Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Siemens Acquires Elektrozavod' Stake in Russian Joint Venture

March 5, 2010

Siemens Energy has fully acquired Siemens High Voltage Products OOO (LLC). Until now, Siemens had held a 51-percent stake in the joint venture headquartered in Ufa, the capital of the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan located near the foothills of the Ural Mountains. Elektrozavod, Russia's largest transformer... Read More

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Mountz, Inc. Acquires Fastener Importer Mr. Metric

March 5, 2010

San Jose, Calif., - Mountz, Inc. acquired all assets of Mr. Metric, Inc, a fastener importer and distributor located in San Jose, CA. The value of the deal was not disclosed. Mr. Metric will serve as the flagship brand name for all Mountz fastener products. Fastener products will be integrated into the Mountz... Read More

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Siemens Acquires Stake in Marine Current Turbines

March 1, 2010

Entry into promising ocean power market Siemens Energy has acquired a minority stake in Britain's Marine Current Turbines, a pioneer in the design and development of tidal current energy turbines. With the acquisition of a stake of just below 10 Percent in Marine Current Turbines, which is based in Bristol... Read More

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Airgas Board of Directors Rejects Air Products' Hostile Tender Offer

February 25, 2010

Air Products' Offer Grossly Undervalues Airgas Board Strongly Urges Stockholders Not to Tender Shares into Air Products' Offer RADNOR, PA - February 22, 2010 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that its Board of Directors, after careful consideration with its independent financial and legal advisors, voted... Read More

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Document Security Systems, Inc. Makes Strategic Acquisition of Premier Packaging Corporation

February 19, 2010

Acquisition increases DSS annual sales revenue to $17 million and allows Company to offer complete line of secure packaging containing DSS anti-counterfeiting technologies to multi-billion dollar marketplace ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 17 -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE/AMEX: DMC) ("DSS") a world leader in the... Read More

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ABB Acquires Jokab Safety

February 18, 2010

The acquisition strengthens ABB's offering within machine safety and low-voltage products. 2010-02-15 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today it will acquire 100 percent of the shares in Jokab Safety International AB for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to be... Read More

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The Second Acquisition This Year, Domino Plastics MFG Completes Purchase of International Plastics

February 17, 2010

Domino Plastics MFG expands with acquisition of International Plastics The second acquisition this year, Domino Plastics MFG completes purchase of International Plastics. President and CEO William Bathe said "this acquisition will increase our capabilities through increased product offerings from the addition of... Read More

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Pfizer's Acquires Bharti Healthcare Ltd. Located in Dharuhera, India

February 17, 2010

We take great pleasure today in announcing Pfizer's acquisition of Bharti Healthcare Ltd. The operation, located in Dharuhera, India, about 50 miles outside Delhi, will be managed by Capsugel. Bharti Healthcare, established in 1985, manufactures and markets empty hard gelatin capsules. Capsugel, a division of... Read More

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Vaisala Consolidates Activities in the US

February 16, 2010

Vaisala acquired the U.S. based Quixote Transportation Technologies, Inc. (QTT) in late December 2009 to grow its presence in the global road weather and information technology business. To achieve synergy targets related to the acquisition, Vaisala is consolidating its manufacturing, depot and data services, and... Read More

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Airgas Board of Directors to Review Air Products' Unsolicited Tender Offer

February 16, 2010

RADNOR, PA - February 11, 2010 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today confirmed that Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD) has commenced an unsolicited tender offer to acquire all outstanding common shares of Airgas at a price of $60.00 per share in cash. Consistent with its fiduciary duties and as required by... Read More

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Key Filters Merges with Parkinson Technologies Inc

February 15, 2010

Woonsocket, RI (February 11, 2010) . . . Key Filters Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of melt filtration equipment, has merged with Parkinson Technologies Inc. The Key Filters product line of manual, hydraulic and continuous screen changers will continue within the Parkinson family of brands that include... Read More

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Airgas Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Proposal from Air Products

February 10, 2010

Stockholders Advised to Take No Action Pending Review by Airgas' Board of Directors RADNOR, PA - February 5, 2010 -- Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today confirmed that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD) ("Air Products") to acquire the company for $60.00 per... Read More

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Laser-based Gas Detection Company NovaWave Technologies, Inc.

February 8, 2010

Provides Enhanced Environmental and Process Gas Monitoring Capabilities FRANKLIN, Mass. (February 2, 2010) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced today that it has acquired NovaWave Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of advanced chemical sensors for... Read More

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Homecare Acquisition in France

February 3, 2010

Air Liquide, number one in the European homecare market, has just completed the 100% acquisition of DinnoSanté, a company that specializes in medical-technical services for diabetes. DinnoSanté is a French company with 90 employees which specializes in the equipment and home monitoring of patients with diabetes... Read More

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Barnes International, Inc. Acquires Advanced Filtration Concepts, Inc. (AFC)

February 2, 2010

Barnes International, Inc. Acquires Advanced Filtration Concepts, Inc. (AFC) from the previous ownership of Mann+Hummel Inc. as part of its continued growth strategy. ADVANCED FILTRATION CONCEPTS, INC. A Division of Barnes International, Inc. 7070... Read More

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Transcat Acquires Wisconsin's Largest Independent Scale and Weighing System Solution Provider, United Scale and Engineering Corp.

February 1, 2010

Expands service capability and product portfolio ROCHESTER, NY, January 28, 2010 - Transcat, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRNS), a leading global distributor of professional grade handheld test and measurement instruments and accredited provider of calibration, repair services, parts inspection and production model engineering... Read More

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Midwest Fluid Power Acquired by OTP Industrial Solutions

January 29, 2010

OTP Industrial Solutions has purchased the assets of Midwest Fluid Power LLC to expand its pneumatic and automation capabilities in Toledo Ohio and southeast Michigan TOLEDO, OHIO - January 20, 2010 - OTP Industrial Solutions has acquired the assets and hired the associates of Midwest Fluid Power LLC, the leading... Read More

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IPG Photonics Corporation Enters Emerging Middle-Infrared Laser Space with Acquisition of Photonics Innovations, Inc.

January 27, 2010

Middle-Infrared Capabilities Allow IPG to Target New Applications in Medical, Advanced Applications and Material Processing Oxford, MA, January 26, 2010 -- IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP), the world leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, announced today the acquisition of the outstanding... Read More

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Parmatech Establishes East Coast Metal Injection Molding Operation

January 26, 2010

New East Providence Factory PETALUMA, CA - Parmatech Corporation, a leading provider of custom manufactured metal injection molded (MIM) components and services, announced that Parmatech-Proform Corporation (Proform), has acquired a manufacturing facility in East Providence, Rhode Island. The new facility will... Read More

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MOCON Announces Strategic Minority Equity Investment

January 26, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 21, 2010 - MOCON, Inc. (NasdaqGM:MOCO) today announced that it had completed its acquisition of a minority equity interest in Luxcel Biosciences Limited (Luxcel), Cork, Ireland, effective January 15, 2010. MOCON invested Euros2,500,000 (approximately $3,625,000) for a 16.9 percent equity... Read More