Danaher Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Diversified Company

Danaher has acquired 42 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

Danaher’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired GE Biopharma for $21.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Danaher Corp - Communications Business to NetScout Systems for $2.3B. Danaher has acquired in 12 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include test/measurement equipment (24%) and medical products (21%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 1

Danaher Corp.

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 800W,
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
United States,
(202) 828-0850
www.danaher.com

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures and markets professional, medical, industrial and commercial products and services. Danaher's research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative facilities are located in more than 50 countries. Danaher's business consists of five segments: Test & Measurement; Environmental; Life Sciences & Diagnostics; Dental; and Industrial Technologies. Danaher Corporation was formed in 1969 and is based in Washington, DC.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 33 2 2 1 1 - 39
vol $31.3B $4.0B $21.4B $56.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 7 1 - - 1 - 9
vol $4.9B $750M $5.6B
  48

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Danaher Corp. - Life Science Portfolio 2019-10-21 750M USD Divestiture
Washington, District of Columbia
GE Biopharma 2019-02-25 21.4B USD Divestiture
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. 2018-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Coralville, Iowa · www.idtdna.com
ID Business Solutions Ltd. (IDBS) 2017-10-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.idbs.com
Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. 2017-03-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Hod HaSharon, Israel · www.avt-inc.com
Phenomenex, Inc. 2016-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Torrance, California · www.phenomenex.com
Cepheid 2016-09-06 4.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.cepheid.com
Fortive Corporation 2016-07-02 - Spin Off
Everett, Washington · www.fortive.com
Laetus GmbH 2015-12-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Alsbach, Germany · www.laetus.com
Danaher Corp - Communications Business 2015-07-14 2.3B USD Divestiture
, United States
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Pall Corp. 2015-05-13 Pall Corp. - Cascada Lab Water Purification Product 2020-04-28 1
Port Washington, New York · www.pall.com Port Washington, New York
Fluke Corp. 2003-06-01 PRÜFTECHNIK Dieter Busch GmbH 2019-07-19 4
Everett, Washington · www.fluke.com Ismaning, Germany · www.pruftechnik.com
Esko-Graphics bvba 2011-01-20 Blue Software LLC 2018-07-18 3
Gent, Belgium · www.esko.com Des Plaines, Illinois · www.bluesoftware.com
Gilbarco, Inc. (dba Gilbarco Veeder-Root) 2008-02-21 Orpak Systems Ltd. 2017-05-17 5
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.gilbarco.com Bnei Brak, Israel · www.orpak.com
Gilbarco, Inc. (dba Gilbarco Veeder-Root) 2008-02-21 Global Traffic Technologies LLC 2016-10-28 4
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.gilbarco.com St. Paul, Minnesota · www.gtt.com
Fluke Corp. 2003-06-01 eMaint Enterprises LLC 2016-09-23 3
Everett, Washington · www.fluke.com Marlton, New Jersey · www.emaint.eu
Gilbarco, Inc. (dba Gilbarco Veeder-Root) 2008-02-21 Odysii Technologies Ltd. 2015-10-12 3
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.gilbarco.com Herzliya, Israel · www.odysii.com
Leica Microsystems GmbH 2005-07-01 Bioptigen, Inc. 2015-06-01 2
Wetzlar, Germany · www.leica-microsystems.com Morrisville, North Carolina · www.bioptigen.com
Esko-Graphics bvba 2011-01-20 MediaBeacon, Inc. 2015-03-16 2
Gent, Belgium · www.esko.com Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.mediabeacon.com
Gilbarco, Inc. (dba Gilbarco Veeder-Root) 2008-02-21 FuelQuest, Inc. 2014-08-27 2
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.gilbarco.com Houston, Texas · www.fuelquest.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 9 (23%) 4.6B (8%) 1 (11%) -
Medical Products 8 (21%) 6.9B (12%) - -
Life Science 5 (13%) 29.3B (52%) 1 (11%) 750M (13%)
Technology Hardware 3 (8%) 615M (1%) 1 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (8%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (22%) 895M (16%)
Machinery 1 (3%) 325M (1%) 2 (22%) 1.7B (30%)
Software 2 (5%) 470M (1%) - -
Communications 1 (3%) - 1 (11%) 2.3B (41%)
Chemicals 1 (3%) 435M (1%) - -
Electronics 1 (3%) - - -
Environmental 1 (3%) 185M (< 1%) - -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) 13.8B (24%) - -
Semiconductors - - 1 (11%) -
Total 39 $56.7B 9 $5.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 27 52.9B 7 4.9B
  California 9 11.2B - -
  Pennsylvania 3 21.4B 1 -
  Virginia 3 925M - -
  Washington 2 625M 1 -
  North Carolina 2 85M - -
  Illinois 2 400M - -
  New York 1 13.8B 1 66M
  Massachusetts 1 1.1B 1 210M
  Oregon 1 2.8B - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 625M - -
  Iowa 1 - - -
  Maryland - - 1 1.6B
  District of Columbia - - 1 750M
Germany 2 507M 1 -
1 - 1 685M
Australia 1 - - -
Belgium 1 470M - -
Canada 1 185M - -
  Ontario 1 185M - -
China 1 57M - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Finland 1 311M - -
Israel 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 2.2B - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 27 (69%) 52.9B (93%) 7 (78%) 4.9B (88%)
Cross-border 12 (31%) 3.7B (7%) 2 (22%) 685M (12%)
Total 39 $56.7B 9 $5.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $52.1B
$100M to $1B 11 $4.4B
< $100M 3 $192M
TOTAL $56.7B
Largest GE Biopharma
$21.4B (2019-02-25)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.9B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.6B
< $100M 1 $66M
TOTAL $5.6B
Largest Danaher Corp - Communications Business
$2.3B (2015-07-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
71%
10 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
4 29%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
17%
1 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
5 83%

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