Updated on 11 February 2013
According to the announcement, after the completion of the proposed transaction, Neusoft Medical will become the holding company of the original joint venture and its operations will be maintained. In addition, the knowledge assets obtained by PNMS over the past years will be shared by Philips and Neusoft Medical by means of co-ownership and license, to meet the requirements of respective business development.
Neusoft Medical and the original joint venture will continue their businesses in R&D, production and sales of medical systems, such as CT scanners, MRI, x-ray apparatus, ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, etc. Besides, Philips and Neusoft Medical will maintain a partnership in the form of components supply and the original equipment manufacturer supply of systems.
"The successful partnership between Neusoft and Philips during the past years has brought both sides to a new height in global market expansion," said Dr Liu Jiren, chairman and CEO of Neusoft. "With the ever-changing market environment and business transformation, we have to think about how to adapt to such changes to align with our long-term strategy and growth. This transaction will provide each side with more flexibility and momentum for innovation in the aspects of product positioning and marketing strategies by fully sharing the achievements of the original joint venture. In the future, Neusoft will stick to an active product strategy to enrich product lines, including CT products, to further accelerate our expansion in the global market, especially in those fast-growing emerging markets."
It is reported that Neusoft and Philips will hold further negotiations on the proposed transaction and the signing of the definitive agreements and subsequent closing is estimated to take place before the end of 2013.