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Motorola Subsidiary Bids For Radio Equipment Maker

November 5, 2007 10:00 am | News | Comments

MI Inc.'s $108 million planned bid would give the company 80 percent stake in Japanese two-way radio equipment maker Vertex Standard Co.

Honeywell To Acquire Maxon Corp.

November 5, 2007 5:03 am | News | Comments

$185 million deal means the privately held industrial combustion controls business will become a part of Honeywell's Environmental and Combustion Controls unit.

Regal Beloit Acquires Motors, Fans Business

November 5, 2007 4:53 am | News | Comments

Wisconsin-based maker of motion-control and power generation products bought the business from Indian company Alstom.

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3M Buys Standard Abrasives

November 1, 2007 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Conglomerate hopes to expand its portfolio for the metalworking industry; Simi Valley, Calif.-based Standard Abrasives employes about 375 people.

Philip Morris Owner Buys Cigar Maker For $2.9 Billion

November 1, 2007 6:03 am | by Vinnee Tong, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

With cigarette consumption declining, Altria Group hopes Black & Mild cigar maker John Middleton boosts noncigarette sales.

U.S. Steel Acquires Canada's Stelco Inc.

November 1, 2007 5:52 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

After the $1.2 billion deal, U.S. Steel renames the smaller company U.S. Steel Canada Inc. and becomes the world's fifth-largest steel producer.

Metso Minerals Acquires Mueller Engineering

November 1, 2007 5:35 am | News | Comments

Finnish engineering and technology company hopes acquisition of Mueller, worth $8.6 million, will strengthen its metal recycling business.

Clorox To Buy Burt's Bees For $925 Million

October 31, 2007 7:04 am | News | Comments

Bleach maker is looking to enter 'natural' products market; Burt's Bees personal care products must contain 95 percent natural ingredients.

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Samsung Buys Israeli Company TransChip

October 31, 2007 6:44 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

South Korea-based Samsung's acquisition of an image sensor developer was the electronics company's first in more than a decade.

Vallourec To Buy Three U.S. Businesses For $800M

October 30, 2007 6:11 am | News | Comments

French steel tube maker buying Atlas Bradford Premium Threading & Services, TCA and Tube-Alloy from Grant Prideco; companies have combined yearly revenue of $229 million.

Chemical Maker Acquires Missouri BASF Plant

October 30, 2007 6:04 am | News | Comments

Hannibal, Mo., site makes two key American Vanguard pesticides; company says move will signifcantly increase its organophosphate manufacturing capacity.

Safran To Sell Business Unit To Gores Group

October 29, 2007 6:40 am | News | Comments

French aerospace company agrees to sell its Sagem Communications business in a deal worth $551.5 million.

Kaydon Buys Bearings Manufacturer

October 29, 2007 5:11 am | News | Comments

Acquisition of Avon Bearings will expand Kaydon's offshore crane, construction and steel markets.

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Private Firm Buys Bausch & Lomb For $3.67 Billion

October 26, 2007 11:30 am | by Ben Dobbin, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In the purchase of the troubled eye care products maker, New York-based firm Warburg Pincus also assumed $830 million debt from the manufacturer.

EU Investigation Freezes Ford Plant Deal

October 25, 2007 11:57 am | News | Comments

Sale of a former Daewoo assembly plant in southern Romania to Ford Motor Co. is still on track despite an investigation by the European Union on possible state-aid violations.

Scottish & Newcastle Reject Carlsberg, Heineken Offer

October 25, 2007 7:40 am | News | Comments

Brewer of Newcastle Brown Ale and Kronenbourg 1664 lager said that the $13.9 billion offer undervalued the unique strengths and market positions of Scottish & Newcastle.

EU Clears Siemens Acquisition Of Dade Behring

October 25, 2007 6:32 am | News | Comments

EU regulators cleared German engineering giant to buy U.S.-based lab diagnostics producer, creating the world's largest provider of clinical diagnostics tests.

KMG Buying Air Products & Chemicals Businesses

October 24, 2007 5:34 am | News | Comments

Company purchases the chemical and gas producer's high-purity process chemicals business for $74.6 million.

Abitibi Bowater Must Sell Arizona Mill

October 24, 2007 5:29 am | News | Comments

Merger between paper manufacturers Abitibi-Consolidated and Bowater Inc. receives all necessary regulatory approvals; newsprint mill sale part of Justice Department agreement.

Cisco To Buy Technology Company Navini For $330M

October 23, 2007 6:46 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Cisco says Navini Networks' technology will help company build WiMax, high-speed Internet networks, deep in markets where traditional Internet infrastructure is spotty or doesn't exist.

Nike To Buy Soccer Supplier Umbro for $582 Million

October 23, 2007 5:57 am | by Robert Barr, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

U.S. shoe giant hopes acquisition of Britain-based Umbro — which does business in more than 90 countries — will increase its presence in the global soccer market.

Goodman Global Acquired By Private Equity Fund

October 22, 2007 12:45 pm | by John Porretto, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment has agreed to be acquired in an all-cash deal valued at about $1.8 billion.

European Union Approves Bobcat Sale

October 22, 2007 5:35 am | News | Comments

EU regulators say $4.9 billion acquisition of Ingersoll-Rand's earth-moving division by South Korea's Doosan Infracore would not disrupt competition within the European market.

Altra Holdings Buys All Power Transmission

October 19, 2007 11:40 am | News | Comments

Maker of braking systems for elevators and wheelchairs bought All Power Transmission Manufacturing Inc., maker of specialty universal joints and driveline equipment.

Autoliv Buys Remaining Shares In Chinese Joint Venture

October 18, 2007 11:46 am | News | Comments

Joint venture, which operates one of the Swedish auto safety systems maker 's nine manufacturing facilities in China, primarily produces seatbelts.

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