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CareFusion To Acquire Vital Signs Division of GE Healthcare For $500 Million
Date:11/18/2013

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for CareFusion to acquire the Vital Signs division of GE Healthcare for $500 million.

With annual revenue of approximately $250 million, Vital Signs is a leading manufacturer of single-patient-use consumables for respiratory care and anesthesiology. The company also markets products for temperature management and patient monitoring consumables.

The acquisition will significantly expand CareFusion's Specialty Disposables business by adding global scale and new products for anesthesiology, establishing the company as a leader in the more than $3 billion market for respiratory and anesthesia consumables.

"The acquisition of Vital Signs is well-aligned to our long-term growth strategy, helping us create scale in our Procedural Solutions call points and increase our presence outside of the United States," said Kieran T. Gallahue, chairman and CEO of CareFusion. "Together, CareFusion and Vital Signs have the R&D, manufacturing and go-to-market resources to drive innovation, invest for growth and better support customers in major geographic markets."  

Strategic fit

With complementary product lines and geographies, the acquisition will enable CareFusion to:

  • Better serve customers globally: With approximately one-third of its revenue coming from customers outside the U.S., Vital Signs will advance CareFusion's goal to expand in international markets. The combined sales force will have deep customer and clinical expertise in major global markets.  
  • Accelerate the transformation of the Specialty Disposables busine
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