Signify Premium Insight: Siemens Healthineers Doubles Down on Ultrasound

Published: July 19, 2022

In April 2021, rumours circulated that Siemens Healthineers was considering selling its ultrasound business, with reports suggesting that interest in the business from a potential buyer had prompted the German healthcare giant to consider divesting the unit in a deal reckoned to be worth around $1bn. The rumours were given some credence when group CEO, Bernd Montag said that the company “can be in the [ultrasound] business, but we don’t have to be”.

However, last month the international healthtech vendor declared its support for the ultrasound unit, with Siemens Healthineers CFO Jochen Schmitz not only stating that “there is no sale process for the ultrasound division” but also explained that Siemens Healthineers had repositioned the business and were “investing heavily in it”.

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