Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Quest Diagnostics to Acquire AmeriPath in a Transaction Valued at $2 Billion

May 1, 2007

o Establishes Leading Position in Cancer Diagnostics with a Focus on Dermatopathology, Anatomic Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics -- o Strengthens Leadership in Hospital and Esoteric Testing -- o Enhances Position as World's Premier Diagnostic Testing Company -- LYNDHURST, N.J. and PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla... Read More

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Silicon Motion Announces Agreement to Acquire FCI, Inc.

May 1, 2007

Expands Product Portfolio TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 18 -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:SIMO), a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops, and markets universally compatible, high-performance, low-power semiconductor solutions for the multimedia consumer electronics market, announced... Read More

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USi Acquires Leading WebSphere Commerce Implementation and Integration Firm

May 1, 2007

Daniel IT Acquisition Answers Market Demand for End-to-End WebSphere Commerce Solution ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 17 -- USi (http://www.usi.com/), an AT&T subsidiary and a leading Application Service Provider (ASP), today announced that it has acquired Daniel IT, a leading consultant for world-class IBM WebSphere... Read More

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VantageMed Announces Closing of Merger with Nightingale

May 1, 2007

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 18 -- VantageMed Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: VMDC.OB) today announced that at a special meeting of VantageMed stockholders held today, VantageMed stockholders approved the merger of VantageMed with an entity controlled by Nightingale Informatix Corporation (TSX-V: NGH) of Ontario... Read More

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GDS Continues Aggressive Acquisition Strategy with Second Purchase in 2007

May 1, 2007

(April 20, 2007): Global Display Solutions (GDS) Ltd., market leader in the design and manufacture of industrial display solutions, continues its acquisition strategy with the announcement of its second acquisition of 2007. The Italy headquartered GDS firstly acquired Oregon-based Clearview Displays LLC, providers... Read More

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Essar Global to Acquire Algoma Steel for CDN$1.85 billion

May 1, 2007

MUMBAI, INDIA and SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, April 15 -- Essar Global Limited, through its wholly owned subsidiary Essar Steel Holdings Limited, ("Essar") and Algoma Steel Inc. ("Algoma") today announced that they have signed a definitive arrangement agreement providing for the acquisition by Essar of all of the common... Read More

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Software AG Commences Cash Tender Offer for webMethods, Inc

April 30, 2007

DARMSTADT, Germany, April 18 -- Software AG (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW), Europe's largest systems software and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provider, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wizard Acquisition, Inc., has commenced a tender offer for all outstanding shares of webMethods, Inc... Read More

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Royal Gold and Battle Mountain Gold Exploration Sign Definitive Merger Agreement

April 30, 2007

DENVER, April 18 / -- ROYAL GOLD, INC. (NASDAQ:RGLD) ("Royal Gold") and Battle Mountain Gold Exploration Corp. (BULLETIN BOARD: BMGX) ("Battle Mountain") announced today that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which Royal Gold will acquire 100% of the fully diluted shares of Battle Mountain in an... Read More

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Oracle Closes Acquisition of Hyperion

April 30, 2007

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 18 /-- Oracle today announced that it has completed its tender offer for Hyperion Solutions Corporation. The subsequent offering period for the offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 18, 2007. Oracle purchased a total of 55,703,835 shares in the offer, representing... Read More

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Lockheed Martin Acquires RLM Systems, Ltd.

April 30, 2007

Acquisition Expands Lockheed Martin's Defense and Intelligence Capabilities in Australia BETHESDA, Md., Apr. 16 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), today announced it has acquired the defense and intelligence business of RLM Systems Pty, Ltd., an Australia-based provider of system engineering, software... Read More

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Commercial Metals Company Closes Purchase of Nicholas J. Bouras, Inc. and Affiliates

April 27, 2007

IRVING, Texas, April 17 / -- Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC), headquartered in Irving, Texas, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all the operating assets of Nicholas J. Bouras, Inc., United Steel Deck, Inc., The New Columbia Joist Company, and ABA Trucking Corporation. This... Read More

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Endwave Acquires ALC Microwave, Inc.

April 27, 2007

Endwave Adds New Product Capability and Key Defense Customer Relationships SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19 / -- Endwave Corporation (NASDAQ:ENWV), a leading provider of high-frequency RF modules for telecommunications networks, defense electronics and homeland security systems, today announced the acquisition of... Read More

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EMCORE Corporation Acquires Opticomm Corporation

April 27, 2007

Acquisition enhances EMCORE's position in the video transport market SOMERSET, N.J., April 16 / -- EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite, and solar power markets, today announced that it has acquired... Read More

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CHS Acquires Nor-Lakes Liquid Lubricant Business and The Farm-Oyl Company

April 27, 2007

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn., April 16 / -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ:CHSCP), a leading energy, grains and foods company, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the liquid lubricants business of Nor-Lakes Services Midwest, Inc., of Hugo, Minn., and The Farm-Oyl Company of St. Paul, Minn., as part of a strong commitment to... Read More

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Experian Group Limited: Acquisition of Hitwise

April 27, 2007

LONDON, April 19/ -- Experian, the global information solutions company, announces that it has acquired Hitwise, a leading Internet marketing intelligence company, which helps clients monitor the performance of their websites and target their online advertising spend more effectively. The purchase price is... Read More

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GeoResources, Inc. Completes Mergers with Southern Bay Oil & Gas and Chandler Energy, LLC

April 27, 2007

WILLISTON, N.D., April 18 : GeoResources, Inc., (NASDAQ:GEOI), today announced the closing of the mergers (the Merger) with Southern Bay Oil & Gas L.P. and Chandler Energy, LLC, after receiving all required shareholder approvals. The combined entity has assets in the Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountains and Williston Basin... Read More

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Ford and Glass Products Reach MOU for Automotive Components Holdings Glass Business

April 27, 2007

DEARBORN, Mich., April 18: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and Glass Products today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the first step toward the sale of the Automotive Components Holdings (ACH) Glass Operations and its plants in Nashville, Tenn., and Tulsa, Okla., and its subsidiary Vidriocar... Read More

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Alpharma Expands Presence in China

April 26, 2007

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 19: Alpharma Inc. (NYSE:ALO), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, announced it has acquired the assets of Shenzhou Tongde Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd ("Tongde") in Shenzhou City, China. Tongde, a supplier to the company's Animal Health business, currently manufactures and markets... Read More

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Anixter International Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Total Supply Solutions Limited

April 26, 2007

GLENVIEW, Ill., April 18: Anixter International Inc. (NYSE:AXE), the world's leading distributor of communication products, electrical and electronic wire & cable and a leading distributor of fasteners and other small parts ("C" Class inventory components) to Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEMs"), today... Read More

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Biosite Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Tender Offer With Beckman Coulter

April 26, 2007

SAN DIEGO, April 17: Biosite Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSTE) today announced that the waiting period required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 expired without a request for additional information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with respect to the proposed acquisition of shares of... Read More