Top 10 Conglomerates in USA 2015

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7. Danaher Corporation

The Danaher Company is currently a globally active American conglomerate which is headquartered at Washington D.C., United States of America.


Its goods are mainly directed towards the turf of designing, manufacturing, and advertising of products for the industry. It mainly operates in 5 main segments which comprise analysis & measurement, dental technology, industrial know-how, ecological, and diagnostics. The company was initially christened after ‘Danaher Creek’ of Montana wherein the brothers Steven and Mitchell went fishing. Before the passing of two years of the founding of Danaher Corporation in 1984, Danaher Corporation had already taken over 12 companies as its corporate policy to come in the sector of manufacturing. Further down the line Danaher supplemented ‘Qualitrol’ to their instru. unit. This unit initially had also included Gilbarco Veeder-Root's fuel storage sensors that were underground, Dynapar's sensors of motion and also Qualitrol's stress and hotness measurement devices, which were used in the transformer business. In the year 2009, Danaher corp. bought the ‘Analytical Technologies’ unit of MDS Inc. for a whopping $650 M. In a separate deal, Danaher agreed with ‘Life Technologies Corporation’ to gain the residual 50% possession in AB SCIEX for approx. $450 M. This made Danaher an absolute proprietor of ‘AB SCIEX’ and ‘Molecular Devices’. The collective buying price for the joint transaction is $1.1 billion. In the year 2011, Danaher entered into a mutually agreed upon merger concord in the company of ‘Beckman Coulter’ and simultaneously divested ‘Accu-sort’ to ‘Datalogic Corp.’. In the month of October 2012, Danaher Corp. and Cooper Industries jointly decided to vend off their combined business enterprise, Apex Tool Group, to ‘Bain Capital’ for a charge of approximately $1.5 B. In December, 2012, Danaher Corporation acquired a company called Navman Wireless, which is a supplier of on-demand convoy and asset administration expertise. In 2014, Danaher Corp bought ‘Nobel Biocare Holding AG’ for an estimated $2.2 billion and transformed into the world's largest player in the dental implant market aided and abated by the rising insistence for aesthetic dentistry. In October 2014, Danaher Corp also declared that it would be going on to combine its communications unit along with ‘Net-Scout Systems’ to equal the sector interest in cyber security.

Market Cap.: $60.1 B

Net Sales for FY 2014: $19.91 B