Danaher Corp.

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

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.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 30 1 2 2 2 1 38
vol $15.3B $2.2B $13.8B $4.0B $35.3B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 1 - - 8
vol $2.6B $2.3B $4.9B

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Largest Danaher Corp - Communications Business
$2.3B (2015-07-14)

According to our data here at Mergr, Danaher has acquired 41 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Danaher’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Pall for $13.8B. 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 (22%).

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 89 diversified companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 9 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic diversified acquirer over the past 3 years is EnerSys, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the diversified sector over the past 3 years is MTS Health Investors LLC with 1 platform acquisition.

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