Thermo Fisher Scientific
5350 NE Dawson Creek Drive
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
+1 (503) 726-7500
July 31, 2018
Dear Valued Customer:
On June 28, 2018, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Roper Technologies announced that they entered into a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire Gatan, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper. As a follow-up to that announcement, we are pleased to share some of our plans for Gatan that we expect all of our customers to benefit from once the transaction closes. Of course, until then, Thermo Fisher and Gatan remain independent companies, and it is business as usual.
As the world leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher has a long track record of partnering with the scientific community. And as a long-term Gatan customer, Thermo Fisher admires Gatan’s technological achievements and fully understands its business. We believe that combining Thermo Fisher’s capabilities with Gatan’s technology will allow electron microscopy customers to benefit from a broader portfolio of innovative products that help them accelerate their groundbreaking science.
We also expect that the transaction will result in a smoother service experience and reduced downtime for our customers by eliminating confusion about which company’s product requires support.
Post acquisition, Thermo Fisher intends to maintain and grow the Gatan business, supplying products for use by all electron microscope manufacturers. In particular, Thermo Fisher will continue and expand Gatan’s business with JEOL, Hitachi and other electron microscope manufacturers.
Thermo Fisher has a long-standing history and reputation of supplying companies regardless of whether they also compete with specific product lines. Thus, after the transaction closes, you can be assured that no matter what brand of microscope is in your lab, all Gatan peripherals will remain fully supported.
We expect to close the transaction by the end of the year and look forward to offering you innovative, high-performing electron microscopy products long into the future. We hope you share our excitement about the opportunities this combination provides. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the transaction, please do not hesitate to call and leave a message on our helpline at 1-888-236-0447 (U.S. toll-free number) or +808-101-9134 (U.K. toll-free number), and we will have a Thermo Fisher or Gatan executive get back to you promptly.
President, Materials and Structural Analysis
Thermo Fisher Scientific