Volume 94 Issue 23 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 6, 2016 | Web Date: June 2, 2016

Thermo Fisher to acquire FEI

Instrument giant fills a gap in its portfolio with $4.2 billion electron microscopy acquisition
Department: Business
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: instrumentation, acquisition, electron microscopy

Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to pay $4.2 billion in cash to buy the electron microscopy expert FEI. The acquisition will fill a gap in Thermo Fisher’s broad portfolio of chromatography, mass spectrometry, and gene sequencing instruments.

Thermo Fisher will pay $107.50 in cash for each FEI share, a 14% premium over the $94.58 closing price of its shares on May 26, the day before the deal was announced. Both companies’ boards of directors have . . .

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