Phenom World, a microscope manufacturer, will pass into American hands.
NTS Group and Sioux, two major Dutch shareholders, sold their share of 40.5 % to Thermo Fisher Scientific. This was announced by Phenom Executive, Emile Asselbergs.
Phenom World employs 55 people. The company is an affiliate of the American company FEI, which was founded by Philips. FEI has a large branch in Eindhoven and was taken over by Thermo Fisher in 2016.
The American company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, does research for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic laboratories. The company employs 65 000 people worldwide.