Mergers/Acquisitions

Announcements and updates regarding merger and acquisition activities.

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Graco to Sell Liquid Finishing Business

Graco Inc. recently announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the Liquid Finishing business assets that were purchased as part of Graco’s acquisition of the Finishing Brands business from Illinois Tool Works (ITW).
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Protex International Acquires Chartwell

The acquisition, which joins the Protex International Group, will reportedly offer high-technology products that meet current and future regulations.
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Rockwood Completes Sale of Pigments Business to Huntsman

Rockwood Holdings Inc. recently announced it completed the previously announced sale of its Titanium Dioxide Pigments and four other, non-strategic businesses to Huntsman Corp.
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Henkel to Acquire the Bergquist Co.

Henkel recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Bergquist Co.
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Arkema Eyes Bostik Acquisition

Total recently announced it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire its Bostik affiliate.
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European Commission Approves Huntsman’s Acquisition of Rockwood Businesses

Huntsman Corp. recently announced that the European Commission has approved its previously announced acquisition of the Performance Additives and TiO2 businesses of Rockwood Holdings Inc.


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MACtac Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Bemis Co. Inc. recently announced that it has reached an agreement to sell MACtac to a California-based private equity firm for a purchase price of $170 million.
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Nordson Acquires Dima Group

Nordson Corp. recently announced it has acquired Dima Group B.V., a Netherlands-based manufacturer of conformal coating, dispensing and surface-mount technology (SMT) equipment.
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3M Completes Acquisition of Sumitomo 3M

3M recently announced it has completed its acquisition, through Sumitomo 3M Ltd., of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.’s 25% interest in Sumitomo 3M Ltd. for ¥90 billion (~ $865 million).


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H.B. Fuller Acquires ProSpec Construction Products

H.B. Fuller Co. recently announced it has acquired ProSpec® Construction Products, a provider of tile and stone installation products.
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