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BRAHMS AG. (10/1/09). "Press Release: Competition Authorities Approve Acquisition of B.R.A.H.M.S by Thermo Fisher Scientific".

Region Region Hennigsdorf
  Country Germany
Organisations Organisation BRAHMS Holding GmbH
  Group Thermo Fisher (Group)
  Organisation 2 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO)
  Group Thermo Fisher (Group)
Products Product clinical diagnostics
  Product 2 in vitro diagnostics (IVD)
Index term Index term BRAHMS–Thermo Fisher: investment, 200909–200910 acquisition €330m incl debt + other liabilities
     


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) has acquired all of the shares of B·R·A·H·M·S Holding GmbH. The contractual merger resulting from this transaction was announced at the beginning of September. After a four-week inspection, the competent supervisory authorities have now also consented to the agreement.

With the acquisition of these shares, Thermo Fisher Scientific will also acquire B·R·A·H·M·S Aktiengesellschaft, a 100 percent subsidiary of the Holding, operating under its umbrella. B·R·A·H·M·S will be integrated into Thermo Fisher's Analytical Technologies Segment. The former headquarters in Hennigsdorf, close to Berlin, is expected to be redeveloped as Thermo Fisher Scientific's European Centre of Excellence for Clinical Diagnostics. This centre will provide additional dynamics to the strengths and know-how of both companies in this field.

B·R·A·H·M·S researches, develops and produces new diagnostic test procedures to improve diagnosis and the treatment of life-threatening diseases. The company operates with over 400 employees and uses its own patented biomarkers to bring about medically and economically superior diagnostic know-how for patients and users. B·R·A·H·M·S products have customers in around 70 countries and are leaders in their specialised markets. B·R·A·H·M·S generated a turnover of 75 million euros in 2008.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, the company has approximately 34,000 employees and serves over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings.


   
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