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Altra Selling Adjustable Speed Drives Business

December 19, 2007 5:17 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Manufacturer of industrial power transmission and motion control products signed an agreement to divest its TB Wood's Adjustable Speed Drives business to Vacon.

Royal Philips Electronics Offers $430M For Visicu

December 18, 2007 5:30 am | News | Comments

Baltimore-based Visicu makes patient monitoring equipment; Philips said the purchase would help it expand its product and service offerings.

Medtronic Acquires Stake In China’s Shandong Weigao

December 18, 2007 4:55 am | News | Comments

Joint venture will market Medtronic spinal products and Weigao orthopedic products in China.


Bristol-Myers Squibb Selling Medical Imaging Unit

December 18, 2007 4:20 am | News | Comments

Drug developer will sell the unit to private equity firm Avista Capital Partners for about $525 million as part of a restructuring plan.

Ingersoll-Rand Acquires Trane In $10.1 Billion Deal

December 17, 2007 9:56 am | News | Comments

Acquisition will create one of the world's largest makers of air conditioners and gives Ingersoll-Rand access to Trane's building and transportation cooling systems.

Deadline Set For Scottish & Newcastle Offer

December 17, 2007 9:46 am | News | Comments

Carlsberg and Heineken must make an official offer for Scottish & Newcastle PLC by Jan. 21 or the two brewers will be barred from future bids for at least six months.

ON Semiconductor To Buy AMI Semiconductor

December 13, 2007 5:25 am | News | Comments

Move expands ON's business in analog and power products used in the automotive and industrial customers, and opens markets in the medical, military and aerospace sectors.

Delphi Selling $2.5 Billion Global Steering Business

December 13, 2007 4:13 am | News | Comments

Bankrupt auto supplier to receive $447 million from the sale of its global steering and halfshaft business to a Los Angeles-based private equity group.


Teradyne Agrees To Buy Nextest For $379 Million

December 12, 2007 5:15 am | News | Comments

Deal expands Teradyne’s product line into the flash memory chip sector.

Cooper Industries Buys GS Metals, Clarity Lighting

December 11, 2007 6:20 am | News | Comments

Electrical products and tools maker acquires Illinois-based GS Metals and United Kingdom-based Clarity Lighting for a combined $49 million.

Air Products & Chemicals Sells Stake In Joint Ventures

December 11, 2007 4:54 am | News | Comments

Chemical and gas producer will sell its stake in its vinyl acetate ethylene polymers joint ventures to partner Wacker Chemie AG for $265 million.

STMicro Buying Genesis Microchip

December 11, 2007 4:23 am | News | Comments

Semiconductor maker paying $336 million for Genesis Microchip to expand its business as a supplier to the digital television market.

Pepsi BottlingTo Buy Upstate New York Bottler

December 11, 2007 4:00 am | News | Comments

Largest bottler of PepsiCo drinks will buy Pepsi-Cola Batavia Bottling Corp. for an undisclosed price.


EU Clears Paint Producer PPG To Buy SigmaKalon

December 10, 2007 6:37 am | News | Comments

Acquisition would more than double PPG's sales in Europe, where SigmaKalon is the second-largest coatings company.

Exactech To Buy Altiva For $25 Million

December 10, 2007 6:30 am | News | Comments

Orthopedic device maker plans to buy Altiva to expand its presence in the spinal products market.

Deadline Approaching For Sparrows Point Mill Sale

December 10, 2007 6:00 am | News | Comments

Prospective buyer E2 Acquisition Corp. says the $1.35 billion deal has been delayed by talks between owner Mittal Steel and the United Steelworkers over payment of retiree benefits.

Myers Industries' $1.1 Billion Buyout Delayed

December 10, 2007 5:41 am | News | Comments

Rubber and plastic manufacturer said its acquisition by a private equity arm of investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is being delayed until April 30.

Hewlett-Packard To Buy NUR Macroprinters

December 10, 2007 4:57 am | News | Comments

HP agrees to pay $117.5 million for Israel-based NUR Macroprinters Ltd., maker of industrial wide-format digital inkjet printers.

Lafarge Pays $12.9B For Egypt's Orascom Cement

December 10, 2007 4:53 am | by Emma Vandore, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

World's largest cement maker is buying Oasacom Cement, a leading player in the cement and building materials industry in the Middle East and Mediterranean basin.

Teledyne To Buy Underwater Components Maker

December 10, 2007 4:50 am | News | Comments

Electronic components and instruments maker agrees to buy Impulse Enterprise, a San Diego-based maker of underwater electrical interconnection systems.

Trian Raises Stake In Cadbury Schweppes

December 10, 2007 4:45 am | News | Comments

Hedge fund group run by billionaire Nelson Peltz increases holdings in chocolate maker to 4.5 percent.

Japan's Eisai Buying MGI Pharma For $3.9 Billion

December 10, 2007 4:41 am | by Carl Freire, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Japanese drugmaker purchasing the U.S. biopharmaceutical company to boost its cancer drug business and sustain sales growth.

ArcelorMittal Bids For China Oriental

December 7, 2007 5:10 am | by Cassie Biggs, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

World's largest steelmaker will offer at least $1.65 billion for the remaining shares in China Oriental Group Co. that it does not own.

CommScope's Acquisition Of Andrew Corp. Approved

December 7, 2007 4:45 am | News | Comments

Justice Department approves cable and wire manufacturer’s $2.6 billion purchase of fellow communications equipment maker — with conditions.

Edwards Lifesciences Selling LifeStent Line

December 7, 2007 4:18 am | News | Comments

Heart valve maker will sell its LifeStent line of stents to C.R. Bard Inc. for up to $140 million to focus on its core businesses.

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