Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Keithley Instruments Acquired by Danaher Corporation

December 14, 2010

CLEVELAND, Dec. 8, 2010 - Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: KEI), a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, today announced completion of the merger of Aegean Acquisition Corporation, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, into Keithley pursuant to the previously... Read More

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Air Products Makes Best and Final Offer for Airgas; Increases All-Cash Offer to $70 Per Share

December 14, 2010

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 9, 2010 - Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has increased its fully financed cash tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) to $70 per share. This is Air Products' best and final offer for Airgas and will not be further increased. It... Read More

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BASF Completes Acquisition of Cognis

December 14, 2010

Integration process started Detailed integration plans expected at the end of Q1 2011 LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Dec. 10, 2010 - BASF successfully completed its acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH from Cognis Holding Luxembourg S.a r.l. controlled by Permira Funds, GS Capital Partners and SV Life Sciences yesterday... Read More

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Forward Industries to Acquire Consumer Electronics Accessories Company

December 14, 2010

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 - Forward Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORD) (the "Company" or "Forward") is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Flash Ventures, Inc., the leader in professional sports and college team- branded consumer electronics peripherals and accessories. Flash Ventures has... Read More

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Tyco Electronics Successfully Completes Tender Offer for ADC Shares

December 14, 2010

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Dec. 9, 2010 - Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) announced today the successful completion of its tender offer through its subsidiary, Tyco Electronics Minnesota, Inc., to purchase the outstanding shares of common stock of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADCT). The tender offer... Read More

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Trimble Acquires Tata AutoComp Mobility Telematics from Tata AutoComp Systems in India to Expand Its Mobile Solutions

December 14, 2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 - Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today it has acquired Tata AutoComp Mobility Telematics Limited (TMT), a wholly-owned company of Tata AutoComp Systems Limited of Pune, India. TMT is a leading provider of telematics solutions and Mobile Resource Management (MRM) services in India... Read More

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Monotype Imaging Acquires Ascender Corp

December 13, 2010

Acquisition to Strengthen Monotype Imaging's Ability to Provide Premium Font Products and Services to Customers WOBURN, Mass. - Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, today announced it has acquired Ascender Corp., a privately held font provider with... Read More

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ABB Commences Previously Announced Tender Offer to Acquire All Outstanding Shares of Common Stock of Baldor Electric Company

December 13, 2010

ZURICH, Switzerland and FORT SMITH, Ark., Dec. 8, 2010 - Zurich, Switzerland and Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA, December 8, 2010 - ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB), the leading power and automation technology group, and Baldor Electric Company (NYSE: BEZ) (Baldor), a North American leader in industrial motors, announced today that... Read More

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Salesforce.com Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Heroku

December 13, 2010

Heroku is the leading Ruby application platform-as-a-service, powering more than 105,000 next-generation social and mobile cloud applications With an exploding community of more than 1 million developers, Ruby powers many of the leading Cloud 2 apps Heroku's Ruby cloud platform to accelerate enterprise customers... Read More

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Bosch Acquires RTI Technologies Co., Ltd.

December 13, 2010

Technical specialist in field of automotive maintenance equipment Growth opportunity for Automotive Aftermarket Business globally STUTTGART, Germany, Dec. 8, 2010 o Acquisition presents new business opportunity for Bosch Diagnostics o Bosch to expand in automotive air conditioning service market The Bosch... Read More

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Xyratex Expands Product Portfolio

December 13, 2010

Positions Xyratex for Growth in Media and Head Test Markets for Hard Disk Drives HAVANT, England, Dec. 8, 2010 - Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, announced today that it has acquired the HDD component test related business and... Read More

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II-VI Incorporated Announces Acquisition of Max Levy Autograph, Inc.

December 10, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7, 2010 - II-VI Incorporated(Nasdaq:IIVI) today announced the acquisition of Max Levy Autograph, Inc. (MLA). MLA manufactures micro-fine conductive mesh patterns for optical, mechanical and ceramic components for applications such as circuitry, metrology standards, target calibration and suppression... Read More

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EU Clears Tyco Electronics' Acquisition of ADC

December 10, 2010

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Dec. 7, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) announced today that it has received merger control clearance from the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADCT). This clearance satisfies the condition of the tender offer related to... Read More

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Illinois Tool Works to Acquire SOPUS Products' Car Care Business

December 10, 2010

GLENVIEW, Ill., Dec. 7, 2010 - Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Shell SOPUS Products' car care business, a leading automotive aftermarket consumer products portfolio. The parties expect the transaction to close in early 2011. SOPUS Products' Car Care... Read More

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Siemens Adds New Process Control System to Memcor Membrane Product Offering

December 10, 2010

Siemens Water Technologies announced a new addition to its technology portfolio with the purchase of the Clearlogx Process chemical feed system (patent pending). Siemens and the US-based company MarMac Water, LLC, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, signed an agreement to purchase the technology, which combines chemical... Read More

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UNIT4's FinancialForce.com Announces Agreement to Purchase Appirio Professional Services Enterprise Solution

December 10, 2010

Extends FinancialForce Accounting to create the only end-to-end cloud solution for services companies on the same technology platform; Aligns with UNIT4's global positioning as a leading software supplier to servicesbased organizations SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands & SAN MATEO, California, USA (DEC. 7th, 2010... Read More

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ViaWest Announces the Acquisition of SingleEdge in Salt Lake City

December 9, 2010

Acquisition gives ViaWest a seventh data center in a growing Utah market DENVER, Dec. 6, 2010 - ViaWest, a leading provider of adaptable colocation and managed services, has announced the company's acquisition of SingleEdge, a colocation and managed service provider based in Salt Lake City. With the acquisition... Read More

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ABB Acquires Insert Key Solutions to Further Strengthen Software Offering

December 9, 2010

Acquisition builds on industry-leading asset lifecycle management offering from Ventyx Zurich, Switzerland, Dec.6, 2010 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has agreed to acquire the business of Insert Key Solutions (IKS), a privately-owned specialist software provider, adding IKS' solutions to... Read More

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j2 Global Acquires Protus IP Solutions, Inc.

December 9, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2010 - j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS: JCOM), the provider of outsourced, value-added messaging and communication services, today announced that it has acquired Protus IP Solutions, Inc., a Canadian provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) communication services and solutions to the... Read More

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Ahlstrom to Exit Sealing & Shielding BusinessThrough the Sale of Altenkirchen Site in Germany

December 8, 2010

Ahlstrom Corporation, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers, has today signed an agreement to exit its Sealing & Shielding business unit through the sale of Ahlstrom Altenkirchen GmbH in Germany. The acquirer is Interface Solutions, a portfolio company of Pennsylvania-based family owned private equity... Read More