Date Announced: 06/11/2008
client: Invitrogen Corporation
Status: Closed – 11/2008
Value: $6.7 billion Read the case study
On November 21, 2008, Invitrogen Corporation (“Invitrogen,” NASD: IVGN), a premier provider of essential life science technologies for disease research, drug discovery and commercial bioproduction, acquired Applera Corporation’s Applied Biosystems Group (“Applied Biosystems,” NYSE: ABI), a leader in developing and marketing instrument-based systems, consumables, software and services for the life sciences industry. Applied Biosystems shareholders received $38.00 per share in the form of cash and stock, a premium of 17% to Applied Biosystem’s closing price on the last trading day prior to announcement. The transaction created Life Technologies, a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Invitrogen, negotiated with numerous financing sources on behalf of Invitrogen to secure the best possible terms in a difficult market environment and designed a unique collar structure for the transaction consideration.