Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Airgas Acquires A&N Plant; Will Integrate with North American-based Red-D-Arc

May 5, 2008

RADNOR, PA - April 7 , 2008 -- Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced it has acquired A&N Plant, a European-based supplier of new and reconditioned rotating, positioning, and welding equipment for sale and rent. The business generated approximately $20 million in revenues for the year ended June 30, 2007. The... Read More

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Rockwell Automation to Acquire Incuity Software

May 5, 2008

MILWAUKEE (April 22, 2008) - Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Incuity Software, Inc., a privately held company that is a leading supplier of Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) software. Incuity's software provides... Read More

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MTS Signs Agreement to Acquire SANS Group

May 2, 2008

Accelerates Expansion in China EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 29 - MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of SANS Group (SANS), a leading provider of material testing solutions in China. The acquisition helps to accelerate MTS' strategy to grow... Read More

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Superior Plant Services Purchased by Actuant

May 2, 2008

We are pleased to announce that Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) has completed the purchase of Superior Plant Services L.L.C. in a deal worth $57 million. Actuant Corporation is a $1.5 billion diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are market leaders in... Read More

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Honeywell Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Metrologic Instruments, Innovator of Scanner Technology

May 1, 2008

Extends Presence in High-Growth Data Capture and Collection Industry Builds on Acquisition of Hand Held Products MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 28 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Metrologic Instruments, Inc., a leading manufacturer of data capture and collection hardware and... Read More

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Kurz-Kasch Acquires Macon Electric Coil, Inc.

May 1, 2008

DAYTON, Ohio - January 31, 2008 - Kurz-Kasch, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of electromagnetic products, solenoids and composite components, announced today that it has acquired Macon Electric Coil, Inc. ("Macon"), a leading manufacturer of custom electric coils and solenoids for the... Read More

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Federal Signal Completes Sale of Its Tool Group

April 25, 2008

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 21 -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS), a leader in advancing security and well-being, announced today that it completed the sale of its tool group to Connell Limited Partnership. The businesses sold include Dayton Progress Corporation and its subsidiary, PCS Company. "The sale of these... Read More

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Paul Mueller Company Signs Agreement to Acquire Licensee

April 23, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 10, 2008 -- On April 10, 2008, Paul Mueller Company (Mueller) (Pink Sheets:MUEL) executed a definitive Share Purchase Agreement with Rollbas B.V. to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Paltrok Beheer B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollbas. Paltrok has been the European licensee of... Read More

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Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. Considers Unsolicited Acquisition Proposals

April 23, 2008

The Company Continues Its May 1, 2008 Schedule for Special Meeting of Stockholders to Vote On Proposed Acquisition by Platinum Equity ATLANTA, April 7, 2008-- Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. ("IDG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:IDGR), a leading nationwide supplier of maintenance, repair, operating and... Read More

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Dover Announces the Acquisition of Neptune Chemical Pump Company

April 23, 2008

Lansdale, PA, April 15, 2008 - Dover Corporation (DOV: NYSE) announced on Friday, April 11, 2008, its acquisition of Neptune Chemical Pump Company. Neptune is now part of Dover's newly-formed Pump Solutions Group ("PSG") within the Fluid Management segment. Terms of the transaction were not released. Neptune... Read More

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Carpenter Expands Powder Capabilities with Acquisition of UltraFine Powder Technology, Inc.

April 21, 2008

BRIDGEVILLE, PA (April 4, 2008) -- Carpenter Technology Corporation recently announced its Carpenter Powder Products subsidiary has acquired UltraFine Powder Technology, Inc., a private company. UltraFine Powder, which operates a single facility in Woonsocket, R.I., is a leader in the manufacture and sale of... Read More

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Eriez® Acquires Complete Ownership of Eriez MBE India Limited (EMIL)

April 21, 2008

Erie, Pa-- Eriez® announces that the company is now the sole owner of Eriez MBE India Limited (EMIL). Previously, Eriez held 60 percent of EMIL's shares and McNally Bharat Engineering, India owned the remaining 40 percent. After a mutual agreement, Eriez transferred land to McNally Bharat Engineering in exchange... Read More

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B&B Electronics Acquired By Graham Partners

April 18, 2008

Ottawa, April 8, 2008 - B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Ottawa, IL, has been acquired by Graham Partners. B&B Electronics designs, manufactures and directly markets communication products to the US and European industrial markets and has been doing so for the past 27 years. The Company's... Read More

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C.R. Laurence Continues Acquisition Strategy with Sommer & Maca Purchase

April 18, 2008

Officials from C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, a supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries, announced March 25 the purchase of Sommer & Maca Industries, Cicero, Ill. Donald E. Friese, CRL's chairman and CEO, calls the deal a "perfect fit" and says it will help better... Read More

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Stanley® Vidmar® Expands into Healthcare Storage Market With InnerSpace Corporation Acquisition

April 17, 2008

Acquisition positions Allentown company for further growth in healthcare market Allentown, Pa. (July 31, 2007) - The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK), parent company of Stanley® Vidmar®, an Allentown-based manufacturer of premium custom storage systems for use in a wide range of industries, today announced the acquisition... Read More

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Parker Acquires Vansco Electronics; Expands Global Ability to Integrate Hydraulics with Electronics to Provide Total Systems Solutions

April 15, 2008

CLEVELAND, April 7, 2008 / -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has acquired Vansco Electronics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of electronic controls, displays and terminals, communication and operator interfaces, and... Read More

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Varian, Inc. Acquires Oxford Diffraction, Ltd.

April 11, 2008

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 7, 2008 - Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI) announced today that it has acquired Oxford Diffraction, Ltd., a privately owned company based in Abingdon, U.K. Oxford Diffraction is a leader in x-ray crystallography, an analytical technique used by scientists in pharmaceutical research and other... Read More

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Morgan Technical Ceramics Acquires Certech and Carpenter Advanced Ceramics in £73 Million Deal

April 11, 2008

Morgan Technical Ceramics' parent company, The Morgan Crucible Company plc, has acquired Certech and Carpenter Advanced Ceramics from US firm Carpenter Technology Corporation. The businesses have been acquired on a cash and debt free basis for a cash consideration of around US$145million (c. £73 million) and the... Read More

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Honeywell Moves into Large, Growing Personal Protective Equipment Segment; Expands Life Safety Business

April 11, 2008

Honeywell Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Norcross Safety Products, Innovator of Highly Engineered and Patented Personal Protective Gear MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 4, 2008 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Norcross Safety Products L.L.C., a leading manufacturer of... Read More

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Federal Signal Corporation Announces Sale of Tool Group

April 11, 2008

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 4, 2008 - Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest Dayton Progress Corporation and its subsidiaries to Connell Limited Partnership. Dayton Progress will be operated as an independent subsidiary of Connell. Dayton... Read More