Life Technologies Agrees On Acquisition Deal With Thermo Fisher Scientific

Carlsbad-based life science equipment maker Life Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific said this morning that the two are in a definitive agreement, where Thermo Fisher will buy Life Technologies for $76.00 in cash per share, or approximately $13.6 billion, plus the assumption of net worth around $2.2 billion. The deal comes after weeks of rumors of a buyout effort from multiple private equity firms.