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Dutch engineering and consultancy firm Arcadis (ARCAY.PK, ARCVF.PK) Thursday said its unit ARCADIS UK Investments B.V has received approval from the German Federal Cartel Office for the cash acquisition of Hyder Consulting plc. The notice, which the company received on September 17, stated that...

UBM Plc (UBMJF.PK, UBM.L), an events-led marketing services and communications company, noted recent market speculation regarding a potential acquisition of Advanstar by UBM. The business services provider confirmed involving in discussions which may, or may not, lead to a transaction. A further...

RPS Group plc (RPS.L) announced the acquisition of Point Project Management Pty Ltd, an Australian project management consultancy, for a maximum consideration of 17.6 million pounds. Point is headquartered in Canberra and has offices in 7 other Australian cities. It provides services to the defence,...

Shares of Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA) declined around 6 percent in the after hours trading on Wednesday following media reports that the firm is seeking to buy a controlling interest in The Hub from partner and toymaker Hasbro Inc. (HAS) and rename the children's cable TV network Discovery...

Parkland Fuel Corp. (PKI.TO), a distributor and marketer of fuels and lubricants, Wednesday said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Pioneer Energy for C$378 million, including C$259 million in cash, C$119 million in common shares of Parkland, and the assumption of standard...

WhiteWave Foods Coy (WWAV), a consumer packaged food and beverage company, Wednesday agreed to acquire So Delicious Dairy Free from its existing shareholders, led by Wasserstein & Co., for about $195 million in cash. Best known for its plant-based beverages, creamers, cultured products and frozen...

Dollar General Corp. (DG) said Wednesday that it remains committed to acquiring Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) in a deal that would deliver superior value to Family Dollar shareholders and is capable of being completed on the terms proposed. Dollar General also said that it remains confident in...

Scientific instruments maker Agilent Technologies Inc (A), Wednesday named Mike McMullen as chief executive officer, effective March 18, 2015. McMullen, currently senior vice president and president of the company's Chemical Analysis Group, will succeed William Sullivan. Sullivan will remain an advisor...

Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI.TO), a marketer of fuel and petroleum products, Wednesday agreed to buy the assets of Pioneer Energy for C$378 million, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions and adjustments. The deal price includes $259 million in cash, $119 million in common shares of Parkland,...

Scientific instruments maker Agilent Technologies Inc (A) said Wednesday its board approved the separation of its electronic measurement subsidiary, Keysight Technologies Inc, and declared a special dividend distribution of all outstanding shares of Keysight's common stock to Agilent shareholders. For...

Basic Energy Services Inc (BAS) Tuesday completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Pioneer Fishing and Rental ("PFR"), a division of Pioneer Energy Services (PES), for about $16 million. Basic expects the deal to be immediately accretive to earnings and to contribute revenue...

Responding to a news report, Swiss pumpmaker Sulzer AG confirmed Wednesday that it is in talks with U.S.-based Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC) about a potential transaction. "Sulzer has confirmed that it is engaged in non-exclusive discussions with Dresser-Rand regarding a potential transaction. There...

Private equity firm Flexpoint Ford LLC on Wednesday agreed to sell T&H Global Holdings LLC to Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. The primary investors of Sedgwick are affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) and Stone Point Capital LLC. VeriClaim has been majority owned by affiliates...

Canadian biotechnology company QLT Inc (QLTI, QLT.TO) Wednesday reaffirmed its merger agreement with Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc (AUXL). This comes in the wake of Auxilium receiving an unsolicited $2.2 billion offer from Endo International plc (ENDP, ENL.TO) to acquire all of the shares of Auxilium. Auxilium...

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AUXL) said Wednesday that it will carefully review the $2.2 billion unsolicited buyout offer it has received from specialty healthcare company Endo International plc (ENDP, ENL.TO). The company also said it has adopted a one-year stockholder rights plan, commonly known...