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Showing posts with label Fenwal Holdings. Show all posts
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The CEO of TPG Growth Gets Arrested for Bribery Pete Bennett gets to ask long overdue questions about his former teammate

Fresenius Kabi acquires Fenwal Holdings, Inc.

The Dubious Phone Call and Time Wasting Project
The folks at TPG will have to answer my questions about their relationship with Fresenius relavant to the kidney failure event of Pete Bennett that nearly claimed his life on November 26, 2005.

My story is about witness murders, private equity, mergers and acquisitions linked back to the Matter of Bennett v. Southern Pacific lost in 1989.  It was a winnable case as long the witnesses testified.  
Fresenius Kabi has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fenwal Holdings, Inc., a leading U.S.-based provider of transfusion technology products for blood collection, separation and processing, from TPG and Maverick Capital.

The acquisition marks another major step in Fresenius Kabi's growth strategy. The company had announced previously that expanding its medical devices/transfusion technology segment is a priority. Fresenius Kabi will now become a global leader in transfusion technology.

In 2011, Fenwal had sales of US$614 million with an adjusted EBITDA of US$90 million. The company, with about 4,900 employees worldwide, runs a state-of-the-art R&D center and operates five manufacturing facilities.

Ulf Mark Schneider, CEO of Fresenius, said: "Acquiring Fenwal is a unique opportunity to significantly expand Fresenius Kabi's medical devices/transfusion technology segment. In addition, Fresenius Kabi will benefit from a more balanced product portfolio. Fenwal gives Fresenius Kabi broader access to the U.S. transfusion technology market and adds new momentum to building a global market presence in this segment."

"The products, services, technologies and cultures of both companies fit extremely well together," said Ron Labrum, Fenwal president and chief executive officer. "We are committed to assuring a smooth integration with Fresenius Kabi and to bring our customers even more value as a result of this unique combination."

The two companies' business activities perfectly complement each other: Fenwal holds an excellent position in the market for automated blood collection devices, while Fresenius Kabi is a major supplier of blood bags and filters used for manual blood collection. Combining the two businesses will lead to the most comprehensive product portfolio in transfusion medicine.

In addition, the acquisition will enhance Fresenius Kabi's geographical presence. Fenwal, headquartered in Lake Zurich, Illinois, generates more than half its sales in the United States, where its infrastructure will serve as a platform for further growth opportunities for Fresenius Kabi. Vice versa, Fresenius Kabi's international network will expand Fenwal's global product reach. Significant potential for revenue and cost synergies will be created.

Around the world, approximately 92 million whole blood donations are collected annually*. The transfusion technology market is mainly driven by demographic developments and the growing demand for products for automated blood component processing. In addition, the increasing demand in emerging markets will lead to further growth in this product segment.

Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction will be financed initially from existing funds, whereas the enterprise value does not exceed the proceeds of the May 2012 capital increase. Irrespective of acquiring Fenwal, Fresenius continues to assess its options for an acquisition of Rhön-Klinikum AG.

The transaction is subject to the necessary regulatory approvals by the relevant antitrust authorities, and is expected to close at the end of 2012.

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A telephone conference will be held at 2.30 p.m. CEST on Monday, July 23, 2012. All investors are cordially invited to follow the conference call in a live broadcast via the Internet at, Investor Relations, Presentations. Following the call, a replay will be available on our website.
Automated and manual blood collection Automated technology allows blood to be automatically separated into its therapeutic components, collecting only what is needed from donors — red blood cells, platelets, plasma, or therapeutic proteins. This enables blood centers to optimize each donation, limits further processing steps, and helps to ensure the right blood components are available in hospitals to meet patient needs.
During a manual blood collection the blood is collected from a donor and manually processed in a laboratory into its therapeutic components.

Connecting Pete Bennett to Tom Ko former Fresenius Project Manager sudden death over ten years ago. He played soccer with Pete Bennett resident of Walnut Creek who was 500 feet from a shooting on Sunday March 24th, 2019.

Connecting Pete Bennett to Tom Ko former Fresenius Project Manager sudden death over ten years ago.  He played soccer with Pete Bennett resident of Walnut Creek who was 500 feet from a shooting on Sunday March 24th, 2019. 

After many beatings, medical events hurled upon me I just started taking videos and pictures.
Part of this is about my friend and soccer buddy
who worked for Fresenious. 
He dropped dead -
we played together for over ten years
The wife of another team member
just days after year end pizza
Died of Cancer
So damn weird and all too common. 

The Dubious Phone Call and Time Wasting Project

The folks at TPG will have to answer to my Whistleblower Complaints on the truly odd collection of RFPs emanating from companies connected to Richard Blum, William McGlashan, CBRE, Regency Centers, Trammell Crow, Lennar, Catellus.

In 2014 Pete Bennett begged for help due to the ongoing murders near him and was rewarded with the murders of the Strack Family who are one degree away from being relatives.

This man nearly died in the County Hospital of kidney failure in 2005, fever pushing 104 to 105, some dude shows up takes my vitals while I lay dying the ER. Suddenly after more than 12 grueling hours of vomitting, shaking, gagging and convulsions Pete Bennett suddenly comes around. In 2004, he was nearly beaten to death, before that his F-250 rigged for arson nearly killed him, before that his ABS failed on his Ford Explorer. His Ford vehicles were serviced at Walnut Creek Ford. Bennett visited during late 2018 asking for his service records. Suddenly during the request the phone rings before the manager could deliver the records then suddenly the records for vehicle purchases, service records on at least five Ford Vehicles vanished.

He is connected to multiple arson victims as well as multitime arson victim with fires at 417 Park Ave New York, NY, Mountain Lakes NY, SW Florida, Contra Costa County and he even runs a blog called currently posted to and he knows a fireman that died when his tractor rolled over him.

His soccer pal Tom Ko died suddenly in the early 2000s, he was employed Fresenious and he knows three kidney transplants, plus knows several that have died from kidney failure.

Failure to fail is not an option but failure to listen and act is a bigger failure.

My story is about witness murders, private equity, mergers and acquisitions linked back to the Matter of Bennett v. Southern Pacific lost in 1989.  It was a winnable case as long the witnesses testified.  
Jul 20, 2012 - Fresenius Kabi has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fenwal Holdings, ... separation and processing, from TPG and Maverick Capital.

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

Friday, March 29, 2019

Fresenius Medical Care Agrees to Pay $231 Million to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

BOSTON – Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (Fresenius), a German-based provider of medical products and services, has agreed to pay approximately $231 million to resolve the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with Fresenius’s participation in various corrupt schemes to obtain business in multiple countries.
“Bribery, in all forms, is corrosive and illegal,” said United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling of the District of Massachusetts. “As today’s announcement makes clear, this Office will continue its long tradition of aggressively investigating companies and individuals who use bribes and kickbacks to gain an unfair and illicit business advantage, or who deliberately turn a blind eye to that conduct.”
“Fresenius doled out millions of dollars in bribes across the globe to gain a competitive advantage in the medical services industry, profiting to the tune of over $140 million,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski.  “Today’s resolution, under which Fresenius has agreed to retain an independent compliance monitor for at least two years, reflects the Department’s firm commitment to both rooting out bribery and promoting the kind of effective corporate compliance programs that will prevent misconduct going forward.”
“This case shows the continued commitment of the FBI and our partners to investigate bribery and corruption worldwide,” said FBI Assistant Director Robert Johnson.  “The FBI's dedicated International Corruption Squads across the United States will continue to combat foreign corruption that reaches our shores and send a strong message that, no matter how long it takes, we will not wane in our efforts to uphold the law.”
“This case shows the FBI will hold accountable those who treat corruption as the cost of doing business,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division. “Fresenius’s admissions are incredibly concerning because no company should break the law by paying-off international partners to obtain or retain business.  We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to root out corrupt schemes and ensure they do not become common practice at the expense of other hard-working businesses.”  
According to Fresenius’s admissions, between 2007 and 2016, the company paid bribes to publicly-employed health and/or government officials to obtain or retain business in Angola and Saudi Arabia.  In Angola and Saudi Arabia, as well as in Morocco, Spain, Turkey, and countries in West Africa, Fresenius knowingly failed to implement reasonable internal accounting controls over financial transactions, and failed to maintain books and records that accurately and fairly reflected the transactions.
In Angola, Fresenius offered or provided bribes to an Angolan military health officer and his family, as well as prominent Angolan government-employed nephrologists.  Specifically, Fresenius offered these individuals shares in a joint venture, storage contracts, and consultancy agreements, all for the purpose of securing an improper advantage and assisting Fresenius with obtaining and retaining business in Angola.
In Saudi Arabia, Fresenius employed a check cashing scheme, entered into sham consulting and commission agreements for which no services were ever performed, entered into fake collection commission agreements, made payments to a government charity, gave gifts, and made payments for travel with no business or educational justification, the company admitted.
In Morocco, Fresenius paid bribes to a Moroccan state official for the purpose of obtaining contracts to develop kidney dialysis centers at Moroccan state-owned military hospitals.
In Spain, Fresenius entered into fake consulting agreements with publicly-employed doctors or professionals who could influence or provide information about public tenders, gave gifts or provided other benefits such as travel to medical conferences, and made donations to fund projects for the doctors.
In Turkey, Fresenius entered into joint ventures with publicly-employed doctors in exchange for those doctors directing business from their public employer to Fresenius Turkey clinics.
In West Africa, Fresenius paid bribes to publicly-employed health officials in various countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Niger, Gabon, Chad, and Senegal. Fresenius paid these bribes through a combination of direct payments, payments made through third parties, and payments through a third-party distributorship, all to obtain and retain business in those countries. 
In total, Fresenius earned more than $140 million in profits from the corrupt schemes.
To resolve the case, Fresenius entered into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with DOJ and agreed to pay a total criminal penalty of $84,715,273. As part of the NPA, Fresenius also agreed to continue to cooperate with DOJ’s investigation, enhance its compliance program, implement rigorous internal controls, and retain an independent corporate compliance monitor for at least two years.
DOJ reached this resolution based on a number of factors. Notably, although Fresenius voluntarily self-disclosed the misconduct in April 2012, the company did not timely respond to certain requests by the DOJ and, at times, did not provide fulsome responses to requests for information. In addition, misconduct occurred in 13 countries, yielded profits of more than $140 million, and continued in certain countries until 2016, and the company has not yet had the opportunity to test the effectiveness of its compliance enhancements. Therefore, the company did not qualify for a declination under the Corporate Enforcement Policy, and instead received a discount of 40 percent below the low end of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines fine range, and an independent compliance monitor for a term of two years, followed by an additional year of self-reporting to the DOJ.
Fresenius settled a related FCPA matter with the SEC today and will pay $147 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest to the SEC, which the DOJ credited in its resolution, bringing the total monetary amount to over $231 million.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jordi de Llano of the District of Massachusetts and Trial Attorneys Paul A. Hayden and Sonali D. Patel of the Department’s Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting this matter. The Department appreciates the significant cooperation and assistance provided by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in this matter. 
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