Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

XATA Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire GeoLogic Solutions, Inc.

December 24, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 20 -- XATA Corporation (NASDAQ:XATA), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire GeoLogic Solutions, Inc., ("GeoLogic") for approximately $17.5 million. Consideration for the transaction will be paid in approximately 87 percent cash, 11 percent in notes of XATA and 2 percent... Read More

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RFMD to Acquire Filtronic Compound Semiconductors Ltd

December 24, 2007

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 20 -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high- performance radio frequency systems and solutions, and Filtronic PLC today announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which RFMD will acquire Filtronic Compound Semiconductors Ltd, a wholly... Read More

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Quality Distribution, LLC Closes Boasso Acquisition, $50.0 Million of Senior Floating Rate Notes, Series B, and New ABL Credit Facility

December 24, 2007

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 18 / -- Quality Distribution, LLC, the wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Distribution, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLTY) ("QDI"), and its wholly owned subsidiary, QD Capital Corporation (together, the "Company"), today announced that it has consummated its previously announced acquisition of Boasso America... Read More

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Newmont Offer to Acquire Miramar Mining Receives Investment Canada Approval

December 24, 2007

DENVER, Dec. 18 / -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) announced today that the Minister of Industry, The Honourable Jim Prentice, confirmed that he is satisfied that the acquisition of Miramar Mining Corporation (AMEX:MNG)(AMEX:TSX:)(AMEX:MAE), on the terms provided in the support agreement relating to the... Read More

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Craftmade International Enters into Agreement to Acquire Woodard, LLC

December 24, 2007

Broadens Fast-Growing Outdoor Product Offering COPPELL, Texas, Dec. 19 -- Craftmade International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRFT) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Woodard, LLC and CC Industries to acquire substantially all of the assets of Woodard, LLC, a leading Chicago-based designer, manufacturer... Read More

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China Direct, Inc. to Acquire Two Magnesium Companies

December 24, 2007

New Joint Ventures to Add 40,000 metric tons of Annual Production Capacity BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 19 -- 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 it... Read More

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Golden Phoenix Forms In-House Drilling Department; Acquires State-of-the-Art Drill Rig to Spearhead Mineral Exploration in 2008

December 24, 2007

SPARKS, Nev., Dec. 19 -- Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GPXM) is pleased to announce the formation of Exploration Drilling Services, an in-house drilling department focused on the discovery, delineation and expansion of reserves at Company-owned mining properties. A five-year lease with... Read More

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DE-STA-CO Announces the Acquisition of Industrial Motion Control, LLC (IMC)

December 24, 2007

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 -- DE-STA-CO, an operating company within the Material Handling platform of Dover Corporation's (NYSE:DOV) Industrial Products segment, and worldwide leader in robotic tooling, work-holding and flexible industrial automation solutions, announced today the acquisition of Industrial Motion Control... Read More

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Leading Chromatography Consumables Provider, La-Pha-Pack

December 21, 2007

ALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 20 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced it has acquired La-Pha-Pack, a leading manufacturer and provider of chromatography consumables and related accessories, based in Langerwehe, Germany. With revenues of approximately $25 million... Read More

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Business Acquisition in the U.S.

December 21, 2007

Bosch acquires Health Hero Network Leading innovator of telehealth solutions o Products in the health monitoring business o All associates will become members of the Bosch team STUTTGART, Germany, Dec. 19 -- The Bosch Group has announced it has acquired a majority share holding in Health Hero Network, a leading... Read More

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Cooper Announces Tender Offer for MTL Instruments Group plc

December 20, 2007

HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2007 - Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE:CBE) today announced that its subsidiary, Cooper Controls (U.K.) Limited, made a binding offer for all outstanding shares of MTL Instruments Group plc ("MTL"), a publicly traded company (LSE:MTI) based in the United Kingdom. MTL is a world leader in the... Read More

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Rudolph Technologies Acquires Semiconductor Business of Applied Precision, LLC

December 20, 2007

Flanders, NJ, (December 18, 2007) - Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC), a leading provider of process characterization equipment and software for thin film measurement and macro defect inspection, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the net assets of the semiconductor business of... Read More

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Level 3 Signs Agreement to Sell Advertising Distribution Business for $129 Million

December 20, 2007

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 19 -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the advertising distribution business of Vyvx LLC to DG FastChannel, Inc. Vyvx, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, LLC. Under the terms of the... Read More

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Volcano Announces Closing of CardioSpectra Acquisition

December 20, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18 - Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ:VOLC), a provider of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and functional measurement (FM) products designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of vascular and structural heart disease, announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of... Read More

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Southern DataComm Acquires eN-Concert

December 20, 2007

LARGO, Fla., Nov. 15 -- Southern DataComm (SDC), Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition of eN-Concert, a suite of solutions from Ingenico, Inc., a leading global provider of secure transaction and payment solutions. The acquisition represents a strategic move by SDC into the tier-one, multi-lane... Read More

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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Acquires Metallurgical Coal Reserves from Bluestone Coal

December 19, 2007

HOUSTON, Dec. 17 / -- Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE:NRP) today announced that it has acquired approximately 17.5 million tons of high quality low-vol metallurgical coal reserves in Wyoming and McDowell Counties in West Virginia for total consideration of $27.2 million. NRP borrowed $16 million under its... Read More

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Avista Capital Partners Agrees to Acquire Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging for Approximately $525 Million

December 19, 2007

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, announced today the parties have signed a definitive agreement for Avista to acquire Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging ("BMS MI"), a business unit of Bristol-Myers Squibb, for approximately... Read More

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Qualcomm Announces Acquisition of SoftMax

December 19, 2007

SoftMax Adds Audio and Voice Enhancement Technologies to Qualcomm's Products for Consumer and Wireless Devices SAN DIEGO, Dec. 17 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced that it has acquired San Diego-based... Read More

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Schuler AG Acquires Muller Weingarten AG, Creates World Market Leader in Metalforming Technology

December 19, 2007

CANTON, Mich., Dec. 17 -- Schuler Incorporated, the North American business unit of global press builder Schuler AG, announced today the completion of a legal takeover process by which its parent company Schuler AG has acquired Muller Weingarten AG. The legal process was completed on September 21, 2007, and the... Read More

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Smalley Steel Ring Company Purchases Spirolox

December 19, 2007

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Dec. 17 -- Smalley Steel Ring Company, the industry leader in spiral retaining rings, snap rings, and wave springs, announced today the purchase of Spirolox, Inc. from the Kaydon Corporation (NYSE:KDN). "We are looking forward to providing Spirolox customers with world-class industrial products... Read More