Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

SAP France to Implement Squeeze-Out of Business Objects Securities

WALLDORF, Germany and PARIS, Feb. 11 -- SAP France S.A. ( SAP France ) and SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) ( SAP ) announced today that on February 18, 2008 SAP France, which as of February 8, 2008 owned 95.49% of Business Objects S.A. (NASDAQ:BOBJ) (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB) ( Business Objects ), will acquire the Business Objects securities that it does not already directly or indirectly...

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McAfee's New Secure Web Platform Steers Millions of Consumers to the Secure Internet

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 7 -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that it is making the Internet safer for all users by completing the acquisition of privately held ScanAlert, Inc. ScanAlert is the creator of the HACKER SAFE web site security certification service, which protects over 50 million e-commerce transactions per month and proactively advises consumers about which sites are safe...

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Etigra Acquires Super Boll® and FreeFall® Cotton Products from DuPont

WILMINGTON, Del., and CARY, N.C., Feb. 8 /- DuPont (NYSE:DD) and Etigra today announced that Etigra has acquired the DuPont Super Boll® brand ethephon trademark, registration and assets, as well as the DuPont FreeFall® brand thidiazuron cotton defoliation trademark. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The DuPont amad-enhanced ethephon brands, CottonQuick® and FirstPick(TM), were not...

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Multi-Color Announces Impact to Earnings per Share from Acquisition of Collotype International Holdings

SHARONVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 7 / -- Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) announced today that its acquisition of Collotype International Holdings Pty. Ltd. ( Collotype ) is expected to close by the end of February 2008. Both parties are in the process of finalizing closing documentation to satisfy the conditions and other closing deliveries required by the purchase agreement. The transaction is...

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Specialty Coating Systems Acquires Parylene Japan K.K.

INDIANAPOLIS - Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. (SCS) completed its acquisition of Parylene Japan K.K. (PJKK) on September 14, 2007. PJKK, a joint venture between SCS and Three Bond Co., Ltd., was established in 1990 to provide world-class Parylene conformal coating services and technologies in Japan. Sole ownership of PJKK enables SCS to leverage more of its worldwide resources and capabilities...

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PPD to Acquire InnoPharm Ltd.

Strengthening PPD's presence in Eastern Europe WILMINGTON, N.C., Feb. 6 / -- PPD, Inc. (NASDAQ:PPDI) today announced it has signed an agreement to purchase InnoPharm Ltd., an independent contract research organization, or CRO, based in Smolensk, Russia. The acquisition will expand PPD's global reach with established offices in both Russia and Ukraine. One of the first CROs in Russia, InnoPharm...

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Laird Technologies, Inc. Acquires EZURiO, Ltd.

Acquisition Enhances Laird Technologies' M2M Solutions with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi RF Modules and Systems St. Louis, Missouri, USA - February 11, 2008 - Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced its acquisition of EZURiO, Ltd., a privately-held company and leading supplier of...

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Carmeuse and Oglebay Norton Receive FTC Approval for Pending Transaction

Transaction Expected to Close Shortly LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium, PITTSBURGH and CLEVELAND, Feb. 8 -- Carmeuse Lime & Stone, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carmeuse Group, and Oglebay Norton Company (Pink Sheets: OGBY.PK) today announced that they have received approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, with respect to...

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Flextronics to Acquire the FRIWO Mobile Power Business Unit of CEAG

SINGAPORE, Feb. 7 - Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX) today announced plans to acquire the FRIWO Mobile Power (FMP) business unit of CEAG AG, a global market leader for power supplies and chargers for mobile telephones. FMP develops, produces and markets power supply and charging devices for mobile applications in the telecommunications sector. FMP will become part of Flextronics'components business unit...

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Nucor to Acquire David J. Joseph Company

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 8 -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) announced today that it has signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire the stock of SHV North America Corporation, which owns 100% of The David J. Joseph Company ( DJJ ), its related affiliates and real estate, for approximately $1.44 billion. The David J. Joseph Company will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation and will maintain...

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