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Bruker Acquires SkyScan For Undisclosed Terms - Quick Facts

Bruker Corp. (BRKR) Monday said it has acquired all shares of SkyScan N.V., a scientific instruments company located near Antwerp, Belgium. Financial details were not disclosed.

SkyScan develops, manufactures and distributes advanced, high-resolution micro computed tomography systems for three-dimensional X-ray imaging.

The company derives around 50 percent of its revenue from materials science and the remaining 50 percent from life science and preclinical imaging applications.

The acquisition is expected to add around $13 million to Bruker's revenue in the remainder for 2012. The deal is estimated to be accretive to earnings per share by about $0.01.

Following the acquisition, SkyScan has been renamed Bruker microCT N.V., and will continue to operate from the company-owned premises in Belgium under its previous management.

The new Bruker microCT business will continue to produce all micro-CT instruments under the SkyScan brand, and will provide enhanced global support for the installed worldwide base of SkyScan.

Frank Laukien, President and CEO of Bruker, said, "We are impressed by the portfolio of high-performance SkyScan products which fit nicely into our global materials research and preclinical imaging distribution channels, and which complement our other X-ray analysis and preclinical MRI products."

by RTT Staff Writer

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