• Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc


  • Life Technologies Corporation


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc proposed to acquire all of the shares of Life Technologies Corporation.

Market definition

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Public competition assessment



Date Event

ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

ACCC timeline suspended and former proposed decision date of 14 November 2013 delayed to allow the merger parties to provide additional information to the ACCC.

ACCC received further information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline recommenced.

ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition, subject to a section 87B undertaking accepted by ACCC.