Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc - proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation

Acquirer(s)

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

Target(s)

  • Life Technologies Corporation

Summary

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

Undertakings

Timeline

DateEvent
20/09/2013ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
11/10/2013Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
11/11/2013ACCC timeline suspended and former proposed decision date of 14 November 2013 delayed to allow the merger parties to provide additional information to the ACCC.
13/12/2013ACCC received further information from the merger parties. ACCC timeline recommenced.
19/12/2013ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition, subject to a section 87B undertaking accepted by ACCC.