Announces $1.0 Billion Share Repurchase Program for Q4 2022
Separately Enters Into Agreement to Acquire The Binding Site Group
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) (“Thermo Fisher”), the world leader in serving science, today provided an update on capital deployment.
Throughout the fourth quarter of 2022, Thermo Fisher expects to execute a $1.0 billion share repurchase program, bringing the total capital deployed on buybacks to $3.0 billion in 2022.
Additionally, in a separate press release issued today, Thermo Fisher announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Binding Site Group (“The Binding Site”), a global leader in specialty diagnostics, in an all-cash transaction valued at £2.25 billion, or $2.6 billion at current exchange rates.
Thermo Fisher continues to execute its disciplined capital deployment strategy through a combination of strategic M&A and return of capital to shareholders. Through its proposed acquisition of The Binding Site and execution of $1.0 billion of share buybacks, in the fourth quarter Thermo Fisher has committed to deploying an additional $3.6 billion of capital, bringing the total capital deployment commitment in 2022 to $6.1 billion.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.
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