Corn Products International announced Monday it has agreed to acquire National Starch from Akzo Nobel of the Netherlands for $1.3 billion.
After several small acquisitions, online marketing service Web.com made a big move Thursday, the purchase of Register.com, a provider of Web domain name registration services, for $135 million.
IBM has beefed up its web analytics abilities with its purchase of Coremetrics, an online marketing optimization company. This should be a concern for Adobe, which bought Coremetrics rival Omniture last year.
NTT Data, a major info-tech player in Japan, has taken notice of the rising fortunes of IT services company Intelligroup. The U.S. is company is tiny compared to NTT, but its allure is a solid business in a key major market.
Security services firm Altegrity has agreed to buy rival Kroll from Marsh & McLennan for $1.13 billion.
Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar has agreed to purchase Electro-Motive Diesel, a manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, for $820 million in a bid to increase its presence in the railroad industry.
McAfee Buys Trust Digital in a Bid to Go Mobile
Gentiva Makes $1 Billion Deal for Odyssey HealthCare
IBM to Pay $1.4 Billion for AT&T's Sterling Commerce
Sherwin-Williams Acquires Becker Acroma, Adds Industrial Wood Coatings Business
With drug sales stalling in developed countries, Abbott Laboratories has made a bold play to harness pharma's strong growth in emerging markets. Its purchase of a Piramal Healthcare unit in India gives Abbott the largest market share in the country.
Zynga Acquires XPD Media, FarmVille Developer Gets Plot in China
Google has acquired the Internet audio and video communications company Global IP Solutions for $68.2 million. Is the search giant taking on Skype?
Buyout talks between a consortium of investors -- led by The Blackstone Group -- and Fidelity National Information Services collapsed Monday night.
Comtech Telecommunications, which develops advanced communications solutions, has agreed to the $472.3 million purchase CPI International, developer of radio frequency microwave technologies.
CGI Group, Canada's biggest information technology outsourcing operator, agreed to purchase rival Stanley for $1.07 billion. Stanley is an IT solutions provider to U.S. defense, intelligence and civilian agencies.
Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners has agreed to buy pharmaceutical services provider inVentiv Health for $1.1 billion.
Proctor & Gamble announced will acquire Natura Pet Products, a privately held company that provides holistic and natural pet foods. The price tag of the deal was not disclosed.
A roundup of stock news, concerning Pfizer, Merck, UBS, Sirius, Archers Daniels Midland and other companies.
While there was no secret that Palm's private equity investors wanted to unload the company, the betting was that the buyers would come from a tech operator in China, like Lenovo. But in the M&A world, deals can get interesting. So in a surprise move, HP has agreed to shell out $1.2 billion for Palm in an all-cash deal, which should make the private equity investors happy.
Stifel Financial Corp. has agreed to acquire Thomas Weisel Partners, a California-based investment bank focused on the high-tech industry, in a transaction valued at $318 million.
Charles River Laboratories has agreed to acquire Chinese drug research firm WuXi Pharma Tech for $1.6 billion.
Private equity firm TPG Capital has agreed to pay $1.3 billion for American Tire Distributors.
Computing company Salesforce.com has agreed to pay $142 million for Jigsaw, which operates a wiki-style business contact database.
Credit giant Visa agrees to a $2 billion deal for CyberSource, a leading provider of electronic payment services for e-commerce businesses.
Google may buy airline travel company ITA Software Inc for $1 billion.
As the prison population in America continues to increase, there has been a movement towards the privatization of prisons and detention centers....