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Philips divests non-core FIMI for greater focus

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Philips has divested its FIMI medical display business to Belgian firm Barco, in a bid to focus on its core healthcare platforms. Barco, which specialises in display technology, will pay €19m ($28.3m) in cash for FIMI with an additional earn-out of €10m to be paid over the next five years. The FIMI business manufactures endoscopy, surgical mobile point-of-care and patient monitoring displays, and generated revenues of €42m in 2008. Kortrijk-based Barco will add FIMI to its portfolio of diagnostic, surgical and mammography displays. The deal allows Philips to focus its efforts on expanding the areas of its medtech business that it deems to have high-growth potential, including home healthcare solutions and imaging systems.

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