Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Dell to Complete Acquisition of Dell Financial Services

January 29, 2008

Round Rock, Texas, December 20, 2007 Dell has exercised its option to purchase CIT's 30 percent interest in Dell Financial Services (DFS) and plans to complete the purchase by the end of calendar year 2007, making it the sole owner of the financial services company. Dell currently owns 70 percent of DFS, which... Read More

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Morgan Crucible Company Agrees to Acquire Carpenter Technology Corporation's Technical Ceramics Business for $147 Million

January 29, 2008

Morgan Crucible, parent company to Morgan Technical Ceramics, has agreed to acquire two technical ceramics businesses, Certech and Carpenter Advanced Ceramics, from Carpenter Technology Corporation. These businesses will be acquired on a cash and debt free basis for a cash consideration of $147 million. Certech is... Read More

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Dell Plans to Acquire EqualLogic

January 29, 2008

Catalyst for Simplifying and Virtualizing IT with Partners Globally November 5, 2007 Round Rock, Texas, and NASHUA, N.H. Dell has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EqualLogic, a leading provider of high-performance iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions uniquely optimized for virtualization. The... Read More

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IBM to Acquire Solid Information Technology to Broaden Information on Demand Portfolio

January 29, 2008

HELSINKI, FINLAND and ARMONK, NY - 21 Dec 2007: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Solid Information Technology, a privately held company based in Cupertino, California, and Helsinki, Finland, that provides in-memory database software. Financial details were not disclosed... Read More

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Flextronics Completes Acquisition of Avail

January 29, 2008

SINGAPORE, Jan. 28 -- Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Avail Medical Products Inc., a privately-held, market leader in manufacturing disposable medical devices. As a division of the Flextronics Medical segment, Avail will continue to operate as a... Read More

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The Halifax Group Partners with North American Video

January 28, 2008

NAV To Pursue New Global Growth Opportunities in the Security Integration Industry BRICK, N.J., Jan. 24 / -- The Halifax Group ("Halifax") today announced the acquisition of North American Video ("NAV"), a worldwide leader in the implementation of integrated video surveillance and security systems. Cynthia... Read More

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Autodesk Announces Intent to Acquire Robobat

January 28, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 15 -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced its intent to acquire Robobat, a privately held company based in Grenoble, France that specializes in analysis, design, and steel and concrete detailing software for the structural engineering industry for approximately $42.5 million in... Read More

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Nature Vision Acquires Castaic Softbaits

January 28, 2008

BRAINERD, Minn., Jan. 23 / -- Outdoor technologies firm Nature Vision, Inc. (NASDAQ:NRVN) announced today purchase of Castaic Softbaits. Throughout the fishing tackle industry, Castaic remains the recognized inventor of the swimbait category, currently the hottest lures for big bass in North America. Recognized by... Read More

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Oil Refineries Subsidiary Carmel Olefins Acquires 49% of Netherland-Based Domo Polypropylene

January 28, 2008

HAIFA, Israel, January 24/ -- Oil Refineries Ltd. (the "Company" or "ORL"), Israel's largest oil refiner, announced today that a wholly owned foreign subsidiary of Carmel Olefins Ltd. (a private company in which ORL holds 50%, hereinafter: "COL") signed an agreement to acquire 49% of the outstanding share capital of... Read More

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Trimble Acquires Geo-3D Inc. to Provide Transportation Infrastructure Inventory Solutions

January 28, 2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 24 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today it has acquired privately-held Geo-3D Inc. of Montreal, Canada in an all-cash transaction. Geo-3D is a leader in roadside infrastructure asset inventory solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition of Geo-3D extends Trimble's... Read More

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Dell Completes Acquisition of ASAP Software

January 28, 2008

Dell, ASAP Software to Simplify IT for Customers with Total Software Solutions Round Rock, Texas and Buffalo Grove, Ill. Dell announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ASAP Software, a leading software solutions and licensing services provider and a former subsidiary of Corporate Express. The... Read More

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Dell Completes Acquisition of Everdream

January 28, 2008

Advances Dell's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for remote-service management Round Rock, Texas, December 20, 2007 Dell today completed the acquisition of privately-held Everdream Corp., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for remote-service management. The purchase price and terms... Read More

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STMicroelectronics Completes Acquisition of Genesis Microchip

January 28, 2008

Acquisition strengthens STMicroelectronics' position as a semiconductor technology leader in the consumer electronics market GENEVA, Jan. 25 / -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) today announced that it has performed all necessary steps to complete its acquisition of Genesis Microchip Inc. and has therefore concluded... Read More

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Cognos Completes Acquisition of Applix

January 28, 2008

Acquisition of Leading Analytics Company Gives Cognos Broad Solution Coverage for Financial Performance Management OTTAWA, ON and BURLINGTON, MA, Oct. 25, 2007 - Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN) (TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced it has completed the... Read More

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IBM to Acquire Arsenal Digital Solutions

January 28, 2008

Combination to Provide Clients a Complete Range of Information Protection Solutions ARMONK, NY - 06 Dec 2007: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Arsenal Digital Solutions, a privately held company based in Cary, North Carolina. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is... Read More

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Owens Corning Reaches Definitive Agreement to Sell Composite Manufacturing Plants in Belgium and Norway

January 25, 2008

Sale Will Complete the European Regulatory Remedies Associated with the Company's Acquisition of Saint-Gobain's Reinforcements and Composite Fabrics Businesses TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 24 / -- Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell two composite manufacturing plants to... Read More

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Ford, ACH and Neapco Drivelines Sign Final Agreements for Sale of Automotive Components Holdings' Driveshaft Business

January 25, 2008

o Ford Motor Company, Automotive Components Holdings (ACH) and Neapco Drivelines have signed definitive agreements for the sale of ACH's driveshaft business. o This sale will be the third for ACH operations and it demonstrates progress in Ford's strategy to reduce material costs over time by selling or idling ACH... Read More

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Software AG to Acquire the Application Modernization Business of Jacada for $26 Million Cash

January 25, 2008

o This asset deal strengthens Software AG's leadership position in the Application Modernization market o Jacada's Application Modernization products generate circa $12 revenue million annually, predominantly in the US o The acquisition will be earnings accretive in 2008 o Over 200 Jacada enterprise customers... Read More

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HP Targets High-Growth Document Automation Market with Acquisition of Exstream Software

January 25, 2008

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2008 - HP today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Exstream Software, LLC, a privately-held leading provider of enterprise software that streamlines the creation and delivery of personalized documents and other communications materials. Exstream is a... Read More

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Trimble Acquires HHK Datentechnik GmbH in Germany to Localize Software Applications for the European Survey and Data Collection Markets

January 25, 2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has acquired privately-held HHK Datentechnik GmbH of Braunschweig, Germany, a provider of customized office and field software solutions for the cadastral survey market in Germany. Financial terms were not disclosed. The addition of HHK... Read More