Deals, M&A

Danaher agrees to acquire Beckman Coulter for $6.8 billion

Posted on 07 February 2011

Definitive merger agreement under which Danaher will acquire all of Beckman Coulter's outstanding common stock for $83.50 per share in cash (without interest), representing an approximate 45% premium over the closing price of Beckman Coulter's common stock on December 9, 2010 before rumors of an acquisition entered the marketplace.

The transaction is valued at approximately $6.8 billion, including debt assumed and net of cash acquired.

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