FEI Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific
OREANDA-NEWS. August 31, 2016. FEI Company (Nasdaq:FEIC) today announced that at the special meeting of FEI’s shareholders held on August 30, 2016, its shareholders overwhelmingly approved the previously announced acquisition of FEI by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO). The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals.
FEI Company designs, manufactures and supports a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions that provide images and answers at the micro-, nano- and picometer scales. Its innovation and leadership enable customers in industry and science to increase productivity and make breakthrough discoveries. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., USA, FEI has over 3,000 employees and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world. More information can be found at: www.fei.com.
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