Thermo Fisher to ac­quire Gatan from Roper Tech­nolo­gies

BioSpectrum (India) - - SUPPLIER NEWS -

Thermo Fisher Sci­en­tific Inc., the world leader in serv­ing sci­ence, and Roper Tech­nolo­gies, Inc., a lead­ing di­ver­si­fied tech­nol­ogy com­pany, have an­nounced that they have en­tered into a de­fin­i­tive agree­ment un­der which Thermo Fisher will ac­quire Gatan, Inc., a wholly owned sub­sidiary of Roper, for ap­prox­i­mately $925 mil­lion in cash. Gatan is a lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of in­stru­men­ta­tion and soft­ware used to en­hance and ex­tend the op­er­a­tion and per­for­mance of elec­tron mi­cro­scopes. Gatan’s tech­nolo­gies are used in ma­te­ri­als sci­ence, elec­tron­ics and life sciences to en­able elec­tron mi­croscopy work­flows – from spec­i­men prepa­ra­tion and ma­nip­u­la­tion to imag­ing and analysis. These so­lu­tions, which are plat­form ag­nos­tic, in­clude fil­ter sys­tems, cam­eras and pro­pri­etary soft­ware. With ap­prox­i­mately 320 em­ploy­ees glob­ally, Gatan is head­quar­tered in Pleasan­ton, Calif., and has key man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions in War­ren­dale, Penn. The busi­ness is ex­pected to gen­er­ate ap­prox­i­mately $150 mil­lion in rev­enue for full year 2018. The trans­ac­tion, which is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of 2018, is sub­ject to cus­tom­ary closing con­di­tions, in­clud­ing reg­u­la­tory ap­provals.

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