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GTCR Completes Acquisition Of Cole-Parmer Instrument Company



8/18/2014 8:01:16 AM

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GTCR, a leading private equity firm, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Cole-Parmer Instrument Company (“Cole-Parmer” or the “Business”) from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) (“Thermo Fisher”). Cole-Parmer, headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of specialty laboratory equipment, instruments and supplies to a diverse range of customers in pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, chemicals, food and other research-based or regulated markets. GTCR is partnering with life science industry veteran Bernd Brust to carve-out the business from Thermo Fisher and position the Business for future growth.

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