Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Wabtec Acquires Schaefer Equipment, Inc., the Leading Manufacturer of Forged Brake Rigging Components

WILMERDING, Pa., October 9, 2006 -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today announced that it has acquired Schaefer Equipment, Inc., the leading manufacturer of forged brake rigging components for freight cars, for $36 million in cash. Based in Warren, Ohio, Schaefer Equipment has annual sales of about $30 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to be accretive immediately. With its world-class...

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Ellison Technologies Acquires Ohio-Based Jackson Machinery Company

Customers to Benefit from Combined Companies; Provides Ellison with a Toehold in Major US Industrial Centers Cleveland, Ohio, January 3, 2007 - Ellison Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of engineered systems and industrial equipment to American metal-working and metal-cutting manufacturers, has acquired Jackson Machinery Company, a privately held distributor based outside of Cleveland, Ohio....

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L-3 Communications Completes the Acquisition of TRL Electronics; A UK Leader in Secure Radio and Satellite Communications for Defense and Homeland Security Applications

NEW YORK--July 18, 2006--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of TRL Electronics plc (TRL) (LSE: TRL.L) for a total cash consideration of GBP 95.9 million (approximately US $176.2 million). L-3 UK has submitted a request to AIM (the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange) for the cancellation of the admission to AIM and the...

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Wabtec Completes Acquisition of Becorit GmbH, A Leading European Rail Equipment Manufacturer

WILMERDING, Pa., December 4, 2006 -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has completed the acquisition of Becorit GmbH, a leading manufacturer of technology-based friction products for the European railway industry, for $52.2 million in cash. Last week, Wabtec announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company from U.K.-based BBA Aviation plc. Wabtec expects the acquisition to...

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Cooper Industries Announces the Acquisition of WPI Interconnect Products

Manufacturer of custom industrial, commercial and military connectors and cable assemblies HOUSTON, Jan. 3, 2007 -- Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE:CBE) today announced the acquisition of WPI Interconnect Products, a Salem, New Jersey-based, privately owned manufacturer of custom connectors and cable assemblies for approximately $74.5 million. WPI is a leading manufacturer of customized connector...

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CoorsTek Acquires Gaiser Tool Company

CoorsTek expands micro-component capabilities and Asian presence with purchase of high-quality semiconductor bonding tool manufacturer. Ventura, California, January 3, 2007 - CoorsTek, Inc., a large technical ceramics supplier and manufacturer of critical components for high-technology markets, today officially announced the acquisition of Gaiser Tool Company, a high-quality ceramic precision...

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Wabtec Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Becorit GmbH, A Leading European Rail Equipment Manufacturer

WILMERDING, Pa., November 28, 2006 -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Becorit GmbH, a leading manufacturer of technology-based friction products for the European railway industry, for approximately $50 million in cash. Based in Germany, Becorit has annual sales of approximately $30 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to close by early December and...

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Arcelor Mittal Acquires Sicartsa, The Leading Mexican Long Steel Producer

Â-· Acquisition of a 100% stake in Sicartsa, an integrated long steel mill in Mexico and Border Steel, a mini-mill in Texas, from Grupo Villacero. · Commercial 50/50 joint-venture with Grupo Villacero in Mexico and Southern US · Combination of Sicartsa with Mittal Steel Lázaro Cárdenas leads to the creation of Mexico's largest steel producer with an annual...

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Motorola to Acquire Tut Systems, Inc., Expand Portfolio of Next-Generation IPTV Video Processing and Distribution Capabilities

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Tut Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TUTS) today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive merger agreement, under which Motorola will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Tut Systems common stock for $1.15 per share in cash. The transaction has a total equity value of approximately...

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Textron Systems Acquires Innovative Survivability Technologies

Providence, RI.- July 19, 2006 - In a move to advance expanded capabilities in the areas of precision engagement and vehicle system technologies, Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today announced that its Textron Systems unit has acquired Innovative Survivability Technologies, Inc. (IST), a privately-held supplier of innovative defensive systems to military and homeland security customers. IST, which had...

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