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Thermo Fisher launches 39 euros/share bid for Qiagen

Thermo Fisher said in a statement that the period for acceptance of the offer was scheduled to end on July 27 at 2200 GMT

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US life science tools company Thermo Fisher launched its agreed $11.5 billion takeover offer for Qiagen, calling on investors of the German genetic testing specialist to tender their shares.

Thermo Fisher said in a statement that the period for acceptance of the offer was scheduled to end on July 27 at 2200 GMT.

Qiagen shares have traded near or above the offer price of 39 euros this month on speculation the bidder might sweeten its offer.

Qiagen’s management, in turn, reaffirmed its backing of the transaction in a detailed “Reasoned Position Statement”.

The shares were up 0.9 per cent at 39.41 euros at 0925 GMT.

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