Wachtell Reps Thermo Fisher In $2.1B Dionex Deal

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 3:39 PM EST) -- Thermo Fisher Scientific is poised to acquire chromatography systems maker Dionex Corp. for about $2.1 billion in a deal that's expected to expand Thermo Fisher's footprint in China and other Asia-Pacific markets.

The companies said Monday that their boards of directors had unanimously approved the transaction, under which Thermo Fisher will pick up all Dionex's outstanding shares for $118.50 in cash, or about $2.1 billion.

The deal, which is not conditioned on financing, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2010.

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