Monthly Archives: June 2010

Caterpillar to buy Electro-Motive Diesel

Caterpillar Inc. agreed to buy a U.S. maker of railroad locomotives on Tuesday for $820 million in cash, expanding its rail business from service into new engine manufacturing. The world’s largest ... Read More

Cardinal Health, Inc. buys Healthcare Solutions Holding for $517 million

Cardinal Health today announced plans to expand its presence in specialty pharmaceutical services with a definitive agreement to purchase Healthcare Solutions Holding, LLC in an upfront $517 million all-cash transaction. The ... Read More

Boeing gets $1.5B air force contract

Boeing Co. has received a $1.53 billion U.S. Air Force contract for eight C-17 transport planes, the Pentagon said on Tuesday in a daily list of contract awards. It said $734 ... Read More

BASF poised to buy Cognis for $4 billion

BASF, the world’s largest chemicals maker, has sealed a deal to buy Cognis, a German maker of additives, for at least 3.3 billion euros ($4.1 billion), The Wall Street Journal reported, ... Read More

Ball selling packaging unit to Amcor for $280M

Metal and plastic packaging supplier Ball Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its U.S.-based plastic packaging business to Australian packaging company Amcor Ltd. for $280 million. The deal ... Read More

Ametek acquires medical device parts maker

Ametek, which makes electric motors, battery chargers and products for aerospace, defense and other industries, said Tuesday it has acquired privately held Technical Services for Electronics for an undisclosed amount, The ... Read More