Volume 88 Issue 34 | pp. 19-22
Issue Date: August 23, 2010

Taking The Measure Of The New Agilent

As it completes the integration of Varian, the scientific instrument maker looks for growth opportunities
Department: Business
Keywords: instrumentation, life sciences

Scientific instrument maker Agilent finally completed the $1.5 billion acquisition of competitor Varian in May. This pivotal deal, intended to bolster Agilent’s life sciences and chemical analysis businesses, took a full 10 months to complete. William P. (Bill) Sullivan, Agilent’s chief executive officer, is glad the deal is finally done. And he says other deals, both large and small, could come in the future.

But for now, Sullivan says, “we are focusing on . . .

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