Thermo Fisher to acquire Gatan from Roper Technologies
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.