UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549



SCHEDULE TO
(Amendment No. 16)

Tender Offer Statement under Section 14(d)(1) or 13(e)(1)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934



OLINK HOLDING AB (PUBL)
(Name of Subject Company (Issuer))

ORION ACQUISITION AB
(Offeror)
a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.
(Ultimate Parent of Offeror)



Common Shares, quota value SEK 2.431906612623020 per Share
American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing one Common Share,
quota value SEK 2.431906612623020 per Share
(Title of Class of Securities)

680710100*
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

Michael A. Boxer
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
168 Third Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Telephone:  (781) 622-1000
(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to receive notices and communications on behalf of filing persons)

Copies to:

Ting S. Chen
Bethany A. Pfalzgraf
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Worldwide Plaza
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
+1 (212) 474-1000

Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.

Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:

   ☒

third-party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1.
   ☐

issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4.
   ☐

going-private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.
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amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2.

Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer:  ☐

If applicable, check the appropriate box(es) below to designate the appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon:

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Rule 13e-4(i) (Cross-Border Issuer Tender Offer)
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Rule 14d-1(d) (Cross-Border Third-Party Tender Offer)

*This CUSIP number is assigned to the Subject Company’s American Depositary Shares, each representing one (1) Common Share.




This Amendment No. 16 (this “Amendment”) amends and supplements the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (as amended and together with any subsequent amendments and supplements thereto, the “Schedule TO”), filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 31, 2023, by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”). The Schedule TO relates to the tender offer (the “Offer”) by Orion Acquisition AB, a private limited liability company organized under the laws of Sweden (“Buyer”), a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, to purchase all of the outstanding common shares, quota value SEK 2.431906612623020 per share (the “Shares”), and all of the outstanding American Depositary Shares, each representing one Share (the “ADSs” and together with the Shares, the “Offer Securities”), of Olink Holding AB (publ), Reg. No. 559189-7755, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of Sweden (“Olink”), in exchange for $26.00 per Share (that is not represented by an ADS) or $26.00 per ADS, as applicable, in cash, without interest (such amount per Share and ADS paid pursuant to the Offer in accordance with the Purchase Agreement (as defined in the Schedule TO)), and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated as of October 31, 2023 (together with any amendments and supplements thereto, the “Offer to Purchase”), the related ADS Letter of Transmittal (together with any amendments and supplements thereto, the “ADS Letter of Transmittal”) and the related Acceptance Form for Shares (including any instruction letter attached thereto and together with any amendments and supplements thereto, the “Acceptance Form for Shares”), copies of each of which are attached to the Schedule TO as exhibits (a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B) and (a)(1)(C), respectively.

Except to the extent specifically provided in this Amendment, the information set forth in the Schedule TO remains unchanged. This Amendment is being filed to extend the expiration time of the Offer and to amend and supplement the Items set forth below.

Items 1 through 9 and Item 11.

The Offer to Purchase and Items 1 through 9 and Item 11 of the Schedule TO, to the extent such Items incorporate by reference the information contained in the Offer to Purchase, are hereby amended and supplemented as follows:


(a)
The following paragraphs are added thereto:



“On May 1, 2024, Parent and Buyer announced an extension of the Expiration Time until 5:00 p.m., New York time, on June 18, 2024, unless the Offer is further extended or earlier terminated as permitted by the Purchase Agreement. The Offer was previously scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York time, on April 30, 2024.

The Share Tender Agent has advised Parent and Buyer that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York time, on April 30, 2024, approximately 84,755,040 Shares have been validly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the Offer. The ADS Tender Agent has advised Parent and Buyer that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York time, on April 30, 2024, approximately 32,861,886 ADSs have been validly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the Offer. These Shares and ADSs collectively represent approximately 94.3% of the outstanding Shares as of such time.

The press release announcing the extension of the Offer is attached hereto as Exhibit (a)(5)(T) and incorporated herein by reference.”


(b)
The second paragraph under the sub-heading “Foreign Competition and Investment Laws” in Section 17—“Certain Legal Matters; Regulatory Approvals” on page 55 of the Offer to Purchase is amended and supplemented by adding the following after the last sentence of such paragraph:

“On March 20, 2024, Parent received clearance from the Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products with respect to the Transactions.”



Amendments to the Offer to Purchase and Exhibits to the Schedule TO

All references to “5:00 p.m., New York time, on April 30, 2024” set forth in the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase (Exhibit (a)(1)(H)), Form of ADS Letter of Transmittal (Exhibit (a)(1)(B)), Form of Acceptance Form for Shares (Exhibit (a)(1)(C)), Form of Letter to Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks, Trust Companies and Other Nominees Regarding ADSs (Exhibit (a)(1)(D)), Form of Letter to Clients for Use by Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks, Trust Companies and Other Nominees Regarding ADSs (Exhibit (a)(1)(E)) and Form of Letter to Shareholders of Olink Holding AB (publ) and Other Market Participants Regarding Shares (Exhibit (a)(1)(F)) (collectively, the “Tender Offer Materials”) are hereby amended and replaced with “5:00 p.m., New York time, on June 18, 2024.” All references to “May 3, 2024” set forth in the Tender Offer Materials are hereby amended and replaced with “June 21, 2024”. The website published by DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, Sweden Branch (Exhibit (a)(5)(I)), email to nominees and other market participants holding Olink Holding AB (publ) Common Shares from DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, Sweden Branch, on November 6, 2023 (Exhibit (a)(5)(J)), message to former and current Olink Holding AB (publ) employees on the employee portal website published by Global Shares on November 13, 2023 (Exhibit (a)(5)(K)) and email to former and current Olink Holding AB (publ) employees from Global Shares on November 13, 2023 (Exhibit (a)(5)(L)) are also hereby amended to reflect the expiration time as amended by this Amendment No. 16.

Item 12. Exhibits.

Item 12 of the Schedule TO is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following exhibit:

Exhibit
No.
 
Description
 





SIGNATURES

After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.


 
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
   

By:
/s/ Michael A. Boxer
 
   
Name:
Michael A. Boxer
 
   
Title:
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
 
    Date:
May 1, 2024  



 
Orion Acquisition AB, a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
 
   

By:
/s/ Anthony H. Smith
 
   
Name:
Anthony H. Smith
 
   
Title:
Chairman and Director
 
    Date:
May 1, 2024  



Exhibit (a)(5)(T)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Media Contact Information:
Sandy Pound
Investor Contact Information:
Rafael Tejada
Phone: 781-622-1223
Phone: 781-622-1356
E-mail: sandy.pound@thermofisher.com
E-mail: rafael.tejada@thermofisher.com
Website: www.thermofisher.com
 

Thermo Fisher Scientific Extends the Expiration of Tender Offer for All Outstanding Common Shares and ADSs of Olink

Offer Now Scheduled to Expire at 5:00 p.m., New York Time, on June 18, 2024

WALTHAM, Mass. – May 1, 2024 – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) (“Thermo Fisher”), the world leader in serving science, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Orion Acquisition AB (the “Buyer”), has extended the expiration time of the offering period of its previously announced tender offer (the “Offer") to acquire all of the outstanding common shares (“Shares”) and all of the outstanding American Depositary Shares, each representing one Share (“ADSs” and, together with the Shares, the “Offer Securities”), of Olink Holding AB (publ) (“Olink”) for $26.00 per Share and per ADS, in cash.

The Offer is being made pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 17, 2023, by and between Thermo Fisher and Olink.  The Offer is now scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York time, on June 18, 2024, unless the Offer is extended or earlier terminated.

DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, Sweden Branch, the depositary and paying agent for the Offer with respect to the Shares, has advised Thermo Fisher and Buyer that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York time, on April 30, 2024, the last business day prior to the announcement of the extension of the Offer, approximately 84,755,040 Shares have been validly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the Offer.  The Bank of New York Mellon, the tender agent for the Offer with respect to the ADSs, has advised Thermo Fisher and Buyer that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York time, on April 30, 2024, the last business day prior to the announcement of the extension of the Offer, approximately 32,861,886 ADSs have been validly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the Offer.  These Shares and ADSs collectively represent approximately 94.3% of the outstanding Shares as of such time.

Olink shareholders who have already tendered their Shares or ADSs of Olink do not have to re-tender their Shares or ADSs or take any other action as a result of the extension of the expiration time of the Offer.

Completion of the Offer remains subject to the conditions described in the tender offer statement on Schedule TO, as amended and supplemented from time to time, filed by Thermo Fisher with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 31, 2023.

Requests for copies of the Offer to Purchase (as amended or supplemented from time to time), the ADS letter of transmittal and the acceptance form for Shares (including the instructions attached thereto) and other Offer materials may be directed to the call service of Georgeson LLC at +1-866-821-2550 (U.S. toll-free), +1-781-222-0033 (outside U.S. & Canada) or +46-846-007-389 (Sweden), or via email at olink@georgeson.com. A copy of these documents may be obtained at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.




About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue over $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “seeks,” “estimates,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but other statements that are not historical facts may also be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties relating to: the COVID-19 pandemic; the need to develop new products and adapt to significant technological change; implementation of strategies for improving growth; general economic conditions and related uncertainties; dependence on customers’ capital spending policies and government funding policies; the effect of economic and political conditions and exchange rate fluctuations on international operations; use and protection of intellectual property; the effect of changes in governmental regulations; any natural disaster, public health crisis or other catastrophic event; and the effect of laws and regulations governing government contracts, as well as the possibility that expected benefits related to recent or pending acquisitions, including the proposed acquisition, may not materialize as expected; the proposed acquisition not being timely completed, if completed at all; regulatory approvals required for the transaction not being timely obtained, if obtained at all, or being obtained subject to conditions; prior to the completion of the transaction, Olink’s business experiencing disruptions due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, customers, licensees, other business partners or governmental entities; difficulty retaining key employees; the outcome of any legal proceedings related to the proposed acquisition; and the parties being unable to successfully implement integration strategies or to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies within the expected time-frames or at all. Additional important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth in Thermo Fisher’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and available in the “Investors” section of Thermo Fisher’s website, ir.thermofisher.com, under the heading “SEC Filings”, and in any subsequent documents Thermo Fisher files or furnishes with the SEC, and in Olink’s Annual Report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the SEC and available in the “Investor Relations” section of Olink’s website, https://investors.olink.com/investor-relations, under the heading “SEC Filings”, and in any subsequent documents Olink files or furnishes with the SEC. While Thermo Fisher or Olink may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Thermo Fisher and Olink specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if estimates change and, therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing either Thermo Fisher’s or Olink’s views as of any date subsequent to today.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any common shares or American Depositary Shares of Olink or any other securities, nor is it a substitute for the tender offer materials that Thermo Fisher or the Buyer has filed with the SEC. The terms and conditions of the tender offer are published in, and the offer to purchase common shares and American Depositary Shares of Olink is made only pursuant to, the offer document and related offer materials prepared by Thermo Fisher and the Buyer and is filed with the SEC in a tender offer statement on Schedule TO. In addition, Olink has filed a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the tender offer.




THE TENDER OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING AN OFFER TO PURCHASE, AN ADS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL, ACCEPTANCE FORM FOR SHARES AND CERTAIN OTHER TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS) AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE 14D-9, AS THEY MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS OF OLINK ARE URGED TO READ THESE DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY, AND NOT THIS DOCUMENT, GOVERN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TENDER OFFER, AND BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT SUCH PERSONS SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING TENDERING THEIR COMMON SHARES AND AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES.

The tender offer materials, including the offer to purchase, the related ADS letter of transmittal and acceptance form for shares and certain other tender offer documents, and the solicitation/recommendation statement and other documents filed with the SEC by Thermo Fisher or Olink, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, at Olink’s website https://investors.olink.com/investor-relations, at Thermo Fisher's website at www.thermofisher.com or by contacting Thermo Fisher's investor relations department at 781-622-1111. In addition, Thermo Fisher's tender offer statement and other documents it will file with the SEC will be available at https://ir.thermofisher.com/investors.
 
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