SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 10, 2018
NxSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
350 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On July 10, 2018, NxStage Medical, Inc. ("NxStage") agreed to sell its bloodlines business operated under the Medisystems name to B. Braun Medical Inc. Consummation of the transaction is subject to (1) the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") approval of the transaction, (2) the closing of the pending merger of NxStage with a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. ("Fresenius Merger") and (3) other customary conditions. The divestiture agreement was entered into with the goal of advancing the process to obtain FTC clearance of the pending Fresenius Merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. NxStage continues to expect the Fresenius Merger to close in 2018.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
NxStage Medical, Inc.
By: /s/ Winifred L. Swan
Winifred L. Swan
Date: July 18, 2018