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Sony Sells Chip Operations To Toshiba

October 18, 2007 5:30 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sale of its advanced computer chip operations to Toshiba is the latest sign Sony is raising cash and shedding operations to focus on its core electronics sector.

Carlsberg, Heineken Brewing Acquisition Talks

October 17, 2007 5:55 am | by Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Danish brewer says it's in talks with Heineken about a possible joint takeover of Scottish & Newcastle, maker of Newcastle Brown Ale and Kronenbourg 1664 lager.

Delphi To Sell Interiors Business

October 16, 2007 11:32 am | News | Comments

Michigan-based auto parts supplier is selling $1.3 billion-per-year business to private investment company The Renco Group.


Huntsman Shareholders Approve $6.5 Billion Buyout

October 16, 2007 11:30 am | News | Comments

Chemical maker's president says takeover by Hexion Specialty Chemicals, an Apollo Management affiliate, may face scrutiny because of an overlap between the two businesses.

PPG Acquires Coatings Resource Assets

October 16, 2007 10:33 am | News | Comments

PPG's acquisition of the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based coating maker does not include its manufacturing plant.

Acer Completes Offer For Gateway

October 16, 2007 6:22 am | News | Comments

Deal, worth $710 million, between the computer makers is expected to close Tuesday.

Russian Milk Producer Buys Georgian Foods

October 16, 2007 6:11 am | News | Comments

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods says the acquisition of Georgia's third-largest dairy producer will serve local markets and supply markets in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Danaher In Deal To Buy Tektronix

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

Test and measurement equipment maker Tektronix Inc. will become part of Danaher's electronic test platform, joining Fluke and Fluke Networks businesses.


ArcelorMittal Buys Chinese Steel Wire Company Stake

October 15, 2007 5:18 am | News | Comments

World's largest steel maker purchases 90 percent of Rongcheng Chengshan Steelcord for $26.6 million; China is the largest steelcord wire market.

Oracle Offers To Buy Software Rival BEA Systems

October 12, 2007 11:30 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Oracle offers $17-per-share in cash for BEA despite analysts saying the company could afford $20-per-share.

Collins & Aikman Sells Two Units

October 12, 2007 6:00 am | News | Comments

International Automotive Components bought the company's soft trim division and its former interior parts plant, which generate $600 million in annual sales.

Philips Acquiring High-Power Lamp Maker

October 11, 2007 7:09 am | News | Comments

Exec says acquisition of Lighting Technologies International will increase company's presence in entertainment lighting industry.

3i Buying Global Garden Products

October 11, 2007 6:50 am | News | Comments

Private equity fund acquiring European manufacturer and distributor of powered garden equipment for $1.03 billion.


Cookson To Buy Steel Company Foseco for $1 Billion

October 11, 2007 5:48 am | News | Comments

Maker of parts for the ceramics, electronics and precious metals markets hopes acquisition will save company nearly $37 million a year.

Schering-Plough Will Sell Off Medicines To Win Buyout

October 10, 2007 8:00 pm | News | Comments

U.S. pharmaceutical company agrees with European Commission to sell off several veterinary vaccines and medicines to acquire Akzo unit for $14.4 billion.

Molson Coors, SABMiller Brew Up Joint Venture

October 9, 2007 7:35 am | by Lauren Shepherd, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Beer makers say MillerCoors collaboration will save $500 million and will help them compete more effectively with Anheuser-Busch.

H.B. Fuller Selling Stake In Auto Venture

October 9, 2007 5:17 am | News | Comments

Paint and specialty chemical maker sells its stake in the joint venture to partner EMS Chemie Holding AG for $80 million.

OM Group Acquiring Most Of Rockwood Electronics

October 8, 2007 5:18 am | News | Comments

Metal-based specialty chemicals producer will pay $265 million in cash for the deal, expected to close by the end of the year.

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.

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