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Germany's FMC to buy U.S. home dialysis firm NxStage for $2 billion

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Germany's FMC to buy U.S. home dialysis firm NxStage for $2 billion

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) <FMEG.DE> has agreed to buy U.S. home dialysis device maker NxStage <NXTM.O> for around $2 billion (1.53 billion pounds) in cash, FMC said in a statement on Monday. FMC said the acquisition would position it as a global leader in home dialysis and enable it to establish a U.S. presence in critical care.

(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)
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