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Google acquires Twitter’s mobile app development division Fabric

Twitter is making yet another move away from its side properties and divisions. Fabric, the mobile app development platform that Twitter launched in 2014, has now been acquired by Google. Fabric was developed by Twitter to give app creators some new tools to help grow. They included the Crashl ... Read more...

Microsoft Acquires Simplygon To Accelerate ‘3D For Everyone’ Vision

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Simplygon earlier today. In case you’re not familiar with Simplygon, it’s a very popular software for automatic 3D optimization that many game d ... Read more...

VWR Acquires SEASTAR CHEMICALS Inc.

VWR, the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, announced today that it has acquired SEASTAR CHEMICALS Inc., a manufacturer of high purity reagents used in th ... Read more...

Citrix acquires Unidesk for its layering technology

Citrix has announced that it has acquired Unidesk, a company that created layering. The technology allows for the separation of Windows applications from the operating system. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed. What we do know, however, is that we can expect a much tighter cooperation between Microsoft and Citrix. ... Read more...

Google acquires Cronologics to help improve Android Wear

Cronologics’ technology has previously been integrated into the CoWatch, a  ... Read more...

CPS Products Acquires STAR EnviroTech, Inc.

CPS Products, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired STAR EnviroTech, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group's chairman and chief executive officer, announced.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based ... Read more...

Twitter acquires Yes, Inc. to better connect people around events

Twitter has acquired the app maker Yes in a move designed to encourage its users to get better acquainted with each other around events. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but as a result, Yes’ apps, Frenzy and WYD, are being shuttered “in the coming weeks.” ... Read more...

Snap-on Acquires Sturtevant Richmont

Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks, today announced that it has acquired Sturtevant Richmont for approximately $13 million in cash. Based in Carol Stream, Illinois, Sturtevant Richmont, with annual sales of approximately $1 ... Read more...

Samsung acquires NewNet Communication Technologies

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest electronics maker, said Wednesday it has acquired NewNet Communication Technologies Inc. of Canada to bolster its mobile network service. NewNet Communication, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, operates Rich Communications Services (RCS), an advanced messaging system for cell phones. Samsung sai ... Read more...

Adobe Acquires TubeMogul for $540m

Adobe has acquired video ad firm TubeMogul for approximately $540m (£433m), under a deal which will see Adobe buy all of TubeMogul’s outstanding common stock for $14 per share. TubeMogul&a ... Read more...

Netflix acquires global rights to ‘Pandora’

Director Park Jung-woo’s upcoming thriller “Pandora” is going global. Netflix, an online streaming service, has partnered with local production and distribution company Next Entertainment World to acquire international rights to the film, according to Netflix on Tuesday.  “Pandora” will ... Read more...

Centerline acquires Boulder Tech

Centerline Solutions, a leading provider of wireless infrastructure services to the telecommunications industry, has acquired Boulder Technology, LLC., an expert software design and development firm based in Boulder, Colorado. This acquisition bolsters Centerline Solutions’ leadership position within the wireless industry by securing an in-house technical team to meet the evolving softwa ... Read more...

CSI IT, LLC Acquires The Nuss Group, Inc.

CSI IT, LLC, a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Nuss Group, Inc. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Corry Doyle, Managing Director of White Wolf, noted “We are excited to expand the CSI platform by merging the Nuss Group workforce management practice into CSI’s consulting an ... Read more...

Hearst Acquires Aviation Software Company

Hearst said on Wednesday that it is acquiring aviation software firm Camp Systems, in a deal that will boost the storied media firm’s investments in the transportation sector. The value of the deal was not disclosed. Sources familiar with the matter said the deal valued the company at roughly $2 billion, including debt. W ... Read more...

RenPSG Acquires Crown Philanthropic Solutions

RenPSG, the nation's largest independent philanthropic solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Crown Philanthropic Solutions. As privately owned companies, financial details of the acquisition are confidential but the transaction is expected to close this calendar year. Established in 2005 ... Read more...

KAMCO acquires GE Global Operation Center in the US

KAMCO Investment Company, a leading investment company with one of the largest AUMs in the GCC region, successfully acquired General Electric’s (GE) Global Operation Center building located in the United States of America. KAMCO, established in the heart of Kuwait City with an international office in the UAE, announced that the 12-story office tower housing GE’s Glo ... Read more...

Capital One acquires online price tracker Paribus

Capital One is making another acquisition in the fintech space, this time snatching up the price tracking service Paribus, which helps online shoppers get automatic refunds when prices drop on items they purchased. Deal terms were not disclosed, but the acquisition involves bring both th ... Read more...

Samsung acquires Viv, an AI platform from the makers of Siri

The plan is to 'deliver a single conversational interface to the world’s apps and services,' starting late next year. Just a day after Google revealed its premium Pixel phone and Google Home ... Read more...

Anotech Energy Acquires Clover Global Solutions, LP

Clover Global Solutions, LP, a contingent workforce solution provider to upstream E&P, midstream pipelines and downstream chemical plants, refineries, and LNG operations, was officially acquired by ANOTECH Energy on July 28, 2016. The acquisition brings together the global business landscape of ANOTECH Energy and Clover’s long standing relations ... Read more...

Piston Group acquires interior business from Takata

Takata is mired in a financial crisis stemming from a recall of millions of faulty air bags linked to at least 13 deaths worldwide. Redford-based Piston Group on Wednesday purchased Irvin Automotive from ailing Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, giving the auto supplier founded by former Detroit Piston Vinnie Johnson a broader product line and ... Read more...

JenCap Holdings Acquires Missouri-Based M.J. Kelly Co.

New York-based JenCap Holdings LLC has acquired privately held M. J. Kelly Co. (MJK), a managing general agency and wholesale insurance brokerage based in Springfield, Missouri, with offices in nine states throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Since 1986, MJK has been owned and operated by Jim Adams who was joined by his sons Jon and Paul in 1987 and 1989, respec ... Read more...

Koch Acquires EFT Energy, a Leading SaaS and Solutions Provider

Koch Technology and Optimization, LLC and Koch Minerals, LLC, both subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc., announced the acquisition of EFT Energy, a leading software as a service and solutions provider in the fields of industrial and manufacturing predictive analytics, process optimization, and industrial and commercial energy management. EFT’s groundbr ... Read more...

Oracle acquires cloud security company Palerra

If the Apple hackings from a few years ago had any lasting impact it it's probably that nobody really believes the cloud is as secure as we thought it is. From a personal standpoint, that's dangerous because hackers can get access to nude photos, but also bank account information, passwords and all sorts of other stuff. For the enterprise, given how much money is at sta ... Read more...

Saab Acquires Phaeros Group

Defence and security company Saab has acquired the port management and terminal operating system expert Phaeros Group BVBA. The acquisition is all part of Saab's strategy to grow in the maritime traffic management domain with Phaeros’ solutions playing a pivotal role in efficiently handling port operations, such as transferring cargo to and from ... Read more...

Versa Capital Management Affiliate Acquires Silver Airways

Versa Capital Management, LLC, a private equity firm focused on control investments in special situations, announced today that one of its affiliates has acquired Silver Airways, LLC, a Florida-based airline providing more service within its home state and to the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline, as well as flights to 20 U.S. cities. This month, Silver Airways became one of the firs ... Read more...

Virgin Media acquires Arqiva Wi-Fi

Virgin Media is significantly beefing up its outdoor Wi-Fi coverage in the UK by buying the hotspot business of wireless infrastructure firm Arqiva. The deal will give Liberty Global's UK operation more than 31,000 Wi-Fi access points across 6,500 locations, as it tries to provide enough coverage to rival that of key competitors BT and Sky. < ... Read more...

Cybersecurity firm InfoTeK of Hanover acquires SilverRhino

InfoTeK Corp., a Hanover-based cybersecurity firm, announced Friday it acquired the assets of SilverRhino LLC, a Columbia cybersecurity firm that specializes in information technology services for federal agencies.. SilverRhino, a woman and veteran-owned small business, does work for the Department of Defense, Transportation Security Administration,  ... Read more...

Apple Acquires Health Tech Firm Gliimpse

Apple has bought health technology firm Gliimpse, which helps translate complex medical data into easily comprehended terminology for both humans and machines. According to Fast Company, the acquisi ... Read more...

Ford acquires SAIPS for self-driving machine learning and computer vision tech

Ford outlined a few of the ways it’s aiming to ship driverless cars by 2021, and part of the plan involves acquisitions. CEO Mark Fields revealed at a press event in Palo A ... Read more...

Investcorp acquires cyber security service provider Nebulas

Bahrain based Investcorp has acquired the United Kingdom’s largest independent cybersecurity service provider Nebulas.  Founded in 2001 in London and employing 50 staff, Nebulas provides a broad range of IT security products and services including managed security services and cyber threat intelligence to predominantly mid to large enterprises ... Read more...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires SGI

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which split from HP last year, today announced that it has acquired SGI, a company that makes servers, storage, and software for high-performance computing, for $275 million in cash and d ... Read more...

Google Acquires Cloud Commerce Startup Orbitera

Not even Google can deny that multi-cloud is the future. To that end, Alphabet has acquired cloud commerce startup Orbitera on Monday, a platform that makes it easy for businesses to buy and sell software from multiple vendors in the cloud. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but ... Read more...

LinkedIn acquires Chicago-based PointDrive

PontDrive, a Chicago-based presentation-sharing software startup, has been acquired by LinkedIn, the companies announced Tuesday. The company’s 15 employees will relocate to LinkedIn’s Chicago  ... Read more...

Philips acquires Wellcentive

Royal Philips will acquire population health management software company Wellcentive to complement Philips’ already extensive population health management offerings. The HealthTech giant already has cloud-based systems that bring together and analyze clinical, claims and financial data across hospitals and health systems. ... Read more...

Alliance BioEnergy Plus acquires AMG Energy Group

West Palm Beach, Florida, has secured 100 percent of the revenue stream from licensing and sales related to the cellulose to sugar (CTS) process that is derived in the geographical regions of North America (Canada, US and Mexico) as well as Africa, going forward. These regions represent the largest markets worldwide for processing of cellulose in its many forms of biofuels, fine chemic ... Read more...

Playtech acquires Best Gaming Technology

Playtech (LSE: PTEC) today announces that it has acquired Best Gaming Technology GmbH ("BGT") for €138 million. The consideration was paid from Playtech's existing cash resources. Headquartered in Vienna, BGT was founded in 2005 and is the leading provider of sports betting software and solutions for gaming and ... Read more...

Infor Acquires Predictix

Infor, a provider of cloud-based, industry-specialized business applications, today announced its acquisition of Predictix, a supplier of predictive solutions to retailers. The buyer's plan is to integrate Predictix's data science and Big Data analytics capabilities into its CloudSuite Retail offering. The deal comes six months after Infor announced ... Read more...

Foreside acquires Beacon Hill Fund Services

Foreside Financial Group, a provider of distribution and compliance services for open- and closed-end funds, exchange traded products, commodity pools, private placements, investment advisers and registered broker-dealers, has acquired Beacon Hill Fund Services,  Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to close on 31 July, have not been dis ... Read more...

Turnspire Capital Partners Acquires United Plastics Group

Turnspire Capital Partners LLC announced today that, through a newly formed affiliate, it has acquired the business of United Plastics Group, Inc. from MedPlast, Inc.  UPG is a global manufacturer of complex assembled components and finished products serving the datacenter, automo ... Read more...

Fortinet acquires security analytics firm AccelOps

IT security vendor Fortinet has acquired AccelOps, makers of network security monitoring and analytics software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. AccelOps is known as a provider of SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) technology. The company makes both cloud-based and on-premise software that correlates security and network data into a ... Read more...

Callista Private Equity GmbH acquires Monofrax LLC, Falconer, New York

Callista Private Equity GmbH announces the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Monofrax LLC by Callista Holdings GmbH & Co.KG. The Company was sold in a tender process by RHI AG, Vienna, Austria  as the business was not considered core business in the U.S. anymore. RHI is a globally operating supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and services, which are indispensabl ... Read more...

Liqui-Box acquires Maverick

Liqui-Box, a world leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions, announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire both the Engineering and Flexible operations of Maverick, based in Cape Town, South Africa.  Maverick Engineering is the premier manuf ... Read more...

SolarWinds acquires LogicNow

IT management software vendor SolarWinds has acquired rival LogicNow. LogicNow focuses on subscription-bases SaaS products for MSPs including risk intelligence, remote management, backup and disaster recovery, mail and service desk. The US-headquartered vendor was  ... Read more...

Rotork acquires Mastergear

Bath-based Rotork has acquired a gearbox manufacturer for $25 million (£17.1 million). Mastergear, which makes manual and motorised gearboxes for valves focused on the oil and gas, water distribution and treatment, chemical processing and wider industrial markets, has been bought from Regal Beloit Corporation.  The company, which has its main centre of ... Read more...

Optiv Security Acquires Third-Party Risk Application Company Evantix

Optiv Security has made its second acquisition in less than a month, this time diving further into the market for third-party risk services. The security solution provider, which was formed last year from the  ... Read more...

BTG plc acquires Galil Medical, a leader in cryoablation

Builds on BTG's leadership in Interventional Oncology, expanding franchise into attractive and complementary ablation market   Galil Medical is a leader in cryoablation of kidney cancer with significant pipeline opportunities including lung cancer   London, UK, 06 May 2016: BTG plc (LSE: BTG), the specialist hea ... Read more...

BackOffice Associates Acquires UK-Based CompriseIT

BackOffice Associates, a worldwide leader of information governance and  ... Read more...

Blancco Technology Group PLC Acquires Xcaliber Technologies LLC and Xcaliber IP LLC

The Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the remaining stake it does not already own in Xcaliber Technologies and a significant new contract win. Acquisition of remaining shares in Xcaliber The Group has acquired the remainder of the share capital (51%) of Xcaliber Technologies LLC and Xcaliber IP LLC, a privately owned provider ... Read more...

Teledyne LeCroy Acquires Quantum Data

Just as many other technology sectors are seeing companies consolidating through mergers and acquisitions, so is the testing industry. Chestnut Ridge, NY-based Teledyne LeCroy has struck an agreement to acquire Quantum Data, Inc. of Santa Clara, C ... Read more...

Wood Group acquires Ingenious

Wood Group has acquired Ingenious Inc., a supplier of proprietary software and consulting services to the global chemical, oil & gas, and energy industries, from its executive leadership team. The acquisition provides a strong manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems capability that builds upon and diversifies the capabilities of Wood Group Musta ... Read more...

Synthomer Plc Acquires Hexion

Synthomer plc, a leading speciality chemicals company, today announces the acquisition of HEXION Performance Adhesives & Coatings, a business of HEXION Inc., a global chemical company based in Columbus, Ohio in the USA. The total consideration is $226 million which is being funded from both existing cash resources and utilisation of additional credit facilities. The acquisition ... Read more...

Renewable Energy Group acquires Sanimax biodiesel plant

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) has completed its acquisition of Sanimax Energy’s 20 million gal. nameplate capacity biodiesel refinery, located in DeForest, Wisconsin. REG paid Sanimax US$11 million in cash and issued 500 000 shares of REG common stock in exchange for the biorefinery and related assets. REG may also pay Sanimax up to an additional U ... Read more...

Hibernia acquires Marine House, Dublin 2

Hibernia REIT plc announces that it has exchanged contracts to acquire Marine House, Dublin 2, for €26.5m Marine House is a 1970s office building totalling 41,000 sq. ft. arranged over six floors above a double basement with 81 underground car parking spaces.  The property, which looks onto the Grand Canal, is part of Clanwilliam Court which com ... Read more...

EnQuest PLC acquires an additional 10.5% interest in the Kraken development

EnQuest PLC announces the acquisition of an additional 10.5% interest in the Kraken development for nominal consideration. The acquisition from First Oil PLC ('First Oil') brings EnQuest's total interest to 70.5%.  EnQuest and Cairn Energy PLC ('Cairn'), the other current participant in the Kraken development, are both taking up First Oi ... Read more...

FlexiGroup announces biggest acquisition to date with NZ$315m deal for F&P Finance

FlexiGroup Limited, one of the biggest consumer business financiers in Australia via leases and interest free loans, has announced the acquisition of New Zealand’s Fisher & Paykel Finance (“F&P Finance”) for NZ$315 million – marking its biggest acquisition to date.   Sydney-based FlexiGroup said it will pay ... Read more...

Sound Energy plc to Acquire Meridja Area, Onshore Morocco

Sound Energy, the Mediterranean and European focused upstream gas company, announces that it has signed a binding agreement with Oil & Gas Investment Fund S.A.S ("OGIF") whereby OGIF has granted Sound Energy an option to acquire a 55% interest in the Meridja permit, onshore Morocco (the "Option").  Meridja is a ... Read more...

Halma plc Acquires Centrak

Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, announces that it has acquired CenTrak, Inc. based in Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA from private shareholders. CenTrak designs and manufactures sensors and proprietary communication technology that provide the most reliable and precise location data for healthcare facilities to e ... Read more...

PolyOne Acquires Certain TPE Assets from Kraton

Expanding on its global footprint and expertise in thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) innovation and design, PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) today announced it has acqu ... Read more...

Sandvik Coromant acquires Prometec GmbH

Sandvik Coromant (Sanviken, Sweden) reported on Feb. 1 that has strengthened its offering in digital manufacturing with the acquisition of Prometec GmbH (Aachen, Germany). Prometec is a supplier of advanced solutions for monitoring and control of machining processes in production machines. The company also supplies equipment for laser-b ... Read more...

Cognizant acquires KBACE Technologies

IT consulting firm Cognizant has acquired New Hampshire-based cloud consulting firm KBACE Technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclo ... Read more...

USI Insurance acquires brokerage firm Healthcare Liability Solutions

US-based insurance broker USI Insurance Services has acquired property and casualty (P&C) brokerage firm, Healthcare Liability Solutions (HLS). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Based in Houston of Texas, HLS provides insurance services to healthcare organizations and is specialized in providing professional liability insurance ... Read more...

Telit acquires Bluetooth Smart wireless communications assets to boost capabilities in low-power Internet of Things

London, January 13, 2016 - Telit Communications PLC, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has agreed to acquire Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart, otherwise known as Bluetooth Low Energy ("BLE"), assets from Stollmann Entwicklungs und Vertriebs Gmbh ("Stollmann"), a developer and marketer of low power hardware products and software solutions ... Read more...

PTC acquires Kepware to extend IoT offering with industrial automation data

PTC has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kepware for approximately $100million, plus up to an additional $18m based on achievement of certain strategic initiatives and financial results. The acquisition will enhance PTC’s portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and accelerate the ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd Acquires FNF Title Insurance Company Limited

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that on 15th December the Malta Financial Services Authority granted the change of control approval for the acquisition of FNF Title Insurance Company Limited (FNF), a Maltese subsidiary of Fidelity National Title Group in the USA.  Moreover, on 29th December the MFSA approved the transfer of the insuran ... Read more...

Smith & Nephew completes acquisition of surgical robotics business Blue Belt Technologies

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, announces it hascompleted the acquisition of Blue Belt Holdings, Inc. Securing a leading position in the fast-growing area of orthopaedic robotics-assisted surgery. Blue Belt Technologies' Navio surgical system currently provides robotics-assistance in unicondylar or partial knee rep ... Read more...

AstraZeneca has acquired Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the core respiratory business of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. The deal will include the expansion of rights to roflumilast (marketed as Daliresp in the US and Daxas in other countries), the only approved oral PDE4 inhibitor for the treatment of c ... Read more...

Impellam Group plc to acquire Bartech Holding Corporation

Impellam Group plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bartech Holding Corporation and its subsidiaries for an initial payment of $120m, which represents $88m(1) on a debt free cash free basis.  Bartech Group is one of the leading global workforce management and staffing solutions providers with many customers who are part of Fortun ... Read more...

Kuala Innovations Limited Acquires Vemo Education, Inc

The Board of Kuala Innovations Limited is pleased to announce that it has agreed to participate in the early stage funding round of privately owned Vemo Education, Inc. and subscribe for 1,000,000 shares, representing 8.2 per cent of the shares (on a fully diluted basis) for cash consideration of US$1 million (one million US Dollars). This will be funded from existing cash resources.&l ... Read more...

Senior plc announces the acquisition of Steico Industries, Inc

Senior plc, an international manufacturer of high technology components and systems, principally for the worldwide aerospace, defence, land vehicle and energy markets, issues this trading update for the four months since 1 July 2015 and announces the acquisition of Steico Industries, Inc for a total consideration of $90m (£59.2m)(1). Markets & O ... Read more...

Eckoh is pleased to announce the acquisition of PSS

Eckoh, the global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of PSS, a US-based company specialising in the management of contact centre and customer experience technology, for a total consideration of $7.6m. After accounting for $2.0m (approximately £1.3m) of cash in PSS, the ... Read more...

Atkins to acquire nuclear services division of EnergySolutions

WS Atkins plc is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to acquire the Projects, Products and Technology segment of EnergySolutions ("PP&T"), an international nuclear engineering services business, for an enterprise value of US$318 million (£206 million1). ... Read more...

Glanbia announces acquisition of ThinkThin

Food company Glanbia has announced it has acquired ThinkThin for $217 million. ThinkThin has a range of protein enriched bars targeted at lifestyle consumers looking for “wholesome, convenient and delicious sna ... Read more...

RelaDyne Acquires Mid-State Industrial Supply and J.B. Weimar, Inc.

elaDyne, one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services announced this week that it has acquired Mid-State Industrial Supply Inc. and J.B. Weimar, Inc. (“MSIS”), RelaDyne’s fifth acquisition of 2015. MSIS is strategically located in Nashville, Tennessee, offering extended ... Read more...

AstraZeneca to acquire ZS Pharma

AstraZeneca announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ZS Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company based in San Mateo, California. ZS Pharma uses its proprietary ion--trap technology to develop novel treatments for hyperkalaemia (high potassium levels), a serious condition of elevated potassium in the bloodstream, typically associated with chronic kidney dise ... Read more...

Quindell Plc completes acquisition of PT Healthcare Solutions Corp

Further to its announcement on 9 September 2015, Quindell  announces that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50.1% stake that it does not already own in PT Healthcare Solutions Corp in consideration for the issue of 9,358,675 new ordinary shares of 15 pence each in the capital of the Company. The number of Consideration Shares is less than the number announced o ... Read more...

Mondi Group signs agreement to acquire KSP

Mondi Group has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 95% of the outstanding share capital in KSP, Co. and related interests (“KSP”). Established in 1973, KSP is a flexible packaging company specialised in the production of high-quality spouted and retort stand-up pouches for the food, pet food and beverage industries with its main manufacturing ... Read more...

RPS Group plc has completed the acquisition of Iris Environmental

RPS has completed the acquisition of Iris Environmental, a Californian based consultancy providing environmental services in the US market, for a maximum consideration of US$13.5 million (£8.8 million). Founded in 1999, Iris has its headquarters in Oakland (San Francisco), with a further office in Irvine (Los Angeles). The company employs about 35 staff ... Read more...

H2O Innovation Announces The Completion Of The Acquisition Of Clearlogx

H2O Innovation Inc, a leader in membrane filtration, is proud to announce the execution of a definitive asset purchase agreement completing the acquisition of Clearlogx , a patented technology, developed by Gregg McLeod, that helps maintain and optimize chemical performance, while improving the overall efficiency, of water treatment processes. This technology is especially critical for ... Read more...

Grafton Group plc to acquire Isero BV

Grafton Group plc, the Merchanting and DIY Group with operations in the UK, Ireland and Belgium is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Isero BV, the leading specialist distributor of tools and fixings in the Netherlands, which trades from 38 branches under the Gerritse, Breur Ceintuurbaan and Van der Winkel brands.  Isero is being acquired from H2 Eq ... Read more...

Intertek Group plc announces that it has acquired MT Group LLC and Materials Testing Lab, Inc.

Intertek Group plc, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide announces that it has acquired MT Group LLC and Materials Testing Lab, Inc. MT is a leading provider of materials testing and inspection services for the building industry in the New York metro area and gives Intertek closer access to one of North America's high growth construction markets ... Read more...

Independent Resources has acquired Nostra Terra Oil and Gas Company plc

Independent Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company with a growing portfolio of producing and exploration prospects in North Africa is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition by its newly-formed joint venture with Nostra Terra Oil and Gas Company plc of a 50 per cent. interest in the East Ghazalat concession in Egypt from TransGlobe Petroleum Internat ... Read more...

Intertek Group plc to acquire Professional Service Industries, Inc.

Intertek Group plc, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Professional Service Industries, Inc for a cash consideration of US$330 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis1, which is equivalent to a 7.6x multiple based on adjusted2 LTM EBITDA of US$43 million for the 12 months to 31 August 2015 ... Read more...

Halma has acquired Firetrace USA, LLC

Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, announces it has acquired Firetrace USA, LLC, from private shareholders. Firetrace, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, designs and manufactures automatic fire detection and suppression systems for installation in small enclosed environments to protect people and critical assets. It will continu ... Read more...

Rotork plc Acquires Roto Hammer Industries Inc. and Servo Moteurs Service

Rotork plc ("Rotork"), the market-leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company, today announces the acquisition of Roto Hammer Industries Inc. ("Roto Hammer") and Servo Moteurs Service ("SMS").   Roto Hammer, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, is a manufacturer of custom-designed chain wheel manual valve ... Read more...

Houlihan Lokey investment bank acquires McQueen Limited

Houlihan Lokey the international investment bank, announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of McQueen Limited, a leading London-based independent advisory firm that provides corporate finance and other strategic advisory services to clients in the consumer sector. The agreement was originally announced on July 22, 2015 and closed on September 17. Terms of the transaction were n ... Read more...

Al Noor Hospitals to acquire Rochester Wellness

Al Noor Hospitals Group Plc, the largest private healthcare service provider in Abu Dhabi, today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire  Rochester Wellness. Founded in 2006, Rochester Wellness is a leading provider of long-term physical, speech, and occupational rehabilitation therapy caring for patients in their homes and through two inpa ... Read more...

Grupo Clarín S.A. Acquires Buenos Aires Stock Exchange

On 14 September 2015, Grupo Clarín S.A. informed the Argentine Securities Commission and the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange that the Company had made an offer to NII Mercosur Telecom, S.L.U. and NII Mercosur Móviles, S.L.U, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions, to acquire from Sellers 49% of the capital stock of Nextel Communications Arg ... Read more...

Xtract Resources Plc acquires Auroch Minerals NL

Xtract Resources Plc is pleased to announce that it has negotiated revised terms with Auroch Minerals NL regarding the conditional acquisition of 100% of the Manica gold project in Mozambique. On 29 June 2015 the Company announced that the total consideration for the Transaction was US$12.5 million and would be satisfied through a payment of US$ ... Read more...

Hikma to acquire EIMC United Pharmaceuticals

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, the fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, today announces that it has agreed to acquire 98.09% of the share capital of EIMC United Pharmaceuticals ("EUP") from a consortium of shareholders. EUP is a pharmaceutical manufacturing company specialising in oncology products.  The acquisition of EUP: ... Read more...

Brady, the leading global provider of trading acquires Enaptive Inc

Brady, the leading global provider of trading, processing and risk management solutions for metals, recycling, energy and soft commodities, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets and goodwill of the ScrapRunner product, from Enaptive Inc ("ScrapRunner"). Enaptive is a US-based company providing dispatch systems desig ... Read more...

Rentokil Initial plc acquires Anderson Pest Solutions

Rentokil Initial plc announces the continued expansion of its pest control business with the acquisition of Chicago-based Anderson Pest Solutions ("Anderson").  Its annualised revenues for the 12 months prior to acquisition were $21m.  The acquisition is in line with the Company's strategy of continued acceleration of its pest control busines ... Read more...

SQS Software Quality Systems AG acquires Galmont Consulting LLC

SQS Software Quality Systems AG (AIM:SQS.L), the world's largest specialist supplier of software quality services, announces that it has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Galmont Consulting LLC ("Galmont"), a leading software testing consultancy in the United States ("US"), for a maximum consideration of $22.0 ... Read more...

The Home Depot Completes Acquisition of Interline Brands

The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced it has completed its $1.625 billion acquisition of Interline Brands, Inc., a leading national distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. The agreement to acquire Interline was previously ... Read more...

Keywords Studios announces the acquisition of Liquid Development LLC

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the acquisition of Liquid Development LLC ("Liquid"), a leading provider of outsourced art services for the video games industry internationally based in Portland, Oregon. The acquisition is in line with Keywords' strategy ... Read more...

Tekcapital plc acquires University of Central Florida

Tekcapital plc (AIM: TEK), an international provider of technology and intellectual property services, announces that it has acquired the exclusive worldwide licencing rights to a portfolio of nine patents for the improvement of air conditioning efficiency from the University of Central Florida. The technology is aimed at improving the efficiency of central air conditioning systems and ... Read more...

Amino Technologies PLC has completed the acquisition of Entone Inc

Amino Technologies PLC (LSE: AMO), the Cambridge-based provider of digital entertainment solutions for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Entone Inc. ("Entone"), a provider of broadcast hybrid TV and connected home solutions. This ... Read more...

PCG Entertainment has sealed its acquisition of Center Point Development Corporation

The AIM quoted firm, which was suspended in February when it struck the deal initially, has now resumed trading. PCG says the cash flows from CPDC should be transformative for the group, as it will bring substantial free cash flow. The acquired business has shown strong growth since 2013, PCG highlights, as revenues increased from US$1.3mln ... Read more...

Meggitt PLC acquire the advanced composites businesses of Cobham plc

Meggitt PLC ("Meggitt" or "the Group"), a leading international engineering group specialising in aerospace, defence and energy markets, has agreed to acquire the advanced composites businesses (the "Businesses") of Cobham plc for US$200 million in cash (the "Acquisition"), financed from existing resources. ... Read more...

Avon Rubber Italia acquires InterPuls S.p.A

Avon is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Avon Rubber Italia S.r.l., has acquired 100% of the share capital and shareholder loan notes of InterPuls S.p.A. ('InterPuls') (the 'Acquisition'), for an enterprise value of €29.75m, including the assumption of InterPuls' net debt of approximately €4.0m. The cash con ... Read more...

Acquisition of US-based Advanced Technology Integration Group

Datatec Limited ("Datatec" or the "Group", JSE and LSE: DTC), the international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) group, announces that its subsidiary, Logicalis, Inc. ("Logicalis"), has conditionally agreed to acquire Advanced Technology Integration Group ("ATIG"), a solution provider offerin ... Read more...

Keywords Studios acquires Kite Team s.l.

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the acquisition of Kite Team s.l. together with its wholly owned subsidiary, Kite Team Mex S. de R.L. de C.V. ("Kite Team"). With audio recording and localisation studios in a modern facility in Madrid and with a new audio and localisation facility in Me ... Read more...

Connected World Services signs agreement with Sprint Corporation

Dixons Carphone plc, announces that its Connected World Services (CWS) division has entered into an agreement with Sprint Corporation to open and manage a significant number of Sprint-branded stores in the US. Sprint is a leading US mobile network operator with nearly 60 million customers. In the initial phase, Dixons Carphone will supply mobile phone ... Read more...

XLMedia PLC Acquires Marmar Media Ltd

XLMedia (AIM: XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing services, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake of 54% in Marmar Media Ltd ("Marmar"), a performance media company for web and mobile for a consideration of up to $7.36 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings enhancing ... Read more...

Midatech Pharma PLC Proposed Acquisition of DARA BioSciences, Inc.

Midatech (AIM: MTPH), the international specialty pharmaceutical company with a diversified portfolio of high-value products in development, today announces the proposed acquisition of DARA BioSciences, Inc. ("DARA") (NASDAQ: DARA), an oncology supportive care pharmaceutical company (the "Acquisition"). Midatech will issue approximately 5.4 million new ... Read more...

Carillion acquires Outland Group

Integrated support services company, Carillion plc, has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Outland Group(1) (Outland), a leading provider of remote-site accommodation and associated services that operates across Canada.  Outland is a privately-owned business, which started in 1985, and which provides a complete range of remote-site services i ... Read more...

Optimal Payments Adds Strategic Mobile Capabilities with Acquisition of FANS Entertainment Inc.

Optimal Payments Plc (LSE AIM: OPAY, "Optimal Payments" or the "Group"), a leading global online payment solutions provider, announces the acquisition of Montreal-based mobile platform developer FANS Entertainment Inc. ("FANS") for a consideration of C$16 million (approx. US$13 million), payable to the vendors by issuing shares in a su ... Read more...

Highlands Natural Resources Completes Acquisition of a 75% interest in Diversion Technologies' Patents Portfolio

Highlands Natural Resources, the London listed oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that the agreement in respect to its all share acquisition of a 75% interest in Diversion Technologies' current patent applications, in the US, UK, Canada and globally, has been signed.  These patent applications cover a new well stimulation (fracking) diverter technology known as " ... Read more...

Keller Group plc Acquires GeoConstruction Group, North America

Keller, the international ground engineering specialist, announces that it has agreed to purchase the net assets of the GeoConstruction group ("Bencor") of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) for a consideration of around US$40m (£26m). The business is headquartered in Dallas and operates throughout North America. The exact consideration, to be paid in cash from Ke ... Read more...

Market Tech Holdings Limited Acquires innovative e-commerce marketing platform

Market Tech (AIM: MKT), the holding company that combines iconic real estate assets with an e-commerce business, announces that it has acquired Stucco Media Limited ("StuccoMedia"), a leading e-commerce marketing platform with global reach, for a total consideration of up to US$34.5 million, subject to a post-closing working capital adjustment.   ... Read more...

Oxford Instruments plc Acquires Medical Imaging Resources, Inc.

Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, today announces the acquisition of Medical Imaging Resources, Inc. (MIR).   Founded in 1990 in Ann Arbor Michigan by CEO John Vartanian, MIR specialises in the build, lease and service of mobile medical imaging labs ("mobiles"). ... Read more...

MTI Wireless Edge Ltd Acquires Mottech Water Solutions Ltd.

MTI Wireless Edge (AIM: MWE), the developer and manufacturer of sophisticated antennas and antenna systems, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Mottech, a provider of wireless control products and services, for a consideration of up to 18.55 million New Israeli Shekels ("NIS") (approximately US$4.75 million) fr ... Read more...

GB Group PLC Acquires Loqate Inc.

GBGroup, the identity data intelligence specialist, today announces that it has acquired  the remaining 74.5% of the shares of Loqate Inc. ("Loqate"), the San Francisco-based provider of specialist location-based software and data, that it did not already own.   The Group's acquisition of 74.5% of shares in Loqate takes its hold ... Read more...

Spirax-Sarco acquires ASEPCO Corporation

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the world leader in the control and efficient use of steam, and in peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of ASEPCO® Corporation (Asepco) for £7.0 million.  Asepco will operate as part of our Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). ... Read more...

Water Intelligence plc Acquires New York Franchisee Completed

The Board of Water Intelligence is pleased to announce the closing of the acquisition of franchise territory covering New York. Closing was completed with the issuance of 50,000 ordinary shares of 1p each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") to the former owner. The territory will be run as a corporate location with 2015 revenue and earnings consolidated directly into Water Intelli ... Read more...

Kofax Acquires Aia Holding BV

Kofax® Limited (NASDAQ and LSE: KFX), a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify and transform the First Mile™ of customer engagements, today announced it has acquired Aia Holding BV, a provider of customer communications management (CCM) software. Aia’s CCM software helps organizations manage interactive and ad ho ... Read more...

Intelligent Energy Holdings plc Acquires Assets Of Societe Bic

Intelligent Energy ("IE"), the energy technology company, is delighted to announce the acquisition of the portable fuel cell and disposable fuel cartridge assets of Société Bic (S.A.) ('BIC').   IE welcomes BIC's support in facilitating a seamless transfer of assets and IP and looks ... Read more...

Betfair's TVG acquires HRTV

Betfair Group plc ("Betfair") has today announced that its subsidiary TVG has acquired the HRTV horseracing television network from The Stronach Group. As a result of the acquisition, TVG now has long-term television rights to the racecourses owned and operated by the Stronach Group. The television operations of the Stronach Group's HRTV will be ... Read more...

Water Intelligence plc Acquires Miami Franchisee

The Board of Water Intelligence is pleased to announce the acquisition of franchise territory covering Miami, Florida. The territory will be run as a corporate location with 2015 revenue and earnings consolidated directly into Water Intelligence. The location will be joined with our growing corporate operations that are adjacent in Fort Lauderdale to form a regional office. ... Read more...

RPS Group plc Acquires Klotz Associates Inc.

Further development of the BNE North America business with the acquisition of a leading Texas based consultancy.   RPS announces the acquisition of Klotz Associates Inc. ("KAI"), a Texas based consultancy providing engineering, planning and environmental services, for a maximum consideration of US$24.1million (£15.9 million). ... Read more...

Xchanging plc Acquires Spikes Cavell

Xchanging plc ('Xchanging'), the business process, procurement and technology services provider, announces it has agreed to acquire 100% of the spend analytics company Spikes Cavell Analytic Limited ('SCAL'), for a total potential cash consideration of up to $11.5m on a cash free, debt free basis (the 'Acquisition'). The Acquisition is subject to cer ... Read more...

Fenner PLC Acquires Charter Medical Limited

Fenner is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Fenner Drives, Inc. has acquired 100% of the share capital of Charter from its parent company Lydall, Inc. a publicly traded company (NYSE: LDL) headquartered in Connecticut.  Charter will be integrated into Solesis Medical Technologies ("Solesis"), part of Fenner's AEP division. ... Read more...

Inverness Graham Acquires Identity Finder, LLC

Strategic Investment Fuels Identity Finder's Future Product Growth, Partner Network Expansion, and Ability to Help Enterprises Discover, Automatically Classify, and Protect Sensitive Information. Inverness Graham, a private investment firm based in suburban Philadelphia, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Identity Finder, LLC ( ... Read more...

Entertainment One Ltd Acquires The Mark Gordon Company

Entertainment One Ltd. today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in The Mark Gordon Company ("MGC") creating an independent studio joint venture that will produce and finance premium television and film content for the major US networks and international distribution. The deal includes the rights owned by MGC to its existing television and film ... Read more...

Proxama Plc Acquires Aconite Technology Limited

Proxama is pleased to announce that definitive agreements have now been entered into for the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Aconite and those such agreements have been completed, subject only to the admission to trading of the new Ordinary Shares allotted by way of initial consideration for acquisition. The core business of Aconite comprises an esta ... Read more...

Carillion agrees to acquire leading Canadian power transmission and distribution services business

Integrated support services company, Carillion plc, has agreed to acquire a 60 per cent interest in the trade and assets of Rokstad Power Corporation ("Rokstad'). This will significantly enhance Carillion's skills and prospects for growth in servicing the rapidly expanding electric power transmission and distribution market.   Rokstad, wh ... Read more...

JZ Capital Partners Limited Expands Portfolio With Two US Acquisitions

JZ Capital Partners Limited (LSE:JZCP.L or "JZCP"), the London listed private equity fund that invests in high quality US and European microcap companies, has expanded its US vertical portfolio by making two acquisitions alongside Edgewater Funds LP ("Edgewater"). JZCP and Edgewater invested $1.6 million each to acquire Action Products ... Read more...

Minority investment in Shepardson Stern + Kaminsky

M&C Saatchi, the global marketing services business, announces that it has agreed to acquire a 33% stake in Shepardson Stern + Kaminsky LLC ("SS+K"), a New York creative agency with clients including Wells Fargo, HBO and Starbucks. The Agency won five Cannes Lions in 2014 and created the most-watched video of the Obama presidential campaign.   ... Read more...

Essentra Plc Acquires Specialist Packaging Division Of Clodalkin

Essentra plc ("Essentra" or "the Company") today announces that its subsidiary, ESNT International Limited, has signed an agreement to acquire the entire Specialist Packaging Division of Clondalkin Group ("Clondalkin SPD").  The transaction values Clondalkin SPD at approximately US$455m, free of cash, debt, debt-equivalent items and ta ... Read more...

Essentra Plc Acquires Specialist Packaging Division Of Clodalkin

Essentra plc ("Essentra" or "the Company") today announces that its subsidiary, ESNT International Limited, has signed an agreement to acquire the entire Specialist Packaging Division of Clondalkin Group ("Clondalkin SPD").  The transaction values Clondalkin SPD at approximately US$455m, free of cash, debt, debt-equivalent items and ta ... Read more...

Antofagasta plc Acquires Duluth Metals Limited

Antofagasta plc announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Antofagasta Investment Company Limited ("Antofagasta"), has entered today into a binding letter agreement pursuant to which Antofagasta has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth") (TSX:DM) for an all-cash consideration of C$0.45 per share. An ... Read more...

Thor Mining PLC Acquires Pilot Mountain Tungsten Project

The directors of Thor Mining PLC' ("Thor" or "Company") (AIM, ASX: THR) are pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of the Pilot Mountain tungsten project, in the US state of Nevada, from Black Fire Minerals Limited ("Black Fire") (ASX: BFE) (termed the "Acquisition").   ... Read more...

BAE Systems to acquire SilverSky to enhance commercial cyber growth strategy

BAE Systems announces it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Perimeter Internetworking Corp., which trades as SilverSky, a commercial cyber service provider, for $232.5 million (approximately £144.4 million) on a cash free and debt free basis.  Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems, said: "The acquisition of SilverSky enhances ... Read more...

ANITE PLC Acquires Network Testing

Anite plc ("Anite" or the "Group"), the leading provider of software and hardware solutions to the international wireless market, today announces the acquisition of Xceed Technologies Inc. ("Xceed"), a US based wireless network data analytics software company. Xceed provides a leading range of wireless network optimisation and performance manag ... Read more...

Horizon Discovery Group plc Acquires Sage Labs Inc. for $48M

Horizon Discovery Group plc (LSE: HZD) ("Horizon" or the "Company"), the international life science company supplying research tools and services to organizations engaged in genomics research and the development of personalized medicines, today announced it has agreed to acquire Sage Labs Inc. (Sage) for up to $16M (£9.8M) in cash and up to $32M (& ... Read more...

The Innovation Group plc Acquires Driven Solutions Inc

The Innovation Group plc (LSE: TIG.L), a global provider of Business Process Services ("BPS") and software solutions ... Read more...

Westcon acquires cloud services business Verecloud

Datatec Limited ("Datatec" or the "Group", JSE and LSE: DTC), the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group, announces that Westcon Group ("Westcon") has acquired the assets of US based Verecloud, Inc. ("Verecloud"), the developer of an advanced channel distribution platform for clou ... Read more...

XLMedia plc bCompletes Acquisition Of Social Gaming Marketing Company

XLMedia (AIM: XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of ExciteAd Digital Marketing Ltd ("EDM"), a leading social and mobile gaming marketing company, for a consideration of up to US$19 million in cash and shares. The acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings enhancing and is highly complementary ... Read more...

DCC makes largest acquisition with Esso motorway retail network

Support services group DCC on Thursday said it had agreed to buy Esso's motorway retail network in France, its biggest ever acquisition, for 84 million pounds ($139.36 million). The company said it had agreed in principle to acquire Esso's 274 unmanned petrol stations, 48 motorway concessions and supply contracts, which would give it a 4 percent share of ... Read more...

Telecom Digital Holdings Limited Complete HK$77.7m Listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Rato Ling Vong Lei & Cortes Advogados recently advised Telecom Digital Holdings Limited (“Telecom Digital”) on its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with net proceeds of approximately HK$77.7 million.    On 26 May 2014, Telecom Digital released 100,000,000 placing shares (subject to the O ... Read more...

Eland Oil & Gas Plc Acquisition of 40% interest in the Ubima Field

Eland (AIM: ELA), the oil and gas exploration and development company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, is pleased to announce that Wester Ord Oil & Gas Limited ("Wester Ord"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eland, has agreed to acquire a 40 per cent. participating interest in the Ubima Field ("Ubima") from Allgrace Energy Limited (the "Far ... Read more...

XLMedia plc Acquires Affiliate Network

XLMedia (AIM: XLM), a provider of digital performance marketing services, is pleased to announce that it has acquired  a leading Scandinavian website network within the online gaming sector for a cash consideration of US$2.3 million. The acquisition is expected to be earnings accretive during the year ending 31 December 2014.   The network revie ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd Acquires Accredited Holding Corporation

The Board of Randall & Quilter (AIM: RQIH), the specialist non-life insurance investor, service provider and underwriting manager (R&Q or the Group'), is pleased to announce the signing of the merger agreement between a subsidiary of Randall & Quilter America Holdings Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group and Accredited Holding Corporation ('Accredited ... Read more...

Globo Acquires Sourcebits Inc

Globo plc (LSE-AIM:GBO) the international provider of enterprise mobility management solutions and software as a service, announces it has acquired the services division of Sourcebits Inc., ("Sourcebits" or "the Company" http://www.sourcebits.com), a developer of mobile app ... Read more...

Aldridge Enters Austin Market

Aldridge, a leading provider of information technology (IT) outsourcing with elite first-response support, today established a strong foothold in the important Austin, Texas market. Aldridge announced the completion of its acquisition of Clyde B ... Read more...

CentralNic Group Plc Acquires Business and Assets Of Internet.BS

CentralNic plc, (AIM:CNIC), the technical platform powering the sale of domain names through online retailers globally, is pleased to announce that it has contracted to acquire the business and certain of the assets of Internet.BS Corp ("Internet.BS"), a leading retailer of domain names registered in The Bahamas, for a maximum consideration of USD 7.5 million. ... Read more...

Nordgold Enters into Agreements to Acquire Stake in Canadian Junior Exploration Company Northquest Ltd.

Nord Gold N.V. ("Nordgold" or the "Company", LSE: NORD), an internationally diversified pure-play gold producer, is pleased to announce that it has entered into agreements with Northquest Ltd. (TSX-V:NQ) ("Northquest") to acquire an aggregate of 12,777,777 newly issued Northquest shares and warrants to acquire up to an additional 6,388 ... Read more...

Energy XXI Completes Acquisition of EPL Oil & Gas, Provides Operations Update on Combined Properties

Energy XXI (NASDAQ: EXXI) (AIM: EXXI) today announced it has completed the acquisition of EPL Oil & Gas (NYSE:EPL) for approximately $2.3 billion, making Energy XXI the largest publicly traded independent operator on the Gulf of Mexico shelf. The transaction included the assumption of approximately $805 million of EPL debt, net of cash, payment of approx ... Read more...

Ebiquity plc Acquires Outstanding Minority Interest in US Subsidiary

Following the appointment of Alex Yoder to the newly-created position of Chief Executive Officer, Americas, and as part of a reorganisation of its US businesses (the "Reorganisation"), Ebiquity plc is pleased to announce the acquisition (the "Acquisition") of the minority 15% membership interests in its US subsidiary, Billetts America LLC (the "Subsidia ... Read more...

ITV acquires Leftfield Entertainment Group

ITV plc today announced that it has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in Leftfield Entertainment Group from its founder and CEO Brent Montgomery.  This acquisition, which has already gained regulatory approval, makes ITV Studios US Group the largest unscripted independent producer in the US and will be earnings enhancing from day one.     < ... Read more...

Microsoft Completes Nokia Acquisition

Microsoft has completed its acquisition of the Nokia devices and services business following approval from Nokia shareholders and global governmental regulatory bodies, the two companies announced recently. Microsoft announced on Sept. 3 its intention to acquire Nokia for a total of €5.44 billion ($7.5 billion) in cash ... Read more...

Grand Rapids PR Agency Grows Again With Acquisition Of Lansing firm

Grand Rapids-based public relations firm Lambert, Edwards & Associates has acquired Sterling Corporation, one of Michigan’s top public affairs and issues management firms. The move expands LE&A’s public affairs practice, and makes the firm the largest PR firm in the state’s capital and the l ... Read more...

Nature Group establishes operations along the Texas Gulf Coast

Nature Group, (AIM:NGR), the provider of port reception facilities and waste treatment solutions for the oil, marine and process industries announces that, on April 1 2014, its subsidiary, Nature Port Reception Facilities (NPRF) Holdings Ltd., has invested a total of US$1,700,000 to acquire the assets of Global Environmental & Marine Services, Inc ("GEMS"), a maritime was ... Read more...

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC To Acquire McNEIL-PPC, Inc

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC ("RB") (LSE: RB) today announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire from McNEIL-PPC, Inc, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the global rights to the K-Y brand ("K-Y"), a leader in intimate lubricants. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing condit ... Read more...

UDG Healthcare acquires market leading Healthcare Communications provider

UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announces that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360.  The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million [€105 million], is expected to complete by the end of March 2014. Transaction highlights: ... Read more...

Legal & General Acquires Global Index Advisors, Inc

Legal & General Group Plc ("Legal & General" or the "Group") has today agreed to acquire the business of Global Index Advisors, Inc ("GIA"), an Atlanta based investment advisor focused on target date funds ("TDF"). GIA is in the top 51 of target date providers in the US. The acquisition, by the Group&a ... Read more...

Google’s $3.2 Billion Acquisition Of Nest Gets The FTC Green Light

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today officially granted permission for Google to acquire Nest, the connected devices company best known for making a smart home thermostat. Google first announced its plan t ... Read more...

Smith & Nephew strengthens global sports medicine business through agreement to acquire ArthroCare for $1.7 billion

Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire medical device company ArthroCare Corp. (NASDAQ: ARTC) for $48.25 per ArthroCare share in cash, a total consideration of approximately $1.7 billion and an enterprise value of $1.5 billion. Commenting, Olivier Bohuon, Chief Executiv ... Read more...

Verizon to Purchase Intel Media Assets

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) today announced an agreement for Verizon to purchase from Intel the assets of Intel Media, a business division dedicated to the development of Cloud TV products and services. The transaction will accelerate the availability of next-generation video services, both integrated with Verizon F ... Read more...

Jazz Pharmaceuticals And Aerial Biopharma Sign Definitive Agreement to Acquire Rights To ADX-N05

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) and Aerial BioPharma, LLC (Aerial) today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceutic ... Read more...

Frutarom Industries Ltd Acquires Flavors Company in the U.S.A.

Frutarom Industries Ltd. ("Frutarom" or the "Company") hereby announces that yesterday it signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of the US based Hagelin & Company Inc. and all holdings in the US based BRC Operating Company LLC (jointly: "Hagelin"), in return for a cash payment of ... Read more...

Progressive Digital Media Group Plc Acquisition of Pyramid Research

Progressive Digital Media Group Plc, the provider of high quality premium business information to the consumer and technology markets, is pleased to announce its agreement to acquire the business and trading assets of Pyramid Research ("Pyramid"), a leading provider of business information and market analysis for the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry, from ... Read more...

CEPSA to Acquire Coastal Energy Company for C$19.00 per Share

Coastal Energy Company ("Coastal" or the "Company") (TSX:CEN) (AIM:CEO) announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement providing for the acquisition by Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. ("CEPSA") of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Coastal at a price of C$19.00 ... Read more...

Tyco Makes an Acquisition

Tyco has boosted its portfolio of fire-protection services through an acquisition. The company announced it has acquired Westfire, a privately held specialist in the segment. The price of the deal was not disclosed. The company's new asset concentrates on hazard analysis and system design, maintenance and testing, installation, and syste ... Read more...

First Merchants completes acquisition of Citizens Financial Bank

A Muncie-based bank has completed its $140 million acquisition of Citizens Financial Bank, which has been making loans and taking deposits in Northwest Indiana since 1934. Munster-based Citizens Financial Bank is now merged into the bigger First Merchants Bank, the second-largest bank headquartered in Indiana. The combined bank now has $5.5 ... Read more...

ICE closes on $11B acquisition of NYSE Euronext

IntercontinentalExchange has closed on its acquisition of NYSE Euronext. ... Read more...

Asurion Completes Acquisition of Highly Acclaimed Technology Support Solutions Company, Soluto

Asurion, the global leader in technology protection solutions, took another step forward in its development of advanced support service capabilities for consumers and clients by completing the acquisition of Soluto. The award-winning software and services provider is used by millions of people who want the best experience when using their PCs, tablets a ... Read more...

Synaptics Closes Acquisition of Validity Sensors

Synaptics Inc., a leader in human interface solutions, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Validity Sensors, Inc. ("Validity") on November 7, 2013. Expansion into the fingerprint identification market, with the acquisition of a world class Validity team that delivers industry-leading solutions, is an integral part of Synaptics' growth strategy ... Read more...

Vermilion Energy Announces Acquisition In Germany

Vermilion Energy Inc has announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement with GDF SUEZ E&P Deutschland GmbH ("GDF SUEZ") whereby Vermilion, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, will acquire GDF SUEZ's 25% interest in four producing natural gas fields and a surrounding exploration license located in northwest&nbs ... Read more...

Acquisition of Passport Health Communications, Inc.

Experian, the global information services company, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Passport Health Communications, Inc. ("Passport Health"), a leading provider of data, analytics and software in the US healthcare payments market, subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino regulatory approval in the US and other customary closing conditions. The pu ... Read more...

Digital Globe Services, Ltd. Acquires Education Business Unit

Digital Globe Services, Ltd. (AIM: DGS), a leading provider of online customer acquisition solutions for large, consumer-facing organisations, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Actions Business Unit of San Francisco, US-based Ampush Media, Inc. (the "Education Business Unit" or "EBU"), for a maximum consideration of USD 3.8 million (the "Acq ... Read more...

Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited to Acquire MacDermid, Incorporated for $1.8 Billion

Tortola, B.V.I.-October 10, 2013-Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited (LSE: PAH) ("Platform") has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MacDermid, Incorporated ("MacDermid" or "the Company"), a global provider of high value-added specialty chemicals for approximately $1.8 billion plus contingent consideration. Platform will be renamed ... Read more...

VML acquires IM2.0, a leading digital advertising and media agency in China

WPP announces that its wholly owned operating company VML, a leading digital marketing company which is part of the Y&R network, has acquired IM2.0, a digital advertising and media agency based in China. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.   Established in 2008, IM2.0 provides a range of services, including online strategy, creative design,&nb ... Read more...

Electrical Geodesics, Inc. Acquires of Portable Wireless EEG Technology

Electrical Geodesics, Inc. ("EGI" or the "Company"), a leading neurodiagnostic medical technology company, today announces the acquisition of a portable, pocket-sized 8-channel EEG recorder as an addition to its research product range through the purchase of Av ... Read more...

BRG Announces Acquisition of PlanWell

Today, BRG announced an agreement to acquire PlanWell, a successful workplace services firm located in the Houston, Texas area, whose mission since inception in 2002 has been to help their clients proactively and efficiently manage their workplace. With expertise in cost reduction strategies for office churn PlanWell impacts the bottom line of their clients by offerin ... Read more...

In Its First Acquisition, StumbleUpon Buys Video Recommendation Startup 5by

Content discovery service StumbleUpon is announcing that it has acquired 5by, a video startup based in Montreal. The financial terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but the companies say the entire six-person 5by team will be moving to San Francisco to work out of StumbleUpon’s headquarters, where it will continue to develop 5by a ... Read more...

Xchanging plc Acquires MarketMaker4

Xchanging plc ("Xchanging"), the business process, procurement and technology services provider, today announces that its subsidiary, Xchanging Inc. has acquired 100% of the share capital of SBB Services Inc., trading as MarketMaker4 ("MM4"), an e-Sourcing Software-as-a-Service provider based in the USA.   MM4 adds a strong tec ... Read more...

RWS Holdings plc Acquires inovia Holdings Pty Limited

  RWS Holdings plc (RWS), Europe's leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translation and filing as well as patent searches) and commercial translations, is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of inovia Holdings Pty Limited (inovia), a leading provider of web-based international patent filing solutions. &n ... Read more...

BBA Aviation agrees to acquire Maguire Aviation at Van Nuys Airport, LA

BBA Aviation plc, the leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider announces that its Signature Flight Support business ("Signature") has agreed to acquire the assets of Maguire Aviation Group, LLC at Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles, California for a cash consideration of $69m on a cash and debt free basis. The acquisition is subject to customary approvals and ... Read more...

AstraZeneca Acquires Omthera Pharmaceuticals

AstraZeneca today announced that on 18 July 2013 it completed its acquisition of Omthera Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Princeton, New Jersey, focused on the development and commercialisation of new therapies for abnormal levels of lipids in the blood, referred to as dyslipidemia. As announced by Omthera on 16 July, the acquisition was approved by it ... Read more...

Carr's Acquires Western Feed Supplements

Carr's (CRM.L), the fully-listed agriculture, food and engineering group, announces that its wholly owned USA subsidiary, AFS Inc, has acquired the business and assets of Western Feed Supplements ("WFS"), a low moisture feed block manufacturer  located in Silver Springs, Nevada, from California's largest feed manufacturer, Western Millin ... Read more...

AstraZeneca To Acquire Pearl Therapeutics

AstraZeneca announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pearl Therapeutics, a privately held company based in Redwood City, California, focused on the development of inhaled small-molecule therapeutics for respiratory disease.    The acquisition will give AstraZeneca access to a potential new treatment for chronic ... Read more...

Avigilon Acquires Access Control Company, RedCloud Security, Inc.

Avigilon Corporation (TSX:AVO),  a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel surveillance solutions, today announced that it has acquired privately-held RedCloud Security, Inc. (RedCloud), an innovative provider of web-based, physical and virtual access control systems. Through the acquisition, Avigilon adds a complementary product line to its end-to-end high-definition surveillance so ... Read more...

AstraZeneca To Acquire Omthera Pharmacueticals

AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Omthera Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Princeton, New Jersey, focused on the development and commercialisation of new therapies for abnormal levels of lipids in the blood, referred to as dyslipidemia.   Omthera's investigational pr ... Read more...

Pond5 Acquires Pixmac and Expands International Presence

Pond5 Inc. and Pixmac s.r.o. have reached a definitive agreement under which Pond5 will acquire the assets of Pixmac, a leading stock imagery network based in the Czech Republic.    Pond5 is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for media makers, offering the web’s largest collection of royalty-free video footage, as well as millions o ... Read more...

OPIS Acquires GasBuddy

Oil Price Information Service (“OPIS”) has acquired GasBuddy, the mobile app and website relied on by more than 26 million motorists to pinpoint the most comprehensive and accurate gasoline prices at service stations and convenience stores across the U.S. and Canada.   OPIS, a subsidiary of UCG, is a leading source for worldwide petroleum pric ... Read more...

ITV Acquires US Indie High Noon Entertainment

ITV plc today announced that it is acquiring a controlling stake in High Noon Entertainment a leading supplier of reality and entertainment shows for US cable networks.   ITV will pay $25.65m upfront for a 60% stake in High Noon Entertainment with a top-up payment in 2015 based on the performance of the Company.  There is a put and call option to buy the ... Read more...

TMT Imvestments PLC Acquisition of Todoroo, Inc.

TMT Investments PLC, which invests in high-growth internet-based companies across a variety of sectors, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Todoroo, Inc. ("Astrid") has been acquired by Yahoo! Inc.   The terms of the transaction documents preclude TMT from disclosing the terms of the transaction until 2 July 2013.  The con ... Read more...

Avon Rubber p.l.c. Acquires VR Technology

Avon Rubber p.l.c. has acquired the business and assets of VR Technology ("VR"), a market leader in diving rebreather systems and dive computers. VR's products and key technologies will complement and enhance Avon's current and planned product ranges and increase respiratory protection opportunities for the Group, in particular with navies around the world. ... Read more...

Polymetal completes acquisition of Maminskoye gold deposit

Polymetal International plc (LSE: POLY) (together with its subsidiaries, including JSC "Polymetal" - "Polymetal", the "Company", or the "Group") is pleased to announce that the acquisition of 100% of ZAO "Maminskaya Gornorudnaya kompania" which holds Maminskoye gold mining field exploration and minin ... Read more...

Continental To Complete 100% Acquisition Of Mashala Resources

Continental Coal Limited (ASX:CCC / AIM:COOL) ("Continental" or "Company") the South African thermal coal production, development and exploration company, is pleased to announce that settlement of the sale of its shareholding in Vanadium and Magnetite Exploration and Development Co (SA) (Pty) Limited ("VanMag") has&am ... Read more...

Social networking giant picks up Microsoft's Atlas Advertiser Suite

Facebook has agreed to buy advertising technology from Microsoft that measures the effectiveness of ads on its website, which should help in its fight with Google for online advertising revenue. Under the long-rumored transaction, Facebook will purchase the Atlas Advertiser Suite, an ad management and measurement platform that Microsoft took on ... Read more...

LG Electronics Acquires webOS from HP to Enhance Smart TV

To support its next-generation Smart TV technology, LG has entered into a definitive agreement with HP to acquire the source code, associated documentation, engineering talent and related websites associated with webOS. As part of the transaction, LG also will receive licenses under HP’s intellectual property (IP) for use with its webOS prod ... Read more...

Polymetal agrees to acquire Maminskoye gold deposit

Polymetal International plc (LSE: POLY) (together with its subsidiaries, including JSC "Polymetal" - "Polymetal", the "Company", or the "Group") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary JSC Polymetal has entered into a binding memorandum of understanding with Vitalex Investments Ltd and Arrowline Investments Ltd ... Read more...

Completion of acquisition of Orbix, Orbacus and Artix software product lines from Progress Software Corporation

Further to the announcement on 24 December 2012, Micro Focus International plc ("Micro Focus", "the Company" or "the Group", LSE: MCRO.L) confirms that on 15 February 2013 one of its subsidiaries completed the acquisition of intellectual property and other assets, and the assumption of certain liabilities associated with the Orbix, Orbacus and ... Read more...

Laird Acquires Nextreme Thermal Solutions Technology

Laird PLC ("Laird") today announces the acquisition of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Inc. ("Nextreme"), the US based developer of thin-film thermoelectric technologies.   Nextreme's innovative technology, delivering high precision cooling in an ultra-small form factor, will advance Laird's leadership in its existi ... Read more...

Globaltrans Investment PLC Acquisition of 100% of MMK-Trans completed

Globaltrans Investment PLC ("Globaltrans" or the "Company", and together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the "Group"; LSE ticker: GLTR) today announces that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of OOO MMK-Trans ("MMK-Trans") for a cash consideration of USD 250 million and assuming net debt and working capital of approx ... Read more...

Scientific Games Corporation Acquires WMS Industries Inc for $1.5 billion

Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) and WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE: WMS) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Scientific Games has agreed to acquire WMS for $26.00 in cash per common share or approximately $1.5 billion. The transaction, which was unanimousl ... Read more...

Orascom Telecom to acquire AAL Corporation interest in WIND Mobile Canada

On the heels of a strong growth year, Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. ("Orascom") and WIND Mobile's founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Lacavera, jointly announce that they have entered into an agreement to transfer Mr. Lacavera's shares of WIND Mobile Canada to Orascom.    Mr. Lacavera, who plans to lau ... Read more...

Croda International Plc Acquires of Innovachem strengthens Personal Care business

Croda International Plc ("Croda") announces that it has acquired the assets of Innovachem, LLC ("Innovachem") for a total consideration of $2.8m in cash.  Based in Cutchogue, New York, Innovachem had a turnover of around $1.5m in 2012, a unique portfolio of patented personal care ingredients and a strong customer base. The acquisition is an excellent st ... Read more...

Magnolia Petroleum Plc Acquisition of 985 Net Acres in Bakken Formation, Montana

Magnolia Petroleum Plc, the AIM quoted US onshore focused oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire 985 net mineral acres in Montana for a cash consideration of US$546,000. 985 net mineral acres acquired in the Montana section of the Bakken/Three Forks Sanish formation, bringing total acreage acquire ... Read more...

Balfour Beatty Acquires US Energy Storage Business

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces that it has acquired Subsurface Group, Inc. (Subsurface) to expand Parson Brinckerhoff's Energy Storage Services business in the USA. Subsurface is a professional consulting and engineering firm, providing services in underground injection, underground storage, specialty wells, petroleum and natura ... Read more...

Mood Media Announces Acquisition of Technomedia Solutions

Mood Media Corporation (ISIN: CA61534J1057) (TSX:MM / LSE AIM:MM) ("Mood Media" or the "Company"), announced today that it has acquired the assets of Technomedia Solutions and sister company, GoConvergence, for approximately US$23 million in cash plus contingent consideration payable in 2014, which is based on the profitable g ... Read more...

Acquisition of Mathena, Inc Broadens pressure control offering across upstream oil and gas markets

The Weir Group PLC ("Weir") has agreed to acquire Mathena, Inc ("Mathena"), a leading provider of pressure control rental equipment and services for onshore oil and gas drilling applications.  Consideration will be via an initial payment of US$240m (£148m[1]) with a maximum deferred consideration of US$145m payable over two years, contingent u ... Read more...

Halma plc Acquisition of Microsurgical Technology

Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, today announces that the acquisition of MicroSurgical Technology, Inc. ("MST") was completed on 18 December 2012.   MST (www.mst-surgical.com) designs, manufactures and markets ophthalmic surgical products, focusing on single-use devices used in cataract surgery. MST is locate ... Read more...

Smith & Nephew to acquire US bioactive wound care business for $782 million

Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces that it is strengthening its global position in advanced wound care by entering into an agreement through its subsidiaries to acquire substantially all the assets of Healthpoint Biotherapeutics ("Healthpoint"), a leader in bioactive debridement, dermal repair and regeneration ... Read more...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Receives FTC Clearance For Medicis Acquisition

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) announced today that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has completed its review of the proposed acquisition ofMedicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYSE: MRX) by Valeant and has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (H ... Read more...

Waterlogic Plc Acquisition of AquaPerfect LLC

Waterlogic Plc (AIM: WTL.L), a leading designer, manufacturer and global distributor of point-of-use ("POU") drinking water purification and dispensing systems, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the trading assets of AquaPerfect LLC ("AquaPerfect"), a highly-regarded vendor of Waterlogic water dispensers and Keurig coffee mac ... Read more...

Imagination Technologies Group plc Acquires MIPS Technologies Inc

Imagination acquires operating business, certain patent properties and license rights to other patent properties of MIPS Technologies Inc., a leading provider of CPU architectures and cores, for US$60 million   Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG, "Imagination"), a leading multimedia, communications and embedded processor technology com ... Read more...

Senior plc acquires GAMFG Precision

Senior plc ("Senior") is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% of the issued share capital of GAMFG Precision LLC and its parent company GAMCO Acquisition Company (collectively "GA") from its majority shareholder Mason Wells, a private equity investor firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and two other minority shareholders. GA, ... Read more...

Everest Energy Limited Acquisition of Northcote Energy Ltd

Everest Energy Limited, the PLUS Stock Exchange listed investment company, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally agreed to acquire Northcote Energy Ltd (`Northcote'), a US focussed on-shore oil exploration and production company, for a consideration of US$10 million, to be satisfied through the issue of 645,084,519 ordinary shares in the Compa ... Read more...

Pearson Acquires EmbanetCompass

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, is announcing today the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. EmbanetCompass partners with leading non-profit colleges and universities in North America to provide fully online learning solutions for more than 100 universit ... Read more...

Molex Expands Global Medical Electronics Market Capabilities with Acquisition of Affinity Medical Technologies

Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX) (NASDAQ: MOLXA), global manufacturer of complete interconnect solutions, announced today it has acquired Affinity Medical Technologies LLC, based in Costa Mesa, Calif. Affinity Medical Technologies specializes in designing and manufacturing custom medical interconnect products. According to Tim Ruff, Molex Senior Vice President of Business Development and Corporat ... Read more...

Rentokil makes another US acquisition

Rentokil Initial has agreed to acquire the assets of Western Exterminator Company , a leading pest control company on the US West Coast, for an initial cash consideration of $99.6m, with a deferred consideration of up to $15.0m payable within 18 months, from existing financial facilities. This will lead to Rentokil becoming the third largest pest control company in the North American market with p ... Read more...

Lennox to Divest Service Experts Unit; Reaffirms FY12 EPS Expectations

Lennox International Inc. today announced plans to divest its Service Experts business, which consists of dealer-contractors providing heating and cooling equipment installation and service primarily to the residential market. The company will retain the commercial service business called Lennox National Account Services that was reported within its Service Experts business segme ... Read more...

Waterlogic acquires AquaPrix

Waterlogic, a global distributor of point-of-use drinking water purification and dispensing systems, has agreed to acquire the trading assets of AquaPrix, a vendor of innowave water dispensers based in Northern California, USA. AquaPrix has an existing installed base of over 3,400 water dispensers supplying and servicing blue chip corporations and homes located in the San Francisco bay ar ... Read more...

First Quantum Minerals Ltd Acquires 19.2% Stake in Empire Mining Corporation

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company", TSX Symbol "FM", LSE Symbol "FQM") ... Read more...

OCI Construction Group to Acquire The Weitz Company

Orascom Construction Industries announced today that it will acquire The Weitz Company, a United States general contractor based in Des Moines, Iowa.  Weitz has three core business lines: commercial, federal, and industrial construction, and has typically ranked among the top 50 in Engineering News Record's (ENR) Top 400 Contractors list and is the la ... Read more...

United Drug acquires leading US pharmacovigilance business

United Drug plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services announces that it has reached agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Drug Safety Alliance Inc. ("DSA") for a total consideration of up to $28 million. Transaction highlights DSA, based in North Carolina, USA employs 94 people an ... Read more...

Waterlogic Plc Acquisition of Taylor Made Water Systems Inc.

Waterlogic Plc (AIM: WTL.L), a leading designer, manufacturer and global distributor of point-of-use ("POU") drinking water purification and dispensing systems, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Taylor Made Water Systems Inc. ("Taylor Made"), a well-regarded vendor of water dispensers and coffee machines based in No ... Read more...

Miranda Technologies to be acquired by Belden

Belden Inc (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, has announced the successful acquisition of Canada’s Miranda Technologies Inc. for C$377 million (approx. £243 million).  Miranda is one of the world's leading providers of hardware and software solutions for television facilities, with a clie ... Read more...

Shearman & Sterling Advises Sun Pharmaceutical on Merger with Taro Pharmaceutical

Shearman & Sterling is advising Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Sun Pharma) on its merger agreement with Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Taro). Upon completion of the merger, Taro will become a privately held company, will be wholly owned by affiliates of Sun Pharma, and its ordinary shares will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The closing of the mer ... Read more...

Digia To Acquire QT From Nokia

Digia, the software powerhouse listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V), yesterday (August 9) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia.  Following the acquisition Digia bec ... Read more...

John Wood Group PLC acquisition of Duval Lease Services and Freer Iron Works

Wood Group has acquired Duval, a provider of maintenance, installation and fabrication services in the Eagle Ford shale region of Texas.  Duval, which during the year to December 2011 generated sales of approximately $32m, will operate as Wood Group Duval within Wood Group PSN, and will complement the division's existing onshore US production facilities support servic ... Read more...

NRG and GenOn to Merge; Creating Largest Competitive Power Generation Company in the United States

GenOn Energy, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) has announced they have signed a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in a stock-for-stock tax-free transaction, creating the largest competitive generator in the United States with a diverse fleet of approximately 47,000 megawatts (MW) with asset concentrations in the East, Gulf Coast and West and ... Read more...

Enteq strengthens directional drilling product lines with acquisition of M&R Industries, Ltd. and Pro-Flow Fabrication Technologies, Ltd.

Enteq Upstream plc, the oil & gas field services company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Enteq KMS LLC, substantially all of the business and assets and some of the liabilities of M&R Industries, Ltd. ("M&R") and Pro-Flow Fabrications Technologies, Ltd. ("Pro-Flow") f ... Read more...

Baker & McKenzie Advises AXA Private Equity on Acquisition of Private Equity Interests Portfolio from OMERS

Baker & McKenzie has advised longstanding client AXA Private Equity on its acquisition from the private equity arm of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) of a portfolio of 11 private equity fund investments and the related unfunded commitmen ... Read more...

Centrica Acquires New York Based Energy Retailers

Centrica plc’s North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, has agreed to acquire the New York-based energy retailers Energetix, Inc. (Energetix) and NYSEG Solutions, Inc. (NYSEG) for US$110 million (£71 million) in cash, plus additional working capital. The companies are both subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA and operate as a single retail ... Read more...

Westcon acquires Afina for up to €50 million

Datatec Limited ("Datatec", "the Group" or "the Company", JSE/AIM: DTC) the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group, announces that its subsidiary Westcon Inc ("Westcon") has agreed to acquire the Latin American and Iberian multinational security, virtualisation and data centre ... Read more...

Monitise acquires Clairmail to strengthen leadership role in fast-expanding US and global Mobile Money market

Monitise plc (LSE: MONI.L), the technology and services company delivering mobile banking, payments and commerce networks worldwide, announces that it has completed the acquisition of US mobile banking and payments specialist Clairmail Inc. ("Clairmail"), further enhancing Monitise's position as the global leader in the fast-expanding Mobile Money market. ... Read more...

Apax-led Consortium Agrees to Acquire Paradigm Ltd.

Funds advised by Apax Partners ('Apax') and JMI Equity have announced an agreement to acquire Paradigm Ltd. ('Paradigm'), the largest independent software vendor focused on the growing oil and gas exploration & production (E&P) space, for approximately $1 billion in an all-cash transaction. Paradigm is a multi-national company with a sign ... Read more...

Ultra acquires specialist US electronic component company

Ultra has announced that it has agreed to acquire ... Read more...

Spectra Systems Corporation Acquisition of all assets from ESI Integrity Inc

Spectra Systems Corporation, a leader in machine-readable high speed banknote authentication, today announces that on  6 June 2012, it acquired, with effect from 1 June, all of the assets of the ESI Business, including importantly its proprietary source codes, multi-year contracts (currently in the process of re-assignment to Spectra), and long-standing customer relationships. ... Read more...

Mood Media Corporation moves to seize visual opportunity with BIS acquisition

Leading in-store media provider Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM) ("Mood"), today announced the acquisition of BIS Group ("BIS")1, a leading provider of audio-visual services in Europe, for consideration of €22.5 M in cash.   BIS is a leader in corporate and commercial ... Read more...

Ultra acquires satellite communications equipment company

Ultra announces that it has acquired Giga Communications Ltd ("Giga") and associated businesses in Australia and the USA for an initial cash consideration of £12.4m. Additional payments of up to £24.6m will be payable subject to earnings growth over the next two years. Ultra has acquired Giga, a privately-held British company based in Tring, Hertfo ... Read more...

Stagecoach to acquire businesses and assets from Coach America

Stagecoach Group plc is pleased to announce that certain of its subsidiaries (together, "Stagecoach") have agreed to acquire selected businesses and assets from Coach America, Inc. ("Coach America").   Coach America is a major operator of bus and coach services in the United States and has been operating under Chapter ... Read more...

Yell acquires Moonfruit Provider of digital commerce tools to local businesses

Yell, a leading provider of digital services, today announces a further important step in its creation of the local eMarketplace with the acquisition of Moonfruit Limited ("Moonfruit"), the UK's leading DIY website and online shop builder. The total cash cons ... Read more...

Cairn Energy Plc Completion of acquisition of Agora Oil & Gas AS

Cairn is pleased to announce that, further to the announcement made on 3 April 2012, it has received all required approvals and today completed the acquisition of Agora Oil & Gas AS ("Agora"). Agora is now part of the Cairn group of companies.   Agora is a Norwegian company with non-operated exploration, appraisal and devel ... Read more...

Global Trans to Acquire Metalloinvesttrans For $540 Million

First large scale M&A transaction between an independent private freight rail group and a large natural resources company in Russia Globaltrans Investment PLC ("Globaltrans" or the "Company", and together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the "Group"; LSE ticker: GLTR) today announces that it has agreed to acquire 100% ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc Acquires Trimac Acceptance Limited

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc ('R&Q' or the 'Group') is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Trimac Acceptance Limited ('Trimac Acceptance') and its wholly owned subsidiary, Trimac  Exit Insurance Limited, ('Trimac Exit') a Barbados domiciled captive insure ... Read more...

Facebook Acquires Instagram

Facebook the global social networking website has bought Instagram for $1 billion. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition in a blog post: For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with ... Read more...

Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. To List on New York Stock Exchange Through Agreement with Justice Holdings Ltd

Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. ("Burger King Worldwide"), the world's second largest fast food hamburger restaurant chain, and Justice Holdings Limited ("Justice") (LSE: JUSH), a publicly listed UK investment vehicle, today announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.  Under the terms of the ... Read more...

Intertek acquires 4th Strand LLC (4th Strand)

Intertek Group plc (Intertek), the leading international provider of quality services to a wide range of industries, announces that it has acquired 4th Strand, a provider of product quality and benchmarking services to the retail industry in North America. The company was purchased from its management shareholders for a total consideration of USD 6.4 million ... Read more...

Mood Media Corporation Announces Acquisition of DMX

Mood Media Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire DMX Holdings, Inc. ("DMX") for US$86.1 million in cash including net debt repaid on closing, subject to certain adjustments for working capital. The equity value of the transaction will be approximately US$53.8 million. In order to ... Read more...

Power Capital Global Limited Acquires a Significant Minority Stake in TSI Holdings Limited

The Company is pleased to announce that, through its wholly owned subsidiary PCG Engineering Limited, it has signed a term sheet to subscribe for a 30% equity stake in TSI Holdings Limited ("TSI") (the "Investment"). Total consideration for the Investment is US$2 million (approximately £1.26m).  The subscription is subject to, int ... Read more...

ABCAM PLC Entry into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Epitomics International Inc

Abcam plc (AIM: ABC), a global leader in the supply of protein research tools, today announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Epitomics International Inc ("Epitomics"), an antibody business headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in China, for gross consideration of US$170.0 million (the "Acq ... Read more...

Aegis acquires leading US digital agency, Roundarch, for an initial consideration of US $125m

Aegis Group plc ("Aegis"), the world's leading, focused media and digital communications group, is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire the holding company of Roundarch Inc. ("Roundarch"), the US digital agency, for an initial consideration of US $125 million (£79 million). Roundarch is a leading digital agency ... Read more...

Magnolia Petroleum Plc Acquisition of Acreage in the proven Mississippi Formation, Oklahoma

Magnolia Petroleum Plc, the AIM quoted US focussed oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 100% interest in 800 acres in the oil producing Mississippi Lime formation, Oklahoma and minority interests in leases over a further 284 net acres. The transaction is in line with the Company's growth strategy ... Read more...

iEnergizer Limited Acquisition of Aptara, Inc.

iEnergizer Limited, a leading international provider of third-party integrated business process solutions, is pleased to announce that, as of yesterday, it has unconditionally completed the acquisition of Aptara, Inc. ("Aptara").  The acquisition has been structured via a merger of iEnergizer-Aptara Merger Sub, Inc. (a USA subsidiary of iEnergizer recently in ... Read more...

ABB to acquire Thomas & Betts for $3.9 billion to become major player in North American low-voltage products market

Zurich, Switzerland, and Memphis, TN, US, Jan. 30, 2012 - ABB (NYSE: ABB), the leading power and automation technology group, and Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB), a North American leader in low voltage products, today announced that both companies' boards of directors have agreed to a transaction in which ABB will acquire Thomas & Betts for $72 per s ... Read more...

The Weir Group PLC Acquisition of Novatech LLC

The Weir Group PLC ("Weir") has agreed to acquire Novatech LLC, a US manufacturer of well service pump valves and valve seats for upstream oil and gas applications, for US$176m (£113m1) in cash. The consideration will be funded from existing bank facilities.  The acquisition is in line with Weir's acquisition criteria and is ... Read more...

Inmarsat acquires specialist service provider to Ship Equip for US$9m

Inmarsat has announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of NewWave Broadband for a total cash consideration of US$9.0 million.  Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, NewWave Broadband contracts for and provides all of the satellite capacity for Inmarsat's Ship Equip subsidiary and additionally provides maintenance and upgrades for associated network hubs.  The b ... Read more...

Waterlogic Plc Acquisition of DSK

Waterlogic Plc (AIM: WTL.L), a leading manufacturer and global distributor of point-of-use ("POU") drinking water purification and dispensing systems, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire from Hart AS, Ludwig Hart and the Estate of Johs Lunde Group the entire issued share capital of Det St ... Read more...

Signature Flight Support acquires three new locations

BBA Aviation plc today announces that Signature Flight Support ("Signature") has recently acquired the assets of Azalea Aviation in Mobile, Alabama for an initial consideration of $22.0m with further payments of up to $5.3m over a 5 year period.  Signature has also acquired 95% of Arrindell Aviation Services in St Maarten, Caribbean for a cash consideration o ... Read more...

Endeavour Announces Acquisition of U.K. Producing Assets

Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV)  today announced that its subsidiary, Endeavour Energy UK Limited, has entered into a  purchase and sale agreement to acquire ConocoPhillips' interest in three producing  U.K. oil fields in the Central North Sea for $330 million, including approximately $94 million of tax attributes. < ... Read more...

Telit Communications Plc Acquisition of Navman Wireless OEM Solutions

Telit Communications Plc, a global leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless technology, has entered into a binding agreement to purchase Navman Wireless OEM Solutions, LP, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class Global Positioning System (GPS) modules and solutions, for $3 million in cash. The acquisition of Navm ... Read more...

Technip completes acquisition of Global Industries

Technip (NYSE Euronext Paris: TEC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Global Industries, Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBL). The shareholders of Global Industries approved the merger at a special shareholders meeting held on November 30, 2011 and will receive US$8.00 per share in cash. Global Industries has become an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Technip a ... Read more...

Turner Broadcasting Acquires LazyTown Brand and Announces New Series

The announcement comes with an immediate commitment to produce a new series of the Icelandic kids TV series known and aired in more than 100 countries in more than a dozen languages.  Under the terms of the deal, LazyTown’s creator and star Magnus Scheving remains CEO of Latibaer and retains his management team, and the series production stays in Icela ... Read more...

Aruba Completes Acquisition of Avenda Systems

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) today announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Avenda Systems. Avenda Systems is a leading developer of network security solutions that securely connect users and their personal mobile devices to business networks. These solutions facilitate development and enforcement of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives in the workplace. ... Read more...

Agnico-Eagle offer for Grayd expires; Agnico-Eagle acquires 94.77% of Grayd and plans compulsory acquisition of remaining shares

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited ("Agnico-Eagle") (NYSE & TSX: AEM) and Grayd Resource Corporation ("Grayd") (TSX-V: GYD & OTCQX: GYDRF) announced that 91,228,900 common shares (the "Shares") of Grayd, representing approximately 94.77% of the outstanding Shares on a fully-diluted basis, have been validly deposited pursuant ... Read more...

Ultra Acquires Cyber Equipment Company

Ultra announces that it has acquired Zu Industries Inc. ("Zu") for a cash consideration of $76.6m. Zu specialises in the provision of equipment for cyber surveillance systems. Based in Doral, near Miami, Florida, Zu employs over 20 staff. As part of the transaction, Ultra has also acquired the membership interests of an associated business named Bushido LLC.& ... Read more...

Creston plc Acquisition of The Corkery Group

Cooney Waters LLC ('Cooney/Waters'), a subsidiary of Creston plc ('Creston' or the 'Group'), the Insight and Communications Group, today announces the acquisition of 100 per cent of the share capital of The Corkery Group, a New York based full service health and medical public relations company specialising in product and issues communicatio ... Read more...

Rotork p.l.c. Acquires Fairchild Industrial Products Company

Rotork p.l.c. ("Rotork"), the market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company, announces that it has acquired: Fairchild Industrial Products Company ("Fairchild") Fairchild, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, manufactures high-precision pneumatic controls and power transmission products for a wide range of ... Read more...

Oxford Instruments plc Acquisition of Platinum Medical Imaging

Oxford Instruments plc ("Oxford Instruments"), a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, announces the acquisition of Platinum Medical Imaging LLC ("Platinum"). Platinum is being acquired from its management for an initial debt free, cash free consideration of US$18 million with a deferred element of up to US ... Read more...

US food processing company Archers Daniels Midland acquires India-based Geepee Agri Private

The move is part of the $61-billion Illinois-based company's strategy to build up production and secure grain procurement in times of rocketing food inflation.  The deal is estimated to be worth Rs.110 Crores. Noida-based Geep ... Read more...

Hunting acquires Specialty Supply for US$31.0m

Hunting PLC the international energy services company today announces completion of the acquisition of Specialty Supply L.P., for an initial cash consideration of US$31.0m (c.£19.5m). The consideration paid is on a cash-free-debt-free basis and is subject to adjustment for working capital and will be funded from Hunting's existing borrowing facilities.&a ... Read more...

Ithaca Energy acquires Challenger Minerals for $35 million

Ithaca Energy (LON:IAE) has boosted its interest in the Stella/Harrier fields through the acquisition of Challenger Minerals. The company has acquired the entire share capital of Challenger Minerals from Transocean Drilling U.K. for a consideration of $35 million - $25 million payable immediately and US$10 million upon approval of the Stella/Harrier Field Development Plan by the Departmen ... Read more...

GKN completes acquisition of Getrag's Driveline Products Business

GKN plc confirms that the acquisition of Getrag's Driveline Products Business (comprising Getrag Corporation based in the United States and Getrag All Wheel Drive AB based in Sweden), announced on 28 July 2011. Getrag Driveline Products, which will be integrated into GKN Driveline, is an excellent fit with GKN's existing range of pr ... Read more...

The Vitec Group plc Acquisition of Haigh-Farr

The Vitec Group plc ("Vitec"), the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, announces that it has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Haigh-Farr Inc. ("Haigh-Farr") for cash consideration of up to $36 million (£23.1 million). Haigh-Farr ... Read more...

Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc acquires cyber security company

Ultra announces that it has acquired AEP Networks Ltd. ("AEP") for an initial cash consideration of $57.5m. A further sum of up to $17.5 million will be paid to the vendors based on financial results to 31 December 2011. The vendors were management, who have signed service agreements with Ultra, venture capital companies and private investors. AEP is a leadin ... Read more...

Centrica expands Texas Retail Energy Business

Centrica plc’s North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, has agreed to acquire the Texas-based energy retailer First Choice Power for $270 million (£175 million) in cash, plus additional working capital. First Choice Power has more than 220,000 residential and commercial electricity customer accounts in Texas. This acquisition supports Direct Energy ... Read more...

OMERS Private Equity acquires V.Group Limited for US$520 million

OMERS Private Equity, the private equity arm of the OMERS Worldwide group of companies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire V.Group Ltd. (“V.Group”) from Exponent Private Equity for an enterprise value of US$520 million. V.Group is the global market leader in outsourced ship management and a leading player in crew provision and related mari ... Read more...

Pearson acquires Connections Education

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has announced the acquisition of Connections Education from an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P. for $400m in cash. Through its Connections Academy business, the company operates online or 'virtual' public schools in 21 states in the US-serving more than 40,000 students in the current school year ... Read more...

National Express acquires Petermann Partners, Inc. for $200 million

National Express Group PLC ("National Express" or the "Group") has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Petermann Partners, Inc. ("Petermann") from Macquarie Global Opportunities Partners, L.P. ("MGOP") and Petermann management.  The acquisition will be made by a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Express for a ca ... Read more...

Standard Chartered acquires Gryphon Partners Advisory Pty Ltd and Gryphon Partners Canada Inc

Standard Chartered announces that it has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of Gryphon Partners from its management principals. Gryphon Partners is a corporate advisory firm focused on the mining and metals sector, with professionals based in Australia and Canada. Mike Rees, Group Executive Director and CEO of Wholesale Banking, said: "W ... Read more...

Hunting acquires W L Doffing a specialist machining business for US$20.8m

Hunting PLC (LSE:HTG), the international energy services company today announces the completion of the acquisition of the business and assets of W L Doffing, L.P. ("Doffing") a company that provides high precision machining services to the energy industry, for a cash consideration of US$20.8m (c.£12.8m). The consideration paid is on a cash-free-debt ... Read more...

Adecco completes the acquisition of Drake Beam Morin, Inc.

Adecco Group, the global leader in Human Resource services, has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Drake Beam Morin, Inc., taking the worldwide lead in career transition and talent development services. Having received all necessary regulatory approvals, Adecco successfully completed the acquisition of US-based Drake Beam Morin, Inc. Combining Ad ... Read more...

Rolls-Royce acquires R Brooks Associates

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has today announced the acquisition of R Brooks Associates, a leading specialist civil nuclear reactor services business in the United States. Rolls-Royce has 50-years expertise in developing technically-advanced inspection, repair and refurbishment solutions for operational reactors. The acquisition of Brooks will further ... Read more...

Bunzl makes further acquisitions in North America & Europe

Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a substantial business based in the Netherlands with operations also in the US and other parts of Europe and has also completed an acquisition in Canada. The Company has entered into an agreement to acquire Majestic Products BV, US Glove Co, Inc., ... Read more...

Filtrona plc Acquisition of Reid Supply

Filtrona plc ('Filtrona') announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the assets and business of Reid Supply Company ("Reid Supply") for a cash consideration of up to US Dollar 32 million, subject to customary adjustments. US Dollar 30 million is payable on completion, with the balance deferred and subject to the achievement of performance ... Read more...

WPP acquires Rockfish Interactive

WPP Digital, the digital arm of WPP, announces that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Rockfish Interactive Corp. ("Rockfish"), a leading digital marketing agency, subject to regulatory approval and the approval of Rockfish's shareholders. Founded in 2006 and based in Rogers, Arkansas, Rockfish employs 150 people. It provides strategic consulting, te ... Read more...

Hunting acquires Dearborn for US$83.5m

Hunting PLC (LSE:HTG), the international energy services company today announces the acquisition of Dearborn Precision Tubular Products, Inc. ("Dearborn") a company that provides specialist precision machining services, for a total cash consideration of US$83.5m (c.£51.1m).  The consideration paid is on a cash free debt free basis and will be funded from Hunti ... Read more...

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. acquires Arizona Eastern Railway Company

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER) from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC of Chicago, IL for $90.1 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2011. ... Read more...

ACI Worldwide proposes to acquire S1 Corporation

ACI Worldwide, Inc. a leading international provider of payment systems, announced that it has proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of S1 Corporation (Nasdaq: SONE) for per share consideration of $9.50 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $540 million. ACI’s proposal represents a 33% premium to S1’s market price on Ju ... Read more...

Rotork acquires K-Tork International Inc

Rotork, the specialist engineering company, announced  that it has acquired all the share capital of K-Tork International Inc. ( " K - Tork ")  , based in Dallas, Texas, USA for a consideration of $10.6 million  and Centork Valve Control S.L. ("Centork") based near San Sebastian, North East Spain for a consideration €3.6 million . Bo ... Read more...

Lonza commences tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Arch Chemicals, Inc. for USD 47.20 per share

Lonza and Arch Chemicals announced on 11 July 2011 the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the tender offer would be made.  The board of directors of Arch Chemicals has unanimously approved the terms of the merger agreement and recommended that Arch Chemicals shareholders tender their shares pursuant to the tender offer. ... Read more...

NCR to Acquire Radiant Systems, Inc.,

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) and Radiant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RADS) announced a definitive agreement for NCR to acquire Radiant Systems, a leading provider of multichannel point-of-sale and managed hosted service solutions to the hospitality and specialty retail markets, through a cash tender offer of $28.00 per Radiant Systems share. The equity purchase price of $1.2 billion has been ap ... Read more...

KCI Announces Agreement to Be Acquired by Consortium

KCI Announces Agreement to Be Acquired by Consortium Including Apax Partners, CPPIB and PSP Investments in Transaction Valued at $6.3 Billion. Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a consortium comprised of funds advised by Apax Partners, together with controlled affiliates of Canada Pension Plan ... Read more...

Roark Capital Group Acquires Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio

Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced that its affiliates have acquired Il Fornaio (America) Corporation, owner of Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio Restaurants and Bakeries. Beginning in 1991 as a small bread bakery in Chicago, Corner Bakery Cafe has emerged over the last 20 years as a leader in the growing fast casual segment, serving g ... Read more...

Affiliate of Apollo Global Management Completes Acquisition of CKX, Inc.

CKX Entertainment, Inc. (f/k/a Colonel Holdings, Inc.) ("Parent") and CKX, Inc. ("CKX") (NASDAQ: CKXE) announced the successful completion of Parent's acquisition of CKX. Parent is an acquisition entity controlled by investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with ... Read more...

Carpenter Technology to Acquire Latrobe

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) and Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc. Have announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Carpenter will acquire Latrobe in a transaction valued at approximately $558 million. In the transaction, 8.1 million shares of Carpenter stock, subject to certain adjustments for working capital and pension, representing a current equ ... Read more...

Precision Castparts Corp. Expands Forging Capabilities with Acquisition of Tru-Form Rings Operations

Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) has agreed to acquire the rings operations of Unison Engine Components (Tru-Form) from GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE. Tru-Form is a leader in the manufacture of flash-welded and cold-rolled rings for jet engine and gas turbine applications, including spacer rings, combustion casings and liners, LPT casings, and fan cases.& ... Read more...

Jones Lang LaSalle Announces Merger with King Sturge

Global commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) announced it will merge with international property consultancy King Sturge.  The combined firm will be the clear leader in the UK and also in continental Europe, with greatly enhanced strength and depth of service capabilities across the region that will directly benefit the clients of both companies. < ... Read more...

Johnson & Johnson completes acquisition of Synthes Inc

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, and Synthes, Inc. (SWX:SYST.VX), a premier global manufacturer of orthopaedic devices, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Johnson & Johnson will acquire Synthes for CHF159 per share, or $21.3 billion.  U ... Read more...

INC Research agrees to acquire Kendle International for $232 million

INC Research, LLC, a therapeutically focused global contract research organization (CRO) privately held by Avista Capital Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and Kendle International Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDL), today jointly announced a definitive merger agreement under which INC Research will acquire Kendle in an all-cash transaction.  ... Read more...

Peco Foods and Omtron acquire assets from Townsends.

Peco Foods Inc has reached an agreement to acquire the physical assets of the Batesville, Arkansas, poultry complex owned by Townsends, Inc and subsidiaries.   The purchase valued at $51.4 million includes plant, feed mill and hatchery facilities as well as selected inventories.   Mark Hickman, CEO of Peco Foods commented:   ... Read more...

ERM announces that Charterhouse is to acquire a majority stake in the business

Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world's leading environmental consultancy, announces that Charterhouse Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the company as part of a management buy-out from Bridgepoint. Under the transaction, which values ERM at US$950m (approx £585m), Charterhouse will acquire a stake of approximately 65 per cent. The rem ... Read more...

Sophos Acquires Astaro

Sophos (“Sophos”), a global security leader, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Astaro, a privately held provider of network security solutions, headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA and Karlsruhe, Ge ... Read more...

Supergen and Astex Therapeutics enter definitive merger agreement

SuperGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPG), a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel cancer therapies, and Astex Therapeutics Limited, a privately held, U.K.-based biotechnology company developing targeted therapies for oncology and viro ... Read more...

Arysta LifeScience announces the acquisition of majority shares in Devidayal Sales Limited (“DSL”).

“Arysta LifeScience continues to grow its business by focusing its investment and strategic initiatives in high-growth, emerging markets,” said Wayne Hewett, President and CEO, Arysta LifeScience corporation.  “By combining our portfolio of global products and technologies with DSL& ... Read more...