Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

PotashCorp Board of Directors Rejects BHP Billiton's Unsolicited Offer

o Deems US$130 per Share Offer Wholly Inadequate o Urges Shareholders Not to Tender Their Shares SASKATOON, Canada, August 23, 2010 - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. ( PotashCorp ) today announced that its Board of Directors, after careful consideration with the assistance of its independent financial and legal advisors, voted unanimously to reject the unsolicited offer by BHP Billiton...

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HP Proposes to Acquire 3PAR for $24 Per Share in Cash

o Superior proposal provides a significant premium to the Dell transaction; o HP is uniquely positioned to unlock 3PAR's potential given HP's global reach and commitment to innovation; o Transaction will accelerate HP's Converged Infrastructure strategy PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2010 - HP today announced that it has submitted to 3PAR Inc. (NYSE: PAR) a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding...

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IDEAL Acquires Premier Tool Manufacturer SK Hand Tools

IDEAL expands its commitment to Made In America mission by keeping manufacturing of iconic tool brand in the United States SYCAMORE, IL, August 23, 2010 -- IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase certain assets of SK Hand Tools Corporation, one of America's leading manufacturers of tools for the professional mechanic. Doug Spitler, Vice...

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Durex Inc. Acquires Two New Companies in 2010!

Durex Inc. is proud to announce the addition of two acquisitions to the Durex family of companies. Agreements have been reached for the acquisition of P. Feiner & Sons and Sternvent Company Inc. These new companies have long histories of excellence and will mix well with the current synergies at Durex. This will allow for a smooth transition with little or no interruption to customers, said...

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Colfax Acquires the Baric Group

Strategic Acquisition Expands Lubrication Systems Business RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20 - Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, today announced that it has acquired Baric Group. Headquartered in Morpeth, U.K., Baric is a premier supplier of highly engineered fluid-handling systems primarily for lubrication applications in the oil & gas,...

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Nokia to Acquire Motally

Optimized Developer and Publisher Product Offerings Through Mobile Analytics Functionality ESPOO, Finland, August 20, 2010 - Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Motally Inc., a privately-held US-based company. Motally's mobile analytics service offers in-application tracking and reporting, and is designed to enable developers and publishers to optimize the...

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Wabtec Completes Purchase of Bach-Simpson

WILMERDING, Pa., Aug. 20 - Wabtec Corporation (NYSE:WAB) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Bach-Simpson Corporation from Global Railway Industries Ltd. (GBI: TSX) for about $13 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to be accretive in the first year. With revenues of about $10 million, Bach-Simpson designs and builds electronic instrumentation devices for rail and transit...

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Marvell Acquires DS2 Technology

Deal enables Marvell to provide solutions that communicate over power lines SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 19 -- Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced it has acquired the intellectual property and assets of Diseno de Sistemas en Silicio S.A. ( DS2 ), a supplier of high speed semiconductor solutions for powerline communications. Powerline technology...

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AMETEK Acquires American Reliance's Power Division

Acquisition Strengthens AMETEK's Position in Programmable Power Supplies PAOLI, Pa., Aug. 19 -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) today announced that it has acquired assets comprising substantially all of American Reliance's Power Division (AMREL Power), a provider of highly differentiated direct current (DC) power supplies and electronic loads for the automated test equipment market. The El Monte, CA,...

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Broad Institute Acquires License to All ChemAxon Products and Deploys Across Chemical Biology Platform

BUDAPEST, Hungary and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, August 19, 2010 -- - Compound Registration, Structure Search and Computed Properties Rolled Out ChemAxon, a leading provider of chemistry software for life sciences, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, which will license ChemAxon's platform, discovery toolkits and desktop applications...

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