Siemens Healthineers in advanced talks to buy Varian for $15 billion


German group Siemens Healthineers AG (SHLG.DE) is in advanced talks to purchase Varian Medical Systems Inc (VAR.N), a maker of devices and software for treating cancer, in a deal that will value the medical device maker at about $15 billion.

The deal could be announced in the coming days, the report added, citing sources.

Both companies did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Varian, based in Palo Alto, California, is focused on developing and delivering innovative cancer treatments and has 10,000 employees. In 2019, it reported total revenue of $3.2 billion.

Siemens Healthineers, a spinoff from Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE) in 2018, makes X-ray, ultrasound and MRI equipment.