Fresenius SE & Co KGaA (FREG.DE)
* A pending platelet additive solution shortage is expected to impact some U.S. blood centers producing intercept platelets
FRANKFURT, May 12 The head of German healthcare group Fresenius SE said he would abstain from the takeover market for now, after striking three deals worth billions of euros in total since taking over less than a year ago.
FRANKFURT German healthcare group Fresenius on Wednesday toned up its earnings guidance for the year as demand for recently launched generic infusion drugs continued to grow at higher-than-expected rates.
* Unit FMC shored up by reimbursement, drug cost control (Adds FMC results, premarket shares)
FRANKFURT, May 3 German healthcare group Fresenius SE & Co KGaA on Wednesday lifted its guidance on strong demand in the United States for its generic infusion drugs.
NEW YORK, April 28 US companies have lined up at least US$42.5bn of loans to back a flurry of mergers in sectors ranging from healthcare to food and software in the second quarter as corporations try to grow by acquisition.
* Telefonica D. says Empey's contract runs until end-2018 (Adds comment from Telefonica Deutschland, details on Empey's career)
April 27 Telefonica Deutschland in response to Manager Magazin report saying CFO Rachel Empey will be named new CFO of Fresenius
FRANKFURT, April 27 Fresenius has tapped Telefonica Deutschland finance chief Rachel Empey to fill the same position at the diversified German healthcare group, monthly Manager Magazin cited sources as saying on Thursday.
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 26 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings says transactions by German healthcare group Fresenius SE & Co KGaA (FSE; BBB-/Stable) - including Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (FMC; together, Fresenius) - that enable its diversification into US generics through Akorn and biosimilars through Merck, will enhance its business risk profile. The group is well anchored in investment-grade territory, although the transactions will exhaust any f