November 30, 2023
Fresenius successfully completes deconsolidation of Fresenius Medical Care
- Deconsolidation is a landmark in the implementation of the #FutureFresenius program and a historic day for both companies
- Reducing complexity is a prerequisite for greater flexibility as well as more efficient and faster decision-making and the basis for long-lasting economic success
- Fresenius remains the largest shareholder of Fresenius Medical Care with an unchanged 32 percent of the share capital
Fresenius has successfully completed the deconsolidation of Fresenius Medical Care: The change in legal form was entered in the commercial register on November 30, 2023, and thereby took effect after the Senate of the Bamberg Higher Regional Court had granted Fresenius Medical Care's applications for approval in full.
"The deconsolidation of Fresenius Medical Care is a landmark in the implementation of our #FutureFresenius strategy and a historic day for both companies. We are reducing complexity and creating the conditions for greater flexibility and more efficient and faster decision-making. Fresenius Medical Care will gain a greater degree of freedom as a result of the deconsolidation. This also means greater responsibility. Both companies can now concentrate on what they do best: working for the well-being of patients in their respective segments," said Michael Sen, CEO of Fresenius. "We are redirecting the company's focus with #FutureFresenius and creating the basis for long-lasting economic success. The solid business performance in recent quarters shows that this is the right path for us."
The shareholders of Fresenius Medical Care had already approved the change in legal form from a partnership limited by shares (KGaA) to a stock corporation (AG) by a majority of more than 99% at an Extraordinary General Meeting held on July 14, 2023. Following the change in legal form, Fresenius Medical Care is no longer part of the consolidated subsidiaries of Fresenius. Fresenius continues to hold 32 percent of Fresenius Medical Care's share capital and therefore remains the company's largest shareholder. With the deconsolidation, Fresenius Medical Care's accounting treatment will change from IFRS 5 to equity method accounting.
Fresenius Medical Care was formed in 1996 from the merger of Fresenius' dialysis division with the U.S. dialysis provider National Medical Care (NMC). The combination of Fresenius' product business and NMC's service business has made the company the world's leading and uniquely vertically integrated dialysis provider. Since then, Fresenius Medical Care has increased considerably in size and value as a result of organic growth and acquisitions: Revenue and the number of patients have increased sevenfold, while the number of employees has increased fivefold.
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