Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

The Planning Center and Design Community & Environment (DC&E) Announce Merger

Deal will leverage experience and success of both firms toward larger geographic imprint and new opportunities COSTA MESA, Calif., March 2, 2011 - The merger of two major planning firms, The Planning Center of Costa Mesa, CA, and DC&E of Berkeley, CA, was announced today. The Planning Center is a full-service consulting firm specializing in community planning, environmental services, and land...

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Elgin Fastener Group Expands through Acquisition

Elgin Fastener Group has announced the latest addition to their expanding production capabilities through the acquisition of Silo Fasteners, Kansas City, MO, effective February 7, 2011. Silo Fasteners was established in 1990 and has provided fasteners for highway construction, concrete form, and general distribution since that time. Elgin Fastener Group will relocate the Silo Fasteners machinery...

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Teradata to Acquire Aster Data

Data warehouse leader expands into emerging big data market SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2011 - Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aster Data Systems, Inc., a market leader and pioneer in advanced analytics and the management of a variety of diverse data that is not structured. The combination of Teradata and Aster Data technologies will enable businesses to unlock...

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Alcoa Acquires Full Ownership of Carbothermic Smelting Technology

NEW YOR - Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that it has finalized a deal with ORKLA ASA to acquire full ownership of the technology associated with the carbothermic aluminum production process, previously jointly owned by the companies. Now in the research and development phase, the carbothermic aluminum production process is a new technology that holds the potential to produce aluminum at a lower...

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Equifax Acquires Market-Leading Wealth & Asset Data Business

New data will add a greater breadth of intelligence and insight for Equifax customers LONDON, March 3, 2011 - Equifax, a leading provider of consumer credit and business risk management services, has acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited, the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers. Formed in 1988, Workload operates a...

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GTEC to Be Acquired by an Affiliate of Ares Management LLC through Cash Tender Offer

Stockholders to Receive $24.25 Per Share in Cash; Transaction Valued at $315 Million MCLEAN, Va., March 3, 2011 - Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTEC), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired...

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GTEC to Be Sold to an Affiliate of Ares Management

Proceeds to be Used by GLOBAL to Pursue New Investment Opportunities in Defence and National Security LONDON, March 3, 2011 - Global Strategies Group (GLOBAL), the former owner and now largest shareholder in GLOBAL Defense Technology and Systems (GTEC), and the GTEC board have accepted an offer to sell the GTEC business to a US based investment firm, Ares Management LLC (Ares). GLOBAL acquired...

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Misys Completes the Acquisition of Sophis Creating the No.1 Capital Markets Solution Provider

2 March 2011 - Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company, today announces the completion of its acquisition of Sophis. The acquisition, which was approved by Misys shareholders on 11 February 2011, has brought together two of the leading software and services providers in capital markets, resulting in a combined business that has the most comprehensive...

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Severstal North America Sells Warren, Wheeling, and Sparrows Point Facilities

DEARBORN, Mich., March 2, 2011 - Severstal North America, a subsidiary of OAO Severstal, today announced that The Renco Group, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Severstal's operations at Warren, OH, Wheeling, WV, and Sparrows Point, MD. The transaction is expected to close in March 2011, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including expiration or early termination of...

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Shred-it Divests Its US-Based Records Management Business

Will continue to focus on organic and acquisition growth within its core document destruction business TORONTO, March 1, 2011 - Shred-it, the world-leading information security company providing document destruction services across 140 service locations in 16 countries, has today announced the divestiture of its US-based records management business, operating under the Securit trade name, to...

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