Acquisitions advance our overall strategy and strengthen our teams with new talent and technology.

Our Approach

Fortive is a new company, but our experience with M&A is substantial. We build on the strength of the businesses acquired by Danaher over the past 30 years—and our leadership team collectively completed more than 200 of those acquisitions.

“Making the acquisitions is only one part of the story. The important part is really being able to extract value from the acquisitions you make.” Jim Lico, President and CEO

We monitor our operating markets and industries closely to identify opportunities for innovation, where we can attain and sustain competitive advantage. We focus on strong performers in attractive markets who will benefit from Fortive Business System (FBS), the same successful approach that built Danaher.

  • Attractive Markets: We assess the market, including secular growth drivers and opportunities for consolidation.
  • Company Profile: We analyze the company’s market position and potential, including brand strength and margin expansion opportunities.
  • Value Creation: We consider potential in the context of FBS and our overall portfolio, including synergies with Fortive businesses and platforms as well as opportunities to accelerate technology and extend global reach.

Our bold, focused M&A strategy is an essential part of our drive for results for our customers, teams and shareholders.