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Danaher takes over Beckman Coulter in deal worth $6.8bn

Executive Summary

In its latest deal that adds more instrumentation offerings, Danaher Corp. (testing and analytical systems, dental technologies, and diagnostics) is acquiring public biomedical testing company Beckman Coulter Inc. for $83.50 per share (a 47% premium to the ten-day average prior to December 9, 2010, when the takeover was rumored). Including Beckman’s 70.9mm shares outstanding, plus the assumption of debt and net cash, the transaction is valued at $6.8bn.
Deal Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
    • Chemistry, Immunoassay
    • Hematology, Coagulation
    • Molecular Diagnostics & Genetic Testing
  • Research, Analytical Equipment & Supplies
  • Services
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Includes Contract
    • Payment Includes Cash
    • Full Acquisition

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