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Thermo Fisher to buy Roper Tech's electron-microscope software unit

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. TMO, +1.10% mentioned past due Thursday it has agreed to shop for Roper Technologies Inc.'s ROP, +0.61% electron microscope software unit Gatan Inc. for $925 million in money. Pleasanton, Calif.-based Gatan has 320 workers and is anticipated to usher in $150 million in income in 2018. Thermo Fisher expects the deal to near by means of the end of the 12 months. Shares of Thermo Fisher and Roper have been flat after hours, following a 1.1% acquire of Thermo Fisher shares to near at $205.61 and Roper shares gaining 0.6% to near at $271.53 within the regular session.