Mergers, Alliances, Acquisitions, and Flashback

Oct. 31, 2007
Read about the latest mergers, alliences and aquisitions for this month. Also see a 10 year flashback in history.

Mergers, Alliances, and Acquisitions

Hubbell acquired Pcore Electric Co., a manufacturer of high-voltage condenser bushings used in the electric utility infrastructure to provide safe passage of electricity into and out of transformers.

Fieldbus Foundation, Hart Communication Foundation, and Profibus Nutzerorganisation formed the Wireless Cooperation Team to collaborate on wireless technology in discrete and process manufacturing. The project is an extension of prior collaboration on EDDL.

Schneider Electric purchased Brazilian machinery manufacturer Atos Automacao Industrial Ltd.

1997-2007 flashback

NOVEMBER 8, 1997—Chinese engineers divert the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam.
NOVEMBER 10, 2001—The World Trade Organization approves China's membership.
NOVEMBER 13, 1997—The Disney musical ''The Lion King'' opens on Broadway.
NOVEMBER 18, 2001—Phillips Petroleum Co. and Conoco Inc. announce a merger that would create the third-largest U.S. oil and gas company.
NOVEMBER 21, 2002—NATO seeks to expand its membership into the borders of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as it invites seven former communist countries—Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria—to join the alliance.
NOVEMBER 22, 2005—Angela Merkel takes power as Germany's first female chancellor.
NOVEMBER 26, 1998—Tony Blair gives the first speech ever by a British prime minister to an Irish parliament.
NOVEMBER 27, 2005—Doctors in France perform the world's first partial face transplant on a woman disfigured by a dog bite; Isabelle Dinoire receives the lips, nose and chin of a brain-dead woman in a 15-hour operation.

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