program using Medtronic's Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitoring system to identify cardiac arrhythmias in patients receiving dialysis. "Medtronic recently announced data at the American Society of Nephrology meeting that showed a higher incidence of arrhythmias in patients receiving hemodialysis," said Ven Manda, vice president, Renal Care Solutions at Medtronic. "We are pleased to pursue this collaboration with DaVita to monitor more patients and gather additional data that will further our understanding of the relationship between dialysis and cardiac events in ESRD patients." "Given the high incidence rate of cardiovascular disease and events in ESRD patients, we believe that by collaborating with Medtronic, we can gain knowledge to help improve the lives of ESRD patients," said Mahesh Krishnan, vice president for clinical innovation and public policy for DaVita HealthCare Partners. "Through the collaboration we expect to utilize innovative monitoring technology and data from our DaVita Kidney Care information systems across the country. This effort is poised to improve the lives of patients by proactively detecting and preventing cardiac complications."
November 13, 2014
06:43 EDTFMSFresenius Medical to acquire Cogent Healthcare, financial terms not disclosed
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA announced that Sound Physicians has entered into an agreement to acquire Cogent Healthcare with more than 650 providers, who offer hospitalist and intensivist services to more than 80 hospitals throughout the United States. Combined, the expanded Sound Physicians organization will now serve over 180 hospitals in 35 states with more than 2,250 providers including physicians and advanced care practitioners. Fresenius Medical Care is the majority shareholder in Sound. The company expects Cogent to generate approximately $250M in revenue in 2015 and expects the investment to be accretive to earnings within 18-24 months after closing including the transaction/integration cost and potential synergies. The investment will be financed through available cash. The parties involved agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the acquisition. The parties expect the transaction, which remains subject to regulatory clearance, to close this quarter.
November 10, 2014
15:54 EDTDVA, FMSAmerican Society of Nephrology to hold a conference
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