One of the most important business acquisitions in the history of Analytik Jena AG has been closed.
Analytik Jena moves closer to the top providers of elemental trace analysis systems.
Substantial addition and expansion of the product portfolio for the growing global market for ICP-MS.
Analytik Jena AG, a manufacturer of analytical measuring technology and
life science instruments has announced that it has closed the
acquisition of the ICP-MS business of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR)
on September 12, 2014. The integration process has begun, and it is
scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.
“I am glad that we were able to make this acquisition a reality so
quickly and on a fair basis together with Bruker. The transaction is of
great strategic importance for Analytik Jena AG,” said Klaus Berka,
Chief Executive Officer of Analytik Jena AG. “Now the emphasis will be
on integrating the team of employees from Bruker and the assets quickly
and smoothly into our organization.”
The ICP-MS business is set to be integrated, along with the products and
technologies, patents, licensing rights, and research and development
capacities acquired with it, as well as the former Bruker ICP-MS
customer service business, into the Analytical Instrumentation business
unit at Analytik Jena AG. Many ICP-MS employees around the world in
sales, applications, service, research and development, including the
ICP-MS chief developer, have accepted employment at Analytik Jena, or
are expected to join Analytik Jena soon.
“The established ICP-MS products and technology of Bruker, and
previously Varian Inc., has a very good reputation in the market. That
attests to the expertise and dedication of the employees working in this
business, as well as to the quality of their work. We want to expand on
the existing potential and grow the ICP-MS business together with the
new international team,” said Torsten Olschewski, General Manager of the
Analytical Instrumentation business unit at Analytik Jena AG.
With the acquisition of the ICP-MS business from Bruker, Analytik Jena
can now offer its customers the entire portfolio of elemental trace
spectrometry. This moves the Company one step closer to its three major
competitors. Analytik Jena will present its new technology for the first
time at a leading industrial exhibition in China, Analytica China,
which will be held in Shanghai from September 24–29, 2014. In addition,
Analytik Jena and its new ICP-MS Chief Developer will present at the
SCIX 2014, the summit of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and
Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) in Reno, Nevada in October.
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