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PerkinElmer, After Beckman-Bid Loss, Is Mulling Deals -Bloomberg

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Medical-diagnostics supplier PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI) is considering whether to buy another large company or possibly put itself up for sale, after an unsuccessful attempt to acquire Beckman Coulter Inc. (BEC), Bloomberg News reported Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. According to the sources and regulatory filings, PerkinElmer, after months of pursuing Beckman, made the highest bid in the late stages of an auction earlier this month for the Orange County, Calif., medical-equipment company. Danaher Corp. (DHR) ultimately won the auction with a bid of $83.50 a share, or $5.87 billion, just 25 cents a share more than PerkinElmer's offer for Beckman, the sources told Bloomberg. Beckman's board, advised by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), determined that Danaher represented the best deal for shareholders, according to a Beckman regulatory filing cited by Bloomberg. PerkinElmer had arranged about $7 billion in financing for a purchase, sources said, while Danaher is using cash to fund about 25% of its acquisition, with the remainder in debt and equity. Full story at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-24/perkinelmer-is-said-to-have-missed-buying-beckman-by-25-cents.html -Dow Jones Newswires; 212-416-2900

Stock News for Beckman Coulter (BEC)
DateTimeHeadline
06/28/201113:48:41CORRECT:Danaher In Market With Offering To Help Fund Acquisition
06/17/201104:07:36EU Clears US Technology Firm Danaher To Buy Beckman Coulter
04/18/201111:54:16Beckman Coulter Delays FDA Filings For Key Heart Test To 3Q
02/25/201112:38:49PerkinElmer Isn't For Sale, CEO Says; Shares Slide
02/24/201111:44:18PerkinElmer, After Beckman-Bid Loss, Is Mulling Deals -Bloomberg
02/07/201116:48:21Beckman Deal Moves Danaher Deeper Into Technology Sector
02/07/201108:14:50Danaher Agrees To Acquire Beckman Coulter For $5.87 Billion
01/28/201114:25:16KKR Said To Drop Out Of Beckman Coulter Bid Group -Bloomberg
07/06/201015:19:05FDA Warns Beckman Coulter On Marketing Of "AccuTnI" Heart Test
05/14/201009:52:56Beckman Coulter Expects First Half 2011 Troponin Filing
12/17/200917:11:22Beckman Coulter Targets Mid-Teens Earnings Growth In 2010

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