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In Brief: Grace reviewing NMC options

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Grace reviewing NMC options: W.R. Grace's newly elected president and CEO Albert Costello tells shareholders at Grace's May 10 annual meeting that the firm is weighing several alternatives for the divestiture of its National Medical Care dialysis unit. Last week, Grace received a $3.5 bil. acquisition offer for NMC from Constantine Hampers, a Grace executive VP and NMC's chairman and CEO ("The Gray Sheet" May 8, p. 14). "We are giving [Hampers'] proposal serious consideration and have retained the services of Merrill Lynch and First Boston to help us evaluate it," Costello told the stockholders in Boca Raton, Florida. Grace's board will "evaluate the Hampers proposal and other alternatives relating to NMC within approximately 30 to 60 days," the company said in a release...

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