Thermo Fisher to Acquire FEI Company for $4.2B

Thermo Fisher Scientific have further cemented their reputation as a serial acquirer with the purchase of FEI Company for approximately $4.2B in cash. Oregon-based FEI Company are world leaders in

Further AgriBusiness Consolidation as Bayer Makes a $62B Bid for Monsanto

Last week German multinational Bayer put forward an all-cash $62B bid for American AgTech giant Monsanto, further emphasizing the unprecedented period of consolidation that the global AgriBusiness market is currently

Cell Therapy Ltd grants Japanese Licence for its Heart Regeneration Medicine to Daiichi Sankyo

Welsh stem cell company Cell Therapy Ltd. has granted Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo a license for Heartcel™, its promising cardiac regeneration medicine. Under the conditions of the deal, Daiichi Sankyo

Evolution M&A Analysis: Evaluating Potential Acquisition Targets for Thermo Fisher Scientific

A recent mixed securities shelf registration filing by Thermo Fisher Scientific has prompted speculation from industry insiders and investors, with prominent advisors predicting further acquisitions for the company throughout 2016

Evolution M&A Analysis: China seeks food security with $43 billion bid for Syngenta

China made its boldest overseas takeover move yet this week, announcing that state-owned company ChemChina has submitted a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta with the

Evolution Analysis: ACD Bio & Leica Biosystems Expand RNAscope Diagnostics Partnership

Advanced Cell Diagnostics and Leica Biosystems have announced a comprehensive partnership to develop and commercialise tissue-based diagnostic tests based on ACD’s RNAscope in situ hybridisation (ISH) assays and Leica’s clinical

Evolution M&A Analysis: Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix for $1.3 billion

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) have announced an agreement to acquire Affymetrix (NASDAQ:AFFX) for approximately $1.3 billion, or $14.00 per share, in cash. The acquisition was unanimously approved by the boards

Celgene & Juno Therapeutics announce landmark deal for CAR-T Cancer Therapies

Celgene and Juno Therapeutics have announced a decade long collaboration to advance potentially groundbreaking immunotherapies for patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases. The two companies will leverage T cell therapeutic

Research Chemicals Leader Alfa Aesar to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alfa Aesar, a leading global manufacturer of research chemicals, for £256 million (approximately $405 million USD) in cash. Alfa Aesar’s

Genentech and Regeneron win Thomson Reuters Allicense Awards for Top BioPharma Deals of the Year

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters recently honoured Genentech Partnering and Seragon, and Regeneron and Avalanche with the Allicense 2015 Breakthrough Award for Deals of the Year.

Merck Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich receives conditional clearance from European Commission

Sigma-Aldrich’s acquisition by Merck has been conditionally cleared by the European Commission, and has received full clearance from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Merck and Sigma have already cleared from

Sigma-Aldrich Announce Q1 2015 Sales Figures

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation have posted strong Q1 2015 results ahead of their planned merger with Merck later this year. Sigma reported quarterly sales of $676 million, with an organic growth rate

Merck appoints Udit Batra to head combined life science business ahead of Sigma-Aldrich acquisition

Udit Batra has been appointed to lead the combined life science business of Merck Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich once the acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich has been successfully completed later this year. Udit

Scottish CRO BioOutsource Acquired by Sartorius Stedim Biotech

Scottish Contract Research Organisation BioOutsource have been acquired by global biopharmaceutical supplier Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) for an undisclosed amount. The takeover strengthens SSB’s service portfolio throughout the drug development

Thermo Fisher Strengthens Bioproduction Offering by Acquiring Advanced Scientifics

Thermo Fisher Scientific have announced their acquisition of ASI (Advanced Scientifics, Inc.) for a cash payment of $300 million USD as the company seeks to strengthen their bioproduction offerings. ASI