Saturday, July 30, 2011

Arbitron Acquires Zokem Oy

Arbitron (NYSE:ARB) has acquired Zokem Oy, Finland, which provides mobile audience measurements and analytics for approximately USD 11.7 million plus possible additional amounts based on future financial performance. Zokem operates mobile research panels and provides measurement tools. It currently operates in 14 countries.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Wave Group to Acquire Ahead

New Wave Group, Sweden, plans to acquire Ahead in the United States, for approximately USD 22.4 million. Ahead markets headware, apparel and accessories and is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Saab Group to Acquire Sensis Corporation

SAAB AB, Sweden, has agreed to acquire Sensis Corporation, U.S., for USD 155 million. Sensis is a leading provider of air traffic management solutions and surveillance technologies serving the global civil aviation and defense industries.

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Harvard Bioscience Acquires Part of CMA Microdialysis

Harvard Bioscience (Nasdaq:HBIO) has acquired the preclinical business of CMA Microdialysis AB, Sweden, a privately held company which pioneered the microdialysis technique for in vivo sampling and monitoring of organs and tissues.

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Phillips Plastics to Acquire Medisize

Phillips Plastics, U.S., has agreed to acquire Medisize, Finland, from Ratos AB, Sweden, and other shareholders for an enterprise value of Euro 127.5 million. Medisize is a contract manufacturer specialised in medical devices for delivery and administration of drugs and pharmaceutical packaging and single-use plastic products for anaesthesia and intensive care with 860 employees. Phillips Plastics is controlled by U.S. private equity group Kohlberg & Co.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Scanbio to be Acquired by Paine & Partners

Scanbio Marine Group, Norway, will be acquired by the U.S. private equity group Paine & Partners from Scanbio AS which is owned by which is owned by Rolf Eide, Per Arne Eide and Verdane Capital. Scanbio a leading producer of fish protein concentrate, fish meal and fish oil from fresh and ensiled fish by-products.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dentsply to Acquire Astra Tech

Dentsply International (Nasdaq:XRAY) has agreed to acquire Astra Tech, Sweden, a unit of AstraZeneca, for USD approximately 1.8 billion. Astra Tech which had revenues of USD 535 million in 2010 is the world's third largest dental implant maker and also produces medical devices for urology and surgery.

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Friday, June 03, 2011

Thule Acquires Chariot Carriers

Thule, Sweden, has agreed to acquire Chariot Carriers, Canada, a designer and provider of bicycle trailers and child carriers. Chariot Carriers is located in Calgary and has annual revenues of CAD 25 million. Thule is controlled by the private equity group Nordic Capital since December, 2010.

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Loomis to Acquire Pendum's Cash Handling Business

Loomis AB, Sweden, has agreed to acquire the cash handling business of Pendum LLC in the United States for USD 100 million. The business being acquired includes cash replenishment and management of 43,000 ATMs across the US and with annual revenues of approximately USD 100 million. Pendum, which is owned by private equity group Bayside Capital, will continue to operate its ATM maintenance and service operations.

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