• M&A 2018: No apparent dominating trend
      Time of the year again to take the analytical instrument industry’s pulse and try to work out, where the journey might be going.  And what better way to do that than by looking at the acquisitions of 2018 that will change the competitive landscapes in various technology markets for years to come. Instrument News reported some 140 transactions for 2018.  This is in the same ball park as many the preceding [...]
    • TDA Instrument Industry Outlook 2019: diminished growth rate due to political uncertainties
      After the analytical instrument industry grew more than two percentage points faster in 2018 than the already much improved picture Top-Down Analytics (TDA) had been painting (see IN 10 (2) 10; online 21/1/18) to reach an overall annual turnover of $58.2 billion, a forecast general deceleration of global growth combined with further uncertainties through further tariff skirmishes and the likely economic impact of the UK leaving the European Union, has [...]
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