By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two private equity groups consisting of four firms have made second-round takeover offers for Beckman Coulter, The New York Times and Reuters reported Thursday. Blackstone Group and TPG Capital comprise one bidding group, and Appollo Global Management and the Carlyle Group form the other bidder. Reports have suggested Danaher is interested in Beckman Coulter as well, but neither news organization could confirm if it had also made a bid.

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