Invitrogen/Life Technologies (C): The Best Owner of the Asset

By Robert Burgelman, Robert Siegel, Rosy Lee
2014 | Case No. SM209C | Length 3 pgs.
This short case discusses the process of Life Technologies’ acquisition by Thermo Fisher in 2013 and 2014. The case is a complement to SM-209A and SM-209B, which highlight the various growth and acquisition strategies the company undertook over the previous 10 years.

Learning Objective

The goal of the case is to complete the story of Invitrogen/Life Technologies as the company was ultimately acquired itself by another firm.
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