Danaher Drops Business Segments to Appease Regulators

Danaher Drops Business Segments to Appease Regulators

Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) is selling a number of its business segments and assets to Sartorius AG (FWB: SRT) for $750 million. The sale includes Danaher’s label-free biomolecular charaterization, chromatography hardware and resins, and microcarriers and particle validation standards businesses, which are part of its Life Sciences segment. Danaher is selling this portion of its Life Sciences segment as a step towards obtaining regulatory approval for its pending acquisition of the GE Biopharma business (NYSE: GE). These businesses generated approximately $140 million in combined revenue in 2018. GE Life Sciences announced the sale of its biopharmaceutical business for $21.4... Read More »

Danaher Doubles Down on Blood Diagnostics

Danaher Corporation (NASDAQ: DHR) has set a new direction for itself, after spinning off its Test & Measurement segment, Industrial Technologies segment and its Retail/Commercial Petroleum platform into Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) on July 2. Post-separation, the company is positioned as a global science and technology  innovator with more than 20 operating companies in the health care, environmental and industrial industries. In September, Danaher announced its acquisition of Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD ) for $3.9 billion, or $53.00 per share. The consideration represents approximately a 54% percent premium to Cepheid’s common stock over the closing price of $34.42 on September 2,... Read More »