Reported in GEN (and pretty much every other publication, blog, tweet, website or email you can take a look at) ThermoFisher has submitted a $6 billion - yes with a Big B - bid to Millipore management. Neither company will comment.
If true, this is biggest acquisition in this space since Thermo acquired Fisher in 2006 for approximately $10 billion. The ThermoFisher-Millipore combination would add key biomanufacturing holdings to the Thermo portfolio.
It would also presage the possibility that we'll end up with only 1 GIANT company left standing at the end of the day - OK a bit of hyperbole - but one begins to wonder when very big is indeed too big!
Posted by Bruce Lehr Feb 23, 2010