NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Invitrogen said yesterday that it expects to complete within the next seven days a $2.65 billion bank facility to partially fund its roughly $6.7 billion acquisition of Applied Biosystems.
 
Invitrogen said that the facility, which is being underwritten by Bank of America, UBS, and Morgan Stanley, is “substantially oversubscribed.”
 

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