Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced the closing of the divestiture of Sound Inpatient Physicians Holdings, LLC (Sound) to an investment consortium led by Summit Partners as of June 28, 2018. The total transaction proceeds are $2.15 billion (EUR 1.85 billion1).

The divestment of Sound is aligned with Fresenius Medical Care’s goal of further sharpening the profile of the company’s Care Coordination portfolio. The transaction is expected to generate a positive effect on net income2 for Fresenius Medical Care of around USD 7523 million (EUR 648 million1). This effect includes the half year impact from the increase in valuation of Sound´s share based payment program caused by the divestment of Sound.

The financial targets for 2018 and 2020 do not include the effects of this divestiture. The divestment reduces on a constant currency basis Fresenius Medical Care´s 2018 revenue expectations by around EUR 650 million and net income2 by around EUR 40 million. The growth rates indicated in the financial targets for 2018 will be achieved on a comparable basis4 following the divestiture of Sound.

1 EUR/USD 1.16
2 Net income attributable to shareholders of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
3 Based on the company´s latest available information
4 On a pro-forma basis revenue for Sound in H2 2017 was around EUR 560 million and net income was around EUR 40 million