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Canada's Gerdau Ameristeel Buys Chaparral Steel

July 11, 2007 8:31 am | News | Comments

$4.2 billion deal is expected to close later this year.

PolyOne Partners With Mexichem On Plastics

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

Mexican chemical company Mexichem and Cleveland-based PolyOne Corp. will each own 50 percent of Colombian plastic maker Geon Andina.

Danone Bids $16.8 Billion For Dutch Baby Food Maker

July 9, 2007 9:05 am | by Emma Vandore, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

French food group's purchase of Royal Numico NV would reinforce its position in the health food business.


Carlyle Bids $2.7 Billion For Sequa

July 9, 2007 6:45 am | News | Comments

Carlyle will keep Sequa's senior management team when it takes over the aerospace and automotive parts maker.

Toshiba Considers Selling Westinghouse Shares

July 9, 2007 6:38 am | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker is discussing the possibility of selling a stake in its U.S. unit, nuclear reactor manufacturer Westinghouse Electric Co.

Icahn Increases Lear Bid To $2.9 Billion

July 9, 2007 6:21 am | by Jeff Karoub, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Lear will postpone shareholder vote to July 16.

India's Wipro Buys Singaporean Consumer Goods Maker Unza

July 6, 2007 5:48 am | News | Comments

Wipro Ltd. is India's third-largest software exporter, but the company also has interests in such consumer products as detergent, lighting and diapers.

Airlines Sell Communications Company To Carlyle

July 5, 2007 6:45 am | Boeing | News | Comments

Major U.S. airlines hold 90 percent of military and aviation communications company ARINC Inc.


Radyne Buying Microsatellite Maker AeroAstro

July 5, 2007 6:00 am | News | Comments

Satellite and broadcast network equipment-maker buys AeroAstro Inc. in a cash and stock deal totaling about $18 million.

Coca-Cola HBC Acquires Russian Production Plant

July 5, 2007 5:45 am | News | Comments

World's second-largest Coke bottler outside the U.S. buys newly constructed facility near Moscow for $261 million.

Thomas & Betts Goes On Buying Spree

July 3, 2007 7:15 am | News | Comments

Electrical component maker buys Danaher’s Joslyn Hi-Voltage and Power Solutions businesses for $280 million, and Drilling Technical Supply SA for $20 million.

EU Clears Chrysler Sale To Cerberus

July 3, 2007 5:45 am | News | Comments

European Commission approved the deal automatically after receiving no complaints from rivals and identifying no antitrust problems.

Western Digital Acquires Komag For $1 Billion

June 29, 2007 6:46 am | News | Comments

Hard disk drive maker said acquisition will strengthen its market position by integrating the media component.


CSR Buying Glassmaker From Nippon For $532M

June 29, 2007 5:48 am | News | Comments

Australia's CSR Ltd purchased Pilkington Australasia from Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd. to expand building products division.

GM Selling Allison Transmission For $5.6 Billion

June 28, 2007 10:23 am | News | Comments

Sale to the Carlyle Group and Onex Corp. includes seven manufacturing plants in Indianapolis and Allison's global distribution network and sales offices.

Mentor Buys French Medical Device Company

June 28, 2007 10:19 am | News | Comments

$56.5 million deal will expand Mentor's presence in the surgical aesthetics field.

EU Clears German Steelmaker To Buy French Rival

June 27, 2007 7:53 am | News | Comments

Germany's Salzgitter AG acquisition of Vallourec SA's Vallourec Precision Etirage would still allow for healthy competition.

United Technologies Wins EU Approval To Buy Rentokil Security Unit

June 27, 2007 6:15 am | Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corp. | News | Comments

European Commission said it could clear the $1.16 billion deal because it would not damage competition in the European market.

Bobcat Claims Several Prospective Buyers

June 26, 2007 7:00 am | by James MacPherson, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Parent company Ingersoll-Rand completes 10 days of ''management presentations'' shopping the equipment manufacturer to prospective buyers.

ITT Corp Purchasing IMC For $395M

June 26, 2007 5:46 am | by Edited by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter | News | Comments

International Motion Control brings a complementary mix of products to expand ITT’s capabilities in specialty energy absorption and motion control applications.

Husky Buying Moldflow's Manufacturing Solutions Unit

June 25, 2007 9:10 am | by Edited by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter | News | Comments

Acquistion will allow the company to expand its product offerings to include temperature controllers, process management and data communication software.

Nucor Buying Magnatrax For $280M

June 25, 2007 9:05 am | News | Comments

Purchase expands Nucor's business in the metal buildings business.

TreeHouse Foods Bids $217M To Acquire Canadian Jam Maker

June 25, 2007 6:04 am | News | Comments

E.D. Smith's products range from fruit-based products, which include jams, jellies and pie fillings, to sauces and syrups, as well as salad dressings.

Agco Buys 50 Percent Stake In Italy's Laverda

June 24, 2007 8:58 pm | News | Comments

Joint venture includes Laverda's ownership in Fella-Werke GMBH, a German manufacturer of grass and hay machinery, and its 50 percent stake in Gallignani SpA, an Italian manufacturer of balers.

Eaton Sells Mirror Controls Unit For $111 Million

June 22, 2007 6:45 am | News | Comments

Company said it is selling the division to private equity firm Englefield Capital LLP because it does not fit Eaton's long-term strategic plan.

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