Mergers & Acquisition

Mergers & Acquisition

Beckman Coulter Reaffirms Commitment to Acquire Biosite

April 16, 2007

Product lines evolve and change; please contact the company for current information. With Regulatory Filings Submitted, and Tender Offer Commenced, Proposed Acquisition Proceeding as Planned; To Close in the Next 30 Days FULLERTON, Calif. -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE:BEC), a leading developer, manufacturer, and... Read More

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Corporation Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Composix Co.

April 16, 2007

SUNSHINE, Fla., April 5 -- Ceramic Protection Corporation ("CPC" or "the Corporation"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of advanced ballistic protective products, announced today that it has recently signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire Composix Co. of Newark, Ohio. The transaction is subject to... Read More

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Software AG to Acquire webMethods, Inc.

April 16, 2007

Establishes Leadership in High Growth SOA / BPM Market Major Step Towards Stated Goal of EUR 1 Billion Software Company DARMSTADT, Germany and FAIRFAX, Va., April 5 -- Software AG (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW), Europe's largest systems software and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provider, and webMethods... Read More

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Basic Energy Services Closes Sledge Drilling Holding Corporation Acquisition

April 16, 2007

MIDLAND, Texas, April 4: Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:BAS) (Basic) announced today it has completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the outstanding capital stock of Sledge Drilling Holding, Corp. ("Sledge") for a total acquisition price, net of estimated working capital, of approximately $56... Read More

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Rolls-Royce Grows Global Fuel Cells Capability with US Acquisition

April 16, 2007

CANTON, Ohio, April 2 -- Rolls-Royce, a world leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, today announced it has enhanced its global fuel cell capability with a strategic acquisition in the US. Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US) Inc. has acquired the assets of Ohio- based... Read More

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Plug Power Announces Completion of Cellex Power Acquisition

April 13, 2007

LATHAM, N.Y. and VANCOUVER, April 4: Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable on-site energy products, today announced that the Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Cellex Power Products Inc., a private company and a leader in providing fuel cell power solutions... Read More

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Parker Strengthens Global Fluid Handling Business with Acquisition of Rectus AG

April 13, 2007

CLEVELAND, April 2: Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the acquisition of Rectus AG, a leading manufacturer of quick disconnect couplings and related products for pneumatic, hydraulic, medical and chemical processing applications. The company employs... Read More

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Datalogic and PSC Inc. Complete Integration Into Datalogic Scanning, Inc.

April 12, 2007

EUGENE, Ore., April 2: A worldwide leader in automatic data-capture technology, products, and services, Datalogic Scanning, Inc. is pleased to announce that the integration of the Datalogic Handheld Scanner Division with Eugene-based PSC Inc. is complete effective April 2, 2007. Datalogic Scanning now offers the... Read More

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Dresser-Rand Purchases Gimpel Valve Business from Tyco Flow Control

April 12, 2007

HOUSTON, April 5 -- Dresser-Rand Group Inc. ["Dresser-Rand" or the "Company" (NYSE:DRC) today announced that it has acquired the Gimpel business from Tyco Flow Control, a reporting unit of Tyco International (NYSE: TYC; Brussels). Gimpel products include a line of trip, trip throttle, and non-return valves to... Read More

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Coleman Cable Completes Copperfield Acquisition and Related Financings

April 12, 2007

WAUKEGAN, Ill., April 2 -- Coleman Cable, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCIX) ("Coleman Cable") announced today the closing of its acquisition of Copperfield, LLC. Pursuant to the acquisition agreement, originally announced on March 11, 2007, Coleman Cable acquired all of the equity interests of Copperfield, LLC for $213 million in... Read More

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Comcast Corporation to Acquire Patriot Media

April 12, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 -- Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)(NASDAQ:CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the cable systems owned and operated by Patriot Media & Communications, a privately-held... Read More

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CMS Energy and Government of Venezuela Sign Purchase and Sale Agreement for Sale of Venezuelan Electric Utility and Related Assets

April 12, 2007

JACKSON, Mich., April 4 -- CMS Energy and Petroloeos de Venezuela, S.A. which is owned by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela signed today a purchase and sale agreement for the sale of the company's interest in Sistema Electrico de Nueva Esparta, C.A. (SENECA), including its 88 percent equity ownership, certain... Read More

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Harris Interactive Extends European Capabilities with Acquisition of German Online Market Research Firm MediaTransfer AG

April 12, 2007

LONDON and HAMBURG, Germany, April 2 -- Harris Interactive(R) (Nasdaq: HPOL) has acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch & Consulting, a private European online research firm based in Hamburg, Germany which will provide greater access to the $2.2 billion (USD) German market research market. MediaTransfer, founded in... Read More

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Munters Acquires Des Champs Technologies, Experts in Indoor Air Quality and Energy Recovery

April 12, 2007

SAN ANTONIO, April 4: Munters has concluded an agreement to purchase U.S.-based Des Champs Technologies. The company holds a technology-leading position in energy-efficient air treatment solutions, complementing Munters' Commercial Dehumidification product range. Des Champs employs approximately 200 people, and the... Read More

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Commercial Metals Bids to Acquire Second Croatian Mill

April 12, 2007

IRVING, Texas, April 6 : Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC), headquartered in Irving, Texas, announced that its Swiss subsidiary, Commercial Metals International AG (CMI), has submitted a bid to acquire "Zeljezara Split" d.d. Kastel Sucurac (Split) from the Croatian Privatization Fund. Split is an electric arc... Read More

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Deep Down Executes Definitive Agreement to Acquire ElectroWave USA

April 12, 2007

HOUSTON, April 3: Deep Down, Inc. announced today it has completed due diligence and executed a definitive purchase agreement for the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of ElectroWave USA, Inc., a Texas corporation, an electronic monitoring and control systems development company operating in the... Read More

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ERP Vendors XKO Software Ltd and CMS Software Inc to Merge

April 12, 2007

CHERTSEY, Surrey, April 2 -- XKO Software Limited and CMS Software, Inc of Toronto, Canada have agreed to merge, creating a new international force in ERP software. Marlin Equity Partners of Los Angeles, California has provided financial backing to the transaction. The combined business will have sales of over... Read More

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Level 3 Completes Purchase of AT&T Divestiture Assets

April 12, 2007

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 4: Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT) today announced that its operating subsidiary has purchased certain assets from AT&T Corporation that were ordered divested as a result of the merger between AT&T and SBC Communications Inc. The acquired assets consist of indefeasible rights of... Read More

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Lilly Announces Completion of Hypnion Acquisition

April 12, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3: Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Hypnion, Inc., a privately held neuroscience drug discovery company focused on sleep disorder research. The deal, valued at a total purchase price of $315 million, bolsters Lilly's pipeline with several... Read More

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Leggett & Platt Announces Divestiture of Prime Foam Operations

April 12, 2007

CARTHAGE, Mo., April 3: FORTUNE 500 diversified manufacturer, Leggett & Platt Incorporated, today announced the sale of its Prime Foam operations to Comfort Co., a company controlled by Catterton Partners, a private equity firm based in Greenwich, CT. The sale of this business, with 2006 annual revenue of... Read More