Platform Specialty Products acquires Arysta LifeSceince

Platform Specialty Products acquires Arysta LifeSceince

The chemical maker Platform Specialty Products acquires Arysta LifeScience, crop protection and life science company, for about $3.51 billion.  Arysta LifeScience has been owned since 2008 by a company sponsored by Permira, the European private equity company.  “This is a watershed event for Platform,”  said Martin E. Franklin, Platform Specialty’s founder and chairman  Mr. Frankin…

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SHV Holdings acquires Nutreco

SHV Holdings acquires Nutreco

SHV Holdings of the Netherlands announced to acquire Dutch supplier of animal food Nutreco for €2.7 billion ($3.4 billion) in cash deal.  Nutreco shares increased to 39 percent to €39.20 on Monday in Amsterdam.  “We consider Nutreco a very promising and exciting company with a good long-term growth opportunity, solid management and company values similar…

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Qualcomm acquires CSR

Qualcomm acquires CSR

One of the largest chip makers Qualcomm agreed on Wednesday to acquires CSR, the British chip maker located in Cambridge, for £1.6 billion ($2.5 billion).  Under the terms of the deal, Qualcomm, with headquarters in San Diego, would pay £9 a share for CSR’s shareholders, which is 27 percent premium on CSR’s closing share price…

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BECTON DICKINSON acquires CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

BECTON DICKINSON acquires CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson & Company acquires CareFusion in cash and stock deal for $12.2 Billion.  The deal is one of  the latest in mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry. Beckton Dickinson  will pay $58 a share for CareFusion, most of that in cash. That is 26 percent premium  above CareFusion’s Friday…

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UBM acquires Advanstar

UBM acquires Advanstar

British media and marketing company UBM agreed to acquire Advanstar, trade show organizer and marketer based in California, in cash deal for 972 million. UBM will buy Advanstar from hedge fund Anchorage Capital Group and the privaty equity firms Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Ares Management. “In addition to being financially attractive, it strengthens UBM’s core…

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