Thermo Fisher Makes Commitments To EU In Life Tech Buy

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 9:29 PM EST) -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. submitted a series of commitments to the European Commission's authorities Tuesday, as part of the competition watchdog's initial inquiry into the potential anti-competitive effect of the Massachusetts company's proposed $13.6 billion bid for California-based Life Technologies Corp.

The commission had published a notice Oct. 12 that said the deal, unveiled in April, could rise to the level of increased scrutiny under its merger regulations, and invited interested third parties to submit comments on the transaction. The commission indicated on its website that it...
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