Mergers & Acquisitions

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American Tower Corp (AMT), a firm that owns and develops wireless and broadcast communications real estate, Friday reached an agreement with TIM Celular S.A. ("TIM"), a part of TIM Participações S.A., a publicly traded subsidiary of Telecom Italia S.p.A., to acquire two portfolios of towers in Brazil....

Duluth Metals Ltd (DM.TO, DM_.TO) said Friday it has signed the definitive acquisition agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antofagasta plc pursuant to which Antofagasta has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Duluth by way of a plan of arrangement at a price of C$0.45...

Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) said Friday it completed the merger with Bally Technologies Inc. The aggregate transaction value was about $5.1 billion, including the refinancing of nearly $1.8 billion of existing Bally net debt. "We are excited by the opportunities that will be created by combining...

Mercer, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc (MMC), Friday agreed to buy SCM Strategic Capital Management AG, a Swiss-based specialist private markets advisor and delegated solutions provider. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will further strengthen Mercer's...

Linamar Corp. (LNR.TO) said Friday that it has signed a definitive agreement to buy the remaining 34% of the shares of Seissenschmidt AG, which specializes in high volume hot forgings. Seissenschmidt has 3 primary locations in Germany , Hungary , and the United States . Linamar had previously...

Abaxis, Inc. (ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care instruments and consumables for the medical, research, and veterinary markets worldwide and providing reference lab services to the veterinary and research markets in the U.S., announced the closing of a stock purchase deal to...

Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. (NXST) Friday said it agreed to acquire KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate serving the Las Vegas, Nevada market for $145.0 million, in addition to working capital from Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC. The acquisition on closing, along with previously announced ones - such...

ASSA ABLOY (ASAZF.PK, ASS.L) has agreed to acquire Silvana, a lock company, and has acquired Metalika, a steel fire door company, both located in Brazil. The acquisitions significantly enhance the Group's footprint in Brazil. "With these two important acquisitions, ASSA ABLOY will now offer more comprehensive...

Ophir Energy plc. (OPHR.L), which confirmed an offer for Salamander Energy plc. (SMDR.L) earlier this month, Friday said Salamander shareholders would be entitled to receive 0.5719 Ophir shares for each Salamander share. On the basis of Ophir's share price of 202.7 pence on October 24, which was...

Kotak-Mahindra-ING-Vysya-Bank-112114.jpg Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. and ING Vysya Bank Ltd. announced plans to merge, following the approval from the boards of both companies. The approved all-stock amalgamation is subject to approval of the shareholders of both companies, Reserve Bank of India, the Competition Commission of India and such other...

Brazilian meat giant JBS S.A. (JBSAY) agreed Thursday to acquire Australis's Primo Smallgoods Group in an all-cash and debt free deal valued at A$1.45 billion or $1.25 billion. The business will be acquired through Australia's largest fresh meats processor JBS Australia Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of JBS...

Private equity firm Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) said Friday that it has agreed to acquire diversified conglomerate General Electric Co.'s (GE) residential real estate business in Japan for more than 190 billion yen, or $1.61 billion. Blackstone said that funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate...

Blackstone (BX) said Thursday that funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia will make an investment in connection with an agreement to acquire GE Japan Corp's 100% owned residential real estate business for over ¥190 billion. The business owns and operates more than 200 residential...

IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (IPCM) said Thursday that it has acquired Hospital Practice Associates, Inc., in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Elias Saikali will continue with the group as IPC's Practice Group Leader. The patient encounters for the practice are estimated at about 34,000 on a combined annualized basis.

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX) Thursday said, in connection to its proposed acquisition of CareFusion (CFN), the waiting period under the amended Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 expired on November 19. The company said that the acquisition remains subject to other conditions...