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July 8, 2014
05:41 EDTPHGPhilips Healthcare CEO steps down after Q2 EBITA below expectations
Royal Philips announced that it is implementing a new management structure in its Healthcare sector to "improve performance and allow it to respond better to evolving customer demands in a changing health care landscape." In this new model, the Healthcare business groups will report directly to Philips CEO Frans van Houten, thereby removing one management layer. Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Philips Healthcare, has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. "The performance in our Healthcare sector is disappointing, with second-quarter EBITA expected to be approximately EUR 220 million, while expected Group EBITA of approximately EUR 400 million in the second quarter is in line with current market expectations," said Frans van Houten. "We anticipate, however, EBITA performance in Healthcare to improve in the second half compared to the same period in 2013 as, among others, Cleveland gradually resumes production in the course of the third quarter."
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March 24, 2015
08:02 EDTPHGPhilips announces joint development agreement with Mt. Sinai Health System
Philips announced a joint development agreement with the Mount Sinai Health System, an integrated health system in New York, to create a state-of-the-art digital image repository of patient tissue samples and innovative data analytics to pursue the discovery of new tissue-based tests and unlock pathology data. The collaboration aims to advance clinical research and ultimately enable better care for complex diseases, including cancer.
March 23, 2015
08:01 EDTPHGBofA/Merrill industrials/EU autos analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
Analysts provide a discussion of the key takeaways from the recently held Global Industrials & European Autos Conference on an Analyst/Industry conference call. to be held on March 23 at 10 am.
March 19, 2015
15:46 EDTPHGKKR, CVC near deal for majority of Philips lighting unit, Bloomberg says
Private equity firms KKR (KKR) and CVC Capital Partners are nearing a deal that could be announced as soon as next week to buy 80% of Philips' (PHG) lighting components unit, with Philips retaining the remaining stake, reported Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The firms' bid values the whole of the business at about $2.7B, the sources told Bloomberg. Reference Link
15:19 EDTPHGKKR, CVC near bid for 80% of Philips lighting components unit, Bloomberg says
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08:05 EDTPHGPhilips and Inspirata partner for digital pathology solution development
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06:10 EDTPHGPhilips planning to spin off lighting business in IPO in 1H16, WSJ reports
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March 16, 2015
07:25 EDTPHGChinese consortium enters Philips auction, Reuters says
A consortium consisting of Lattice Power, GSR Ventures, and Temasek has placed a last-minute bid in the auction for Philips' (PHG) lighting components business, reports Reuters, citing two sources familiar with the matter. The sources also said the CVC and KKR (KKR) consortium tabled their potentially leading bid. Philips will enter exclusive talks with the winner early next week. Reference Link

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