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FTC Approves Final Order for Thermo Fisher's $13.6 Billion Acquisition of Life Technologies
April 2, 2014

On April 2, the FTC approved the final order approving Thermo Fisher’s $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies.  This transaction triggered one of the most complex multi-jurisdictional merger investigations in recent years, with filings in the United States, Europe, China, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Russia.  The transaction resulted in a $1 billion divestiture to GE.