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Sierra Wireless and AirLink Communications Amend Merger Agreement Terms

VANCOUVER, May 9 /-- Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR)(NASDAQ:TSX:)(NASDAQ:SW) announced today that it has agreed with AirLink Communications, Inc. ( AirLink ) to amend the terms of the agreement to acquire AirLink. AirLink is a privately-held developer and supplier of high value fixed, portable and mobile wireless data solutions for industrial and public safety applications. The amended terms...

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Kohler Co. Signs Agreement to Acquire Lombardini Engine Companies From Mark IV

KOHLER, Wis., May 9: Kohler Co.'s Global Power Group, a global leader in engines and power generator systems, has entered into an agreement to purchase Lombardini Srl from Mark IV Luxembourg S.A.R.L., a subsidiary of Mark IV Industries, Inc. The acquisition agreement is subject to relevant regulatory approval. Kohler Co.'s acquisition of Lombardini will provide a strong complement to our existing...

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VWR International, Inc. to be Acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners

WEST CHESTER, Pa., May 2: VWR International, Inc., a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. (CD&R) and a leader in the global laboratory supply industry, today announced that CDRV Investors, Inc., its parent company, has entered into a definitive agreement that will result in VWR being acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP). The transaction is expected to be completed during the...

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Alcan Responds to Alcoa Announcement

MONTREAL, Canada, May 7 -- Alcan Inc. today announced that it has received from Alcoa notice of intent to file an unsolicited offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Alcan for US$58.60 in cash and 0.4108 of a share of Alcoa common stock for each outstanding common share of Alcan. Consistent with its obligations and focus on delivering value to shareholders, Alcan's Board of Directors...

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Broadcom to Acquire Octalica, Inc. for Technologies Enabling Advanced Home Networking Over Coaxial Cable Infrastructures

Purchase Accelerates Time to Integration of Multimedia Over Coaxial Cable Capabilities in Next Generation Broadcom-® Set-Top Box and Broadband Access Products IRVINE, Calif. and NEWTON CENTRE, Mass., May 3 -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Octalica,...

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Fidelity National Information Services Acquires Marketing Solutions, Inc.

CRM solutions add value to FIS offerings JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 2 -- Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) announced today it has acquired Marketing Solutions, Inc. (MSI), one of the fastest-growing providers of customer relationship management (CRM) and profitability offerings to community financial institutions. MSI develops highly intuitive, Web-based technology products...

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IPSCO to be Acquired By SSAB for U.S. $160 Per Share For a Total Equity Value of U.S. $7.7 Billion

LISLE, Ill., and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 3 -- IPSCO Inc. (NYSE/TSX: IPS) and SSAB Svenskt Stal AB (STO: SSAB.A, SSAB.B) today announced that they have entered into an agreement providing for IPSCO to be acquired by SSAB for U.S. $160 per share in cash for a total equity value of U.S. $7.7 billion. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The closing of the...

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Axia Group, Inc. Completes Agreement to Sell International Building Technologies Inc. Subsidiary

SAN DIEGO, May 3/-- Axia Group, Inc., announced today that it has finalized the agreement to sell its subsidiary, International Building Technologies, Inc. (IBT) to Motorsports Emporium, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: MSEM) . MSEM has reorganized as a company dedicated to the manufacture and deployment of the panel technology that Axia has used in its projects worldwide. Comprised of professionals who...

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Biosite and Beckman Coulter Amend Definitive Merger Agreement

Beckman Coulter to Acquire Biosite in $90 Per Share Cash Tender Offer SAN DIEGO, May 2 -- Biosite Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSTE) today announced that it and Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE:BEC) have entered into an amendment to their existing merger agreement dated March 24, 2007. Under the terms of the amendment to the merger agreement, Beckman Coulter will acquire all of Biosite's outstanding common...

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Avanquest Seals Deal with UK Software Giant GSP

LONDON, May 3/ o UK Consumers to Benefit From Greater Choice and Wider Range of Software Titles Following Recent Acquisitions Ticker: AVQ ISIN: FR0004026714 Reuters: AVQ.PA Bloomberg: AVQ:FP Avanquest Software, a leading developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market, has today announced that its friendly take over of Emme, one of Europe's leading publishers of...

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