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Accenture plc (ACN) said Friday that it has bought Brazilian digital agency AD.Dialeto, strengthening its digital marketing services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Accenture will enhance its ability to serve clients in the growing Latin American market with...

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (KEYS) said Friday that it has bought Electroservices Enterprises Ltd, a U.K. company specializing in test equipment service and solutions. Based in Telford, Electroservices provides a broad range of electrical, mechanical and physical calibration, repair and asset management...

Perrigo Company plc (PRGO) said the company is confident that the majority of its shareholders will not tender their shares to Mylan's unsolicited offer. Perrigo said the company remains focused on its 'Base Plus Plus Plus' growth strategy - realizing an organic net sales CAGR goal of 5-10% over the...

Rotork plc (ROR.L), an actuator manufacturer and global flow control company, announced the acquisition of Bifold Group Limited for up to £125 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis. The total consideration comprises of £115 million on completion and £10 million deferred for up to 2 years based on...

Celgene Corp (CELG) on Thursday said it has closed its acquisition of Receptos Inc. Receptos stockholders received $232.00 per share in cash, for a total of about $7.2 billion, net of cash acquired, the company said. As a result of the completion of the merger, the common stock of Receptos is no...

Design software maker Autodesk Inc (ADSK) on Thursday reported second-quarter net loss of $235.5 million or $1.04 per share compared with a profit of $31.3 million or $0.13 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.19 per share compared with $0.35 per share a...

Neogen Corp. (NEOG) said Thursday that it has bought United Kingdom-based Lab M Holdings, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of microbiological culture media and diagnostic systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1971, Lab M is a provider of microbial testing and diagnostic...

Cisco (CSCO) on Thursday said it has completed the acquisition of OpenDNS, a privately held company that provides advanced threat protection for all devices. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco paid $635 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives for OpenDNS. The...

Garnero Group Acquisition Company (GGAC), a public investment vehicle formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or similar business combination, and Grupo Colombo, a leading apparel retailer in Brazil, announced they have entered into a definitive investment agreement to merge the companies...

Greatbatch, Inc. (GB) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lake Region Medical for approximately $1.73 billion in cash and stock. Greatbatch will pay approximately $478 million in cash, issue an aggregate of 5.1 million shares of common stock and options to Lake Region Medical's...

WPP Plc. (WPP.L) Thursday announced that J. Walter Thompson Australia has acquired a majority stake in Webling Interactive, an independent digital agency in Sydney. The financial aspects of the deal was not revealed. Webling that provides strategy, ideation, design and development for web, mobile,...

French oil and gas giant Total SA (TTA.L, TTFNF, TOT) agreed Thursday to sell all of its interests in the FUKA and SIRGE gas pipelines and the St. Fergus Gas Terminal to North Sea Midstream Partners for 585 million British pounds or about $905 million, subject to the customary approvals. The Frigg...

Nippon Life Insurance Co. (87590.TSE) in talks with National Australia Bank (NABZY.PK, NAUBF.PK) to buy the bank's insurance business, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. According to sources, the acquisition cost is likely to be between 200 billion yen and 300 billion yen. Nippon Life is also considering...

Telecom giant Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD.L, VOD) said that Vodafone Turkey has secured 82.8 MHz of spectrum for enhanced mobile data and voice services in the Information and Communication Technology Authority's auction for EUR 778 million or £568 million. Vodafone stated that the spectrum acquired...

online retailer Overstock.com, Inc. (OSTK) on Wednesday said it has entered into agreements to acquire a group of related, privately held financial technology companies, and has closed the acquisition of the assets of one of those companies. These acquisitions were made through Overstock's t0 subsidiary....

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