Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

European Commission Approves BASF's Acquisition of Cognis

December 3, 2010

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Dec. 1, 2010 -- The European Commission today approved the acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH by BASF SE. The approval is subject to the divestiture of businesses that accounted for sales of significantly less than euro 100 million, which is less than 3% of Cognis' total sales. In addition... Read More

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Appriss® Acquires Open Portal Solutions

December 3, 2010

Indiana company specializes in government information management LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 30, 2010 -- Appriss, a leading provider of information services that keep the public safe and informed, announced today that is has acquired Open Portal Solutions (OPS). OPS is an Indiana-based company specializing in document... Read More

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ABB to Acquire Baldor Electric Company to Become a Global Leader in Industrial Motion

December 3, 2010

o Agreed transaction: ABB and Baldor announce a recommended offer for ABB to acquire Baldor for $63.50 per share, an overall transaction value of $4.2 billion, including net debt of $1.1 billion. o In line with ABB's strategy: establishes ABB as a leader in the multibillion dollar North American industrial motors... Read More

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Cenveo Acquires Gilbreth Packaging Solutions

December 3, 2010

Expands Cenveo's packaging product offering STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 29, 2010 - Cenveo, Inc. (NYSE: CVO) announced today that through its subsidiaries, the Company has acquired Impaxx, Inc., the sole owner of Gilbreth Packaging Solutions, Inc. (www.gilbrethusa.com), from affiliates of Aurora Capital Group, a Los... Read More

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CoorsTek Acquires the Flowguard Pressure Control Business

December 3, 2010

CoorsTek to expand pulsation equipment markets including subsea oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and other industrial markets GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 29, 2010 - CoorsTek, Inc., a large technical ceramics supplier and manufacturer of heavy-duty pulsation mitigation equipment for the oil and... Read More

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Panda Security Acquires Canadian Franchise and Continues International Expansion

December 3, 2010

Company also opens new franchises in Europe, Asia and Latin America in 2010; now present in 61 countries ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2010 - Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that it has acquired its exclusive distributor in Canada, continuing to propel the company's strategic international... Read More

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Thomson Reuters Acquires GeneGo

December 2, 2010

Resulting solutions will help biopharma and academic researchers design better drugs PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Nov. 29, 2010 -- Thomson Reuters today announced that it has acquired GeneGo, a leading provider of biology and disease information, analytics, and decision support solutions for pharmaceutical research and... Read More

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UNIT4 Completes Acquisition of Teta S.A.

December 2, 2010

SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands, November 29, 2010 -- o Investment in Leading Polish ERP and HR Software Provider o Expansion of Customer Base and Product Portfolio in New High Growth Market UNIT4 N.V. ("UNIT4"), the world's leading provider of ERP and financial management software for fast changing organizations... Read More

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Brady Set to Become Largest European Commodities Software Provider

December 2, 2010

LONDON, November 29, 2010 - Brady plc (http://www.bradyplc.com/ ) (BRY.L), the leading supplier of trading and risk management solutions for metals and commodities, announced today their acquisition of Viz Risk Management (http://www.viz.no/ ) ("Viz"), the leading provider of risk management and trading solutions to... Read More

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TransDigm to Acquire Actuation Business from Teleflex Incorporated

December 2, 2010

CLEVELAND, Nov. 29, 2010 -- TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Actuation Business (Actuation or the Business) of Telair International Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), for approximately $94... Read More

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Trend Micro to Expand Data Protection Portfolio with Acquisition of Mobile Armor

December 2, 2010

Customers to benefit from a comprehensive set of encryption capabilities that secure data spanning from endpoints to the cloud. CUPERTINO, Calif. and ST. LOUIS, Nov. 29, 2010 -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704) announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase innovative data protection... Read More

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Lighthouse Completes Acquisition of Huizhou Factory

December 1, 2010

Addition of one of the world's largest LED display factories reinforces commitment to developing China's LED industry HONG KONG, Nov. 25, 2010 - World-leading LED display solutions provider, Lighthouse Technologies Ltd. (Lighthouse) announced today it has completed the share acquisition of its Huizhou factory... Read More

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CSC Commits to South Africa through Landmark 30 Percent Equity Sale

November 30, 2010

CENTURY CITY, South Africa, November 23, 2010- Sale Endorses Commitment to Region and Anticipation to Receive Required BEE Accreditation Global IT Services company CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced the completion of a landmark agreement, subject to the usual regulatory and other conditions for transactions of this... Read More

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Phoenix Announces Closing of Merger

November 29, 2010

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010 -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the global leader in core systems software (CSS), announced today that it has merged a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pharaoh Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Marlin Equity Partners ("Marlin"). As a result of the merger, Phoenix has become an... Read More

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Transcat Enters into Letter of Intent to Acquire Wind Turbine Tools, Inc.

November 29, 2010

ROCHESTER, NY, November 23, 2010 - Transcat, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRNS) ("Transcat" or the "Company"), a leading distributor of professional grade handheld test and measurement instruments and accredited provider of calibration, repair and weighing system services, announced today that it has entered into a non-binding... Read More

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Williams Partners Completes Acquisition of Williams' Piceance Basin Gathering and Processing Assets

November 29, 2010

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 23, 2010 -- Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Williams' (NYSE: WMB) gathering and processing assets in Colorado's Piceance Basin for $782 million. The partnership announced the acquisition on Oct. 28. Williams Partners' total... Read More

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Lockheed Martin Announces Completion of $815 Million EIG Divestiture

November 29, 2010

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 23, 2010 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today announced that it has completed the divestiture of its Enterprise Integration Group (EIG) business to Veritas Capital for $815 million in cash. As announced on June 2, the Corporation's plan to divest EIG was based on the U.S... Read More

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Belden to Acquire Industrial Networking Technology Leader GarrettCom

November 29, 2010

Expands Smart Grid and Security Solutions with Ruggedized Product Platform ST. LOUIS, Nov. 23, 2010 - Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GarrettCom, a leading provider of advanced industrial... Read More

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Boeing Announces Agreement to Acquire Summit Aeronautics Group in Montana

November 29, 2010

Provides additional capacity to manufacture titanium and other hard metals structures SEATTLE, Nov. 22, 2010 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that it has agreed to acquire the business and operations conducted by Summit Aeronautics Group in Helena, Mont. Summit employs 135 people to manufacture titanium and... Read More

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Broadcom Completes Its Acquisition of Beceem Communications, Inc.

November 29, 2010

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 24, 2010 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Beceem Communications, Inc., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for LTE and... Read More