Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for February 1 - 2, 2012

Industrial Manufacturing and Metals Deals Drive 2011 Industrial Products M&A ...Evercore Partners Reports Record Full Year 2011 Results; Quarterly Dividend of ...Antitrust concerns derailing NYSE-Deutsche Boerse dealManufacturing Merger and Acquisition Activity Increases in 20112012 M&As? Uncertainty ahead.Platinum Equity Completes Sale of 3BLaw Firms Announce Investigation into Pep Boys AcquisitionResearch and Markets: Medical Device Companies Analysis - 50+ Major Companies ...Ron Bloom to Serve as Senior Advisor to LazardNYSE and Deutsche Borse Plan to Call Off MergerProposals of the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation to the Annual ...Oliver Bell, Inc. to Sponsor Winter Meeting of the Texas Labor and Employee ...

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Merck Announces Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2011 Financial Results
Business Wire (press release)February 2, 2012

Also includes integration and other costs associated with mergers and acquisitions. 5 Amount for full year of 2011 includes a gain on the divestiture of the company's interest in the Johnson & Johnson°Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Company joint ...more »

Divestitures gain ground in federal market
Washington TechnologyFebruary 3, 2012

By David Hubler Divestitures in the federal contracting space accounted for about 20 percent of all M&A activity last year, continuing a trend that began heating up in 2009. Experts ascribe the trend to several factors – the federal requirement to ...more »

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Industrial Manufacturing and Metals Deals Drive 2011 Industrial Products M&A ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

... leading merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to a series of quarterly M&A reports released today by PwC US. The majority of deals within the IP sector were driven by companies focusing on smaller deals, an increase in divestitures and ...more »

Evercore Partners Reports Record Full Year 2011 Results; Quarterly Dividend of ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Evercore's Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high ...more »

Antitrust concerns derailing NYSE-Deutsche Boerse deal
Boston GlobeFebruary 2, 2012

NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse said yesterday that they were in talks to call off their planned merger, after European antitrust regulators formally opposed the deal, saying they would instead focus on smaller acquisitions to strengthen their ...more »

Manufacturing Merger and Acquisition Activity Increases in 2011
IndustryWeekFebruary 2, 2012

Companies take a cautious approach with smaller deals; divestitures also increase as manufacturers shed less-profitable units. By Jonathan Katz The heavy industrial and metals sectors were the most active manufacturing segments engaged in merger and ...more »

2012 M&As? Uncertainty ahead.
Washington TechnologyFebruary 1, 2012

By Jean Stack Government services mergers and acquisitions in 2011 started off with a bang but ended with a whimper. Uncertainty in the growth outlook was furthered by the failure of the supercommittee to reach consensus.more »

Platinum Equity Completes Sale of 3B
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

About Platinum Equity Platinum Equity ( www.platinumequity.com ) is a global M&A&O(R) firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, ...more »

Law Firms Announce Investigation into Pep Boys Acquisition
AftermarketNews.com (AMN)February 1, 2012

By Amy Antenora PHILADELPHIA – At least three law firms – Brower Piven, Tripp Levy PLLC and the law offices of James C. Kelly – have announced investigations into the acquisition of Pep Boys by the Gores Group, announced earlier this week.more »

Research and Markets: Medical Device Companies Analysis - 50+ Major Companies ...
Business Wire (press release)February 1, 2012

Each report provides a full review of the company's activities, from its origins to its latest corporate activity, including mergers and acquisitions, agreements, divestitures, major purchasing contracts and litigation. Sections are included on ...more »

Ron Bloom to Serve as Senior Advisor to Lazard
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

He began his investment banking career at Lazard in 1985, advising on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and divestitures. Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 42 cities across 27 ...more »

NYSE and Deutsche Borse Plan to Call Off Merger
New York TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The company is likely to look to smaller acquisitions and cost-cutting as a way to grow, and said on Wednesday that it plans to resume a $550 million share buyback program. It also marks the latest collapse of a merger of exchanges over the past 12 ...more »

Proposals of the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation to the Annual ...
ReutersFebruary 1, 2012

Previously, she has held several international expert and managerial positions at Pöyry Consulting Oy in the areas of strategy as well as mergers and acquisitions serving the specialty paper and packaging industry. She resides in Singapore.more »

Oliver Bell, Inc. to Sponsor Winter Meeting of the Texas Labor and Employee ...
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

... or are currently engaged in some form of transition, such as: reorganization (including reductions-in-force), outsourcing or in-sourcing, mergers, acquisitions or divestitures, rebranding, changing performance expectations or union organizing.more »

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