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Flowserve Corp. Selling Rail Business

November 20, 2007 5:10 am | News | Comments

Sale to Germany's Vossloh AG includes assets held by Australian unit Thompsons, Kelly & Lewis Pty Ltd. that generated $11 million in 2006.

Companies To Buy Japanese Frozen Food Maker

November 20, 2007 5:03 am | News | Comments

Japan Tobacco Inc. and and instant noodle maker Nissin Food Products Co. plan to jointly acquire struggling Katokichi Co.

Regulators Want More Info On SABMiller, Molson Coors

November 20, 2007 4:14 am | News | Comments

Antitrust regulators requested the information as part of a review of the brewers' plans to combine operations in the United States and Puerto Rico.


SABMiller To Bid $1.2 Billion For Grolsch

November 19, 2007 5:15 am | News | Comments

World's third-largest brewer says the acquisition of second-largest Dutch beermaker will help Miller grow its premium brand business.

Applied Materials Acquires Baccini For $330 Million

November 19, 2007 4:40 am | News | Comments

Semiconductor equipment maker buying the supplier of automated metallization and test systems for making solar cells to strengthen position in photovoltaic industry.

Middleby Buying Foodservice Company New Star

November 19, 2007 4:27 am | News | Comments

Cooking equipment manufacturer paying $188 million for commercial foodservice equipment maker to expand in fast casual dining, bakery-cafe and convenience-store segments.

Vulcan Materials Acquires Florida Rock

November 16, 2007 10:00 am | News | Comments

The $4.2 billion acquisition of the cement and concrete products manufacturer bolsters the construction materials producer's operations in Florida and diversifies its nationwide presence.

Dynamic Materials Buys DYNAenergetics

November 16, 2007 6:45 am | News | Comments

Industrial metalworking company bought Germany-based manufacturer of clad metal plates and various explosives-related oil-field products for $96.6 million.


Ford Selling Michigan Interiors Plant

November 16, 2007 5:28 am | News | Comments

Auto parts maker Johnson Controls says its purchase is contingent on negotiating a competitive labor agreement with the United Auto Workers.

Autodesk Buying French Software Company

November 16, 2007 4:24 am | News | Comments

Software maker to acquire privately held engineering software company Robobat for $42.5 million cash; deal originally made in 2006 but wasn't completed.

Newcastle Brewer Rejects Hopped-Up Takeover

November 15, 2007 10:40 am | by Jane Wardell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Takeover offer from Carlsberg and Heineken worth $15.1 billion still doesn't meet British beer maker Scottish & Newcastle's standards.

Kraft Selling Post Cereals Unit For $2.6 Billion

November 15, 2007 6:03 am | News | Comments

Private-label cereal maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. will purchase the nation's third largest cereal unit with brands like Spoon Size Shredded Wheat and Post Raisin Bran.

3M Buying Personal Protection Products Maker

November 15, 2007 5:24 am | News | Comments

Diversified conglomerate hopes $1.2 billion acquisition of Aearo Technologies Inc. will expand its occupational health and environmental safety business.


Steelworkers Skeptical About $1.35 Billion Deal

November 15, 2007 5:19 am | News | Comments

Esmark's purchase of Maryland's Sparrows Point mill was announced Aug. 2 and has yet to close, leaving some union members to question their support of the deal.

Implant Maker Synthes Buying N Spine

November 14, 2007 5:25 am | News | Comments

Spinal implant device maker Synthes buying the San Diego-based company, whose products include a rod designed to stabilize the spine while preserving mobility, for $30 million.

McCormick To Buy Lawry's Seasoning Business

November 14, 2007 5:24 am | News | Comments

Spice maker says the $605 million all-cash purchase of the seasoning and marinade maker from Unilever is expected to add earning immediately.

PolyOne Acquiring Materials Supplier GLS Corp.

November 14, 2007 4:42 am | News | Comments

Polymer materials maker purchases of GLS, which makes thermoplastic elastomer compounds, rubber-like materials used in consumer and medical applications for undisclosed price.

EU Regulators Extend Probe Into Continental's VDO Bid

November 13, 2007 4:20 am | News | Comments

European Commission likely to consider commitments that could be offered by the German manufacturer to allay fears its $16.6 billion purchase of Siemens' VDO could hinder competition.

IBM To Buy Cognos For $5 Billion

November 12, 2007 4:09 am | by Brian Bergstein, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Computer company hopes the all-cash deal will help it become more competitive in the 'business intelligence' field.

EU Clears Kraft's Danone Acquisition

November 9, 2007 6:04 am | News | Comments

The U.S. food and beverage maker's bid for Danone's cookie and cereal snack division was OK'd on condition some units in Spain and Hungary are sold off.

Eaton Acquires Hose And Tubing Maker

November 8, 2007 9:45 am | News | Comments

Diversified industrial manufacturer purchases Ontario-based Arrow Hose & Tubing, which had sales of $12 million last year.

Japanese Brewer Buying Australian Dairy Producer

November 8, 2007 5:31 am | News | Comments

Kirin aiming to diversify revenue sources amid slower growth in Japan's food and beverage sector with $2.6 billion acquisition of National Foods.

Kellwood Sells Smart Shirts, Related Real Estate

November 6, 2007 6:04 am | by Jim Salter, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

St. Louis-based clothing maker will use the $161 million made in two separate sales to repurchase shares and reduce debt.

Maine Company Sells Three Olives Vodka

November 6, 2007 5:55 am | News | Comments

White Rock Distilleries' CEO says sale of popular beverage line to New York-based Proximo Spirits will improve his company's financial health.

PepsiCo Buys Remaining 20 Percent Stake In Sandora

November 6, 2007 5:30 am | News | Comments

Soft drink maker and its bottler, PepsiAmericas Inc., bought the remaining interest in a Ukraine-based juice company for $136.7 million.

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