Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

AAR Completes Acquisition of Summa Technology, Inc.

December 7, 2007

WOOD DALE, Ill., Dec. 3 -- AAR CORP. (NYSE:AIR) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Summa Technology, Inc., ("Summa"), a leading provider of high-end sub-systems and precision machining, fabrication, welding and engineering services. The acquisition of Summa builds upon AAR's wide range of... Read More

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Parker Hannifin Acquires Texas Thermowell Business of Bravura Ltd Broadening Range of Instrumentation Growth Opportunities

December 7, 2007

CLEVELAND, Dec. 3 / -- Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH), the world leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has acquired the Texas Thermowell Industries business of Bravura, Ltd., a leader in temperature sensing protection equipment. Parker purchased the Texas Thermowell business for an... Read More

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Metastorm Acquires Spotlight Data

December 7, 2007

Global Enterprise Software Vendor Extends EA, BPA, and BPM Capabilities with New Process Discovery Tool BALTIMORE, MD - December 4, 2007 - Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for aligning strategy with... Read More

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Neogen Acquires Assets of Rivard Instruments

December 7, 2007

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 4 / -- Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Rivard Instruments, Inc., of Winnipeg, Canada. Rivard Instruments and Neogen's subsidiary, Ideal Instruments, Inc., are both manufacturers of detectable veterinary hypodermic needles. The acquisition... Read More

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ESCO Announces Closing of Doble Acquisition

December 7, 2007

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3 -- ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) today announced that it has completed its $319 million acquisition of Doble Engineering Company. Doble, headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, is a worldwide leader in providing high-end, diagnostic test solutions for the electric utility industry. The... Read More

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Energy West, Incorporated Acquires Bangor, Maine Distribution Company

December 7, 2007

GREAT FALLS, Mont., Dec. 3 -- ENERGY WEST, INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:EWST), a natural gas and energy marketing company, announced today that it has acquired Penobscot Natural Gas Company, Inc. for a purchase price of approximately $226,000 effective December 1, 2007. Penobscot Natural Gas is the parent company of Bangor... Read More

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WESCO International, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Monti Electric Supply, Inc.

December 7, 2007

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 4 -- WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC), a leading provider of electrical MRO products, construction materials, and advanced integrated supply procurement outsourcing services, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Monti Electric Supply, Inc. headquartered in Waveland, Mississippi... Read More

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Nokia Acquires Avvenu for Mobile Access and Share Technologies

December 7, 2007

Provides Anytime, Anywhere Access to Personal and Office Files AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, December 4/ -- Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Avvenu today announced that they have signed an agreement under which Nokia will acquire Avvenu http://www.avvenu.com. Avvenu provides Internet services that allow anyone to use their... Read More

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Decorator Industries, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Doris Lee Draperies

December 7, 2007

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Dec. 3 -- Decorator Industries, Inc. (AMEX:DII), a supplier of interior furnishings for recreational vehicles ("RV"), manufactured housing ("MH") and the hospitality industry, today announced it has acquired certain assets of Doris Lee Draperies ("Doris Lee") for approximately $825,000... Read More

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Decision Resources Inc. to Acquire Wood Mackenzie's Life Sciences Business

December 7, 2007

Acquisition Will Accelerate Decision Resources Inc.'s Commercial Expertise Growth and Add Animal Health Research to its Portfolio WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 4 -- Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, announced today that it... Read More

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BSG Alliance Announces Acquisition of New Paradigm

December 6, 2007

Renowned Business/Technology Innovation Visionary Don Tapscott and His New Paradigm Group Acquired by BSG Alliance to Enable Next Generation Enterprises AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 29 - BSG Alliance Corporation, creator of a unique platform of services and tools to enable organizations to become next generation... Read More

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China Direct, Inc. Expands Metals Operations Through Definitive Agreement to Acquire Zinc and Lead Company in China

December 6, 2007

The Acquired Company to Become Wholly Owned Subsidiary BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 29 - China Direct, Inc. (AMEX:CDS), a U.S. company that owns controlling stakes in a diversified portfolio of Chinese entities and assists Chinese businesses in accessing the U.S. capital markets, announced today that it has entered into... Read More

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Lincoln Electric Announces the Acquisition of Vernon Tool Company, Ltd.

December 5, 2007

CLEVELAND, Nov. 30 -- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) today announced that it has acquired the assets and business of Vernon Tool Company, Ltd., a privately-held manufacturer of computer-controlled pipe cutting equipment used for precision fabrication purposes. Based in San Diego, California, Vernon... Read More

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Omnicell Announces Agreement to Acquire Rioux Vision, Inc.

December 5, 2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 30 - Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rioux Vision, Inc. in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $26 million, subject to adjustment... Read More

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Conversion of Millennium 4% Convertible Senior Debentures

December 5, 2007

HOUSTON, Dec. 3 -- As previously announced, shareholders of Lyondell Chemical Company (NYSE:LYO) have approved the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 16, 2007, among Basell AF S.C.A., BIL Acquisition Holdings Limited and Lyondell, and the closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur on or about... Read More

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Continental AG: EU Commission Approves the Acquisition of Siemens VDO Automotive AG

December 5, 2007

o Closing of transaction expected for beginning of December 2007 o Wennemer: Biggest step in corporate history o Company has prepared integration to commence immediately after the closing HANOVER, Germany, Nov. 29 -- Continental AG has received the EU Commission's approval for the acquisition of Siemens VDO... Read More

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PennWell Acquires Leading Renewable Energy Web Site

December 5, 2007

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 29 -- PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired a 51% interest in iCommerce & Marketing L.L.C., which operates RenewableEnergyAccess.com, the world's leading online-only publication and business-to-business community for... Read More

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TECSYS Acquires Streamline Information Systems, Launches a Major Push into Industrial Distribution

December 5, 2007

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Dec. 3, 2007) - TECSYS Inc. (TSX:TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Streamline Information Systems Limited (Streamline), a leading Canadian software supplier in the industrial distribution sector. TECSYS has... Read More

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Cooper Industries Acquires Hyundai Explosion-Proof Electric Company

December 5, 2007

South Korean manufacturer of explosion-proof electrical equipment HOUSTON, December 3, 2007 -- Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE:CBE) today announced the acquisition of Hyundai Explosion-Proof Electric Company ("HEPEC"), a South Korea-based manufacturer of explosion-proof electrical equipment. HEPEC specializes in... Read More

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WPCS Completes Acquisition of James Design Pty Ltd

December 5, 2007

EXTON, Pa., Dec. 3 / -- WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPCS), a leader in design-build engineering services for specialty communication systems and wireless infrastructure, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of James Design Pty Ltd of Brisbane, Australia. Historically profitable, James... Read More