3M agrees to acquire NASDAQ-listed Ceradyne in $860m deal

US diversified technology firm 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) has signed a definitive deal with an aggregate value of around USD860m (EUR667.6m) to acquire advanced technical ceramic products developer Ceradyne Inc (NASDAQ:CRDN), the pair announced today. Under the terms of the agreement, […]

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UK manufacturing activity down again in September

Manufacturing activity in the UK declined last month, the latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows. The UK Manufacturing PMI, released today by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply


Private equity firm KKR acquires majority stake in UK’s Acteon

US buyout firm KKR & Co LP (NYSE:KKR) will acquire a majority stake in British subsea energy services provider Acteon Group Ltd from US investor First Reserve Corp,

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Online gaming firm Bwin disposes of Ongame in €25m deal

Gibraltar-based online gaming firm Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc (LON:BPTY) said today it had agreed to sell business-to-business (B2B) online poker provider Ongame Network Ltd to Canada's Amaya Gaming

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Things to keep in mind when setting up an online store

Online shopping has become an immensely important factor for the economy. There’s hardly any company – no matter if it’s international or strictly local – that

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UK miner Xstrata accepts final deal from Glencore

British miner Xstrata Plc (LON:XTA) said on Monday its independent directors had accepted the final terms of the revised takeover offer from Swiss suitor

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Private equity firm TPG completes takeover of generic drug firm Par Pharmaceuticals

US private equity firm TPG Capital LP has completed the USD1.9bn (EUR1.5bn) takeover of generic and branded drugs maker and distributor Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc (NYSE:PRX), the pair

UTStarcom shareholders elect director, ratify auditor

Broadband equipment and solutions provider UTStarcom Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UTSI) announced the official results of its 2012 annual general meeting, held on September 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

U.K. Office of Fair Trading OKs SAP acquisition of Ariba

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA) said that the UK Office of Fair Trading has advised it will not refer the acquisition of Ariba by

-TeleCommunication Systems gets $5.5 million in orders for SNAP deployable satellite systems equipment and support

Mobile communication technology leader TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS) said it has received a combined $5.5 million in delivery orders from the U.S. Army for equipment, field services

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