Japanese medical equipment firm Terumo, a provider of equipments for blood banks, plans to acquire US medical device company CaridianBCT from Sweden's Gambro for $2.6bn, joining a list of firms eyeing to expand abroad via acquisitions.

Gambro is 49 owned % by Investor AB and remaining by EQT IV.

Colorado-based CaridianBCT specializes in making equipment used in blood banks and other disposable medical devices.
Terumo said it plans to use cash available and bank loans to complete the deal and plans to close the deal by May.