Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Acquisition Of The Pure Helium Company To Accelerate Expansion In The Middle East

July 16, 2008

Global helium consumption is linked to strong growth in industrial demand. In the Middle East and India, this market is growing by more than 10% a year, driven by the growing demand from hospitals and oil activities. In this context of strong demand, Air Liquide has just acquired Pure Helium, a leading... Read More

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GSI Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Excel Technology

July 15, 2008

BEDFORD, Mass., July 10 -- GSI Group Inc., (NASDAQ:GSIG) and Excel Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:XLTC) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for GSI to acquire Excel in an all-cash transaction for $32.00 per share, or approximately $360 million, before fees and transaction costs. The offer... Read More

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Lab Safety Supply, Inc. Acquires Highsmith, Inc.

July 15, 2008

CHICAGO, July 10 - Grainger (NYSE:GWW), North America's leading industrial distributor, today announced that its direct marketing subsidiary, Lab Safety Supply, Inc., (LSS) has acquired substantially all of the assets of Highsmith, Inc. located in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Highsmith is a direct marketing leader in... Read More

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Emerson Acquires TopWorx

July 11, 2008

Acquisition extends Emerson's PlantWeb® digital plant architecture and complements Emerson's valve and instrument businesses AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 8, 2008) - Emerson (NYSE:EMR) today announced it has acquired TopWorx (www.topworx.com). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TopWorx becomes part of Emerson Process... Read More

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Ferraz Shawmut's Parent Corporation Acquires Majority Stake in China's Zhejiang Mingrong Electrical Protection

July 11, 2008

Positions Carbone Lorraine Group as a Leader in the Chinese Fuse and Fusegear Market Newburyport, Mass., July 8, 2008 - Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection and subsidiary of the Carbone Lorraine Group, announces the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Chinese company... Read More

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National Technical Systems Completes Acquisition of Elliott Laboratories, Inc. in San Francisco Bay Area

July 10, 2008

Calabasas, CA - June 9, 2008 -National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Elliott Laboratories, Inc., a leading San Francisco Bay Area Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Product Safety and Wireless... Read More

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Honeywell Acquires Metrologic Instruments; Expands Growing Laser, Imaging and Enterprise Mobility Business

July 10, 2008

Metrologic Builds on Acquisition of Hand Held Products, Adds Global Expertise, Technology MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., July 2, 2008 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today completed its acquisition of Metrologic Instruments, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laser and mobile imaging and remote scanning, for approximately $720... Read More

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SKF Acquires Leading US Based Bearing Company with Manufacturing in China and Thailand

July 10, 2008

SKF has signed an agreement with the owners of PEER Bearing Company (PEER) to acquire PEER and its manufacturing operations in China and Thailand. The company manufactures mainly deep groove ball bearings and tapered roller bearings. PEER is a US based bearing company selling primarily to North American customers... Read More

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Hexagon Acquires German Company Messtechnik Wetzlar GmbH (MTWZ)

July 10, 2008

North Kingstown, RI - June 25, 2008 - Hexagon AB announced today it has acquired all outstanding shares in the German company Messtechnik Wetzlar GmbH (www.mtwz.de). MTWZ is a leading developer and provider of QUINDOS software solutions for quality control of complex mechanical parts such as gears and turbine... Read More

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Hexagon Metrology Strengthens Sheffield, ROMER Distributor Network

July 10, 2008

North Kingstown, RI - June 9, 2008 - Hexagon Metrology, Inc. has announced that it has acquired its leading Sheffield CMM products distributor, Advanced Metrology Solutions of Dayton, OH. The company is a leading distributor of precision metrology products in a nine-state territory, stretching from Michigan to... Read More

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Michelman Acquires Hydrosize® Technologies; Adds Waterborne Polyurethane Sizing Technology to Its Arsenal of Products for Fibers & Composites Customers

July 9, 2008

CINCINNATI, OH (June 15, 2008) - Michelman today announced the acquisition of Raleigh, North Carolina based Hydrosize® Technologies, Inc. Hydrosize is a manufacturer of state-of-the-art coatings including sizings, film formers, fixatives, binders as well as resins for the coating and composite industries. Key to... Read More

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Harris Battery Company Expands into California with Acquisition of Discover Energy Branch

July 9, 2008

June 23, 2008 BOLIVAR, OH-Harris Battery Co. has expanded its operations to the West Coast with the acquisition of the Los Angeles branch of Discover Energy, a worldwide leader in stored energy products. Harris Battery's new California operation features a 6,000 sq. ft. regional distribution center located at... Read More

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NovaTech LLC to Acquire Bitronics Measurement Business Assets from AREVA Transmission and Distribution; Will Enhance NovaTech's Electric Utility and Process Industry Offerings.

July 9, 2008

QUAKERTOWN, PA, June 2, 2008. NovaTech LLC, a provider of electric utility and process industry automation, and AREVA T&D, announced that the two companies have signed an agreement for NovaTech LLC to acquire the measurement business assets of AREVA T&D, including the complete Bitronics Measurement Product line, its... Read More

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Schleuniger Group Acquires PAWO AG

July 9, 2008

PAWO Acquisition Strategic expansion for Schleuniger Manchester, NH, May 29, 2008 - The Schleuniger Group, based in Thun, Switzerland, a worldwide leading supplier of wire processing machines, has acquired PAWO Systems AG, headquartered in Unterägeri, Switzerland. PAWO has a staff of about 100 employees with sales... Read More

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Optical Cable Corporation Acquires SMP Data Communications

July 9, 2008

Transaction Broadens Optical Cable's Product Line and Builds on its Position as a Leading Provider of Fiber Optic Cables in the Enterprise Market ROANOKE, VA, June 2, 2008-Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM:OCCF) announced today that it has acquired Superior Modular Products Incorporated (doing business as SMP... Read More

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SKF Acquires Leading US-Based Bearing Company with Manufacturing in China and Thailand

July 1, 2008

GOTEBORG, Sweden, June 25 /-- SKF has signed an agreement with the owners of PEER Bearing Company (PEER) to acquire PEER and its manufacturing operations in China and Thailand. The company manufactures mainly deep groove ball bearings and tapered roller bearings. PEER is a US-based bearing company selling primarily... Read More

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Xtralis Strengthens Its Position as the Market Leader In Reliable And Early Warning Smoke Detection, Through The Acquisition Of ICAM

July 1, 2008

ICAM, a UK based manufacturer of Air-sampling Smoke Detection systems, was acquired by Xtralis. (Melbourne, Australia 28 March 2008) ICAM, a UK based manufacturer of Airsampling Smoke Detection systems, has been acquired by Xtralis. ICAM designs, develops and markets sophisticated smoke detection systems... Read More

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3M to Acquire Dental Implant Manufacturer IMTEC Corp.

June 30, 2008

May 15, 2008 ST. PAUL, Minn.--3M announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IMTEC Corp., a manufacturer of dental implants and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning equipment for dental and medical radiology headquartered in Ardmore, Okla. Terms of the transaction were not... Read More

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3M to Acquire Quest Technologies Inc.

June 30, 2008

May 09, 2008 - Acquisition Broadens Safety and Protection Equipment Offering - ST. PAUL, Minn.--3M announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Quest Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of environmental monitoring equipment, including noise, heat stress and vibration monitors. Terms of... Read More

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3M Reaches Agreement to Sell HighJump Software to Battery Ventures

June 30, 2008

ST. PAUL, Minn. - May 9, 2008 - 3M announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell HighJump Software, a 3M company, to Battery Ventures, a technology venture capital and private equity firm. The transaction will result in a stand-alone company focused on providing supply chain solutions to a... Read More