Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

IPSCO to be Acquired By SSAB for U.S. $160 Per Share For a Total Equity Value of U.S. $7.7 Billion

May 16, 2007

LISLE, Ill., and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 3 -- IPSCO Inc. (NYSE/TSX: IPS) and SSAB Svenskt Stal AB (STO: SSAB.A, SSAB.B) today announced that they have entered into an agreement providing for IPSCO to be acquired by SSAB for U.S. $160 per share in cash for a total equity value of U.S. $7.7 billion. The transaction has... Read More

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Broadcom to Acquire Octalica, Inc. for Technologies Enabling Advanced Home Networking Over Coaxial Cable Infrastructures

May 16, 2007

Purchase Accelerates Time to Integration of Multimedia Over Coaxial Cable Capabilities in Next Generation Broadcom® Set-Top Box and Broadband Access Products IRVINE, Calif. and NEWTON CENTRE, Mass., May 3 -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless... Read More

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Axia Group, Inc. Completes Agreement to Sell International Building Technologies Inc. Subsidiary

May 16, 2007

SAN DIEGO, May 3/-- Axia Group, Inc., announced today that it has finalized the agreement to sell its subsidiary, International Building Technologies, Inc. (IBT) to Motorsports Emporium, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: MSEM) . MSEM has reorganized as a company dedicated to the manufacture and deployment of the panel... Read More

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Biosite and Beckman Coulter Amend Definitive Merger Agreement

May 16, 2007

Beckman Coulter to Acquire Biosite in $90 Per Share Cash Tender Offer SAN DIEGO, May 2 -- Biosite Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSTE) today announced that it and Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE:BEC) have entered into an amendment to their existing merger agreement dated March 24, 2007. Under the terms of the amendment to the... Read More

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Avanquest Seals Deal with UK Software Giant GSP

May 16, 2007

LONDON, May 3/ o UK Consumers to Benefit From Greater Choice and Wider Range of Software Titles Following Recent Acquisitions Ticker: AVQ ISIN: FR0004026714 Reuters: AVQ.PA Bloomberg: AVQ:FP Avanquest Software, a leading developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market, has... Read More

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Stepan Announces Sale of Specialty Esters Product Line and Acquisition of an Agricultural Chemical

May 16, 2007

NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 1 -- Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) today announced the sale of its specialty ester surfactant product line for the personal care market to The HallStar Company (formerly CPH Holding Corporation). These products, produced at the Company's Maywood, New Jersey facility, will continue to be produced... Read More

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Websense to Acquire SurfControl

May 16, 2007

Editor's summary: o All cash transaction valued at approximately US$400 million. o Expected to be accretive, with cost synergies of more than US$60 million. o Creates an organization with the scale to compete more effectively with large global security and software companies. o Accelerates strategic initiatives with... Read More

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CGI to Expand Presence in the Seattle Metro Market

May 15, 2007

Stock Market Symbols GIB.A (TSX) GIB (NYSE) FAIRFAX, VA, May 3 -- CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), announced today that it has acquired privately-owned information technology (IT) services firm Codesic Consulting. Founded in 1994, the Seattle based company has annual revenues of approximately US$20 million... Read More

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Frequent Travelers Oppose AirTran Takeover of Midwest

May 14, 2007

72% in Survey Strongly Oppose Takeover; 65% Would Avoid Flying AirTran Following a Takeover MILWAUKEE, May 2 -- Midwest Airlines (AMEX:MEH) today released results of a recent survey of Milwaukee-area frequent travelers showing strong opposition to a takeover of Midwest by AirTran Holdings, parent of AirTran... Read More

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Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Acquires Minority Stake in Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited

May 14, 2007

NEW YORK, May 2 -- Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) today issued the following statement: On May 2, 2007, Genco Shipping & Trading Limited acquired 4,440,900 shares of the capital stock of Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited. Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited is a drybulk shipping owner... Read More

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Beckman Coulter and Biosite Amend Definitive Acquisition Agreement

May 14, 2007

Product lines evolve and change; please contact the company for current information. Strategic Rationale and Economics of Combination Support Increased Price of $90 per Biosite Share FULLERTON, Calif., May 1 / -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a revised merger agreement with... Read More

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Kennametal Completes Acquisition of Advanced Materials Business

May 14, 2007

LATROBE, Pa., May 2 -- Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Purity Metal Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, International Specialty Alloys, Inc. (ISA). ISA manufactures high-purity specialty metal products for the aerospace, defense... Read More

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EGL Receives Offer from Apollo Affiliate CEVA for $43 per share

May 14, 2007

HOUSTON, May 3: EGL, Inc. (NASDAQ:EAGL) ("EGL" or the "Company"), announced today that the Special Committee of its Board of Directors has received a definitive proposal, dated May 2, 2007, from CEVA Group Plc, a public company limited by shares incorporated in England and Wales that is owned by affiliates of... Read More

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Spherion Acquires Dallas-Based Resulte Universal

May 11, 2007

Specialty Technology and Accounting and Finance Staffing Firm Joining Spherion in Dallas and Houston FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 30 -- Spherion Corporation, a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Resulte Universal, a specialty technology and accounting and... Read More

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Standard Management/Universal Healthcare Company, LLC Announces Execution of Purchase Agreement to Acquire California Institutional Pharmacy

May 11, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, May 1 -- Standard Management Corporation ("Standard Management" or the "Company") , an Indiana based management company, announced today that through Universal Healthcare Company, LLC ("Universal" or "UHCC"), a definitive agreement has been signed to acquire In-House Pharmacies, Inc. of San Diego... Read More

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Superior Essex Announces Completion of Acquisition of Nexans Canada's Magnet Wire Operations

May 11, 2007

ATLANTA, April 27 -- Superior Essex Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSX), one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Nexans' magnet wire operations in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. The transaction consists of the acquisition of key operating assets, including... Read More

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GFI Group Inc. to Acquire Retail Energy Procurement Business of Gulf States Energy

May 11, 2007

NEW YORK, April 26 -- GFI Group Inc. (NASDAQ:GFIG) and Gulf States Energy, Inc. announced today that GFI has agreed to acquire the assets of the retail energy procurement and consulting business of GSE Consulting L.P. ("GSEC"), an affiliate of Gulf States Energy, a privately- held, full service energy commodities... Read More

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TIBCO to Acquire Spotfire

May 11, 2007

Acquisition Complements Predictive Business Strategy; Combines Real-Time Infrastructure with Enterprise Analytics to Deliver Next-Generation Business Intelligence TUCON(TM), SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 -- TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spotfire Inc... Read More

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Rocket Software Europe Holding B.V. and Seagull Holding N.V. Announce Settlement of Public Offer on Shares in Seagull Holding N.V.

May 11, 2007

AMSTERDAM, ATLANTA and NEWTON, Mass., April 27: Further to the press releases of 5 December 2006, 11 January 2007, 2 February 2007, 9 February 2007, 16 March 2007, 24 April 2007 and to the offer memorandum dated 15 March 2007, Rocket Software Europe Holding B.V. ("Rocket") and Seagull Holding N.V. ("Seagull... Read More

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Transtar Industries Acquires Axiom Automotive Technologies

May 11, 2007

Combined companies will offer customers broader market presence, the most comprehensive product line and best-in-class distribution in auto transmission aftermarket parts CLEVELAND, May 1 -- Transtar Industries, Inc., a leading national distributor of aftermarket auto transmission repair parts, today announced that... Read More