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    Microsoft to buy Nokia's phone business


    Nokia's Lumia brand, which runs a version of the Windows operating system, will transfer to Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Microsoft is planning to buy Nokia's mobile phone and services businesses, as the US software group makes its most aggressive move to date to broaden its business footprint. Microsoft will pay ...

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    Study: Tech M&A up sharply in 2012


    (Photo: IDC) Global merger and acquisition activity in the technology sector rose sharply in 2012, but the value of the transactions accomplished declined, according to a new report. The study from market researchers International Data Corp (IDC) found that the total number of deals done last year rose 14.2 ...

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    SoftBank plans to acquire Sprint


    The announcement follows news last week that Deutsche Telekom intended to buy MetroPCS, another US wireless communications group. Both moves underscore the continuing transformation of the US wireless market. SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications group, said it would pay 12.1 billion dlrs to Sprint shareholders and make available 8.0 billion dlrs ...

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    Deutsche Telekom plans to buy MetroPCS


    Deutsche Telekom said it is acquiring MetroPCS, a US telecommunications company, and will combine Metro's activities with those of its US subsidiary, T-Mobile USA. The move comes less than a year after US regulators vetoed a planned 39 billion dlr acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T. Deutsche Telekom, Germany's biggest ...

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    PwC study: More Chinese automotive acquisitions likely


    German locking systems maker Kiekert was bought by China’s Hebei and PwC thinks more such acquisitions are in the offing (Photo: Kiekert) Chinese ”“ and Asian -companies, looking to improve their competitive standing, are stepping up their role in the consolidation of the global auto industry, according to a report ...

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    Chinese group set to acquire German supplier Kiekert


    Kiekert makes side-door latches and other locking systems (Photo: Kiekert) Hebei Lingyun Industrial Group is set to acquire German locking systems specialist Kiekert in a move that will give the Chinese automotive supplier a strong position in the market for specialist latches and other automotive locks. Kiekert said Lingyun had ...


    France's Assystem moves to expand in Germany


    Assystem, in a move to enhance its offering of embedded systems, is buying Berner & Mattner, a German embedded electronics specialist. The transaction is expected to be concluded in a fewdays. The French engineering and innovation consultancy said, in a press statement, that  the acquisition would strengthen its position ...