Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

GE, Mitsui Chemicals and Nagase Reach Agreement on Their Japan Joint Ventures

August 29, 2007

TOKYO, Japan - August 23, 2007 - GE, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI) and Nagase & Co., Ltd. (Nagase) announced today that they have reached the following agreement regarding their Japanese joint ventures GE Plastics Japan Ltd. (GEPJ) and GEM PC Ltd. (GEMPC). GE Plastics Japan Ltd GE has acquired the entire equity... Read More

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Exatec Confirms GE Plastics' Acquisition of Bayer Materialscience's Share of Exatec Joint Venture

August 29, 2007

WIXOM, MICHIGAN - August 27, 2007 - Exatec, LLC announces that GE Plastics has agreed to acquire Bayer MaterialScience's share of the Exatec joint venture, which provides advanced glazing systems to the automotive industry. Under the terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, GE Plastics will... Read More

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Con-way Completes Acquisition of Contract Freighters, Inc.

August 29, 2007

$750 Million Acquisition Expands Capabilities, Creates Unique Transportation and Logistics Enterprise SAN MATEO, Calif. and JOPLIN, Mo., Aug. 23 -- Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) today announced that it has completed its $750 million acquisition of Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), a privately held North American... Read More

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Zimmer Holdings Announces Agreement to Acquire ORTHOsoft, A Leader in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

August 29, 2007

WARSAW, Ind. and MONTREAL, Aug. 23 -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZMH), a leader in the orthopaedics industry, and ORTHOsoft Inc. (TSX-Venture: OSH), a leader in computer navigation for orthopaedic surgery, announced today that Zimmer has reached an agreement to make an offer to acquire all of ORTHOsoft's... Read More

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Horizon Lines, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Aero Logistics

August 29, 2007

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22-- Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ) announced today that it has acquired Aero Logistics, a full service, third party logistics provider (3PL) headquartered in South San Francisco, CA. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Aero Logistics designs and manages custom freight shipping... Read More

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Chaparral Steel Company and Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation Announce Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period

August 29, 2007

MIDLOTHIAN, TX, and TAMPA, FL, Aug. 23 / -- Chaparral Steel Company (NASDAQ:CHAP) and Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (NYSE:GNA)(NYSE: TSX:)(NYSE:GNA) today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), in connection with the Agreement and Plan of... Read More

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Color Kinetics' Shareholders Adopt Merger Agreement with Philips

August 29, 2007

BOSTON, Aug. 22 / -- Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CLRK) announced that its shareholders at a special meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts today adopted the merger agreement under which Color Kinetics is to be acquired by Philips Holding USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V... Read More

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Exar Corporation Announces Results of Special Meeting of Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approving the Proposed Merger Transaction with Sipex Corporation

August 29, 2007

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 23 -- Exar Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAR) today announced that its stockholders have voted to approve the issuance of shares of Exar common stock in Exar's proposed acquisition of Sipex Corporation pursuant to a merger agreement entered into with Sipex. Preliminary results indicate that more than... Read More

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CGGVeritas: CGGVeritas Acquires 15 Percent Interest in OHM

August 28, 2007

PARIS, August 21/ -- CGGVeritas (NYSE: CGV) is pleased to announce that, subsequent to the approval by the shareholders of Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping plc ("OHM"), it has acquired 6 395 571 shares of OHM at a price of 240 pence per share, representing 15 per cent of OHM's issued share capital. On July 17, 2007... Read More

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Autodesk Acquires PlassoTech

August 28, 2007

Simulation Software Extends Functionality of the Autodesk Digital Prototyping Solution SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 27 / -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today announced the acquisition of California-based PlassoTech, a leading supplier of analysis and simulation software for the mechanical design market. The... Read More

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Manatron Agrees to Buy Records Management Solutions Business from Hart InterCivic, Inc.

August 27, 2007

o This acquisition, when completed, is expected to: o Add more than 50 clients in 13 states o Expand Manatron's reach to 40 states, adding Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Texas o Increase Manatron's recurring software maintenance and hosting revenues by approximately $4.0 million on an annualized basis o... Read More

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vps ID Systeme GmbH Becomes Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Digital Identification Solutions AG

August 27, 2007

Digital Identification Solutions AG acquires 100% of vps ID Systeme GmbH Ettlingen/Stuttgart, Germany (August 20, 2007) - Effective immediately, vps ID Systeme GmbH becomes a subsidiary of Digital Identification Solutions AG. The international leader in identification solutions acquires 100% of the Ettlingen-based... Read More

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Sweco Announces Acquisition of Ecutec Barcelona S.L.

August 24, 2007

Florence, KY (August 17, 2007) Sweco, A Business Unit of M-I L.L.C., today announced its recent acquisition of Ecutec Barcelona S.L., a company that specializes in classifying, coating and grinding fine and ultra-fine powders. Ecutec provides complete integrated turnkey systems as well as precision, stand-alone... Read More

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CPM Acquires Crown Iron Works

August 24, 2007

WATERLOO, Iowa-CPM, the world's leading supplier of process equipment and technology for the animal feed, oilseed, biofuels and human food processing industries, announces the acquisition of Crown Iron Works based in Minneapolis, Minn. Crown Iron Works is the global leader in thermal, mechanical and chemical... Read More

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DISC-LOCK Signs New Canadian Distributor We "R" Nuts & Bolts to Service Canadian Oil Industry

August 24, 2007

DISC-LOCK contracted a new distributor in Alberta, Canada, We "R" Nuts & Bolts to represent their full range of transportation safety solutions that include Safety Wheel Nut, Vibration Proof Locking Nuts, Truck Frame Fastening System, and Locking Washers. This gives DISC-LOCK a local presence and availability in... Read More

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SurfControl Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Websense, Inc.

August 23, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16 /-- Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBSN) today announced SurfControl PLC shareholders approved Websense's proposed acquisition of SurfControl, a provider of on-demand and software-based Web and email security solutions. At the shareholder meetings held today, holders of more than 99% of the ordinary... Read More

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Tundra Semiconductor Signs Product Acquisition Agreement

August 23, 2007

Tundra Announces First Step in Smart Interconnect Solutions Strategy OTTAWA, Aug. 16 -- Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), a leader in System Interconnect, signed an agreement today to acquire a new product from a leading global solutions and engineering services provider. The agreement is a significant... Read More

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Agilent Technologies to Acquire NetworkFab, a Developer of Advanced Signal Intelligence and Communications Systems

August 23, 2007

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and NetworkFab Corp. today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for NetworkFab to join Agilent. Privately held NetworkFab designs and builds advanced signal intelligence, communications and jammer systems for the U.S... Read More

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Tenneco Acquires Mobile Emissions Business of Combustion Components Associates, Inc.

August 22, 2007

Company Advances Its Full-System SCR Emissions Capabilities To Meet Future Diesel Regulations LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 20 /-- Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the mobile emissions business of Combustion Components Associates, Inc. (CCA), a manufacturer of air... Read More

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Motorola Completes Acquisition of Leapstone Systems

August 21, 2007

Privately-Held Company Contributes Leading Software Platform for Converged Services and Applications SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug 20, 2007 --Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has completed the acquisition of privately-held Leapstone Systems, Inc. Leapstone is a leading communications software developer that provides a unified... Read More