Thermo to acquire Life Technologies
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Life Technologies Corporation have signed a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire Life Technologies for $76.00 in cash per fully diluted common share, or approximately $13.6 billion, plus the assumption of net debt at close ($2.2 billion as of year end 2012).
The transaction, which was approved by both companies’ boards of directors, will create an unrivaled leader in serving research, specialty diagnostics, and applied markets. The combination builds on both companies’ technological strengths to accelerate results for life sciences customers working in proteomics, genomics, and cell biology.
It is expected that Life Technologies’ president and chief operating officer, Mark P. Stevenson, will have a significant leadership role in the combined company. In addition, Thermo Fisher intends to elect a member of the Life Technologies board of directors to the Thermo Fisher board.
Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.