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  • Howden buys Thomassen Compression Systems BV

    Howden has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Thomassen Compression Systems BV. The acquisition complements Howden’s existing range of compressors and opens up a much wider market for the company in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries.

    Howden and Thomassen have very similar core competencies in the application engineering of custom designed, high technology products for performance critical environments.

  • Trimble Navigation’s subsidiary to acquire Finland’s Tekla Corporation

    Trimble Navigation Limited’s subsidiary Trimble Finland Oy is to acquire Tekla Corporation for €15.00 per share in cash representing an aggregate equity purchase price of approximately €337 million (or approximately $489 million), and an enterprise value of €311 million (or approximately $451 million).
     

  • US based Alkermes Inc to merge with Ireland’s Elan Drug Technologies

    Alkermes Inc. and Elan Corporation plc have entered into an agreement under which Alkermes will merge with Elan Drug Technologies (EDT). Elan Drug Technologies is the profitable, world-class drug formulation and manufacturing business unit of Elan.

    The merger is a cash and stock transaction currently valued at approximately $960 million. Alkermes and EDT will be combined under a new holding company incorporated in Ireland. This newly created company will be named Alkermes plc.

  • IHC Merwede strengthens its position in the offshore market with purchase of Hytech

    IHC Merwede announced it has acquired Hytech, as it seeks to expand and strengthen its offshore market position. IHC Merwede designs and constructs dive support vessels suitable for activities to a depth of 300 meters. Hytech designs the on-board equipment required by these vessels.

  • Mediq forays into France with acquisition of NM Medical for €17 million

    Mediq, an international supplier of medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has acquired the French company NM Médical. The acquisition of NM Médical will make Mediq a leading supplier of medical devices to General Practitioners (GPs) in France.

    Mediq did not previously have any activities in France and, following the acquisition, Mediq will be active in 15 countries. The purchase price of €17 million will be financed from available cash resources.

  • UTC Fire & Security acquires majority of the shares of Norway’s Simtronics ASA

    UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has acquired a majority of the shares of Simtronics ASA, a Norway-based provider of sophisticated gas and flame detection systems, extinguishing solutions and fire prevention systems for marine and off-shore industries.
     

  • Itslearning to acquire 51 per cent stake in educational technology provider Dactique

    Norwegian-based educational ICT provider itslearning announced Tuesday that it is to acquire majority ownership of the Dutch company Dactique. Both companies provide learning platforms and related products to customers in primary, secondary, vocational and higher education.

    This investment will make itslearning the largest learning platform provider in the Netherlands, enabling the company to offer even better service and products to the Dutch educational sector.

  • World Helicopters purchases the UK’s Bond Aviation Group for €300 million

    World Helicopters has successfully acquired Bond Aviation Group (Bond), the UK’s largest independent emergency and mission critical helicopter operator. World Helicopters is the holding company of Grupo Inaer (Inaer), owned by Investindustrial and KKR.

  • Inwido acquires Danish window company Pro Tec Windows

    Inwido, northern Europe's largest provider of window and door solutions, has acquired all shares in the Danish window company Pro Tec Windows. The acquisition strengthens Inwido's position on the Danish market and will generate a platform for significant expansion possibilities as well as synergies with existing operations.

  • Accent Equity acquires stake in Hoist to speed up its expansion

    Hoist AB, provider of systems, products and services for hotels and commercial properties – is bringing in the Accent Equity 2008 investment fund as a part-owner in order to speed up the pace of the company’s expansion. Hoist is established in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Baltic States, the UK, Poland and Russia. The company has 300 employees and had a turnover of more than SEK 600 million last year.

  • EuroChem-led group of investors keen to acquire 100% of Cyprus-based Yaibera Holdings Limited

    OJSC Mineral and Chemical Company, EuroChem, announced Friday that a EuroChem-led group of investors has indicated its willingness to acquire 100% of Cyprus-based Yaibera Holdings Limited (Yaibera).

    Yaibera owns 79.6% of OJSC Minudobreniya (Rossosh), a large Russian mineral fertilizer producer. The offer is based on a cash-free, debt-free valuation of 100% of the shares of Rossosh of US$1.3 billion.

  • Japan’s NTT Data Corp’s subsidiary acquires Italy’s Value Team S.p.A.

    NTT Data Corporation, through its subsidiary NTT DATA Europe GmbH & Co. KG (NDEU), has reached an agreement with Value Partners S.p.A. to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares in Value Team S.p.A. The Italy headquartered Value Team S.p.A specializes in providing consulting, system integration and outsourcing to major companies in Europe and the growing Brazilian market.

  • Nextag acquires Germany’s leading provider of online comparison shopping services Guenstiger.de GmbH

    Nextag, (Nextag.com), a leading comparison shopping website for products and services, has acquired Germany's Guenstiger.de GmbH, the leading provider of online comparison shopping services in Europe's largest market. Guenstiger provides shoppers in six countries with a rich user experience and valuable product information, including reviews, recommendations and local product availability.

  • Air Liquide signs 15 additional contracts with solar photovoltaic industry leaders

    Air Liquide has reinforced its leading position in the supply of gases and precursors to the solar photovoltaic manufacturers through the signing of 15 additional contracts with solar photovoltaic industry leaders.

    Photovoltaic installations are expected to contribute approximately 5% of the worldwide electricity generation by 2020, providing greenhouse free energy to nearly 1 billion people.

  • Belgium seeks investments from India in several sectors particularly in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

    In a report carried by Yahoo! News, Belgium is seeking investments from India in a number of sectors, with a particular emphasis on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In a statement, the Belgian Embassy in India reiterated that there is enough capacity available for Indian small and medium sector enterprises to invest in Belgian SMEs.

  • Mint of Finland Ltd acquires German coin-blank manufacturer Saxonia EuroCoin GmbH

    Finnish coin manufacturer Mint of Finland Ltd has strengthened its position in the world market through the purchase of Germany based Saxonia EuroCoin GmbH. Mint of Finland Ltd produces metallic circulation and collector coins. It announced that it has bought the entire share capital of the German coin-blank manufacturer Saxonia EuroCoin GmbH from DNick Holding plc.

  • India’s Aditya Birla Group acquires leading Swedish Speciality Pulp Manufacturer Domsjö Fabriker

    Aditya Birla Group acquired Domsjö Fabriker, a leading Swedish Speciality Pulp and Bio-refinery Company, through its global companies Thai Rayon Public Company Limited (Thailand) and Indo Bharat Rayon (Indonesia), for a sum of US $340 million from a Swedish consortium.

    Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group said the acquisition of Domsjö Fabriker, a world-class company, with the most environmentally-friendly technology marks a significant milestone for Aditya’s Pulp & Fibre business.
     

  • Sanoma to acquire the SBS free-to-air TV assets in the Netherlands and Belgium from ProSiebenSat.1

    Sanoma, in conjunction with Cosmopolitan, Libelle, Margriet among others, has agreed to acquire the SBS free-to-air TV assets in the Netherlands and Belgium from ProSiebenSat.1. For the Dutch transaction, Sanoma has entered into a partnership with Talpa Media.

    For the Belgian acquisition, Sanoma has partnered with Corelio (De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad among others) and Wouter Vandenhaute & Erik Watté. The enterprise value of the transaction totals €1,225 million.

  • Siberian Mining Group acquires majority shareholding of Swiss firm

    Siberian Mining Group Company Limited (SMG) is to invest US$15 million (equivalent to around HK$117 million) to Trenaco for an enlarged issued share capital and will take up 70% of the entire issued share capital on a fully-diluted basis upon completion.

  • 3i-backed Mémora hikes its stake in Barcelona based Serveis Funeraris de Barcelona to 85%

    3i backed Mémora Group, the market leading funeral services provider on the Iberian Peninsula for parlours, crematoria and cemetery management, has confirmed the acquisition of an additional 36% shareholding in Serveis Funeraris de Barcelona (SFB).

    The investment follows approval from Spain’s National Competition Commission. Mémora acquired a 49% stake in SFB in 1998 and has now increased its shareholding to 85%. Barcelona City Hall holds the remaining 15%.

  • Ecron Ecunova acquires 75 per cent of aCROnordic, a CRO operating across the Nordic region

    Bangalore based Ecron Ecunova has acquired 75% stake in aCROnordic, a CRO firm operating across the Nordic region, for around Rs.15 Crore. The deal will expand Ecron's clinical research presence in north Europe region.

    Under the investment, Soren Stroh, founder and CEO of aCROnordic, will continue in his managerial role for the Nordic region. aCROnordic provides CRO services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, focusing on neurology, oncology and cardiology.

  • FSN Capital buys Denmark’s leading producer of single-family homes, HusCompagniet

    FSN Capital, the Nordic private equity fund, Friday acquired HusCompagniet - Denmark’s leading producer of single-family homes. HusCompagniet is the leading standardized, single-family house builder in Denmark.

    The Company has developed a proven conceptualized business model based on lean processes, uniform principles, a standardized outsourcing model and a structured, guided sales process. Today, HusCompagniet has an 18 per cent market share.

  • Tethys to acquire 37.5 per cent interest in an exploration and production license in France

    Tethys has entered into an agreement with Mouvoil SA whereby Tethys will acquire a 37.5 per cent interest in an exploration and production license covering 215 square kilometres in the department of Gard in southern France.

  • Nycomed buys distribution rights to majority of Biomeks’ product portfolio in Turkey

    Nycomed has entered into an agreement with a consortium of companies that effectively sees it acquire distribution rights to Biomeks’ product portfolio in Turkey. In an announcement, Nycomed said it has signed a number of agreements with various pharmaceutical companies, including Almirall S.A., Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bionorica AG, CSL Behring and Helsinn Healthcare SA.

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