Life Technologies Corp.

5791 Van Allen Way,
Carlsbad, California 92008
United States,
www.lifetechnologies.com

Life Technologies Corporation is a global biotechnology company that is committed to providing the most innovative products and services to leading customers in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and applied sciences. With a presence in more than 180 countries, the company's portfolio of 50,000 end-to-end solutions is secured by more than 5,000 patents and licenses that span the entire biological spectrum – scientific exploration, molecular diagnostics, 21st century forensics, regenerative medicine and agricultural research.

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Buy (0.2/yr) # 15 1 - - - - 16
vol $375M $375M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Life Technologies was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific on April 15, 2013.

Life Technologies has acquired 16 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Life Technologies’ largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired Ion Torrent Systems for $375M. Life Technologies has acquired in 4 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (44%) and information technology (19%).

When analyzing the test/measurement equipment sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 85 test/measurement equipment companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 14 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic test/measurement equipment acquirer over the past 3 years is Merieux NutriSciences, with 6 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the test/measurement equipment sector over the past 3 years is Quadriga Capital Beteiligungsberatung GmbH with 2 platform acquisitions.

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