Thermo Fisher Scientific Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Test/measurement Equipment Company

Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired 64 companies, including 16 in the last 5 years. A total of 22 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Pharmaceutical Product Development for $17.4B. 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 16 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (36%) and medical products (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity65
    • M&A Buy Activity57
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 16
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 35
  • M&A Advisors 8

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

168 Third Avenue,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
United States,
(781) 622-1000
www.thermofisher.com

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. Thermo Fisher Scientific was founded in 1956 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 45 4 1 2 2 3 57
vol $29.1B $7.2B $1.7B $11.5B $18.7B $68.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - - 1 - - 8
vol $2.5B $1.1B $3.6B
  65

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC 2021-04-15 17.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Wilmington, North Carolina · www.ppd.com
Mesa Biotech, Inc. 2021-01-19 450M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.mesabiotech.com
Novasep's Viral Vector Manufacturing Business 2021-01-15 817M EUR Divestiture
Seneffe, Belgium
Phitonex, Inc. 2020-12-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Durham, North Carolina · www.phitonex.com
Qiagen N.V 2020-03-03 11.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Venlo, Netherlands · www.qiagen.com
HighChem Ltd. 2019-06-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Bratislava, Slovakia · www.highchem.com
Brammer Bio, LLC 2019-03-24 1.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.brammerbio.com
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. - Anatomical Pathology Business 2019-01-29 1.1B USD Divestiture
Waltham, Massachusetts
IntegenX, Inc. 2018-03-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Pleasanton, New Jersey · www.integenx.com
EPTEK Technology Co. Ltd. - Emission Monitoring Assets 2017-12-04 - Divestiture
, China
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Life Technologies Corp.    - BAC BV 2013-01-22 16
Carlsbad, California · www.lifetechnologies.com Naarden, Netherlands · www.bacbv.com
Life Technologies Corp.    - Ion Torrent Systems, Inc. 2010-08-17 15
Carlsbad, California · www.lifetechnologies.com San Francisco, California · www.iontorrent.com
Life Technologies Corp.    - AcroMetrix 2010-01-12 14
Carlsbad, California · www.lifetechnologies.com Benicia, California · www.acrometrix.com
Life Technologies Corp.    - Invitrogen Corp. 2008-11-01 13
Carlsbad, California · www.lifetechnologies.com Carlsbad, California · www.invitrogen.com
Life Technologies Corp.    - Applied Biosystems, Inc. 2008-11-01 12
Carlsbad, California · www.lifetechnologies.com Foster City, California · www.appliedbiosystems.com
Life Technologies Corp.    - PerSeptive Biosystems, Inc. 2008-11-01 11
Carlsbad, California · www.lifetechnologies.com Framingham, Massachusetts
Life Technologies Corp.    - BioSource International, Inc. 2005-10-06 10
Carlsbad, California · www.lifetechnologies.com Carlsbad, California · www.invitrogen.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 20 (35%) 39.1B (57%) 4 (50%) 2.0B (55%)
Medical Products 10 (18%) 2.9B (4%) 1 (13%) 1.1B (31%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 9 (16%) 22.1B (32%) 1 (13%) 480M (13%)
Electronics 6 (11%) 13M (< 1%) - -
Manufacturing 2 (4%) 962M (1%) 2 (25%) 13M (< 1%)
Chemicals 2 (4%) 569M (1%) - -
Healthcare Services 2 (4%) 2.4B (4%) - -
Software 2 (4%) - - -
Distribution 1 (2%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - - -
Packaging 1 (2%) 138M (< 1%) - -
Plastics 1 (2%) - - -
Total 57 $68.1B 8 $3.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 35 51.8B 6 3.6B
  Massachusetts 6 2.3B 2 1.9B
  California 6 20.6B - -
  North Carolina 4 24.6B - -
  New Jersey 4 151M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - 1 200M
  New Hampshire 2 - - -
  Colorado 2 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 4.2B - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Delaware 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Alabama 1 - - -
  Illinois - - 1 480M
Germany 4 864M - -
United Kingdom 2 272M 1 -
Australia 2 120M - -
Canada 2 260M - -
  Ontario 2 260M - -
Lithuania 1 - 1 -
Netherlands 2 11.5B - -
Belgium 1 817M - -
China 1 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Finland 1 59M - -
France 1 - - -
Slovakia 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Sweden 1 2.4B - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 35 (61%) 51.8B (76%) 6 (75%) 3.6B (100%)
Cross-border 22 (39%) 16.3B (24%) 2 (25%) -
Total 57 $68.1B 8 $3.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
6
Barclays Investment Bank
4
Morgan Stanley
2
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
6
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
3
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 9 $63.6B
$100M to $1B 12 $4.4B
< $100M 2 $72M
TOTAL $68.1B
Largest Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC
$17.4B (2021-04-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.4B
< $100M 1 $13M
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. - Anatomical Pathology Business
$1.1B (2019-01-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
26%
15 (26%)
Strategic(s)
12%
7 (12%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
63%
5 (63%)

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