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German firms combine hybrid part expertise


August 21, 2014 11:18 am ET

L. Possehl & Co.'s acquisition of TPS Technical Plastic Systems GmbH will bring together companies which specialize in the manufacture of hybrid plastic-metal components for the automotive industry.

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Ply Gem continues acquisition streak, buying Simonton for $130 million


August 20, 2014 2:33 pm ET

Building materials manufacturer Ply Gem Holdings Inc. will acquire Simonton Windows from Fortune Brands Home & Security in a $130 million deal that lines up with its strategy to grow earnings through targeted acquisitions of complementary product...

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Has the current M&A cycle peaked?


August 20, 2014 11:55 am ET

Plastics M&A veteran Thomas Blaige has called the peak of the current investment cycle.

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Ohio molder sold to private equity firm


August 19, 2014 5:23 pm ET

Private equity firm TVV Capital of Nashville has acquired injection molder Design Molded Plastics Inc. for an undisclosed price.

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Pactiv selling building products unit to Ireland's Kingspan


August 19, 2014 3:54 pm ET

Irish building material manufacturer Kingspan Group plc is acquiring the insulation business of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Pactiv Building Products for $82 million as part of a strategic move to gain access into the U.S. market for energy-efficient...

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Report: Graham looking to sell Infiltrator


August 19, 2014 11:32 am ET

Private equity group Graham Partners Inc. reportedly is ready to sell septic tank maker Infiltrator Systems Inc. after holding the Old Saybrook, Conn.-based company for almost nine years.

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Mexichem buys HDPE pipe extruder Dura-Line Corp.


August 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

UPDATED — PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV said Monday it has agreed to buy Dura-Line Corp., a prominent manufacturer of high density polyethylene conduit, duct and pressure pipe for telecommunications and data...

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Germany's Aunde set to acquire Fehrer


August 18, 2014 1:19 pm ET

German automotive supplier Aunde Group has signed a deal to acquire local car parts manufacturer F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH. The acquisition is expected to be completed in September, once the contract is approved by Germany's antitrust watchdog.

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Mitsubishi buys German automotive composite-part supplier


August 15, 2014 12:55 pm ET

Japanese materials firm Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. (MRC) has acquired a majority stake in Wethje Holding GmbH, a German producer of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) for the auto market.

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3D Systems acquires rapid prototyping firms


August 14, 2014 11:17 am ET

ROCK HILL, S.C. — 3D Systems Inc. has acquired American Precision Prototyping (APP) and its sister company American Precision Machining (APM), both providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and engineering...

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