Acquisitions & Divestments

The list below offers extensive information about our past acquisitions and divestments.

Acquisitions

Name of Company
Transaction costs
Year Business Sector
Press Release
Resolution Spectra Systems n/a 2020 Life Science Further Information
FloDesign Sonics n/a 2019 Life Science Further information
Intermolecular $ 62 m 2019 Electronics Further information
Versum Materials € 5.8 bn 2019 Electronics Further information
BioControl
n/a 2017 Life Science
Further information
Sigma-Aldrich
€ 13.1 bn
2015 Life Science
Further information
Ormet Circuits
n/a 2015 Electronics Further information
Qlight Nanotech
n/a
2015 Electronics Further information
Peer+
n/a 2014 Electronics Further information
AZ Electronics
€ 1.9 bn
2014 Electronics n/a
Biochrom AG
n/a
2012 Life Science
n/a
CellASIC (USA)
n/a 2012 Life Science
n/a
Amnis (USA)
n/a
2011 Life Science
n/a
heipha Dr. Müller GmbH/Hycon branch of Biotest AG
n/a
2011 Life Science
n/a
Beijing Skywing Technology (China)
€ 14.5 m
2010 Life Science
n/a
Millipore Corporation (US)
€ 5.1 bn
2010 Life Science
n/a
Taizhu (China)
€ 26.3 m
2009 Electronics n/a
Bio-Fyt Pharma (Belgium)
€ 30.0 m
2008 Healthcare
n/a
SeQuant
€ 6.9 m
2008 Life Science
n/a
Serono (Switzerland)
€ 10.3 bn
2006 Healthcare
n/a
Agribiotics Holdings (Canada)
€ 21.9 m
2006 Electronics n/a
Survac (Denmark)
€ 10.8 m
2005 Healthcare
n/a
OLED and polymer electronics activities from Avecia (UK) incl. Covion (Germany)
€ 49.3 m
2005 Electronics n/a
NM Pharma (Scandinavia)
€ 49,1 m
2004
divested with EMD Generics
n/a
Nature's Best, VMS mail order (UK)
€ 22,8 m
2003 Healthcare
n/a
Laboratoires Richelet (France)
€ 9.3 m
2002 Healthcare
n/a

Divestments

Name of Company
Transaction costs
Year Business
Press Release
Allergopharma n/a 2020 Healthcare Further information
Biosimilars Business n/a 2017 Healthcare Further information
Pakistan Healthcare Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
n/a 2016 Healthcare
n/a
Discovery and Development Solutions
€ 22.6 m
2015 Life Science
n/a
Mobile Energy Business (Germany)
n/a 2012 Electronics n/a
Crop BioScience Business (USA, Canada & Argentina)
€ 208.2 m
2010 EMD Serono
n/a
Théramex (Monaco & Italien)
€ 269.3 m
2010 EMD Serono n/a
EMD Generics Division
€ 4.9 bn
2007 n/a n/a
ITO/CF Business (Taiwan)
€ 29 m
2006 Electronics n/a
Electronic Chemicals Business
€ 270 m
2005 Electronics n/a
Lab distribution VWR (US)
$ 1.68 bn
2004 n/a n/a
50% holding of Biomet-Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
$ 300 m
2004 Electronics n/a
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