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Sigma-Aldrich fought Themo Fisher for Life until the end, Bloomberg reports

Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (SIAL) went up against its bigger rival Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) to acquire Life Technologies (LIFE), sources say, and was bidding right through the weekend before falling to Thermo’s $13.6B offer, reports Bloomberg. It was said to bid about $12.5B for Life.