Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Basell to Acquire Solvay Engineered Polymers, Inc.

January 2, 2008

Basell, the global leader in advanced polyolefins, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Solvay by which Basell will acquire Solvay Engineered Polymers, Inc., a leading supplier of polypropylene compounds in North America. The transaction is subject to relevant regulatory approvals and is... Read More

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Textron Reaches Agreement to Acquire United Industrial Corporation

January 2, 2008

Acquisition provides superb strategic fit and growth potential Providence, RI - October 8, 2007. - In a move to extend core capabilities in its aerospace and defense business, Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire United Industrial Corporation (NYSE: UIC) in... Read More

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Exopack Buys DuPont's Whitby Performance-Films Plant

January 2, 2008

DuPont Liquid Packaging Systems (www.liquidpackaging.dupont.com) says Nov. 1 that it will sell its performance-films business segment and its Whitby, Ontario, Canada, operating facility to Exopack Performance Films, Inc. (www.exopack.com), an affiliate of private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners. The deal is... Read More

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Sonoco Acquires Caraustar's Fiber Containers and Plastics Assets

January 2, 2008

HARTSVILLE, S.C., October 03, 2007 - Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today completed the acquisition of the fiber containers and industrial plastic carriers assets of Caraustar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSAR). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition... Read More

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Eurotech, Parvus Parent Company, Acquires Japanese Embedded Systems Company Advanet

January 2, 2008

Tokyo, October 4th, 2007 - Eurotech, a company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of miniaturized and high performance computers announced that it has entered into a contract to acquire 65% of the share capital of Advanet (headquartered in Okayama, Japan) and its subsidiaries Spirit 21, Vantech... Read More

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GE Energy Completes Acquisition of Sondex, a Global Oilfield Technology Company

January 2, 2008

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - October 26, 2007 : - GE Energy announced today it has completed the acquisition of Sondex plc to further expand its capability and expertise in oil & gas drilling and wireline technology. Sondex is headquartered in Hampshire in the United Kingdom and specializes in the engineering and manufacture... Read More

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Barry-Wehmiller Announces Asset Acquisition of Stanford Products of Salem, Ill.

January 2, 2008

Fifth Acquisition This Year Grows Company to $1 Billion in Revenues, More than 5,000 Team Members ST. LOUIS - October 9, 2007 - Robert H. Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., has announced the completion of its fifth acquisition this year with the addition of the business and assets of... Read More

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Analog Devices to Sell CPU Voltage and PC Thermal Monitoring Product Line to ON Semiconductor

January 2, 2008

Norwood, MA(11/8/2007) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its CPU voltage regulation and PC thermal monitoring product line to ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ONNN). The product line to be sold consists of core voltage regulator products for the... Read More

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Umicore Enters Jewellery Materials Business in North America

January 2, 2008

Umicore has reached an agreement to acquire Imperial Smelting & Refining Co. of Canada Ltd., located in Toronto, Canada. Imperial is the leading supplier of precious metal products and recycling services for the jewellery industry in Canada, and also supplies the US market. Imperial is a family business, which was... Read More

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Motorola Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Controlling Interest in Vertex Standard

December 31, 2007

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec 24, 2007 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that its subsidiary, MI, Inc., has extended the tender offer period in connection with its offer to acquire a controlling interest in Vertex Standard Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ: 6821) ("Vertex Standard"), a global provider of 2-way radio... Read More

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Ecolab Closes on Purchase of Microtek

December 31, 2007

Ecolab expands healthcare expertise ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov 12, 2007 -- Ecolab Inc. announced today that it has expanded its infection prevention expertise in the healthcare industry with the purchase of Microtek Medical Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:MTMD). The Alpharetta, Georgia-based manufacturer and marketer of infection... Read More

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Leading Specialty Metals Suppliers Announce Merger

December 31, 2007

Hamilton, Ohio - December 17th, 2007-- Hamilton, Ohio based Ferguson Metals and Miamiville, Ohio based AIM International have announced that they will consolidate operations into Ferguson Metals' headquarters and begin operation as United Performance Metals in January of 2008. The announcement follows the purchase... Read More

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Ecolab Expands Its Dairy Hygiene Business in Ireland

December 31, 2007

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec 04, 2007 -- Ecolab Inc. announced it has purchased the Irish dairy hygiene business from Novartis Animal Health Ireland Limited. The business, which has annual sales of approximately $3 million, will be integrated into the existing Ecolab Food & Beverage business in Ireland. No further details... Read More

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Redwood Plastics Acquires BC Rubber

December 28, 2007

Redwood Plastics Corporation, a division of The Redco Group of companies is pleased to announce that it has acquired BC Rubber Supply Ltd. as of November 5, 2007. BC Rubber will operate as a separate entity with Gerry Balmer and his hard working staff continuing to operate at its current location; 103-20175 100A... Read More

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Acquisition of Delphi Catalyst Completed

December 28, 2007

Umicore today confirmed that the transaction to acquire the automotive catalyst business of Delphi Corp. has been completed. Regulatory clearance for the transaction has already been obtained. A dedicated team has been established to ensure a swift and smooth integration of the acquired activities within Umicore's... Read More

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LeMaitre Vascular Acquires Biomateriali, a Vascular Graft Manufacturer

December 28, 2007

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 21 / -- LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ:LMAT), a provider of peripheral vascular devices and implants, yesterday acquired Biomateriali S.r.l., a privately held Italian vascular graft manufacturer, for euro 1.8 million in cash, the assumption of euro 0.8 million in intercompany liabilities... Read More

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ITT Completes Acquisition of EDO Corporation, Broadens High-Technology Aerospace and Defense Portfolio

December 28, 2007

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 20 - ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) today announced it has completed the acquisition of EDO Corporation, a global aerospace and defense company, for $56.00 per share plus the assumption of debt, which values the transaction at approximately $1.7 billion. The agreement to purchase EDO was... Read More

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The NewPage Acquisition of Stora Enso's North American Business Is Completed

December 28, 2007

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Dec. 21 - NewPage Corporation today announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of Stora Enso Oyj's (NYSE:SEO) North American paper manufacturing operations. "NewPage, majority owned by Cerberus Capital Management, completed the $2.556 billion financing arranged by Goldman... Read More

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MTC Signs Merger Agreement

December 28, 2007

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 21 / -- MTC Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: MTCT), an industry-recognized provider of aircraft modernization and sustainment, professional services, C4ISR, and logistics solutions to the Department of Defense and national security agencies, announced today that it has signed a... Read More

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CommScope and Andrew Announce Form of Final Merger Consideration

December 28, 2007

$13.50 in Cash and $1.50 in CommScope Stock HICKORY, N.C. and WESTCHESTER, Ill., Dec. 24 / -- CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV) and Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) today announced the final merger consideration for CommScope's acquisition of Andrew. The consideration to be paid for each outstanding share of Andrew... Read More