< PrevNext > 73. Danaher Washington, D.C. Share 2016 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $58 millionBTN estimates Danaher reduced its U.S.-booked air volume by almost 8 percent percent in 2016. Danaher operates in dental products, life sciences and diagnostics and environmental products, among other areas, and owns more than 40 companies. Last year, the company spun off its test and measurement segment, industrial technologies segment and retail and commercial petroleum business into a publicly traded company called Fortive. It also invested almost $5 billion into eight acquisitions, the most significant of which was its $4 billion buy of Cepheid. The conglomerate's sales increased almost 17 percent in 2016 to $16.9 billion. It increased its number of employees from 59,000 in 2015 to 62,000.