Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

QIAGEN and Digene Announce Merger Creating Market and Technology Leader in Molecular Diagnostics

July 16, 2007

Transaction Valued at Approximately US$1.6 Billion Expected to be Accretive in 2008 to QIAGEN's Earnings Per Share VENLO, Netherlands and GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 3 -- QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) and Digene Corp. (NASDAQ:DIGE) announced today a definitive agreement to combine the two... Read More

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GSI Group Announces Acquisition of Thales Optronics Beryllium Business

July 16, 2007

BILLERICA, Mass., June 4 -- GSI Group Inc., (NASDAQ:GSIG), today announced the purchase of the beryllium mirrors and structures business of UK-based Thales Optronics for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition combines a global leader in the design and manufacture of beryllium mirrors and structures with GSI's... Read More

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Avaya Enters into Merger Agreement with Silver Lake and TPG Capital

July 16, 2007

Transaction Valued at Approximately $8.2 Billion or $17.50 Per Share BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 4 /-- Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Silver Lake, the leading investment firm focused on large-scale investments in technology-driven growth industries... Read More

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EMC Announces Acquisition of Verid

July 16, 2007

Acquisition to Broaden, Strengthen and Simplify RSA® Identity Protection Portfolio; Adds Key Knowledge-Based Authentication Technology HOPKINTON, Mass., June 4 / -- EMC Corporation , the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has acquired Verid, Inc., a privately held... Read More

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Kensey Nash Announces Acquisition of Assets of MacroPore Biosurgery Business Unit from Cytori Therapeutics

July 16, 2007

EXTON, Pa., June 1 /-- Kensey Nash Corporation (NASDAQ:KNSY) today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of the MacroPore Biosurgery spinal and orthopaedic business unit of Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTX) for $3.2 million cash. Since 1996, MacroPore Biosurgery has been a leading... Read More

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Marathon Eng. & Env. Services, Aqua Terra, Merger Announced

July 13, 2007

SWEDESBORO, N.J., July 9 / -- Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. announced today that it has merged with Aqua Terra, P.A. This merger solidifies Marathon's position as a major engineering and environmental services provider in the Delaware Valley region. With the addition of Aqua Terra, Marathon... Read More

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SAIC Signs Agreement to Acquire Benham Investment Holdings, LLC

July 13, 2007

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., July 6 / -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAI) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Benham Investment Holdings, LLC (Benham) and its subsidiaries. Benham is an engineering and life-cycle technology implementation firm that serves... Read More

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Material Technologies, Inc. Acquires License for a Pulsed Eddy Current Instrument

July 13, 2007

LOS ANGELES, July 9 / -- Material Technologies, Inc., a company that engages in the research and development of technologies to monitor and measure metal fatigue, today announced that it has acquired in a stock transaction Non-Destructive Assessment Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UTEK, a specialty... Read More

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Sumitomo Acquires Master Tool LLC

July 13, 2007

Mount Prospect, IL - (July 12, 2007) Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. announces the acquisition of Master Tool LLC. Finalized on June 29, 2007, the deal establishes Sumitomo as the majority owner. Master Tool LLC, located in Grand River, OH, is a designer and builder of custom, inserted cutting tools. Their area... Read More

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SIRIUS, XM Highlight Growing Momentum in Favor of Merger

July 13, 2007

Strong and Diverse Public Support Demonstrates Merger is in the Public Interest NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, July 9 / -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:XMSR) and SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) said today that the volume, diversity and strength of the public comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission... Read More

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Verizon Business Completes Cybertrust Acquisition

July 13, 2007

Surpasses Competition to Become No. 1 Global Information Security Player BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 9 / -- Verizon Business is now the leading provider of managed security services to business and government customers worldwide with the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Cybertrust. Verizon... Read More

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Dana Corporation Closes Sale of European Fluid Products Hose and Tubing Operations to Orhan Holding, A.S.

July 13, 2007

Sale of North American Operations Expected to Close Later in Quarter TOLEDO, Ohio, July 5 -- Dana Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: DCNAQ) has closed the previously announced sale of its European fluid products hose and tubing operations to Orhan Holding, A.S., receiving cash proceeds of $66.9 million, and expects to... Read More

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Jack Henry Announces the Acquisition of Gladiator Technology Services, Inc.

July 13, 2007

MONETT, Mo., July 10 -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY), a leading provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions, today announced its acquisition of Gladiator Technology Services, Inc. This Atlanta, Georgia-based company is a leading provider of... Read More

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Graphic Packaging Corporation and Altivity Packaging, LLC Announce Merger

July 13, 2007

MARIETTA, Ga., and CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transaction Highlights o The transaction will bring together two of the most innovative, value- added paperboard packaging companies to create an estimated $4.4 billion (combined revenue) participant in the global packaging market. The new... Read More

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Universal Compression Partners Completes Acquisition of Assets from Universal Compression Holdings

July 13, 2007

HOUSTON, July 9 /-- Universal Compression Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UCO) and Universal Compression Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:UCLP) announced today that Universal Compression Partners has completed its previously announced acquisition of a fleet of compressor units and customer contracts from Universal Compression Holdings... Read More

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World Leading Design and Planning Firm RTKL Joins ARCADIS

July 13, 2007

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, July 6/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, today announced that it has acquired 100% of the shares of privately held RTKL Associates Inc, one of the world's leading design and planning firms, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, United... Read More

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Syngenta Reinforces Vegetable Seeds with Zeraim Gedera Acquisition

July 13, 2007

BASEL, Switzerland, July 9 / -- Syngenta announced today that it has agreed to acquire Zeraim Gedera Ltd., a high quality Israeli vegetable seeds company focusing on high-value crops, including tomato, pepper and melon. Syngenta will buy all outstanding shares in the company from Markstone Capital Partners, an... Read More

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Watsco to Acquire ACR Group, Inc.

July 13, 2007

ACR to Add 54 Locations in Watsco Network in Key HVAC Markets COCONUT GROVE, Fla., July 5 / -- Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) and ACR Group, Inc. (AMEX:BRR) today announced that they have executed a definitive merger agreement under which Watsco will seek to acquire ACR's outstanding common stock in a cash tender offer of... Read More

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Pregis Corporation Announces Acquisition of Romanian Protective Packaging Company

July 13, 2007

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 5 /-- Pregis Corporation, a leading international manufacturer, marketer, and supplier of protective packaging products and specialty packaging solutions, announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding share capital of Petroflax S.A., for approximately $12.0 million in cash... Read More

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WellPoint to Acquire American Imaging Management

July 13, 2007

Acquisition of Leading Radiology Management Company Advances WellPoint's Initiatives in Cost Management, Transparency and Quality INDIANAPOLIS and DEERFIELD, Ill., July 9 -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP), the nation's leading health benefits provider, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire... Read More