Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

McAfee, Inc. to Acquire SafeBoot B.V. for $350 Million

October 16, 2007

SafeBoot Acquisition Allows McAfee to Offer the Industry's Most Complete Data Protection Solution SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 8 /-- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately owned SafeBoot B.V. for $350 million in cash. SafeBoot is an enterprise security... Read More

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L.B. Foster Announces Closing of DM&E Merger

October 16, 2007

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 /-- L.B. Foster Company ("Foster") (NASDAQ:FSTR), today announced that on October 4, 2007 a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ("CP") consummated its merger with the Dakota Minnesota and Eastern Railroad ("DM&E"), in which Foster held a minority equity interest. In exchange for its... Read More

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Brooks Stevens and Ingenium Product Development to Merge

October 16, 2007

October 1, 2007 New Brooks Stevens will be among largest, most comprehensive product development firms in the United States Allenton, Wis. -- Brooks Stevens and Ingenium Product Development have announced plans to merge, positioning the new company to significantly enhance its range of product development... Read More

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SAP to Acquire Business Objects in Friendly Takeover; Combined Companies to Accelerate Leadership for Business User Applications

October 15, 2007

SAP and Business Objects to offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of business performance and optimization solutions for Business Users for companies of all sizes WALLDORF, Germany and PARIS, Oct. 7 / -- SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) and Business Objects S.A. (NASDAQ:BOBJ) (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250... Read More

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Spansion Inc. to Acquire Long-Term Partner Saifun Semiconductor

October 15, 2007

Saifun to Operate as Wholly Owned Subsidiary and Drive Spansion's Technology Licensing Business SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8 -- Spansion Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions and Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. (NASDAQ:SFUN), a provider of intellectual property solutions for... Read More

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Nokia Completes the Enpocket Acquisition

October 15, 2007

ESPOO, Finland, October 8/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK)today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Enpocket, a global leader in mobile advertising providing technology and services that allow brands to plan, create, execute, measure and optimize mobile advertising campaigns around the world. "The Enpocket... Read More

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Softchoice Acquires Assets of NexInnovations

October 15, 2007

Enterprise hardware customers gain access to Softchoice's full range of IT solutions TORONTO, Oct. 5 / -- Softchoice Corporation (TSX:SO), a leading North American provider of technology products and services, today announced that it has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement to acquire the products division... Read More

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CONSOL Energy Purchases River Transport Group

October 15, 2007

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX) has acquired Tri-River Fleeting Harbor Services, Inc., and Tri-River Marine, Inc. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed, and the deal was closed on October 3. With the arrangement, CONSOL Energy acquires control of eight towboats that operate along the... Read More

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Corporate Express Acquires Contracta Office Furnishings in Dallas

October 15, 2007

Acquisition to Strengthen Corporate Express Furniture Position in North Texas BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 8 -- Corporate Express US Inc., part of the Dutch-based Corporate Express NV (NYSE:CXP), announced today that it has acquired Contracta Office Furnishings, a contract furniture dealer in Dallas, Texas. Corporate... Read More

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OM Group to Acquire Electronics Businesses from Rockwood Holdings

October 15, 2007

o 'Enabling acquisition' is key to growth of Electronic Chemicals platform o Global businesses serve high-growth markets o Transaction expected to be accretive in 2008 CLEVELAND, Oct. 8 -- Taking another key step in implementing its long-range growth strategy, OM Group, Inc. (NYSE:OMG) today announced that it... Read More

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Websense Completes Acquisition of SurfControl - Establishes Industry Standard for Intelligent Content Protection

October 15, 2007

Company Pledges Support to SurfControl Customers and Channel Partners SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3 / -- Websense, Inc. today closed its acquisition of SurfControl plc, as the scheme of arrangement relating to the recommended offer for SurfControl plc, at a price of 700 pence per share, has now become effective. The final... Read More

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Dialogic Corporation Acquires Cantata through Purchase of EAS Group, Inc.

October 12, 2007

Brooktrout, Excel Switching and SnowShore now also owned by Dialogic MONTREAL, Quebec. Oct 5th, 2007 - Dialogic Corporation ("Dialogic") announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of EAS Group Inc. ("EAS"). Subsidiaries of EAS include Cantata Technology, Inc., Excel Switching Corporation... Read More

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nLIGHT Acquires LIEKKI

October 12, 2007

Fastest growing semiconductor laser company will expand product offering with leading fiber products from LIEKKI VANCOUVER, Wash., and LOHJA, Finland, October 8, 2007 - nLIGHT Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high-power semiconductor lasers, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire... Read More

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i-flex Solutions Increases its Stake in Castek to 100%

October 12, 2007

On Completion of the Acquisition, Castek will be a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of i-flex solutions MUMBAI, India, Oct. 4 -- i-flex® solutions (Reuters: IFLX.BO & IFLX.NS), a leading IT solutions provider to the global financial services industry, today announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in Castek Software... Read More

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Inverness Medical Innovations Acquires Bio-Stat Healthcare Group

October 12, 2007

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 3 -- Inverness Medical Innovations (AMEX:IMA) today announced that it has acquired Bio-Stat Healthcare Group, a distributor of both core laboratory and point of care diagnostic testing products to the UK market place, for approximately $33.4m. In addition Inverness will pay an earn out up to a... Read More

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Guardian Protection Services, Inc. Acquires Ranger American's Florida Operations

October 12, 2007

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 3 -- Guardian Protection Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ranger American's Florida operations, effectively expanding Guardian's geographic footprint to include Orlando, Bradenton, Melbourne, and Tampa. Ranger American/Florida is the largest provider of home technology... Read More

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Gateway Announces Plans to Acquire Packard Bell B.V.

October 12, 2007

IRVINE, Calif.-- Gateway, Inc. (NYSE:GTW) today announced that it has delivered a binding offer to acquire all of the shares of PB Holding Company S.Ã .r.l. from Lap Shun (John) Hui and Clifford Holdings Limited, an entity controlled by Hui. Hui currently owns a 75 percent interest in PB Holding, the parent company... Read More

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Apertio Acquires Netzwert AG

October 12, 2007

Extends Portfolio with Policy Enabled Products Bristol, UK, 08 October 2007: Apertio, the leading independent provider of subscriber-centric networks, today announces it has acquired Netzwert AG, a privately held telecommunications software vendor based in Berlin, Germany. Netzwert is one of Europe's most... Read More

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Valley National Gases Acquires Allegheny Welding and Industrial Supply

October 12, 2007

WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 3 / -- Valley National Gases, LLC announced today the acquisition of Allegheny Welding and Industrial Supply Inc., an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with operating locations in Johnstown, Greensburg and McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Michael Ziegler, Chief Executive Officer, stated... Read More

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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Acquires Haptogen Ltd. to Boost Biotechnology Drug Discovery

October 12, 2007

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Oct. 5 -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE:WYE), announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which it has acquired Haptogen Ltd., a Scottish company based in Aberdeen that is focused on the discovery of biopharmaceutical therapies. This acquisition significantly... Read More