Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Equinix Expands Operations to the Netherlands with Acquisition of Network-Neutral Data Center Provider Virtu

February 7, 2008

Customer Demand Fuels Expansion of European Operations Foster City, CA - February 6, 2008 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that it has expanded the company's global data center operations with the acquisition of... Read More

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Praxair Acquires Packaged Gases Business

February 7, 2008

DANBURY, Conn., February 4, 2008 - Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), has acquired Kirk Welding Supply, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquired company had sales of $28 million in 2007. Through 10 locations in eastern... Read More

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CBIZ Acquires Major Provider of Innkeepers' Insurance

February 7, 2008

CLEVELAND, Feb. 5 - CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ) today announced that effective February 1, 2008, it has acquired substantially all the assets of NAIS, Inc., which provides innkeepers insurance programs marketed through James Wolf Insurance and Old Line Insurance. NAIS, Inc., located in Frederick, MD, is one of the... Read More

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ChoicePoint® Acquires Optimal Decision Group (ODG) to Enhance Insurance Analytics Capabilities

February 7, 2008

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Feb. 5 - ChoicePoint (NYSE:CPS) today announced it is acquiring Optimal Decision Group, a firm that develops and deploys advanced analytics and software to the insurance industry. The purchase of ODG will create additional value for clients by integrating ODG's pricing optimization into... Read More

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Compuware Covisint Extends Commitment to Healthcare Industry with Acquisition of Hilgraeve, Inc.

February 7, 2008

Combined Offering Positions Covisint as a Leader in Physician Connectivity DETROIT, Feb. 5 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) today announced that it has acquired privately held Hilgraeve, Inc. of Monroe, Mich. This acquisition makes Compuware Covisint the world's largest on-demand collaboration platform for... Read More

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Valmont Acquires 70% of West Coast Engineering Group

February 7, 2008

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 6 - Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI), a leading global manufacturer of engineered support structures for infrastructure, mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, and a provider of coating services and tubular products, announced today that it has acquired a 70% interest in West Coast... Read More

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Noble Systems® Announces Acquisition of AMCAT(TM)

February 7, 2008

Atlanta, GA - November 7, 2007: Noble Systems Corporation, a global leader in innovative contact center technology solutions, announced today that it has acquired AMCAT(TM), AMCAT UK LTD, and AMCAT Germany GmbH. Noble Systems and AMCAT are significant providers in the contact center technology space all across the... Read More

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BOS Announces the Signing of a Definitive Agreement for the Acquisition of Assets of Dimex Systems Ltd.

February 7, 2008

RISHON LEZION, Israel, January 30/ -- B.O.S. Better Online Solutions Ltd. ("BOS" or the "Company")(NASDAQ: BOSC)(TASE: BOSC), a leading provider of enterprise software and RFID solutions, announced today that it entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of assets and activities of Dimex Systems Ltd... Read More

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Microsoft Proposes Acquisition of Yahoo! for $31 Per Share

February 7, 2008

Transaction valued at approximately $44.6 billion in cash and stock; Provides 62 percent premium to current trading price for Yahoo! shareholders; Combined entity to create a more competitive company while providing superior value to shareholders and better choice and innovation for customers and partners... Read More

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ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of CPU Voltage and PC Thermal Monitoring Business from Analog Devices, Inc.

February 7, 2008

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Jan. 2, 2008 - ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ONNN) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of the voltage regulation and thermal monitoring products for computing applications from Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI). On Nov. 8, 2007, ON Semiconductor announced that it signed a... Read More

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Caterpillar Completes Acquisition of Shandong SEM Machinery Co., Ltd.

February 5, 2008

Caterpillar will continue investing in employee development, product improvements and customer support programs at SEM QINGZHOU CITY, China, Jan. 31 -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has received final regulatory approval and completed the purchase of the remaining shares of Shandong SEM Machinery (SEM), a leading... Read More

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Automated Logic Corp. Establishes Branch Operations in Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Florida and Alabama

February 5, 2008

KENNESAW, Ga., Feb. 1 / -- Automated Logic Corp (ALC) has acquired the business of ALC Controls, Inc. (ALCC), an independent controls contractor with branch offices in Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Central Florida, and Central Alabama. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established in 1991, ALCC designs... Read More

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Sunburst EMS Announces Strategic Acquisition of New England Wire Assemblies

February 5, 2008

West Bridgewater Massachusetts, USA - Sunburst EMS announces the strategic acquisition of Salem, Mass. - based New England Wire Assemblies ('NEWire') on Friday, February 1, 2008. New England Wire Assemblies was founded in 1983 and specializes in the production of custom wire harnesses and cable assemblies. In... Read More

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DuPont Acquires Chemtura Fluorine Chemicals Business

February 5, 2008

Expands Specialty Businesses, Advances Development Strategy for More Sustainable Products WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 1 -- DuPont (NYSE:DD) today announced that it has completed its purchase of Chemtura Corporation's fluorine chemicals business. The move is part of DuPont's strategy to expand its fluorochemicals... Read More

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Siemens to Acquire Heat-Recovery Steam Generator-Business of Balcke Dürr Austria

February 5, 2008

Erlangen, 2007-Dec-07 Siemens Power Generation (PG) has reached an agreement with Balcke-Durr GmbH Deutschland on the acquisition of the heat-recovery steam generator-business of Vienna-based Balcke Durr Austria GmbH. With this acquisition Siemens PG will add heat-recovery steam generators for combined cycle power... Read More

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March Networks Announces Offer to Acquire Cieffe S.p.A.

February 4, 2008

Company Will Expand European Footprint with Acquisition of Award-Winning IP Video Surveillance Solutions Developer OTTAWA, Jan. 30 -- March Networks(TM) (TSX:MN; AIM:MNW), a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement... Read More

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TAM Share Buy-Back Program

February 4, 2008

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Jan. 30 / -- TAM (Bovespa: TAMM4 and NYSE: TAM) reports that, at a meeting conducted today, its Board of Directors approved the acquisition of preferred shares issued by the Company to be held in treasury and subsequently cancelled or transferred, without reducing the company's capital stock. The... Read More

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SWsoft Acquires WebHost Automation Ltd., Maker of Helm Control Panel

February 4, 2008

HERNDON, Va., December 20, 2007 - SWsoft today announced it has acquired WebHost Automation Ltd., maker of the Helm control panel and billing software for Windows with nearly 1.5 million end users worldwide. WebHost Automation is based in Bristol, U.K. The acquisition adds more Windows platform expertise to SWsoft... Read More

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ICE Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire YellowJacket

February 4, 2008

Leading Provider of Peer-to-Peer Communications, Price Transparency and OTC Trade Network ATLANTA, Jan. 31 / -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire YellowJacket Software, Inc... Read More

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TriMas Subsidiary Cequent Acquires Australian Parkside Towbars

February 4, 2008

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Jan. 31 -- TriMas Corporation (NYSE:TRS) - a diversified growth company of high-end, specialty niche businesses - today announced that its Cequent group acquired Parkside Towbars, located in Western Australia. With annual revenues of approximately $5 million, Parkside Towbars adds to... Read More