Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Johnson Matthey Announces the Sale of Argillon's Insulators and Alumina Businesses

December 4, 2008

26th November 2008 Johnson Matthey announces that it has today completed the sale of the non-core Ceramic Insulators and Alumina businesses in Germany, Poland and Romania that it acquired as part of the Argillon Group in February 2008, to Lapp Insulator GmbH & Co for Euros21 million in cash plus a Euros2 million... Read More

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Airgas Completes Acquisition of Gordon Woods Industrial Welding Supply, Inc., and TexAir Welding Supply, Ltd.

December 3, 2008

RADNOR, PA - December 1, 2008 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gordon Woods Industrial Welding Supply, Inc., Accu Air Gases & Equipment, LP and Summit Gas & Gear, LP. The three companies are related but separately managed industrial gas and welding supply... Read More

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ORBIS Corporation Acquires Norseman Plastics

December 3, 2008

Customers will benefit from diversified product line and enhanced service levels OCONOMOWOC, Wis., October 27, 2008 - ORBIS Corporation, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, announced today that it has acquired Norseman Plastics Holdings, Ltd. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Norseman manufactures... Read More

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Microprecision Electronics Acquires Wilbrecht LEDCO Division to Provide High Quality U.S.-Made Microswitches, Metal Foil Resistors and LED Assemblies

December 1, 2008

St. Paul, MN-November 24, 2008- Microprecision Electronics has acquired from Wilbrecht Electronics Inc. its LEDCO Division to provide a wide range of precision, U.S.-made LED assemblies, metal foil resistors, microswitches and sealed position switches. The Wilbrecht LEDCO division includes sales offices in St. Paul... Read More

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SOLD In Billion Dollar Deal

November 25, 2008

Cone Drive, Benzlers (www.benzlers.com) and David Brown (www.davidbrown.com) are pleased to announce that the companies have recently been sold in a deal worth hundreds of millions of pounds. The companies are now owned by Scottish-based Clyde Blowers and the deal sees Clyde Blowers buy four separate Textron... Read More

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Jergens, Inc. Acquires Bock Workholding Inc.

November 25, 2008

November 13, 2008-Cleveland, Ohio-Jergens, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of standard tooling components, vises, and other workholding equipment, announced that it has acquired Bock Workholding Inc. Bock, with U.S. headquarters in Ford City, Pa., and sales partners in Europe, Asia, and Australia, is... Read More

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Alloy Metals and Tubes International Acquired by Houston Executive Curtis R. Kates

November 21, 2008

An Industry Bright Spot in a World of Economic Uncertainty HOUSTON (November 18, 2008) - Houston-based Alloy Metals and Tubes International Inc. (AMTI) has been acquired by local oil and petrochemical executive Curtis R. Kates. Founded in 1991, privately-owned AMTI specializes in the sale and deployment of... Read More

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Parker Strengthens North American Fluid Handling Business with Acquisition of Nexgen Hose Inc.

November 17, 2008

CLEVELAND, Nov. 4 -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has acquired Nexgen Hose Inc., headquartered in Fergus, Ontario, Canada. Nexgen is a leading manufacturer of industrial PVC hose and tubing for niche and industry standard... Read More

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First Healthcare Acquisition In India

November 14, 2008

India, an Asian giant with a population of over one billion, is experiencing rapid growth in its health needs. Through its subsidiary Taema, Air Liquide has acquired Electrocare Systems, a company specializing in medical equipment for respiratory care. Based in Chennai (Madras), in the south of India, Electrocare... Read More

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National Adhesives Teams with Henkel, Merging Powerful Solutions for Customers

November 14, 2008

Bridgewater, NJ - In a move that merges trusted brands, innovative solutions and exceptional service for customers, Henkel Corporation (www.henkelna.com) acquired the National Adhesives business of National Starch and Chemical Company. This acquisition enables Henkel to offer customers more choices of brands and... Read More

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Gerdau Ameristeel Announces Acquisition of Metro Recycling

November 11, 2008

TAMPA, FL, Oct. 27 - Gerdau Ameristeel, a leading mini-mill steel producer, announced today that it has acquired Metro Recycling, a scrap processor headquartered in Guelph, Ontario. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Metro Recycling is a premier central Ontario recycler with three locations, two in Guelph... Read More

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Parker Acquires EmiTherm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

November 11, 2008

Manufacturer and Fabricator of Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Products CLEVELAND, Oct. 31 -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the acquisition of EmiTherm Sdn Bhd, a provider of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and... Read More

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Pax Joins Megger Group to Expand Transformer Test Product Line

November 10, 2008

Dalls, TX - Megger Group has announced that it is to acquire Pax Diagnostics of Sweden. Pax transformer testing and insulation diagnostics products will be a strong addition to the Megger range of test instruments for the power industry. The Pax IDAX range of Dielectric Frequency Response Analyzers are designed for... Read More

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Precision Castparts Corp. Enhances Aerospace Fastener Capabilities with Acquisition of Fatigue Technology

November 10, 2008

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 6, 2008 - Precision Castparts Corp. has agreed to acquire Fatigue Technology, Inc. (FTI), headquartered in Seattle, Washington. In 1969, FTI pioneered the cold expansion process, which extends fatigue life in both metal and composite airframe fastener holes. The cold expansion process involves... Read More

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Parker Acquires Manufacturer of Water Filtration and Reverse Osmosis Equipment

November 10, 2008

CLEVELAND, Nov. 3 -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technology, announced today that it has acquired Aqua Pro, Inc. a manufacturer of reverse osmosis ("RO") filtration systems for military, commercial and pleasure marine applications. Aqua Pro sales for fiscal 2008... Read More

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Restructures U.S. Container Operations Network; Divests North America Steel Pail Business

November 10, 2008

DELAWARE, Ohio (Oct. 31, 2008) - Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B) announced today that it has completed four transactions in its North America packaging business. The company is exiting three box plants. The assets of its Toledo, Ohio, plant are being sold to Welch Packaging, and the sheet plant business and assets... Read More

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Parker Acquires Medical Gas Delivery Product Line, Expanding Its Dental Equipment Offering

November 10, 2008

CLEVELAND, Nov. 4 -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technology, today announced that it has completed the purchase of Matrx nitrous oxide delivery systems from the Midmark Corporation. The new line will allow Parker to expand its geographic market space for dental... Read More

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Petroleum Elastomers Joins Simrit Oil and Gas

November 10, 2008

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 4 - Simrit Oil & Gas, LLC (Simrit), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership (Freudenberg-NOK), announced the acquisition of the assets of Petroleum Elastomers of Houston, a manufacturer of specialized custom sealing components for the oil and gas industry. Terms of the... Read More

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The Swatch Group Ltd. and SMARTRAC N.V. Agree on the Sale and Purchase of Sokymat Automotive GmbH

November 7, 2008

The Swatch Group Ltd., in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, and SMARTRAC N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands (stock abbreviation SM7), signed a contract today regarding the acquisition by SMARTRAC of 75 percent of Sokymat Automotive GmbH, a company of The Swatch Group Ltd. Manfred Rietzler, Chief Technical Officer of SMARTRAC... Read More

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Datalogic Announces the Acquisition of Datasensor S.p.A., A Company Active in the Sector of Photoelectric Sensors and Devices.

November 7, 2008

Bologna, 3rd October - Datalogic SpA - a company listed in the Star segment of the Milan Stock Exchange and a leader in the market for barcode readers, data collection mobile computers and RFID (radio frequency identification) systems - approved today the acquisition of DATASENSOR SpA (a company 100% owned by Hydra... Read More