Thermo Fisher Scientific Completes Acquisition of PPD, Inc.

WALTHAM, MA (STL.News) Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced that it had completed its acquisition of PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD), a leading global provider of clinical research services to the biopharma and biotech industry, for $17.4 billion.

“We are very excited to officially welcome our PPD colleagues to Thermo Fisher Scientific,” said Marc N. Casper, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Expanding our value proposition for our biotech and pharmaceutical customers with the addition of PPD’s leading clinical research services advances our work in bringing life-changing therapies to market, benefitting patients around the world.”

As previously announced, the transaction is expected to contribute $1.50 to Thermo Fisher’s adjusted earnings per share in 2022.1 Details of the 2021 impact will be provided during Thermo Fisher’s fourth-quarter earnings call in early 2022.

Thermo Fisher continues to expect to realize total synergies of approximately $125 million by year three following close, consisting of approximately $75 million of cost synergies and approximately $50 million of adjusted operating income benefit from revenue-related synergies.  In connection with the acquisition, Thermo Fisher will also assume approximately $3.0 billion in net debt of PPD.  All assumed debt will be retired in connection with the closing of the transaction.2

With the addition of PPD, Thermo Fisher will offer a comprehensive suite of world-class services across the clinical development spectrum ? from scientific discovery to assessing safety, efficacy, and health care outcomes, to managing clinical trial logistics, to the development and manufacturing of the drug product.

In connection with the completion of the transaction, PPD’s common stock ceased trading on Nasdaq prior to the opening of trading today.  PPD will become part of Thermo Fisher’s Laboratory Products and Services Segment.

1 Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP measure that excludes certain items detailed later in this press release under the heading “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
2 This includes PPD’s outstanding 4.625% Senior Notes due 2025 and 5.000% Senior Notes due 2028 issued by Jaguar Holding Company II and PPD Development, L.P. and guaranteed by PPD, the holders of which have been notified that PPD will redeem all of such Notes at the redemption prices specified in the governing indenture, plus interest through the redemption date December 18, 2021.

SOURCE: Thermo Fisher via PRNewswire