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Oct 11, 2013

W.R. Grace to buy Dow unit for $500M

Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. will acquire the Polypropylene Licensing and Catalysts unit of The Dow Chemical Company for $500 million.

Sep 11, 2013

Lockheed acquires Scottish IT company

Lockheed Martin Corp., of Bethesda, a global provider of aerospace, defense, security and advanced technology services, announced it has acquired Amor Group, a Glasgow, Scotland-based company specializing in information technology services for the energy, transportation and public services sectors.

Aug 8, 2013

Sinclair closes on Fisher acquisition

Sinclair Broadcast Group, of Hunt Valley, an independent television broadcasting company, said Thursday that it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Seattle-based Fisher Communications, Inc. for approximately $373.3 million, or $41 per share, less acquired working capital.

Jun 21, 2013

Dish Network abandons Sprint acquisition efforts

Satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. is officially abandoning its efforts to acquire Sprint Nextel Corp. The Englewood, Colo., company filed regulatory documents Friday formalizing the retreat it announced earlier this week. The move leaves Sprint free to accept what it considers a superior offer from Japan’s Softback. Dish and Softbank were competing to acquire […]

Jun 11, 2013

Google snaps up Waze to add to mapping service

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is buying online mapping service Waze in a deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while gaining technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness of its own popular navigation system. The acquisition announced Tuesday ends several months of speculation as Waze flirted with potential buyers interested […]

May 31, 2013

McCormick completes purchase of Chinese company

McCormick & Co. Inc., of Sparks, an international producer of spices, seasonings, flavorings and specialty foods, said it completed its purchase of Wuhan Asia-Pacific Condiments Co. Ltd., a privately held company in China.

May 1, 2013

Baltimore-based Barcoding Inc. acquires Illinois company

Barcoding Inc., a Baltimore-based company that installs and integrates wireless barcode systems using handheld portable computing devices, said it has acquired Miles Technologies Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill., in order to increase its presence in the central region of the U.S. Miles Technologies is a provider of barcode and radio-frequency identification equipment and a developer of software applicat[...]

Apr 9, 2013

Annapolis Bancorp acquisition completed

FNB Corp., of Hermitage, Pa., parent company of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, said it completed its acquisition of Annapolis Bancorp Inc., parent company of BankAnnapolis.

Mar 25, 2013

Apple buys WiFi-location startup

NEW YORK — Apple has bought WiFiSLAM, a startup that has been developing a way to use WiFi hotspots to help smartphones navigate large indoor spaces, like stores, airports and conference centers. The purchase is part of Apple’s efforts to bolster its own mapping and location capabilities, after breaking up with Google Inc. last year. […]

Mar 25, 2013

American Capital acquires HVAC company

American Capital Ltd., of Bethesda, a publicly traded private equity and global asset management firm focused on middle-market investments, has led a buyout of Service Experts LLC, a Texas-based provider of sales, installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems for the residential and light commercial markets.

Mar 13, 2013

Legg, Permal close Fauchier purchase

Legg Mason Inc., of Baltimore, a global asset manager, and its affiliate, Permal, on Wednesday announced they completed their acquisition of Fauchier Partners, a London-based manager of funds of hedge funds, from BNP Paribas Investment Partners.

Feb 26, 2013

GP Strategies tops Wall St. forecasts

GP Strategies, of Elkridge, reported a strong fourth quarter buoyed by revenue from acquisitions. The company, a provider of training, e-learning, management consulting and engineering services, reported net income of $6.1 million, or 32 cents per share, on revenue of $106 million, compared to net income of $5.9 million, or 31 cents per share, on revenue of $93.9 million for the year-ago quarter.

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