February 14, 2018 / 3:03 PM / a year ago

Siemens Healthineers to do without capital increase in IPO: sources

A logo of Siemens is pictured on a building in Mexico City, Mexico, May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German engineering conglomerate Siemens (SIEGn.DE) will receive all of the proceeds from a listing of its Healthineers arm, three people familiar with the plans told Reuters on Wednesday.

Germany’s Siemens is preparing this deal structure because the healthcare division, a maker of gear for medical imaging and lab diagnostics, is not in need of a capital injection, while a stock market listing will give it the option to fund any future takeovers with own shares, the sources added.

Siemens declined to comment.

The engineering group will sell a stake of no more than 20 percent as part of the transaction, which is expected in end-March, two of the sources added.

“Initially, Siemens will certainly not part with 25 percent, more like 15 to 20 percent,” one of the sources said.

Reporting by Alexander Huebner; Writing by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Edward Taylor

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