Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

MeadWestvaco Specialty Chemicals to Expand Performance Chemicals Business

February 20, 2008

Company to Acquire Pine Chemicals Product Lines from Eastman Chemical Company CHARLESTON, SC, February 15, 2008 - MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) Specialty Chemicals Division today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Eastman Chemical Company's (NYSE: EMN) pine chemicals product lines... Read More

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ProQuest Acquires WebFeat

February 20, 2008

Merger with Serials Solutions is planned ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 14 / -- ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has acquired WebFeat, acclaimed pioneer of federated search, a technology that enables simultaneous search of all an organization's databases, dramatically increasing research productivity... Read More

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Ikanos Communications Completes Purchase of Centillium's DSL Technology and Assets

February 20, 2008

Updated Guidance Provided & Conference Call Details Included FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 13 -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, today announced that it has completed the purchase of Centillium's DSL technology and assets in an all-cash... Read More

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JDSU Completes Acquisition of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc.

February 20, 2008

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 13 -- JDSU today announced that it has completed the acquisition of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: ABHH) ("ABNH"), a market leader in the origination, production and marketing of holograms for security applications and the leading supplier of optical security devices... Read More

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Boston Scientific Completes Sale of Fluid Management and Venous Access Businesses to Avista Capital Partners

February 19, 2008

NATICK, Mass., Feb. 14 -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) today announced that it has completed the sale of its Fluid Management and Venous Access businesses to Avista Capital Partners for $425 million in cash. The sale follows the definitive agreement announced on December 13, 2007. The Company expects... Read More

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Autodesk Expands Sustainable Design Product Portfolio

February 19, 2008

Acquisitions of Analysis Technologies from Green Building Studio and Carmel Software Will Help Architects and Engineers Leverage Power of Building Information Modeling to Design More Efficient Buildings SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 12 -- Autodesk, Inc.(NASDAQ: ADSK) is expanding its portfolio of software solutions to... Read More

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Inverness Medical Innovations Completes Acquisition of BBI Holdings Plc

February 19, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 13 -- Inverness Medical Innovations (AMEX:IMA) today announced that its previously announced acquisition of BBI Holdings Plc was successfully completed on February 12, 2008. BBI, located in the United Kingdom, specializes in the development and manufacture of non-invasive lateral flow tests and... Read More

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Wi-Tron, Inc. Enters into a Non-Binding Letter of Intent with Cellvine Ltd. with Respect to a Potential Merger

February 19, 2008

RARITAN, N.J., Feb. 12 / -- Wi-Tron, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: WTRO) , a manufacturer of power amplifiers, today announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Cellvine Ltd., a private Israeli corporation that develops and markets coverage and capacity solutions for the wireless telecommunications... Read More

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Aker Kvaerner Acquires Engineering Company and Sells Off Shares in Russian Yard

February 19, 2008

13 February 2008 - Aker Kvaerner has entered into an agreement which gives full ownership of Finnish RR Offshore and ends the co-operation between Aker Kvaerner and it's former Russian partner ST Holdings. As part of the agreement, Aker Kvaerner sells its shares in the Astrakhan Korabel yard to ST Holding. The... Read More

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ACS Acquires sds business services GmbH to Strengthen European and Global IT Presence

February 19, 2008

DALLAS, Feb. 14 -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE:ACS) today announced an agreement to acquire sds business services GmbH, a Germany-based provider of data center, infrastructure services, and application-related solutions from Waterland Private Equity Investments (Waterland). The acquisition is expected... Read More

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Aker Kvaerner Acquires 3D Drilling Simulation and Visualisation Company

February 19, 2008

14 February 2008 - Aker Kvaerner has acquired a majority shareholding in the Norwegian company First Interactive AS. The agreement includes an option to buy the remaining shares. "Aker Kvaerner is recognised for its development of innovative deepwater drilling technologies, satisfying the industry's requirements... Read More

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Navitar Expands Lens Design & Rapid Prototype Capabilities with Purchase of Special Optics

February 18, 2008

Rochester, New York - February 1, 2008 - Navitar, a global leader in the design, manufacturer and distribution of precision optics and opto-mechanical assemblies for the machine vision and digital projection industries announced today the acquisition of Special Optics, a privately owned manufacturer of optical... Read More

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Gerdau Ameristeel Announces Agreement to Acquire Century Steel

February 18, 2008

TAMPA, FL, Feb. 12 /-- Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (NYSE: GNA; TSX: GNA) announced today that Pacific Coast Steel (PCS), a majority owned Gerdau Ameristeel joint venture, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the assets of Century Steel, Inc. (CSI), a reinforcing and structural steel contractor... Read More

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Nstein Technologies Acquires Picdar, Dominant Provider of Picture and Digital Asset Management in UK

February 18, 2008

Nstein's momentum continues - the Company consolidates its position in UK and Europe as a leader of online publishing solutions MONTREAL, Canada and ST ALBANS, UK, Feb. 13 --Highlights o Complementary solutions - clients of both companies now have access to a full suite of solutions for integrated online and... Read More

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Omnicom Acquires Interest in Shift

February 18, 2008

TOKYO, Feb. 12 -- Omnicom Group Inc. ("Omnicom") (NYSE:OMC), the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired a majority interest in Shift, a major digital consultancy in New Zealand. Arguably New Zealand's preeminent design studio specializing in web-based communications and multimedia... Read More

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NVIDIA Completes Acquisition of AGEIA Technologies

February 18, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 13 -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in gaming physics technology. AGEIA's PhysX® software is widely adopted with more... Read More

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Novell Drives Open Collaboration with SiteScape Acquisition

February 18, 2008

Merger will create interoperable, open source and open standards-based workspaces for team productivity WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 13 -- Novell today announced it has acquired SiteScape, a leader in open source team collaboration, extending Novell's leadership in, and commitment to, innovative and open collaboration... Read More

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Pope & Talbot Announces Agreements to Sell Fort St. James and Midway Sawmills

February 15, 2008

Agreements subject to approval by US Bankruptcy Court and Canadian Court. PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 12 -- Pope & Talbot, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PTBT) today announced that it has agreed to sell its Fort St. James and Midway sawmills. The Sinar Mas Group has agreed to purchase the Fort St. James Sawmill for approximately $6... Read More

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Microsoft Responds to Yahoo! Announcement

February 15, 2008

Reiterates Full and Fair Proposal for Microsoft-Yahoo! Combination REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 11 -- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) that its Board of Directors has rejected Microsoft's previously announced proposal to acquire... Read More

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FTI Consulting Acquires Rubino & McGeehin Consulting Group

February 15, 2008

Acquisition Extends FTI's Construction Industry and Government Contracts Solutions BALTIMORE, Feb. 12 - FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, announced today that it has acquired Rubino & McGeehin Consulting... Read More