Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Skymatter, Makers of Mudbox 3D Brush-based Modeling Software

October 23, 2007

Strengthens Autodesk's Entertainment and Design Offering SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 16 -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Skymatter Limited, the New Zealand-based, privately held developer of Mudbox 3D modeling software. On August 6, 2007, Autodesk... Read More

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Audiovox to Acquire Thomson's Consumer Electronics Audio Video Business Outside Europe, Including the Worldwide Rights to the RCA Brand for Consumer Electronics Audio Video Products

October 23, 2007

o Purchase price is $19.7 million, plus a net asset payment, plus a five- year fee related to the RCA brand in the consumer electronics audio video product field. o Proposed acquisition to add approximately $150 million in annual sales as well as the ability to generate royalty income and should positively impact... Read More

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SAP to Acquire YASU Technologies and Add Leading Business Rules Management System to SAP NetWeaver®

October 23, 2007

SAP Increases Business Process Management Footprint; Enables Customers to More Easily Define and Apply Business Rules MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 17 / -- Recognizing the increasing importance of the new breed of professionals who help companies create and manage business processes, SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) today announced the... Read More

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Mediware to Acquire Integrated Marketing Solutions to Enhance Blood Center Solution Offerings

October 23, 2007

Acquisition will extend ClosedLoop(TM) capabilities to blood centers and deliver integrated Donor Relationship Management. LENEXA, Kan., Oct. 16 / -- Mediware Information Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ:MEDW), a provider of ClosedLoop(TM) clinical systems for blood and medication management, announced that the Company has... Read More

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Newmont to Acquire Miramar Mining for C$6.25 Cash Per Share; Miramar Board to Unanimously Recommend Offer

October 19, 2007

DENVER and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9 / -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) and Miramar Mining Corporation (TSX: MAE; Amex: MNG) announced today that they have entered into a definitive support agreement that provides for the acquisition by Newmont, with the unanimous support of the Miramar board of... Read More

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Acer Inc. - Gateway, Inc.: Completion of Merger

October 19, 2007

TAIPEI, Taiwan--Acer Inc. (TSE:2353) (LSE:AM50), announced today that it has completed the merger of its indirect wholly owned subsidiary with Gateway, Inc. (NYSE:GTW). Gateway common stock will be suspended from trading on New York Stock Exchange as of the close of business today, October 16, 2007, New York City... Read More

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GoAmerica® Files Preliminary Proxy Statement in Connection with Proposed Transactions; GoAmerica® Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Operating Results

October 19, 2007

HACKENSACK, N.J., October 11 -- GoAmerica, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOAM), a provider of communications services for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-disabled, today announced the filing of a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") associated with the Company's previously... Read More

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Delaware Court Approves Bioenvision, Genzyme Joint Petition

October 19, 2007

Special Meeting to be Reconvened on October 22 NEW YORK and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 10 / -- Bioenvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIVN) and Genzyme Corporation (NASDAQ:GENZ) announced today that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware granted a petition filed yesterday by both companies to reconvene Bioenvision's special... Read More

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Computershare Announces Plan to Acquire Restricted Stock Systems

October 19, 2007

Insider Trading Solutions will Enhance Computershare's Stock Plan and Compliance Expertise NEW YORK, Oct. 9 / -- Computershare Limited , a leading financial services provider for the global securities industry, today announced that Computershare Inc. has signed a merger agreement to acquire Restricted Stock... Read More

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Schering-Plough Receives Approval from European Commission for Planned Acquisition of Organon BioSciences N.V.

October 19, 2007

KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 11 / -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE:SGP) today announced that it has received approval from the European Commission for its planned acquisition of Organon BioSciences, N.V. from Akzo Nobel N.V., as announced March 12. Organon BioSciences is comprised mainly of Organon, the human... Read More

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Acro Signs a Non-Binding Letter of Intent to Acquire RAY Detection Technology Group

October 19, 2007

RAY's Innovative Solutions Detect Concealed Explosives in Bulk Goods and Cargo NEW YORK, October 16/ -- Acro, Inc. (OTC BB:ACRI), a developer of explosive detection solutions, today announced it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire RAY Detection Technology Group (RAY) in an all-stock transaction... Read More

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GlassHouse Technologies, Inc. Acquires Data Center Moves International

October 19, 2007

Acquisition enables GlassHouse to leverage unique software tool for managing data center migrations and defining 'green' strategies FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 9 -- GlassHouse Technologies, the leading independent IT infrastructure consulting and services firm, today announced it has acquired London-based data center... Read More

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Oracle Letter Proposes to Buy BEA Systems for $17.00 per Share in Cash

October 19, 2007

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 12 / -- Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) today confirmed that it delivered a letter to the Board of Directors of BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAS) on October 9 in which Oracle proposes to acquire BEA for $17.00 per share in cash. The $17.00 per share offer is a 25% premium over... Read More

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Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. Announces Acquisition of Marine Fuel Logistics Company

October 19, 2007

Expands Global Network of Marine Fuel Service Centers into Northern Europe; Company Acquires Two Bunkering Tankers PIRAEUS, Greece, Oct. 10 / -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW), an international marine fuel logistics company that markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to... Read More

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Leader in Micro-Volume Spectrophotometers, NanoDrop Technologies

October 18, 2007

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 9 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced it has acquired NanoDrop Technologies, LLC, a leading manufacturer of micro-volume ultraviolet visible (UV-Vis) instrumentation. The acquisition will strengthen Thermo Fisher's portfolio of UV-Vis... Read More

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TMNG Global Acquires TWG Consulting

October 18, 2007

Complementary Offerings Expand TMNG's Capabilities Serving Telecommunications Providers OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 9 -- TMNG Global (NASDAQ:TMNG), a leading provider of management consulting services to the global communications, media and entertainment industries, today announced that it has acquired TWG... Read More

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Waste Industries USA, Inc. Announces Three Acquisitions

October 18, 2007

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 10 / -- Waste Industries USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWIN), a regional, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced the acquisition of three hauling operations that are expected to add approximately $3.1 million in annualized revenues. The company acquired the assets and customers of... Read More

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Emerson Acquires Motorola Embedded Communications Computing Group

October 18, 2007

Creates $620 Million Embedded Systems Market Leader Emerson Electric Company agreed to acquire the Motorola Embedded Communications Computing (MECC) business from Motorola Corporation for $350 million US. MECC is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, has 1,100 employees and reported approximately $520 million US in... Read More

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ISS Recommends Hologic Stockholders Vote 'FOR' Merger with Cytyc

October 18, 2007

Updates Recommendation to Support Amendment to Hologic's 1999 Equity Incentive Plan BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 11 /-- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX), a leading provider of state-of-the-art diagnostic and digital imaging systems directed towards women's health, today announced that ISS, the leading independent proxy advisory... Read More

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Avcorp Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Composite Design and Manufacturing Business

October 18, 2007

Completion of the acquisition will: o add advanced composite capabilities - provide access to new aerospace markets VANCOUVER, Oct. 10 /-- With reference to a previous announcement made April 3, 2007, Avcorp Industries Inc. (Avcorp) is pleased to announce it has concluded an agreement to acquire the shares of... Read More