Yearly Archives: 2010

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

BAE wins weapons contracts

Just days after losing a large contract to supply armored vehicles for the British army, BAE Systems PLC on Friday announced two weapons deals that in the long term could be ... Read More

Astra pays up to $1.2 billion for arthritis drug

AstraZeneca waded into the competitive rheumatoid arthritis market on Tuesday by buying rights to Rigel Pharmaceuticals‘ next-generation drug R788 for up to $1.245 billion, Reuters reported. The deal is a big ... Read More

Astellas Pharma buys OSI for $4 billion

Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan’s No. 2 drug maker, said Monday it will buy U.S. cancer drug company OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $4 billion in cash in a bid to expand its ... Read More

Areva buys solar-thermal start-up Ausra

France-based Areva, best known for its work in nuclear power, said on Monday it has acquired concentrating solar-power start-up Ausra for an undisclosed price. The acquisition will expand Areva’s business interests ... Read More

American Railcar in high-speed venture

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is backing a startup company that would build trains to run on President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail network, challenging international manufacturers that dominate the market, the company ... 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

Ameren forms separate transmission business

Ameren Corp. said Monday it created a new subsidiary dedicated to electric transmission infrastructure investment and identified $3 billion in potential projects. The new company, Ameren Transmission Co. (ATX), will build ... Read More

Alpla to open new manufacturing facility in St. Peters, Mo.

Alpla Inc., a privately held $3 billion manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions, has purchased an 83,485 square-foot industrial property at 9 Cermak Blvd. in St. Peters, Mo. Austrian-based Alpla is a ... Read More

Akermin raises $10M

Akermin Inc. said Tuesday it raised $10 million in its Series B financing round and will use the new funds to develop and bring to market its carbon-capture system for power ... Read More