Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquisitions and Exits, 58 Deals Between 2000 and 2019
test/measurement equipment Company

Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired 57 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 21 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Life Technologies for $15.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Thermo Fisher Scientific - Anatomical Pathology Business to PHC Holdings for $1.1B. Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired in 15 different US states, and 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (30%) and medical products (20%).

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

81 Wyman Street,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02454
United States,
(781) 622-1000

Thermo Scientific is a provider of analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents for better workflow solutions spanning sample preparation, sample analysis, and data interpretation. The Company was formed in 1956 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 40 1 4 4 1 - 50
vol $23.2B $394M $5.5B $7.2B $36.3B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - - - - 1 8
vol $2.5B $1.1B $3.6B

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Largest Life Technologies Corp.
$15.8B (2013-04-15)
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Largest Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. - Anatomical Pathology Business
$1.1B (2019-01-29)

Test/measurement Equipment M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the test/measurement equipment sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 76 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 SGS S.A., with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the test/measurement equipment sector over the past 3 years is Battery Ventures with 2 platform acquisitions.

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