Thermo Electron’s acquisition of Kendro Laboratory Products is raising red flags around the chances for success in the regulatory-approval process for the deal.

Waltham, Mass.-based Thermo Electron last week announced the signing of an agreement to purchase the Kendro Laboratory Products division of Australia-based SPX for $833.5 million in cash.

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