Looking Back on Key Acquisitions of WI Companies in the Past 5 Years

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2012 the company announced it was laying off dozens of its Madison-based employees. That same year, the city lost another 130 jobs when Bedford, MA-based Hologic (NASDAQ: HOLX), which acquired Madison-based Third Wave Technologies in 2008, announced it was transferring its molecular diagnostics operations in Madison to San Diego. And only time will tell whether Fujifilm’s purchase of Cellular Dynamics will prove to be a success.

Kirkpatrick, of Accuray, said deal flow in Madison might pick up if the city’s airport offered more direct flights—one to San Francisco, for instance.

“It’s really hard to get here,” Kirkpatrick said. “That’s one of the reasons we do so much video conferencing. Nobody wants to get stuck in Chicago and have to spend the night there.”

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