Bruker Corporation and PhenomeX Inc. Announce Definitive Agreement for Bruker to Acquire PhenomeX in All-Cash Transaction

Acquisition initiates Bruker’s entry into functional single-cell biology research solutions

18-Aug-2023 - USA
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Bruker Corporation and PhenomeX Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Bruker to acquire PhenomeX for $1.00 per share in an all-cash transaction. The proposed acquisition values PhenomeX at a total equity value of approximately $108 million. PhenomeX is a functional cell biology company that provides single-cell biology research tools to deliver deep insights into cellular function and new perspectives on phenomes and genotype-to-phenotype linkages.

PhenomeX was formed in early 2023 through the combination of Berkeley Lights and IsoPlexis, and PhenomeX currently has an installed base of more than 400 instruments. PhenomeX provides single-cell biology workflows with instruments, software and molecular biology reagents. The PhenomeX products include the key Beacon® Optofluidic platform, as well as the IsoLight® and IsoSpark® proteomics barcoding platform. The Beacon Optofluidic system enables researchers to accelerate biologics product development by functional characterization of tens of thousands of single cells in parallel, while maintaining the cells in a healthy state for further genomic and proteomic profiling, connecting phenotype with genotype and other multiomic information. The Protein Barcoding Suite includes the IsoLight® and IsoSpark® instruments, which automate multiplexed measurements of the extracellular proteome and of the intracellular proteome of single cells for translational research.

Terms of the Agreement 

Bruker will commence a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of PhenomeX for a purchase price of $1.00 per share in cash, for a total equity value of approximately $108 million. The transaction is not subject to any financing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions. After the tender offer closes, PhenomeX will merge into a wholly owned subsidiary of Bruker, and any shares of PhenomeX that were not tendered in the tender offer will be converted into the right to receive the same per-share consideration as paid in the tender offer.

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