Danaher - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Danaher M&A Summary

Danaher has acquired 45 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 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 13 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include test/measurement equipment (22%) and life science (20%).

Danaher Business Overview

Where is Danaher headquartered?

Danaher is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

What is Danaher’s revenue?

Danaher disclosed revenue of 23,890M USD for 2023 and 26,643M USD for 2022.

How many employees does Danaher have?

Danaher has 79,000 employees.

What sector is Danaher in?

Danaher is a diversified company.

When was Danaher founded?

Danaher was founded in 1969.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 1

Danaher

Danaher Corp.

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

Danaher 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 was incorporated in 1969 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 39 - 2 - 1 - 42
vol $56.7B $9.6B $5.7B $72.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $5.6B $5.6B
  51

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Abcam Plc 2023-08-28 5.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.abcam.com
Aldevron LLC 2021-06-17 9.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Fargo, North Dakota · www.aldevron.com
Precision NanoSystems, Inc. 2021-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.precisionnanosystems.com
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
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Pall Corp. 2015-05-13 Single Use Support Gmbh 2024-05-15 2
Port Washington, New York · www.pall.com Kufstein, Austria · www.susupport.com
Gilbarco, Inc. (dba Gilbarco Veeder-Root) 2008-02-21 Global Traffic Technologies LLC 2023-04-17 1
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.gilbarco.com St. Paul, Minnesota · www.gtt.com
Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. 2018-03-09 ArcherDX, Inc. 2022-12-20 2
Coralville, Iowa · www.idtdna.com Boulder, Colorado · www.archerdx.com
Esko-Graphics bvba 2011-01-20 Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems 2020-12-16 1
Gent, Belgium · www.esko.com Ghent, Belgium · www.kongsbergsystems.com
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
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 FuelQuest, Inc. 2014-08-27 4
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.gilbarco.com Houston, Texas · www.fuelquest.com
Beckman Coulter, Inc. 2011-02-07 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics - Clinical Microbiology Business 2014-07-16 2
Brea, California · www.beckmancoulter.com , United States
Tektronix, Inc. 2007-10-15 Sypris Solutions, Inc. - Test & Measurement Business 2009-10-26 4
Beaverton, Oregon · www.tek.com Louisville, Kentucky
Tektronix Communications    - Aran Technologies Ltd. (Arantech) 2009-04-07 3
Plano, Texas · www.tekcomms.com Co. Dublin, Ireland · www.arantech.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 9 (21%) 4.6B (6%) 1 (11%) -
Life Science 8 (19%) 44.6B (62%) 1 (11%) 750M (13%)
Medical Products 8 (19%) 6.9B (10%) - -
Technology Hardware 3 (7%) 615M (1%) 1 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (7%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (2%) - 2 (22%) 895M (16%)
Machinery 1 (2%) 325M (< 1%) 2 (22%) 1.7B (30%)
Software 2 (5%) 470M (1%) - -
Communications 1 (2%) - 1 (11%) 2.3B (41%)
Chemicals 1 (2%) 435M (1%) - -
Electronics 1 (2%) - - -
Environmental 1 (2%) 185M (< 1%) - -
Information Technology 1 (2%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) 13.8B (19%) - -
Semiconductors - - 1 (11%) -
Total 42 $72.0B 9 $5.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 28 62.5B 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 - -
  North Dakota 1 9.6B - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 625M - -
  Iowa 1 - - -
  Maryland - - 1 1.6B
  District of Columbia - - 1 750M
Germany 2 507M 1 -
1 - 1 685M
Canada 2 185M - -
  Ontario 1 185M - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 2 5.7B - -
Australia 1 - - -
Belgium 1 470M - -
China 1 57M - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Finland 1 311M - -
Israel 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 2.2B - -
Domestic 28 (67%) 62.5B (87%) 7 (78%) 4.9B (88%)
Cross-border 14 (33%) 9.4B (13%) 2 (22%) 685M (12%)
Total 42 $72.0B 9 $5.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 9 $67.4B
$100M to $1B 11 $4.4B
< $100M 3 $192M
TOTAL $72.0B
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
Investor(s)
21%
9 (21%)
Strategic(s)
10%
4 (10%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Strategic(s)
56%
5 (56%)

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