Merger notification - optical instruments and micro-structure analysis - M.3899 -- Danaher/Leica MS

August 1, 2005

Brussels, 29 Jul 2005

Full text of this notice

On 22 July 2005, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration by which the undertaking Danaher Corporation (Danaher, USA) acquires control of the whole of the undertaking Leica Microsystems AG (Leica MS, Germany) by way of purchase of shares.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:
-- for Danaher: Professional Instrumentation (Environmental, Electronic Test, Medical Technology), Industrial Technologies (Motion, Product Identification), and Tools & Components (Mechanics Hand Tools);
-- for Leica MS: High-Precision Optical Instruments and Analysis of Micro-Structures.

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission. Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission:
by fax (No (32-2) 296 43 01 or 296 72 44) or
by post, under reference number COMP/M.3899 -- Danaher/Leica MS,
to the following address:
European Commission Directorate-General for Competition Merger Registry
B-1049 Brussels (1) OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1. (2) OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32.

Official Journal of the EU

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