Thermo Fisher Completes Acquisition of Alfa Aesar
News Oct 02, 2015
“With the close of the transaction, we now have the opportunity to fully leverage our combined capabilities in laboratory chemicals to drive growth,” said Marc N. Casper, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The addition of Alfa Aesar products to our existing chemicals portfolio offers customers greater access to a broad offering that serves virtually every laboratory application – from research to production.”
Alfa Aesar has approximately 480 employees at key locations in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, China, South Korea and India. The business generated sales of approximately £78 million in 2014 and will be integrated into Thermo Fisher’s Laboratory Products and Services Segment.
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