Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

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

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FTI Consulting, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Strategic Discovery, Inc.

February 15, 2008

Acquisition greatly expands FTI Technology segment's West Coast platform, creates a bridge to the Asian market and increases its presence within the corporate client base NEW YORK, Feb. 12 - FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance... Read More

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AZEK Building Products Acquires Composatron Railings

February 14, 2008

SCRANTON, Pa., Feb. 11 -- AZEK Building Products, Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Composatron Manufacturing of Toronto, Canada. Composatron manufactures residential railing systems under the Premier and Trademark brands. "These railings have set a new standard of quality and... Read More

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Elmer's Acquires James Galt & Co. Ltd.

February 14, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 12 -- Elmer's Products, Inc., an industry leader in adhesives, arts and crafts, office, and educational products, announced today the completion of its acquisition of James Galt & Co. Ltd., an international children's arts and crafts and activity products company based in Cheshire... Read More

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Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Danger Inc., Strengthens Mobile Consumer Vision

February 14, 2008

Acquisition of popular software and mobile services company will enhance Microsoft's ability to broadly deliver compelling mobile experiences. REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 11 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Danger Inc., the company responsible for the software and services... Read More

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Cooper Announces the Acquisition of MTL Instruments Group plc

February 14, 2008

Manufactures and sells electronic instrumentation and protection equipment for use in harsh and hazardous environments HOUSTON, February 11, 2008 -- Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE:CBE) today announced that its subsidiary, Cooper Controls (U.K.) Limited, has acquired more than 98 percent of the outstanding shares of... Read More

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Atempo Acquires E-Mail Archiving Technology Company; Further Expands Leadership in Data Protection and Archiving

February 14, 2008

Company to Integrate Lighthouse Global Technologies' E-Trail Digital Archive Solution with Atempo Archive Server Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 12, 2008 - Atempo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today announced the acquisition of Lighthouse Global Technologies, Inc... Read More