Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

VWR International, Inc. Acquires Remaining Stake in KMF Laborchemie Handels GmbH

April 5, 2007

WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 29 : VWR International, Inc., a leading supplier to the global research laboratory industry, today announced that it has acquired the remaining approximately 76% interest in KMF Laborchemie Handels GmbH (KMF) effective April 1, 2007, a German-based scientific laboratory supply distributor... Read More

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Plasticon International, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire AV-CB Developments

April 5, 2007

LEXINGTON, KY--March 12, 2007 -- Plasticon International, Inc. (OTCPK:PLNI - News) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire AV-CB Developments. AV-CB Developments is a joint-venture between Avest Limited Partnership and Christian Brothers Construction. AV-CB Developments... Read More

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UTC to Acquire Initial Electronic Security Group, Divest Guarding Businesses in U.K., Australia

April 5, 2007

HARTFORD, Conn., March 30 : United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announced an offer to purchase Rentokil Initial's Initial Electronic Security Group (IESG) for a purchase price of 595 million pounds Sterling ($1.16 billion). Rentokil Initial's Board of Directors has indicated its intention to accept UTC's... Read More

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KEMET Corporation Will Commence the Public Tender Offer for All the Shares and Loan Notes in Evox Rifa on March 12, 2007

April 5, 2007

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 9 -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) through its wholly owned direct subsidiary KEMET Electronics Corporation ("KEMET"), announced today that it will launch its public tender offer for all of the issued and outstanding shares in Evox Rifa Group Oyj ("Evox Rifa") and for all of the loan notes... Read More

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Agere Stockholders Approve LSI Merger

April 4, 2007

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 29 -- Agere Systems (NYSE:AGR) today announced that shareholders had approved a proposal related to its previously announced merger with LSI Logic (NYSE:LSI), among other business at its 2007 annual meeting. LSI shareholders also are meeting today to vote on a merger-related proposal. The... Read More

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Onstream Media Completes Acquisition of Auction Video

April 4, 2007

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., March 28 / -- Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ:ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on- demand, digital media communications and applications, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the assets, technology and patents pending of privately owned Auction Video... Read More

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Sikorsky Aircraft Finalizes Acquisition of PZL Mielec

April 4, 2007

MIELEC, Poland, March 16: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today closed on its acquisition of aircraft maker PZL Mielec from the Polish government. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Conn., USA. Following the previously announced acquisition agreement signed in December... Read More

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Sonus Networks Announces Strategic Acquisition to Expand Wireless Portfolio and Capture New Market Opportunities

April 4, 2007

Sonus Acquisition of Zynetix Communications Systems Delivers Key Technology to Address Wireless Market WESTFORD, Mass., March 27 -- Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS), a leading supplier of service provider Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire... Read More

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CellStar Announces the Completion of the Sale of Its U.S. and Miami-Based Latin American Operations to Brightpoint

April 4, 2007

COPPELL, Texas, March 30: CellStar Corporation (OTC Pink Sheets: CLST) today announced that the Company has completed the sale of its U.S. and Miami-based Latin American operations to wholly-owned subsidiaries of Brightpoint, Inc. Substantially all of the assets of the U.S. and Miami operations were sold for a... Read More

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AmbironTrustWave Acquires ReddShell Corporation

April 4, 2007

Deal enhances AmbironTrustWave's compliance management technology CHICAGO and DENVER, March 28 -- AmbironTrustWave, a leading provider of data security and compliance management solutions, has acquired ReddShell Corporation. The deal is closed effective immediately and the terms are private. Established in 2003... Read More

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American Standard Companies Completes Sale of Venesta, Part of its European Bath and Kitchen Business, to RS Building Products

April 4, 2007

TRENTHAM, England, and PISCATAWAY, N.J., March 30: American Standard Companies Inc. (NYSE:ASD) and RS Building Products Ltd. today announced completion of the sale of American Standard's Venesta Washroom Systems business in the U.K. to RS Building Products for approximately $165 million. The sale represents an... Read More

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Enea Acquires QiValue Technologies

April 4, 2007

STOCKHOLM, Sweden & SAN JOSE, CA.-- Enea, a world leading provider of telecom software and services, today announced that is has acquired Swedish QiValue Technologies, a leading provider of Linux solutions. The acquisition will bolster Enea's Linux expertise, strengthen its software offering, and increase Enea's... Read More

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OMRON Finalizes Acquisition of Semiconductor Business Assets from Seiko Epson Subsidiary

April 4, 2007

Tokyo, Japan, Mar 30: OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645; ADR: OMRNY; 'OMRON'), a global leader in automation, sensing and control technology, announced that the preliminary agreement* that it previously reached to acquire the semiconductor business assets of Seiko Epson's consolidated subsidiary, Yasu Semiconductor... Read More

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Noble Signs Share Purchase Agreement With Arcelor Mittal for Strategic Business Combination

April 4, 2007

WARREN, Mich., March 16 -- Noble International, Ltd., (NASDAQ:NOBL) ("Noble" or the "Company") announced it has signed a share purchase agreement ("SPA") with Arcelor Mittal ("Arcelor Mittal") to combine its TBA Arcelor ("TBA") laser-welding operations into Noble. Prior to signing the SPA, Noble obtained a... Read More

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Morningstar, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Standard & Poor's Fund Data Business

April 4, 2007

CHICAGO, March 16 -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Standard & Poor's fund data business, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), for $55 million in cash, subject to... Read More

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Plug Power Announces Agreement to Acquire Cellex Power

April 4, 2007

Proposed acquisition advances Plug Power's market engagement strategy while diversifying product portfolio LATHAM, N.Y., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 15 -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable on-site energy products, today announced execution of a definitive agreement to... Read More

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Balver Zinn and Cobar Group Merge Global Business Activities in Solder Materials

April 4, 2007

Balve/Breda, March 19, 2007 - Balver Zinn in Balve, Germany and the Cobar group in Breda, Holland today announced the signature of a Letter of Intent ("LoI") relating to Cobar joining the Balver Zinn Group. The conclusion of the agreement is expected in the second quarter of 2007. The agreement will cover a... Read More

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CommScope to Acquire Signal Vision, Inc.

April 4, 2007

Acquisition of Leading Supplier of Radio Frequency Subscriber Products Will Expand CommScope's Broadband Portfolio HICKORY, N.C., March 19 / -- CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV), a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire... Read More

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Analytical Surveys, Inc. Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement With Ecowood, Inc.

April 4, 2007

SAN ANTONIO and LAKE DALLAS, Texas, March 19 / -- Analytical Surveys, Inc. (ASI) (NASDAQ:ANLT), and Ecowood, Inc., (collectively, "the Companies") today announced that the Companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement, under which the Companies will be combined in a tax-free, all stock merger to form an... Read More

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Aon Acquires Valley Oak Systems

April 4, 2007

Unrivaled End-to-End Claims and RMIS Offering CHICAGO, March 19 / -- Aon Corporation (NYSE:AOC) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Valley Oak Systems of San Ramon, California. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041215/CGW049LOGO... Read More