Agilent Technologies, Inc., In the Matter of

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FTC Matter/File Number:

091 0135

Docket Number:

C-4292

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Varian, Inc., two leading global suppliers of high-performance scientific measurement instruments, have agreed to sell three of their product lines in order to proceed with their proposed $1.5 billion merger. According to the FTC’s complaint, Agilent’s acquisition of Varian would have reduced competition for three types of scientific measurement instruments. To resolve these competitive concerns, the parties have agreed to sell assets related to the manufacture and sale of: 1) Micro Gas Chromatography (Micro GC) instruments; 2) Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (3Q GC-MS) instruments; and 3) Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) instruments.