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Textron Buying United Industrial

October 8, 2007 5:03 am | News | Comments

Diversified conglomerate will purchase United Industrial's AAI Corp. unit in a move to expand its aerospace and defense business.

Wyeth Buys Scottish Biopharmaceutical Company

October 5, 2007 5:41 am | News | Comments

Haptogen Ltd., a company focused on the discovery of biopharmaceutical therapies, acquired by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Energizer: No Production Changes For Playtex Plant

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

Battery company completes nearly $2 billion purchase of Playtex; plant in Dover has operated for 70 years and makes tampons and infant-feeding products.


Alcoa Selling Two Business Units

October 5, 2007 5:24 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Aluminum producer closing in on sale of packaging and consumer products, and automotive castings businesses; plans to restructure electrical and electronic solutions business.

PPG Buying SigmaKalon Group For $3.1 Billion

October 4, 2007 10:00 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

PPG purchases Dutch paint and coatings producer to expand global coatings portfolio, particularly in Europe and Asia.

CCL Selling Stake In European Joint Venture

October 4, 2007 9:45 am | News | Comments

Packaging specialist sells 40 percent stake in ColepCCL for $140 million to its majority partner RAR Sociedade de Controle SA.

3Com Buyout Review Hinges On Chinese Company

October 3, 2007 11:15 am | by Donna Borak, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nation review of deal may rely on whether Huawei Technologies' acquisition would include shareholder voting rights, seats on the board or access to technology.

World Energy Purchases UTEK Subsidiary

October 3, 2007 5:51 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Energy services company and electronics manufacturer acquires Hydrogen Safe Technologies.


Hubbell Buys PCORE Electric

October 3, 2007 5:43 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Electrical products maker acquires manufacturer of high voltage condenser bushings for undisclosed price.

Sonoco Acquires Plastic Carriers From Caraustar

October 3, 2007 5:22 am | News | Comments

Packaging company expects the Caraustar acquisition, which includes six U.S. manufacturing plants employing about 260 workers, will add to earnings in the first year.

Kraft Sells Two Brands To Sunny Delight

October 2, 2007 6:24 am | News | Comments

Along with Fruit2O and Veryfine juice, Kraft also unloading manufacturing equipment, a Massachusetts facility and 200 employees.

3M Acquires Brazilian Orthodontics Manufacturer

October 2, 2007 5:57 am | News | Comments

Post-It maker's acquisition of Brazil's second-largest orthodontic products company expected to ramp up 3M's offerings.

PepsiCo Gets Lucky

October 2, 2007 5:28 am | News | Comments

Beverage giant agrees to buy Brazilian snack company Comercio de Doces Lucky Ltda.; deal must still be approved by Brazil's competition authority.


Thomas & Betts Close To Lamson & Sessions Takeover

October 1, 2007 6:20 am | News | Comments

Electrical components maker has regulatory approval for proposed acquisition of Cleveland-based supplier of electrical boxes and industrial PVC pipe.

Onex Acquires Husky Injection Molding Systems

September 28, 2007 7:05 am | News | Comments

Onex paying $960 million for the 3,000-employee international maker of factory equipment.

Bain Capital Buying 3Com

September 28, 2007 6:55 am | by Mark Jewell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Private equity firm purchases networking hardware maker for $2.2 billion.

Indian Tycoon Buys Stake In U.S. Jet Manufacturer

September 27, 2007 7:19 am | News | Comments

Vijay Mallya paying $120 million to acquire 50 percent equity in Epic Aircraft.

Mittal To Complete Arcelor Takeover In November

September 26, 2007 7:23 am | by Aoife White, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Companies already operating as ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, but expect the $42 billion deal to be fully sealed 'on or about' Nov. 13.

Cessna Buys Bankrupt Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing

September 25, 2007 6:40 am | News | Comments

General aviation aircraft maker signs letter of intent to acquire 'selected assets and certain liabilities' of the Bend, Ore., airplane maker.

Stora Enso Selling North American Paper Operations

September 21, 2007 7:08 am | by Matti Huuht Anen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Forest products company's North American unit being sold for about $2.1 billion to an Ohio-based company owned by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital.

LeMaitre Acquires Medical Device Maker

September 21, 2007 5:54 am | News | Comments

Maker of devices to treat aortic aneurysm and other vascular conditions announces $2.8 million takeover of Vascular Architects.

Topps CEO: Shareholders Approved Takeover

September 20, 2007 7:24 am | by Vinnee Tong, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The $385.4 million private equity takeover defeated activist investors who had said the price was too low.

Illinois Tool Buys Avery Berkel

September 20, 2007 5:26 am | News | Comments

Industrial-products maker purchased the weighing equipment supplier to expand food equipment business in Europe.

Illinois Tool Works Bags Chinese Storage Deal

September 19, 2007 6:59 am | News | Comments

Industrial products maker acquires Hwa Meir Packing Daily Commodities Co., a Chinese maker of air-evacuable storage bags.

Ineos-Nova Acquiring Sterling Styrene Production

September 19, 2007 6:29 am | News | Comments

Joint venture between Nova Chemicals and Ineos is slated to begin Oct. 1.

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