Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Gate Gourmet Acquires Aviation Services Provider

October 5, 2007

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 27 -- Gate Gourmet, the world's largest independent airline caterer and logistics provider, announced today that it will expand the scope of its business into airline ground handling and support through the acquisition of a leading U.K.-based group operating under the Fernley and... Read More

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HP Closes Neoware Acquisition

October 5, 2007

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2007 - HP today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Neoware Inc., a provider of thin client computing and virtualization solutions, at a fully diluted, enterprise value (net of cash) basis of approximately $214 million. With the acquisition of King of Prussia, Pa.-based... Read More

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Flextronics Shareholders and Solectron Stockholders Approve Acquisition

October 5, 2007

SINGAPORE and MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 27 -- Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) and Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR) today announced that Flextronics shareholders and Solectron stockholders have approved the completion of Flextronics's proposed acquisition of Solectron. Solectron stockholders, at a special... Read More

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Siemens Extends Tender Offer for Acquisition of Dade Behring

October 5, 2007

MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 27 / -- Siemens has extended the expiration date for the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of Dade Behring Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:DADE) to Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 12:00 midnight (EDT), as Siemens awaits merger control clearance by the European Commission. The European... Read More

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Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC Acquires Industrial Adhesives Inc.'s (IAC) Bond-Plus® Packaging Adhesives and Coatings Product Line

October 5, 2007

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 25 -- Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC announced today the completion of its acquisition of the assets of IAC Bond-Plus(R) water base adhesives and coatings product line. The acquired product line consists of EVA, PVA and, acrylic latex water based adhesives and coatings that are primarily... Read More

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Flextronics and Solectron Announce Preliminary Results of Elections for Merger Consideration

October 5, 2007

MILPITAS, Calif., and SINGAPORE, Sept. 28 -- Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) and Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR) today announced preliminary results for the elections made by Solectron stockholders regarding the form of merger consideration they will receive in the pending acquisition of Solectron by... Read More

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Thomson Acquires Prous Science

October 5, 2007

Acquisition to Expand Thomson Scientific's Market-leading Portfolio of Chemistry and Drug Discovery Information Solutions STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 27 / -- The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), a leading provider of information solutions to business and professional customers worldwide, today announced that... Read More

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Lyondell Announces Special Meeting of Shareholders

October 5, 2007

HOUSTON, Sept. 25 / -- Lyondell Chemical Company (NYSE:LYO) today announced that a special meeting of its shareholders has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, to vote on the proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 16, 2007, among Basell AF, BIL Acquisition Holdings Limited and... Read More

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Isis Acquires Symphony GenIsis

October 5, 2007

ISIS 301012 now under Isis' ownership in preparation for partnering CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 27 -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIS), today announced its purchase of all of the equity of Symphony GenIsis at the pre-negotiated price of $120 million. Prompting this transaction, on September 13, 2007, Isis... Read More

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Ingres Addresses Customer Demand Through Services Acquisitions in EMEA and APAC

October 5, 2007

Luminary Solutions Ltd in the UK & MIS in Australia Offer Proven Experience In Application Development & Customer Service Slough, United Kingdom, 1st October 2007 - Ingres Corporation, the leading open source information management company for enterprise applications, today announced the acquisition of two systems... Read More

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GlobeTel Signs Letter of Intent To Acquire 50% Stake in Recognized Aerospace Innovator TAO Technologies GmbH, Restructures Sanswire

October 5, 2007

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 26 -- GlobeTel Communications Corp. (Pink Sheets: GTEM), parent company of Sanswire Networks LLC (Sanswire), and TAO Technologies GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany today announced that the two companies have signed a letter of intent whereby GlobeTel will purchase 50% of... Read More

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PAREXEL International Completes Acquisition of APEX International Clinical Research Co., Ltd.

October 5, 2007

- Acquisition Strengthens PAREXEL's Leadership Position in the Asia-Pacific Region - BOSTON, Sept. 26 / -- PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ:PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, today announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Taiwan-based APEX International... Read More

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Advanced Bio-Technologies Inc Announces Acquisition by HealthEdge Investment Partners, Tampa FL

October 4, 2007

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 26 / -- Advanced Bio-Technologies Inc (ABT) is pleased to announce that the majority shares in the corporation have been purchased by HealthEdge Investment Partners of Tampa FL. (www.healthedgepartners.com). Paul Guilbaud, ABT President and CEO, commented, "This is a new stage in the... Read More

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Astec Industries Finalizes Purchase of Peterson, Inc.

October 4, 2007

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, (July 31, 2007). Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTE) finalized today the previously announced purchase of Peterson, Inc. ("Peterson") located in Eugene, Oregon. The final purchase price including closing adjustments was $21,100,000 with the possibility of additional payments of up to... Read More

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Collins Industries Announces Purchase of Select Assets from Les Entreprises Michel Corbeil Inc.

October 4, 2007

HUTCHINSON, Kan., Sept. 27 / -- Collins Industries, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles in the United States, announced today the purchase of select assets from Les Entreprises Michel Corbeil Inc. "I'm please to announce the purchase of select assets from Les Entreprises Michel Corbeil Inc. This purchase... Read More

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Basic Energy Services Announces Asset Purchase

October 4, 2007

MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 27 / -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. announced today it has recently closed on the purchase of substantially all of the operating assets of Steve Carter, Inc. ("SCI") and Hughes Services, Inc. ("HCI") for a total consideration of $20 million in cash. The assets purchased include 22 fluid... Read More

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Westinghouse in Agreement to Acquire Astare

October 3, 2007

o French Engineering Company Further Expands Westinghouse Scope o Part of Ongoing Effort to Better Serve Worldwide Nuclear Industry PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 /-- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced it has reached agreement to acquire Astare, a French nuclear engineering company headquartered near Paris. Terms... Read More

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Phoenix Purchases National Merchant Solutions Company Revenue Streams and POS Terminal Assets

October 3, 2007

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 21 -- Phoenix Technology Holdings (Canada) Inc has signed an agreement with National Merchant Solutions Inc (NMS) to acquire all of the NMS terminal assets and revenue streams with an effective closing date of October 1, 2007. This purchase will give Phoenix the ability to substantially accelerate... Read More

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Plaskolite Strengthens Product and Service Offerings Through Acquisition

October 3, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 25, 2007) -Plaskolite is pleased to announce that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the continuously processed acrylic sheet division of Lucite International. Plaskolite will purchase the manufacturing plants located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Monterrey, Mexico. The... Read More

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Underwater Kinetics Purchases HangAir® Product Line

October 3, 2007

POWAY, CA. (September 24, 2007) - Underwater Kinetics (a.k.a. UK International) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of HangAirĀ®, Inc.- designers and manufacturers of the HangAirĀ® Drying System. UK's strategy is to keep the original product name but market it under the Underwater Kinetics brand... Read More