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Reader's Digest Acquires Reiman Publications


Reader's Digest Association (RDA) agrees to acquire Midwestern publishing house Reiman Publications LLC for $760 million. Reiman, which publishes cooking, gardening, country lifestyle, and nostalgia magazines, was controlled by Chicago investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners Inc. (3/22)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) says it will acquire Tibotec-Virco NV, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, in $320 million deal. (3/22)

Germany's utility group RWE agrees to acquire Innogy Holdings PLC (IOG), the U.K.'s biggest electricity supplier, for $4.42 billion. (3/22)

Flowserve (FLS) says it will acquire the Flow Control division of Invensys PLC for $535 million. (3/22)

SpaceLabs Medical (SLMD) agrees to be acquired by Instrumentarium (INMRY) in a $140 million deal. Terms: $14.25 cash for each SLMD share. (3/22)

Tutogen Medical (TTG) recently hired an investment bank to explore possible moves. Sulzer Medica ADS (SM) and Mentor (MNTR) are seen as potential suitors, and one big investor says stock worth $10 in a buyout: BusinessWeek. (3/22)

M&A Capital Ltd. offered $2.50 per share to acquire Royal KPN NV's (KPN) stake in Euroweb International (EWEB). Royal KPN raised its bid for the 47.2% of EWEB it doesn't already own to $2.70 from $2.25 a share. (3/21)

Compaq Computer (CPQ) shareholders overwhelmingly approve the merger with Hewlett-Packard HWP

. (3/20)

German drug maker Schering AG (SHR) agrees to acquire the 88% of U.S. biotech company Collateral Therapeutics (CLTX) it doesn't already own in a stock deal valued at $140 million. Schering will give 0.1847 per ADR per CLTX share. (3/20)


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