WALTHAM, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced its intent to sell its Medical Imaging business, a supplier of flat panel X-ray detectors that serve as components for industrial, medical and dental X-ray imaging systems, to Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR).
“In addition, the divestiture will allow PerkinElmer to focus our investments and accelerate growth in higher priority areas.”
“Combining our Medical Imaging business with Varian’s capabilities will better position the business to support its customers and continue to innovate and develop new imaging systems,” said Robert Friel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PerkinElmer. “In addition, the divestiture will allow PerkinElmer to focus our investments and accelerate growth in higher priority areas.”
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first half of 2017.
About PerkinElmer, Inc.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.3 billion in 2015, has approximately 8,000 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE or at www.perkinelmer.com.
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