Bloomberg TV on Friday speculated that GE was looking to target a firm in this sector. They mentioned Waters and Thermo Fisher. With so much of Bruker tied up by insiders it would seem to be an easy target.
Does make sense! Question is whether FL wants to sell his toy. I think he really believes that he is an top CEO (and not only the son of a successful father). GE should be interested in the MS business, they are No. 1 in protein purification but they don't have anything in high end analysis. For Daltonics it would be great, their sales is a mess, terrible!
It takes more than scientists and engineers to build a great company and GE has the managerial talent to accomplish this. Does FL want to sell his toy? Every company has a price and its in his best interest with 90% ownership to get the best return for his investment. Is GE interested that's the real question.