Siemens AG is planning to spin off Siemens Healthineers as a publicly traded, standalone business. Joe Kaeser, Siemens’ president and CEO, says this move will give “Healthineers even more focus and flexibility in pursuing its growth strategy.”
In May 2014, Siemens announced its intention to set up its healthcare business as a “company within the company” so that the business could adjust to transformations in the healthcare market in a flexible and focused manner with its own market presence. This move is now practically complete.
“The public listing is now the next step in further strengthening Siemens Healthineers in Siemens for the future,” Kaeser says. “We’re implementing this from an already leading position. Siemens Healthineers has already increased its market share and has an outstanding portfolio of top technologies that we’re further developing.”
Since May of this year, Siemens’ healthcare business has operated under the uniform brand name Siemens Healthineers. The company will announce more details regarding the planned date and scope of the placement when plans for the public listing have been concretized. The listing will also depend, among other things, on the stock market environment.
“Greater entrepreneurial freedom and agility will allow us to help shape the development of the global healthcare market and the growth strategies of successful healthcare providers,” says Bernd Montag, CEO of Siemens Healthineers. “We’ll enable our customers to participate successfully in the trends toward consolidation, industrialization and holistic health management with a high degree of clinical relevance, efficient workflows, and financial value added.”
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