Mergers & Acquisitions

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Business software maker Oracle Corp. (ORCL) Thursday said it has signed an agreement to acquire TOA Technologies, a provider of cloud-based field service solutions that manage and optimize the last mile of customer service for enterprises by coordinating activities between dispatchers, mobile employees...

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty (BBY.L) Thursday said it is terminating discussions with Carillion Plc. (CLLN.L) regarding a possible merger with immediate effect. The termination follows Carillion's wholly unexpected decision to progress the possible merger only if Parsons Brinckerhoff remained...

Arcadis (ARCAY.PK, ARCVF.PK), a Dutch engineering and consultancy firm, Thursday announced that it has reached agreement with UK-based engineering consultancy Hyder Consulting PLC (HYC.L) on the terms of a recommended cash offer. The offer values Hyder at approximately 256.2 million pounds. Under...

Media company E.W. Scripps Co. (SSP) and Journal Communications (JRN) announced deal to merge their broadcast operations and spinning off newspapersTransaction will create two focused public companies, one built upon TV, the other newspapers. The merged broadcast and digital media company, based...

Churchill Downs Inc. (CHDN) reported net earnings for the second quarter of $57.33 million or $3.21 per share, up from $50.30 million or $2.81 per share for the year-ago quarter. On average, six analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $3.19 per share for the quarter. Analysts'...

Cavium, Inc. (CAVM), a developer of semiconductor processors, reported second-quarter net loss attributable to the company of $11.04 million or $0.21 per share, wider than net loss of $4.3 million or $0.08 per share in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $19.85 million or $0.35...

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) said Wednesday that it has acquired Insurance Point, LLC in St. Charles, Illinois and Salt Lake City, Utah. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Insurance Point offers a wide range of employee benefit consultation and insurance brokerage services designed exclusively...

Futures exchange operator CME Group Inc (CME), Wednesday agreed to acquire Fenics and Trayport businesses of GFI Group Inc (GFIG) as part of efforts to expand into the European energy and global foreign exchange markets. Fenics is a single interface for pricing, trading, risk management and straight-through...

eGain Corp. (EGAN) said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy Exony Ltd., an innovative contact center software provider, for a purchase price of about $16.1 million, consisting of about $8 million payable in cash and $8 million payable through the issuance of about 1,209,000 shares of eGain common stock....

ConocoPhillips (COP) said Wednesday that it has completed the deal with Oando Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Oando PLC, for the sale of its Nigeria upstream business for a total sales price, after customary adjustments, of $1.5 billion. The sales price is inclusive of $550 million of deposits...

NQ Mobile Inc. (NQ) said Wednesday that its board of directors has received a non-binding proposal from Bison Capital Holding Co. Ltd. to acquire all of NQ's outstanding ordinary shares and American Depositary Shares, each representing five ordinary shares, for a fixed cash consideration of US$9.80 per...

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (HPY), a provider of card payment processing services, Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement to acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., an integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education institutions. TouchNet adds over 600 higher education...

CME Group Inc. (CME) Wednesday said it will buy all outstanding shares of GFI Group Inc (GFIG), a provider of trading technologies and products, through a two-step transaction. In the process, the company will also acquire GFI.'s Trayport and FENICS business. CME plans to buy GFI Group in exchange...

AmREIT, Inc. (AMRE) said Tuesday that its Board of Directors has determined to explore strategic alternatives to enhance stockholder value. During the process, the company will continue to pursue its existing business plan. AmREIT also said that its Board has rejected the previously announced...

Matthews International Corp. (MATW) said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Schawk, Inc. (SGK) Schawk reported sales of $443 million for 2013 and has approximately 3,600 employees in over 20 countries. Under the terms of the deal, originally announced in March, Schawk stockholders...