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Outside Counsel: United Bankshares closes deal with Centra (access required)

Hagerstown-based tech company acquired Network Connectivity Solutions Corp. (NETCONN), a Hagerstown-based company that provides cloud computing and enterprise services to Department of Defense agencies, has been acquired by General Dynamics. The Fairfax, Va., defense conglomerate will add NETCONN to its ...

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Barry Rosen: Health care horizontal merger guidelines are changing (access required)

Recent federal guidance should remind health care organizations to evaluate the antitrust laws carefully when considering a merger with an actual or potential competitor. The federal Clayton Act prohibits firms from merging with competitors (that is, merging horizontally) when the ...

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Second-quarter M&A activity a good sign for economic recovery

Although the estimated $7.9 billion acquisition of Constellation Energy Group by Exelon Corp. was the quarter’s biggest mergers-and-acquisition deal, for the last three months it has been all about real estate. According to data compiled by Bloomberg Financial exclusively for ...

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Optimism, uncertainty of tax changes fueled strong 4th quarter (access required)

Whether it was increased optimism about the economy or uncertainty about changes in the tax law, the market for buying and selling companies remained strong during the final three months of 2010. The number of mergers and acquisitions involving Maryland ...

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Caterpillar’s purchase of Bucyrus spotlights M&As

Big deals are a big deal again. From Caterpillar to Chevron to Google, some of the best-known names in corporate America are scooping up smaller companies, finally putting the piles of cash they’ve been sitting on to use and positioning ...

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