Haemonetics to sell filter factory to GVS

Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE) said today that it has agreed to sell its Fajardo, Puerto Rico, manufacturing operations to filter manufacturer GVS.

Boston-based Haemonetics will retain all intellectual property rights to its proprietary blood filters currently manufactured at its Fajardo facility, while GVS (Bologna, Italy) will obtain certain operating assets, including manufacturing equipment and inventory and a sublease to the facility.

Haemonetics also plans to grant GVS exclusive rights to manufacture and supply the blood filters currently produced at the Fajardo facility. Haemonetics employees who work in the Fajardo facility will become GVS employees.

The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020. It’s the second recent  transaction for the blood management company, which announced May 29 that it plans to sell certain blood donor management software assets to the GPI Group.

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