Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Lamson & Sessions Completes Strategic Evaluation, Enters Into All-Cash Merger Agreement With Thomas & Betts

August 21, 2007

o Lamson & Sessions Shareholders to Receive $27.00 Per Share in Cash o Additionally, Lamson Board Declares a Special Dividend of $0.30 Per Share Conditioned on, and Payable at, Closing for Total Cash Consideration of $27.30 Per Share o Transaction Valued at Approximately $450 Million, Pending Shareholder and... Read More

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AGP Board Rejects Hostile Takeover Bid

August 21, 2007

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 15 -- The Ag Processing Inc (AGP) Board of Directors met for the purpose of responding to an unsolicited letter of intent that they view as a hostile takeover attempt by Ag Processors Alliance, LLC (APA), a company formed exclusively for the takeover of AGP. "AGP's Board of Directors and... Read More

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Badenoch & Clark Acquires Judd Farris

August 21, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 16 -- MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MPS), a leading provider of specialty staffing, consulting and business solutions, today announced that Badenoch & Clark, its United Kingdom-based professional services unit, has acquired Judd Farris, a leading global provider of property recruitment... Read More

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HitachiSoft Invests in Lattice Technology

August 20, 2007

3D Security Business is Strengthened August 07, 2007, San Francisco, CA - LATTICE TECHNOLOGY, Inc., developers of the XVL ultra-compressed 3D data format, announced today a significant investment from Hitachi Software Engineering Co.Ltd., HitachiSoft has acquired 800 shares (9.85%) of Lattice Technology. The... Read More

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Royal Gold Files S-4 Registration Statement to Advance Merger with Battle Mountain Gold Exploration

August 17, 2007

DENVER, Aug. 9 -- ROYAL GOLD, INC. (Nasdaq: RGLD; TSX: RGL) ("Royal Gold"), the world's leading precious metals royalty company, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the merger transaction with Battle Mountain Gold Exploration... Read More

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GE Inspection Technologies to Acquire phoenix|x-ray

August 17, 2007

Billerica, Mass. - July 31, 2007 - GE Inspection Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire phoenix|x-ray, a leader in high-resolution computed tomography (CT) / X-Ray technology used in non-destructive testing (NDT) applications. The transaction, terms of which are not being disclosed, will be... Read More

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Walter Industries, Inc. Announces Share Repurchase Program and Acquisition of Tuscaloosa Resources, Inc.

August 17, 2007

o Board Approves $25.0 Million Open Market Share Repurchase Program o Company Agrees to Acquire Birmingham, Ala.-based Surface Coal Miner TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 14 /-- Walter Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WLT) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a $25.0 million open market share repurchase program. The... Read More

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Telmar Network Technology Acquires Precision Communications

August 17, 2007

Positioning Telmar as an Industry Leader of Independent Repair Services IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13 / -- Telmar Network Technology, Inc., a global resource for product and service solutions to the communications industry, announced today that the Company has acquired Precision Communications (PCS). PCS's repair... Read More

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RSA, the Security Division of EMC, to Acquire Tablus -- Further Advancing Information Security Leadership

August 17, 2007

Acquisition to Significantly Expand RSA's Data Security Strategy, Adding Key Technologies to Help Discover, Classify and Protect Sensitive Information HOPKINTON, Mass., Aug. 9 -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC), today announced its intent to acquire Tablus Inc., a leading provider of data loss... Read More

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TransDigm Acquires Bruce Industries

August 17, 2007

CLEVELAND, Aug. 10 / -- TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) announced today that it has acquired certain assets from Bruce Industries, Inc. ("Bruce"), for approximately $35 million in cash. Bruce is located in Dayton, Nevada, and has been a supplier of proprietary, highly engineered components to the aerospace... Read More

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RFMD to Acquire Sirenza Microdevices

August 17, 2007

Combination Will Create the World's Largest, Most Diversified and Best Positioned RF Company GREENSBORO, N.C., and BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 13 / -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile... Read More

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Boston Scientific, Advanced Bionics Principals Announce Strategic Accord

August 16, 2007

BSC to assume sole control of Pain Management business and emerging indications program, Advanced Bionics principals to purchase Auditory business and drug pump program NATICK, Mass., Aug. 9 / -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to amend its merger... Read More

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BCE Files Management Proxy Circular for Special Shareholder Meeting

August 16, 2007

Board unanimously recommends offer from Teachers', Providence and Madison Dearborn to shareholders MONTREAL, Quebec, Aug. 14 / -- BCE today announced the Company filed its management proxy circular with the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions in preparation for the special shareholder meeting to be held on... Read More

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ARCADIS Acquires U.K. Project Management Firm

August 16, 2007

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, August 13/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy and engineering company, announced today that it has acquired 100% of the shares of the APS Group Companies APS Project Management Ltd and APS Cost Management Ltd in the U.K. and 70% of APS Gulf FZ LLC in Dubai. Overall... Read More

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Plymouth Tube Co. Acquires Trent Tube's Trentweld And Trent Processing Plants From Crucible Materials Corp.

August 16, 2007

WARRENVILLE, IL - Plymouth Tube Company announced today that an agreement has been achieved for the acquisition of Trent Tube from Crucible Materials Corporation effective August 11, 2007. The purchase includes the Trentweld Plant (East Troy, WI) and the Trent Processing Plant (Chicago, IL). Previously, Plymouth... Read More

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Perot Systems Acquires JJWild

August 16, 2007

Acquisition Enhances MEDITECH Expertise PLANO, Texas, Aug. 13 / -- Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE:PER) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JJWild, Inc., the preferred provider of integrated healthcare delivery solutions for organizations using the MEDITECH Healthcare... Read More

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Hanson Pipe & Precast Becomes One of the Largest Precast Concrete Producers in North Carolina with Carolina Precast Concrete Acquisition

August 16, 2007

Acquisition Adds Capability to Produce New Product for Northeast Region DALLAS, Aug. 13 /-- Maintaining its position as leader in the concrete industry, Hanson Pipe & Precast today announced the acquisition of shares of Carolina Precast Concrete, Inc., serving the North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia... Read More

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Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Announces Agreement to Acquire Six Drybulk Vessels

August 16, 2007

Company to Host Conference Call on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. ET NEW YORK, Aug. 14 / -- Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) today announced that it has agreed to acquire six drybulk vessels with an average age of approximately 2 years from affiliates of Evalend Shipping Co. S.A. for an... Read More

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Communications & Power Industries Completes Acquisition of Malibu Research Associates

August 16, 2007

PALO ALTO, Calif., August 10 / -- Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI), a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications, has completed its acquisition of Malibu Research Associates, Inc., a leader... Read More

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Microsoft Completes Acquisition of aQuantive, Creates Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Group

August 16, 2007

New business group reflects increased focus on online advertising market opportunities. REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 13 -- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has completed its acquisition of aQuantive Inc. The acquisition will help Microsoft deliver on its previously outlined goal to provide the advertising industry with a... Read More