Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced today that Danaher has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Aldevron, for a cash purchase price of approximately $9.6 billion. Danaher expects to finance the acquisition using cash on hand and/or proceeds from the issuance of commercial paper. View Danaher's full press release on their website.
EQT Private Equity agreed to sell Aldevron to Danaher Corporation. The EQT VIII fund acquired a majority interest in Aldevron in 2019, investing alongside TA Associates, founders, and management. You can read EQT's press release here.