Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) closes $13.6 billion buy-out deal for Life- BX, LIFE
By market value, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) (Closed: $78.58, Down by 1.27%) is the second-largest maker of life-sciences equipment. In an all-cash deal it has agreed to buy Life Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:LIFE) (Closed: $73.11, Up by 7.51%) for close to $13.6 billion. In a statement, the Waltham, Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher said that this offer of $76 per share is inclusive a $2.2 billion debt assumption. This offer is close to 12 percent more than the $68 closing price that existed for Life Technologies on April 12. Last year, the company had brought in revenue of $3.8 billion.
The Carlsbad, California-based company, whose market value is in excess of $11 billion, manufactures laboratory equipment that helps in DNA-sequencing. This information may eventually be used in identification of certain health-condition risks and will help in disease diagnosis. In addition to this, the technology will help in targeting medicines in a better manner. Life had been reviewing its options for almost the past three months. Its advisers in the deal were Deutsche Bank AG and Moelis & Co. The company had also received a buy-out offer from The Blackstone Group L.P (NYSE:BX) (Closed: $20.49, Down by 3.44%) led private equity consortium.
They were not willing to pay any thing close to $70 per share and had put forth an initial bid of $65 per share and had not increased their offer as they wanted to see how the other bidders fare. Thermo Fisher operates in the science service industry. Analytical Technologies, Laboratory Products and Services and Specialty Diagnostics.