Thermo Fisher reels in proteomics company Olink in $3.1B deal
Thermo Fisher is set to increase its proteomics offering through the purchase of Olink in a deal worth $3.1 billion.
The Swedish company, which started in 2016, offers a suite of proteomics-based services designed to help pharma companies and academic researchers in their protein biomarker discovery and drug development. Olink’s $OLK share price jumped 65% upon the announcement.
The conglomerate’s buyout proposal values Olink at $26 per common share, which is about 74% of the proteomic player’s closing price on Monday. The $3.1 billion tender offer factors in $143 million in cash that Olink already has. Olink’s revenue is currently projected to exceed $200 million next year, according to a press release.
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