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Cigarette Maker CEO To Receive Millions After Merger

October 21, 2014 1:40 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Regulatory filings show the CEO of Newport cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Friday, Murray Kessler is one of...

Huron Capital's Bloomer Plastics Acquires Blown Film Manufacturer

October 20, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Huron Capital Partners announced today that its portfolio company, Wisconsin-based Bloomer...

Morito Acquires Scovill Fasteners, Expands U.S. Operations

October 17, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Morito Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of apparel fasteners, components for automobiles and...

Gas Natural Sells Its Wyoming Energy West Assets

October 17, 2014 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy West Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Energy West Wyoming Inc. to Black Hills Corp. for $...

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Novaria Group Announces Acquisition Of Weatherford Aerospace

October 15, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fort Worth-based Novaria Group announces today the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Weatherford Aerospace Inc., a provider of aircraft wing skins, formed structures, and unique services related to the treatment and processing of...

Merger Creates New Player In North American Marine Engineering

October 15, 2014 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COWI NA announces that effective January 1 2015 Ben C. Gerwick and Ocean and Coastal Consultants (OCC) will merge operations to form COWI Marine North America (COWI Marine NA). Joining forces creates a great opportunity for both companies to grow and to be the...

Beacon Roofing Announces Acquisition Of Wholesale Roofing

October 15, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Wholesale Roofing Supply (WRS), a distributor of residential roofing materials located in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Grand Prairie. From its nine-acre facility, WRS serves customers throughout...

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ParkOhio Acquires Autoform Tool & Manufacturing

October 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ParkOhio today announced that it has acquired Autoform Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. (ATM), headquartered in Angola, Indiana, for its Assembly Components segment in an all-cash transaction valued at $48.2 million. ATM is an important supplier of high pressure fuel rails and...

GE Capital Aviation Services To Acquire Milestone Aviation Group

October 13, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aircraft leasing unit of GE, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, for $1.775 billion. “The Milestone acquisition is a great fit for GE – it combines GECAS’ global reach...

Hengst Announces Manufacturing Facility Expansion

October 10, 2014 11:04 am | by State News Service | News | Comments

Hengst of North America Inc. will expand its Kershaw County manufacturing facility for the third time in less than a decade. The company, which located its North American headquarters in Camden in 2005, will invest an additional $8 million, create 20 new...

Summit Materials Acquires Concrete And Aggregate Companies

October 9, 2014 5:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Summit Materials is pleased to announce the acquisitions of Southwest Ready-Mix, a ready-mix concrete company in southwest Houston, Texas; Colorado County Sand & Gravel, an aggregates company in Colorado County, Texas; and Concrete... 

Constellium Buys Wise Metals For $455B

October 3, 2014 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Constellium is buying the U.S. aluminum company Wise Metals for $455 million in cash, giving the Dutch manufacturer more exposure to the big North American market. The acquisition includes the assumption of $945 million in debt, the companies said...

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Berkshire Hathaway Buys Auto Dealer

October 2, 2014 1:58 pm | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Warren Buffett is getting into the automobile sales business. The billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance, and power providers, is buying the privately-owned auto dealership...

Generac Acquires MAC, Inc.

October 1, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Generac Holdings Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products, announced today the purchase of MAC, Inc. and its related entities. Established in 1983 and headquartered in...  

Enana Buying Athlon Energy For $5.93B

September 29, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil and natural gas company Encana is buying Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.93 billion in an effort to boost is oil production by tapping into Texas's booming Permian Basin. Canada's Encana Corp. will also assume $1.15 billion in debt, bringing the...

Delphi Acquires Antaya, Expands Automotive Business

September 24, 2014 12:09 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp., a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors, enhancing the company's portfolio in the rapidly growing automotive electrical connectors business. Antaya is the largest manufacturer of on-glass connectors for the...

U.S. Cracks Down On Companies Going Overseas

September 23, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A handful of big companies pursuing overseas mergers to lower their tax bills came under pressure Tuesday after the U.S. unveiled rules to discourage them. The Treasury Department announced new regulations on Monday aimed at making these...

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Citidal Partners Acquires Lexel Imaging

September 23, 2014 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citidal Partners LLC, a privately held Detroit based company, has announced today that it has acquired Lexel Imaging Systems Inc.Lexel Imaging Systems Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of special purpose cathode ray tubes, direct view storage tubes, displays, and phosphor coated substrates. Lexel Imaging Systems Inc. was...

Peak Rock Affiliate Acquires Roses Southeast Papers

September 23, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Atlas Southeast Papers, Inc., an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, an Austin, Texas based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Roses Southeast Papers, LLC, a leading manufacturer of tissue paper products. Headquartered in Sanford, Florida, Atlas Southeast is now a leading integrated manufacturer...

Torrent Energy Services Partners With CSL Capital Management

September 23, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Torrent Energy Services, LLC and CSL Capital Management are pleased to announce they executed definitive agreements that will provide Torrent with growth capital to accelerate its business plan. Torrent offers modular gas processing equipment and services...

Spectrum To Buy Procter & Gamble's Remaining Pet Care Business

September 23, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Procter & Gamble Company today announced that Spectrum Brands has agreed to buy IAMS ® and EUKANUBA ® brands in Europe for an undisclosed amount.In April, P&G announced the sale to Mars, Inc. of 80% of its global Pet Care business, including...

Siemens To Acquire Dresser-Rand For $7.6B

September 22, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the deal announced early Monday in Germany, Siemens will pay $83 per common share of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., $3.09 more than the...

TTM Technologies To Acquire Viasystems Group

September 22, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TTM Technologies, Inc. and Viasystems Group, Inc. today announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which TTM will acquire all outstanding shares of Viasystems for a combined consideration of $11.33 in cash and 0.706 shares of TTM common stock, which...

Merck To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

September 22, 2014 8:42 am | by David Mchugh - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment. Darmstadt-based Merck KGaA said Monday it is paying $140 per share in cash for all of...

Chesapeake Utilities To Build Heat, Power Plant In Florida

September 19, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Eight Flags Energy, LLC, is pursuing the development and construction of a combined heat and power plant in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island in Nassau County, Florida. The plant will be...

HJ Heinz To Make Jarred Baby Food In PA

September 17, 2014 8:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The H.J. Heinz Co. will resume food production in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2002, when the ketchup giant sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods. Heinz officials say they're scheduled to begin making jarred baby food. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports...

Stratasys To Acquire GrabCAD

September 16, 2014 9:58 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GrabCAD, Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to...

Nucor Buying Gallatin Steel For About $770M

September 15, 2014 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest. Taking out an anticipated tax benefit, the purchase price is approximately $630 million, the company said on Monday. Nucor is purchasing...

Dominion Plans To Acquire Two California Solar Energy Projects

September 15, 2014 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dominion announced an agreement to acquire two solar energy projects totaling 42 megawatts from EDF Renewable Energy, one of North America's largest independent power producers and renewable energy project developers. The acquisitions of the California projects are expected to close in...

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