Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

International Paper's xpedx Business to Acquire Central Lewmar, A Leading U.S. Paper & Packaging Distributor

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 13 / -- International Paper (NYSE:IP) today announced it has agreed to acquire Central Lewmar LLC, one of the largest privately held paper and packaging distributors in the United States, from Philadelphia-based private equity firm Chrysalis Capital Partners, Inc. for approximately $185 million, subject to customary closing and post-closing conditions. The acquisition is...

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Microsoft Completes Acquisition of aQuantive, Creates Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Group

New business group reflects increased focus on online advertising market opportunities. REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 13 -- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has completed its acquisition of aQuantive Inc. The acquisition will help Microsoft deliver on its previously outlined goal to provide the advertising industry with a world-class advertising platform across devices and media that will create the best...

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Hanson Pipe & Precast Becomes One of the Largest Precast Concrete Producers in North Carolina with Carolina Precast Concrete Acquisition

Acquisition Adds Capability to Produce New Product for Northeast Region DALLAS, Aug. 13 /-- Maintaining its position as leader in the concrete industry, Hanson Pipe & Precast today announced the acquisition of shares of Carolina Precast Concrete, Inc., serving the North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia markets. Carolina Precast's facility is located near Raleigh and Fayetteville in Dunn,...

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Perot Systems Acquires JJWild

Acquisition Enhances MEDITECH Expertise PLANO, Texas, Aug. 13 / -- Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE:PER) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JJWild, Inc., the preferred provider of integrated healthcare delivery solutions for organizations using the MEDITECH Healthcare Information System. Perot Systems will acquire the Canton, Massachusetts-based company for...

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Novell Expands Security Capabilities with Acquisition of Senforce Technologies

Specialist in endpoint security solutions will enhance Novell's enterprise management portfolio WALTHAM, Mass. -- Aug. 13, 2007 -- Novell today announced the expansion of its enterprise management services capabilities through the acquisition of Senforce Technologies, a leader in endpoint security management. With Senforce Technologies, Novell is extending its policy-based management offerings to...

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Smurfit-Stone Agrees to Sell Brewton, AL, Mill to Georgia-Pacific for $355 Million

CHICAGO and ATLANTA, Aug. 8 / -- Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (NASDAQ:SSCC) and Georgia-Pacific LLC today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for Georgia-Pacific to purchase the assets of the Brewton, AL, white top linerboard and bleached board mill from Smurfit-Stone for approximately $355 million. Net proceeds from the sale will be used by Smurfit-Stone for debt...

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American Oriental Bioengineering Enters Into a Legally Binding Letter of Intent to Acquire Guangxi Boke Pharmaceutical Company

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 / -- American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE:AOB) ( AOBO"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of plant-based pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, today announced the signing of a legally binding letter of intent to acquire Guangxi Boke Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Boke"), a privately owned plant-based healthcare company, in a transaction valued at...

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Inverness Medical Innovations to Acquire Hemosense, Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 6 / -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (AMEX:IMA) and HemoSense, Inc. (AMEX:HEM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Inverness to acquire Hemosense in an all stock deal. Each holder of a share of HemoSense common stock will receive 0.274192 shares of Inverness common stock in the transaction, which represents a 37.5% premium, based on...

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Quebec Superior Court Issues Final Order Approving the Merger of Abitibi-Consolidated and Bowater

MONTREAL, QC and GREENVILLE, SC, Aug. 7 /-- Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (NYSE:ABY)(NYSE:TSX:)(NYSE:A) and Bowater Incorporated (NYSE: BOW)(NYSE:TSX:)(NYSE:BWX) today announced that the Superior Court of Quebec has issued a final order approving the Plan of Arrangement for the merger of the two companies. The Court's final approval follows the approval by Abitibi-Consolidated and Bowater...

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Kemet To Acquire Arcotronics

Greenville, South Carolina (August 10, 2007) KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Arcotronics Italia S.p.A., a leading manufacturer of plastic film and metallized plastic film capacitors and wet tantalum capacitors, from Blue Skye (Lux) S.a r.l., a company owned by the special opportunities funds managed by D.B. Zwirn & Co., L.P. In addition to manufacturing...

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