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Germany's FMC to buy U.S. home dialysis firm NxStage for $2 billion

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German dialysis services provider Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) (FMEG.DE) has agreed to buy NxStage (NXTM.O), a U.S. maker of devices for use in home dialysis, for around $2 billion in cash, it said on Monday.

The German group will offer $30 per share, a 22 percent premium to NxStage's 90-day moving average share price, to acquire all of NxStage's outstanding shares.

The deal, which has been approved by NxStage's board, will add its System One home dialysis machine, sold primarily to FMC and rival DaVita (DVA.N) in the United States, to...


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