Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition of Conor Medsystems, Inc.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 1 -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today announced the closing of its previously announced acquisition of Conor Medsystems, Inc., a cardiovascular device company with a unique controlled drug delivery technology. The completion of the acquisition of Conor Medsystems adds an important platform to our capacity to address cardiovascular and vascular disease globally, said...

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Rocket Software Inc. and Seagull Holding N.V. Reach Agreement on Revised Offer Price of euro 4.33 per Share

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, ATLANTA, and NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 2 -- Rocket Software and Seagull Software announce that they have reached agreement on a revised offer price of euro 4.33 per share for Rocket Software's intended public offer to acquire 100% of the shares and outstanding stock options of Seagull Holding N.V. in an all-cash transaction. The offer price as announced in the press releases of...

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Watson Wyatt Completes Acquisition of Long-Time Partner in the Netherlands

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 -- Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leading global consulting firm, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Watson Wyatt Brans & Co., its long-time alliance partner in the Netherlands. We are pleased to complete the acquisition, as the Netherlands, with its strong defined benefit system, is a very important territory for our firm, said John Haley, president and chief...

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Air Products to Acquire Polish Industrial Gas Business from Linde

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (January 8, 2007) - Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced it has reached definitive agreement with The Linde Group to acquire the industrial gas business of BOC Gazy Sp z o.o. for 370 million euros ($481 million). The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. For regulatory purposes, BOC Gazy was required to be sold by Linde as a result...

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Honeywell Acquires PAS Advanced Process Controls Business

Houston, TX - January 30, 2007 - PAS, a leading global supplier of software products and consulting services for the process industries, announced today that it has sold its highly-regarded Advanced Control & Optimization (APC&O) business to Honeywell International. The transaction includes the linear and non-linear controls and optimization technologies, as well as all related customer contracts...

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Baldor Electric Company Announces Completion of Acquisition

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 31 -- Baldor Electric Company (NYSE:BEZ) markets, designs, and manufactures industrial electric motors, drives, and generators and is based in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Baldor announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Reliance Electric Company, including Dodge® mechanical and Reliance Electric(TM) motors, from Rockwell Automation. Details of the acquisition will...

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Altair to Acquire Controlling Interest in Hicare, Italian Developer of Business Intelligence Software

Innovative Database Architecture, Data Analysis and Dashboard Tools Expand Altair's Enterprise Data Management Solution for Business and Engineering TROY, Mich. and TORINO, Italy, Jan. 16-- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology to strengthen client innovation, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire controlling interest in Hicare Srl, a privately...

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Global Imaging Systems Acquires Astro Business Technologies, Inc.

California Firm Joins Lucas Business Systems to Form Global's 21st Core Company TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 31 /- Global Imaging Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:GISX) announced today that it has acquired Livermore, CA-based Astro Business Technologies, Inc., which is being merged with the company's Lucas Business Systems to form Global's 21st core company. The new acquisition provides complete office technology...

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Brooks Automation Announces Sale of Brooks Software Division to Applied Materials

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Nov. 6 -- Brooks Automation, Inc. ( Brooks ) (Nasdaq: BRKS) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Brooks will divest and sell its software division, Brooks Software, to Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT). Brooks Software is a leading provider of real-time applications for greater efficiency and productivity in collaborative, complex manufacturing...

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Patrick Industries Acquires Supplier of Industrial Hardwoods Products

Deal Expected to be Immediately Accretive to Earnings ELKHART, Ind., Jan. 31 -- Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK) today announced it has acquired the net assets and business of Phoenix-based American Hardwoods, Inc., a supplier of hardwood products to the industrial markets, for cash financed with borrowings under Patrick's credit facility. American Hardwoods supplies industrial wood...

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