Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

QIAGEN Announces Approval of Digene Acquisition Received at Extraordinary General Meeting of QIAGEN Shareholders

July 27, 2007

VENLO, The Netherlands, July 20 -- QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) announced that it has received the vote of the necessary percentage of its shareholders in favor of the acquisition of Digene Corporation at QIAGEN's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held today in The... Read More

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CVI Completes Acquisition of Melles Griot

July 27, 2007

Albuquerque, NM, July 25, 2007 - CVI, the optical and laser technology company based here, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Melles Griot from Barloworld Scientific Ltd. Stuart Schoenmann, CEO of CVI states, "We are extremely excited about the opportunities this acquisition creates for our... Read More

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Oden Corporation Acquires Crandall International

July 27, 2007

Oden Offers Customers an Expanded Universe of Liquid Filling Machinery with the Acquisition of Crandall International Tonawanda, NY (July 2007)... Expanding its universe of liquid filling machinery to further meet the needs of its customers Oden Corporation has acquired Crandall International. With this... Read More

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Stack Limited Acquired by Auto Meter Products, Inc.

July 26, 2007

Stack Limited was acquired by Auto Meter Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, announced Alan Rock, Managing Director of Stack. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Stack Limited, based in Bicester, England, is a leading global developer and supplier of professional-quality instrumentation and data... Read More

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Lincoln Electric Announces the Acquisition of Nanjing Kuang Tai Welding Material Co., Ltd.

July 26, 2007

CLEVELAND, July 20 /-- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) today announced that it has acquired Nanjing Kuang Tai Welding Material Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of stick electrode products based in Nanjing, China. Lincoln previously owned 35% of Nanjing indirectly through its investment in Kuang Tai Metal... Read More

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Oracle Buys Online Identity Theft and Fraud Detection Leader Bharosa

July 26, 2007

Combination to Deliver Next-generation of Risk-based Access Management REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 18 -- Oracle today announced that it has agreed to acquire Bharosa, Inc., a leading provider of software that helps combat online identity theft and fraud. Strong authentication and fraud detection are increasingly... Read More

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SSAB Successfully Completes Acquisition of IPSCO

July 26, 2007

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 18 /-- SSAB Svenskt Stal AB today announced that the acquisition of IPSCO Inc. was successfully completed for U.S. $160 per share. The acquisition has been approved by shareholders, Competition Authorities and the Boards of Directors of both companies. "I am very pleased to announce the... Read More

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Saint-Gobain: Norandex Acquisition in the United States

July 26, 2007

Saint-Gobain: Norandex Acquisition in the United States PARIS, July 18 -- Saint-Gobain has announced the acquisition of the Norandex group in the United States from Owens Corning. Norandex has 2,200 employees and delivered sales of $866 million in 2006 split into two activities: building materials distribution and... Read More

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Codexis Acquires BioCatalytics

July 25, 2007

Merger Creates Global Leadership in Biocatalyst Design, Synthesis and Use REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 19 / -- Codexis, Inc., a private biotechnology company and leading developer of clean manufacturing technologies, today announced it has acquired BioCatalytics, Inc., Pasadena, CA. BioCatalytics is a private company... Read More

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Equinix Increases Terms for Acquisition of IXEurope; Investors Agree To Hard Irrevocable Terms

July 25, 2007

In Response to Potential Rival Bid, Equinix and IXEurope Reach New Agreement; Deal Expected to Close in September Foster City, CA and London- July 18, 2007 (11:00 PM PT) - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, and IXEurope Plc ("IXEurope... Read More

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IPSCO Confirms Completion of Acquisition by SSAB

July 25, 2007

LISLE, Ill., July 18 -- IPSCO Inc. (NYSE/TSX: IPS) announced today that SSAB Canada Inc., a subsidiary of SSAB Svenskt Stal AB, completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of IPSCO for U.S. $160 per share. In connection with the completion of the acquisition, IPSCO's shares will be delisted from the... Read More

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Garmin® Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Spanish Distributor

July 24, 2007

CAYMAN ISLANDS, July 17 /-- Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent for the proposed acquisition of Electronica Trepat S.A. ("Electronica Trepat"), the principal distributor of Garmin's consumer products in Spain. The completion of the acquisition is subject to the... Read More

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International Paper Agrees to Purchase Remaining Shares of CMCP, Deal Expected to be Completed Before End of Third Quarter

July 24, 2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn. and BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 12 -- International Paper today announced the company has signed an agreement with Cofipac to purchase the remaining shares of its joint venture Compagnie Marocaine des Cartons et des Papiers (CMCP) in Morocco for approximately US$40 million. As a result, CMCP will be... Read More

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IPSCO Shareholders Approve Arrangement With SSAB

July 24, 2007

LISLE, Ill., and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 16 -- At a special meeting of IPSCO Inc. (NYSE/TSX: IPS) shareholders held this morning, shareholders voted to approve the Plan of Arrangement whereby SSAB Svenskt Stal AB (SSAB) will acquire all of the outstanding shares of IPSCO. Approximately 99% of the votes cast by... Read More

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IFS Defence Acquires UK Software Company

July 24, 2007

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 13 /-- IFS Defence Ltd, a joint venture between BAE Systems plc and IFS AB, has acquired the British software company Information Science Consultants Ltd (iSC), headquartered in Cirencester, UK. The acquisition strengthens IFS Defence's position in the Aerospace & Defense sector, enhances its... Read More

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Huntsman Agrees to Be Acquired by Hexion for $28.00 Per Share

July 24, 2007

Terminates Merger Agreement With Basell THE WOODLANDS, Texas and SALT LAKE CITY, July 12 /-- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) today announced that it has terminated the merger agreement with Basell AF ("Basell") dated June 26, 2007 (the "Basell Agreement") and has agreed to a definitive merger agreement (the... Read More

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Energizer Holdings, Inc. to Acquire Playtex Products, Inc.

July 24, 2007

ST. LOUIS, and WESTPORT, Conn., July 12 /-- Leading consumer products companies, Energizer Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:ENR), and Playtex Products, Inc., (NYSE:PYX), announced the signing of a definitive agreement by which Energizer will acquire Playtex for $18.30 per share in cash plus the assumption of Playtex debt... Read More

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Hercules Offshore, Inc. Announces Cash and Stock Merger Consideration in Acquisition of TODCO

July 24, 2007

HOUSTON, July 16 /-- Hercules Offshore, Inc. ("Hercules Offshore") (NASDAQ:HERO) today announced the merger consideration expected to be paid to TODCO stockholders in the merger of Hercules Offshore and TODCO, which was completed on July 11, 2007. Neither the stock component nor the cash component of the merger... Read More

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ISS Recommends Abitibi-Consolidated Shareholders Vote 'FOR' the Proposed Combination with Bowater

July 24, 2007

MONTREAL, July 15 /-- Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (NYSE:ABY)(NYSE:TSX:)(NYSE:A) announced today that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has recommended that Abitibi-Consolidated shareholders vote "FOR" the proposed combination with Bowater Incorporated. ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate... Read More

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ICE Statement on Definitive Agreement to Acquire Winnipeg Commodity Exchange

July 24, 2007

ATLANTA, July 17 /-- IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) issued the following statement today regarding its definitive agreement reached in June to acquire the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange (WCE): ICE is aware of the preliminary third party proposal made to the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. ICE and WCE remain... Read More