Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Boston Scientific Completes Sale of Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery Businesses

January 10, 2008

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 7 -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) today announced that it has completed the sale of its Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery businesses to the Getinge Group of Sweden for $750 million in cash. The sale follows the definitive agreement announced on November 5, 2007. The Company... Read More

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Recloseable Plastic Bag Leaders Merge in 2008

January 10, 2008

Customer focus is at the heart of Minigrip consolidation effort. Seguin, TX - December 31, 2007 - On January 1, 2008, following a year of study that focused on customer needs, market offerings and resource allocation, Minigrip Industrial Packaging will consolidate the BagCo organization into the Minigrip brand... Read More

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Gibbs Merges into Cimatron

January 10, 2008

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, and MOORPARK, California, January 2/ -- Following the Merger: o Cimatron will strengthen its position as a leading international CAD/CAM Software Company with a broader product range and stronger global presence o Combined company's annual revenues are expected to exceed $40M, moving Cimatron... Read More

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Kontron AG Intends to Acquire Thales Computers SA

January 10, 2008

Eching near Munich, December 21, 2007. Kontron AG, one of the leading suppliers of embedded computer systems, is currently discussing with Thales and has made an offer to acquire the French Thales Computers SA. This company is 100% owned by the Thales Group. The considered acquisition would be subject to contract... Read More

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II-VI Incorporated Acquires Majority Interest in HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH

January 10, 2008

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3 / -- II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI) announced today it has completed its acquisition of a 74.9% equity interest in HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH (HIGHYAG) in exchange for cash as previously announced in a press release dated October 2, 2007. Financial terms of the transaction were not... Read More

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Tyco International Announces Acquisition of Trident Tek, Inc. to Strengthen Its American Dynamics(TM) Portfolio

January 9, 2008

Video leader to offer one of industry's most intuitive network video management systems PEMBROKE, Bermuda - November 13, 2007 - Tyco International (NYSE: TYC; BSX: TYC) today announced the acquisition of assets of Trident Tek, Inc., a leading developer of video surveillance solutions to strengthen its American... Read More

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Jacobs Strengthens Engineering Capabilities by Acquiring Rintekno in Finland

January 9, 2008

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 4 -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that Neste Jacobs Oy of Kilpilahti, Finland, in which it holds a 40 percent interest, has acquired Rintekno, a local engineering company based in Espoo. Once authority approvals are complete, the acquisition will make Neste Jacobs... Read More

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Ball Corporation Announces Sale of Australia-Based Ball Solutions Group Pty Ltd.

January 9, 2008

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 2 -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) announced today the sale of Ball Solutions Group Pty Ltd., to QinetiQ Pty Ltd. Ball Solutions Group Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., is based in Canberra, Australia, and provides services primarily to the Australian Department of... Read More

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PolyOne Completes Acquisition of GLS Corporation

January 9, 2008

Acquisition advances specialization strategy CLEVELAND, Jan. 2 - PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced today it has completed its previously announced acquisition of GLS Corporation, the leading North American provider of... Read More

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Amano McGann, Inc. Expands in Florida with Parking Industry Leader Sam Vennero

January 9, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - October 24, 2007 - Amano McGann, Inc., a subsidiary of Amano USA Holdings, Inc., today announced the purchase of the Commercial Parking Access and Revenue Control Business of Access Control Technologies (ACT) Orlando, Florida. ACT is in business since 1958 and successfully represented the Amano... Read More

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Measurement Specialties Announces Acquisition of Intersema Sensoric SA

January 9, 2008

Extends pressure sensor line and expands global footprint HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 2 -- Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEAS), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, announced the acquisition of Intersema Sensoric SA (http://www.intersema.com/). Located in Bevaix, Switzerland... Read More

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STAAR Surgical Completes Purchase of Canon's Interest in Japanese Joint Venture

January 8, 2008

Transaction Boosts Presence in Expanding Asian Surgical Market MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 2 - STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that it has completed the purchase of the interests of all other shareholders in... Read More

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Smart Move, Inc. Announces Signed Letter of Intent to Acquire Star Relocation Network Alliance, Inc. Business

January 8, 2008

Company Believes the Acquisition will Significantly Enhance Smart Move's Participation in Relocation Industry Programs and Leverage Synergies with Major Van Line Carriers. DENVER, Jan. 2 - Smart Move, Inc., (AMEX:MVE) a Denver based asset logistics manager today announced that it had entered into a letter of... Read More

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Rio Tinto Alcan Reaches Agreement to Sell the Majority of Its European Service Centres Business to Amari Metals

January 8, 2008

Rio Tinto Alcan, Nov. 8 - Rio Tinto Alcan announced today that it had received an irrevocable offer for a substantial majority of its European Service Centres distribution business from Amari Metals. Amari Metals is a private US-based company with a significant metals distribution business in Europe. Rio Tinto... Read More

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Rio Tinto Alcan Sells Automotive Die-Casting Activity in Slovenia

January 8, 2008

Rio Tinto Alcan, Nov. 5 - Rio Tinto Alcan announced today that it has sold its share in two aluminium die-casting operations in Slovenia: wholly-owned Alcan Koper d.o.o., and Alcan Tomos d.o.o., of which Rio Tinto Alcan owned 67 percent. The Alcan Tomos facility produces aluminium die-castings for the European... Read More

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SPX Corporation Completes Acquisition of APV

January 8, 2008

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 31 - SPX Corporation (NYSE:SPW) today announced that it completed the acquisition of APV, a global manufacturer of process equipment and engineered solutions primarily for the sanitary market. "The acquisition of APV greatly enhances our process equipment operations serving key markets around... Read More

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Softchoice Completes Acquisition of Optimus Solutions

January 8, 2008

TORONTO, Jan. 3 - Yesterday Softchoice Corp. (TSX: SO) announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Optimus Solutions, a comprehensive IT products and solutions company focused on helping U.S. enterprise and mid-market clients plan, build and maintain their information technology infrastructure... Read More

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SVTC Joins Forces with SEMATECH Foundry ATDF

January 8, 2008

ATDF and SVTC Technologies today announced a merger that could change the landscape for semiconductor and nanotechnology development by expanding secure, cost-effective access to advanced process tools and capabilities for a wide range of technology companies. Austin-based ATDF is the research and development (R&D... Read More

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Dow Polyurethanes Continues Growth in Asia Pacific

January 8, 2008

Dow to Acquire Remaining Joint Venture Shares of Pacific Plastics (Thailand) Ltd. Midland, MI - November 13, 2007 Dow Polyurethanes, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), announced today that Dow will acquire the remaining shares of Pacific Plastics (Thailand) Limited (PPTL). A joint venture between... Read More

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Dow Completes Divestiture of ETHAFOAM(TM) Business

January 8, 2008

Midland, MI - November 16, 2007 The Dow Chemical Company announced today that it has completed the sale of its ETHAFOAM(TM) performance foam business to Sealed Air Corporation. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. "As a leading global innovator and manufacturer of packaging and... Read More