Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

QIAGEN Announces Completion of Digene Acquisition

VENLO, The Netherlands, July 30 /-- QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) announced today the successful completion of its acquisition of Digene Corporation (NASDAQ:DIGE). QIAGEN completed the acquisition through a tender offer and subsequent merger of Digene with and into a wholly owned subsidiary of QIAGEN. At the completion of the merger, Digene will become a wholly owned...

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Royal Gold and Battle Mountain Amend Definitive Merger Agreement

DENVER, July 31 /-- ROYAL GOLD, INC. (Nasdaq: RGLD; TSX: RGL) ( Royal Gold") and BATTLE MOUNTAIN GOLD EXPLORATION CORP. (BULLETIN BOARD: BMGX) ("Battle Mountain") today announced that they have amended their definitive merger agreement signed on April 17, 2007, under which Royal Gold agreed to acquire 100% of the fully diluted shares of Battle Mountain. The amended merger agreement provides that...

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SPX to Acquire European Diagnostics Division of Johnson Controls

Information Diagnostics Group to Expand SPX Global Engineering and Production Expertise in Europe CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 31 /-- SPX Corporation (NYSE:SPW) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the European diagnostics division of Johnson Controls. The business unit is based in Pontoise, France just outside Paris. SPX will pay approximately Euro 32 million for...

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Verizon Wireless to Acquire Rural Cellular Corporation, Expand the Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network

Acquisition Will Expand Coverage in Rural Markets in 15 States BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 30 /-- In a move to expand its wireless service coverage in rural markets, Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Rural Cellular Corporation (NASDAQ:RCCC), for approximately $2.67...

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Sandvik Acquires Doncasters Medical Technologies

SANDVIKEN, Sweden, JUNE 12, 2007--Sandvik Materials Technology has reached an agreement with Doncasters Group Ltd. to acquire the Doncasters Medical Technologies division. The acquisition is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2007. Doncasters Medical Technologies is a contract manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and instruments to the medical industry. The products are...

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SAIC Completes Acquisition of Benham Investment Holdings, LLC

SAN DIEGO and McLEAN, Va., Aug. 2 / -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAI) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Benham Investment Holdings, LLC (Benham) and its subsidiaries. Benham is an engineering and life-cycle technology implementation firm that serves Fortune 500(R) commercial and federal government customers. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla.,...

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WellPoint Completes Acquisition of American Imaging Management

INDIANAPOLIS and DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 1 /-- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP), the nation's leading health benefits provider, today announced the completion of its acquisition of American Imaging Management (AIM), a leading radiology benefit management and technology company. AIM will remain headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, as a wholly owned operating division of WellPoint and will continue to be...

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CHS Acquires DDG Business of Commodity Specialists Company

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 3 -- CHS (NASDAQ:CHSCP), a leading grains, food and energy company, and Commodity Specialists Company (CSC) have entered into a definitive purchase agreement for CHS to acquire the distillers dried grain (DDG) marketing business of CSC. The transaction has been approved by the boards of both companies and is scheduled to become effective in the coming week. Steve Markham and...

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CounterPath Closes Acquisition of NewHeights

Company to expand its VoIP product suite to accelerate its growth strategy VANCOUVER, Aug. 2 -- CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a leading provider of multimedia VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) softphones and SIP applications, announced today that it has closed its acquisition of NewHeights Software Corp., a developer of IP communication software for enterprise customers....

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Federal Signal to Acquire PIPS Technology

Tightens strategic focus: expands public safety and security solutions portfolio and considers strategic alternatives for tooling business OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 6 -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS), a leader in advancing security and well-being, today announced the acquisition of PIPS Technology, a privately-held developer and manufacturer of automatic license plate recognition (ALPR)...

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