Acquisitions News in the Manufacturing sector

Wed, 29 Apr 2009: Oleg Deripaska's troubled UK vanmaker business LDV has applied to go into administration as it is in danger of collap...
[more: Van manufacturer applies for administration]
Tue, 03 Mar 2009: An electronic chips manufacturer, based in Swindon, has gone into administration. Administrators at BDO Stoy Hayward have been called in to MHS Electronics Ltd. 14 jobs have been cut and 125 more may lose theirs....
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Fri, 27 Jul 2007: SKF has signed an agreement with the British company Edwards Limited to acquire its subsidiary S2M, the world's leading company in magnetic bearings. SKF had already earlier 12% of the share capital in...
[more: Sweden's SKF acquires S2M for €55m]
Tue, 27 Feb 2007: Gradus, the Macclesfield-based carpets and flooring accessories company with 300 staff, has undergone a £41m management buy-out....
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Wed, 14 Feb 2007: Pentland, the private UK-based footwear business, would welcome contact from investment banks and private equity firms concerning its financial option...
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Fri, 09 Feb 2007: Halma has acquired Labsphere, the US manufacturer of light testing and measurement products, from X-Rite for £7m....
[more: Halma has acquired Labsphere, the US man...]
Fri, 09 Feb 2007: Imperial Tobacco is to acquire Commonwealth Brands, the US cigarette manufacturer with 720 staff, from Houchens Industries for £974m....
[more: Imperial Tobacco is to acquire Commonwea...]
Fri, 09 Feb 2007: Bernstein Group, the Bolton-based kitchen manufacturer, has been acquired by regional buy-out fund Endless, but the Kitchen Studio direct sales subsid...
[more: Bernstein Group, the Bolton-based kitche...]
Wed, 07 Feb 2007: Havelock Europa is to acquire Stage Systems, the Loughborough-based educational furniture manufacturer, for £3.5m....
[more: Havelock Europa is to acquire Stage Syst...]
Tue, 06 Feb 2007: BBA Aviation has acquired Commercial Aircraft Products, the US manufacturer of hydraulic system components, for an initial £2.9m....
[more: BBA Aviation has acquired Commercial Air...]
Tue, 06 Feb 2007: Treforest Glass, the Pontypridd-based glass products company with 29 staff, has been acquired by a private investor....
[more: Treforest Glass, the Pontypridd-based gl...]
Thu, 01 Feb 2007: FendorHansen, the Gateshead-based glazing company with 50 staff, has undergone a management buy-out, and is now looking to double the size of its manu...
[more: FendorHansen, the Gateshead-based glazin...]
Thu, 01 Feb 2007: Corus, the steel manufacturer with 24,000 staff in Port Talbot, Rotherham and North Lincolnshire, has been acquired by Tata Steel of India for £...
[more: Corus, the steel manufacturer with 24,00...]
Mon, 29 Jan 2007: Conder Environmental has sold Vikoma International, the Isle of Wight-based pollution control systems business with 50 staff, to Energy Environmental ...
[more: Vikoma International]
Thu, 18 Jan 2007: Aerial Facilities, the Chesham-based wireless telecoms equipment manufacturer, has undergone a £56m management buy-out backed by ECI Partners....
[more: Aerial Facilities]
Mon, 15 Jan 2007: Wolfson Microelectronics has acquired Oligon, the Edinburgh-based semiconductors company, for up to £2.9m....
[more: Wolfson Microelectronics has acquired Ol...]
Mon, 15 Jan 2007: Christy Group, the costume designer and distributor, has undergone a £21m management buy-out backed by Barclays Ventures....
[more: Christy Group]
Fri, 12 Jan 2007: Nicholl Food Packaging, the Cannock-based foil packaging manufacturer with 176 staff, has been acquired by US investment firm Audax Group for an estim...
[more: Nicholl Food Packaging]
Tue, 09 Jan 2007: Enodis has acquired Fabristeel, the Singapore-based manufacturer of catering equipment, for £15m....
[more: Enodis has acquired Fabristeel, the Sing...]
Tue, 09 Jan 2007: B3 Cable Solutions has bought the Irish cable manufacturing business of ABB, which employs 140 staff in Co Longford, for undisclosed terms, and is now...
[more: B3 Cable Solutions has bought the Irish ...]