ABN Amro already agreed to be bought by Barclays PLC for $62.6 billion; either offer would be largest banking takeover in history if successful.
Initial public offering, if it happens, is expected to be one year's biggest in Germany. VDO has annual sales of approximately 10 billion euros ($13.4 billion).
Sealing products and compressor manufacturer buying company that services compressors for the natural gas market in Western Canada.
Algoma will see new growth opportunities, as well as improved technological and engineering practices.
The division, Interface FABRIC, makes interior fabrics, upholstery products and specialized automotive textiles.
The company sold the division to reduce debt and invest in its power systems business.
Acquisition allows Eaton to expand power quality and distribution offerings.
World’s largest lighting company offers about $688 million for the Boston-based maker of Light Emitting Diode lighting systems for professionals.
Company plans to close 15 percent of its confectionary factories by 2011 and will likely sell the U.S. unit that makes 7-Up, Dr Pepper and Snapple.
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's largest mining company, is reviving plans to make a $40 billion offer for the aluminum company.
Airplane parts maker LMI says acquisition of design and engineering services company D3 will lower its dependence on new aircraft production cycles.
Cadbury will purchase at least 67 percent of the company; possibility of full takeover.
Broadcom sees GPS demand rising in the future of the wireless industry.
American Oriental has 90 days to enter into a definitive purchase agreement with Changchun.
Icahn's American Real Estate Partners is paying $36 a share and assuming about $2.5 billion in debt for the auto parts supplier.
Acquisition will allow Wabtec to increase its presence in the transit bus market.
Die Products specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of custom metal stamping and complex progressive dies.
The new company is majority owned and operated by Stockholm–based Sapa, part of Norwegian conglomerate Orkla ASA.
Company signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Ningbo Benye Tractor & Automobile Manufacture Co. Ltd., manufacturer of tractors in the 20 to 50 horsepower range.
British packaging company in talks to buy O-I Plastics, maker of plastic prescription bottles, tamperproof closures and plastic medical devices.
The $542 million acquisition will provide a growth opportunity for PepsiAmericas and PepsiCo in the emerging Ukrainian market.
Integration of Rinker into Cemex would create one of the world's largest building materials companies.
Orthopedic products maker is urging its shareholders to approve the new offer from a private equity consortium.
Bankrupt auto parts maker Delphi Corp. is selling its automotive catalyst business to Belgian metals firm Umicore for $55.6 million.
Ametek, Inc. announced Tuesday the acquisition of two privately held aerospace businesses; Advanced Industries, Inc. and B&S Aircraft Parts & Accessories serve the business jet, regional jet and helicopter markets.