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Akzo Nobel N.V. has acquired decorative paints and woodcare company Xylazel S.A., a 100% subsidiary of Pharma Mar S.A. (PHM). more

Siemens, through its Siemens PLM Software division, has entered into an agreement to buy UK-based Lightwork Design, a computer software and technology licensing company specialising in 3D rendering software development and virtual reality (VR). more

Axel Johnson International’s Fluid Handling Solutions business group, AxFlow, has acquired Brown Brothers/Kelair, the market-leading distributor of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps in Australia and New Zealand. more

Vygon Group, a France-based specialist in single-use medical devices, has acquired a 20% stake in OxyNov, a young Canadian company focused on innovative oxygen therapy and respiratory assistance medical devices. more

BOFA International Ltd (BOFA), world leader in industrial fume and dust extraction technology, has announced it is to be acquired by Donaldson Company, Inc. more

Atlas Copco has acquired Reno A/S, a manufacturer and distributor of compressed air solutions. The company has a large equipment distribution and aftermarket network, and operates in several segments of the compressed air business. more

Japanese Nidec Corporation is set to invest around 50 billion yen ($450 million) in the acquisition of give German robotics companies, in line with the continued global shift towards automated manufacturing. more

Vodafone has announced a major new merger that will see the UK company’s Australian operations, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, and TPG Telecom combine to form a new telecoms giant, TPG Telecom Limited. more

ODELUS-Construkt Kft., a Hungarian investment and real estate development company based in Győr, northwest Hungary, has announced the news that it has acquired Ukrrosleasing LLC, Ukraine. more

The European Commission has given the go-ahead for the $80bn merger between German chemicals group Linde and its US rival Praxair. If it is completed, the landmark deal would form the world’s largest industrial gas supplier. However, US approval is s more

BASF has announced it has completed the acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business, mainly operating under the brand Nunhems. more

Hadley Group, a world leader in advanced cold rolled steel technology, has acquired EWS (Manufacturing) Ltd, a specialist in the production of components and profiles using cold rollforming technology. more

Halton Group, a global indoor air company, has announced its acquisition of LCSystems Inc., a family company from Kentucky, US, that produces supply and exhaust air equipment for professional kitchens. more

Atlas Copco, a developer of sustainable productivity solutions, has acquired German QUISS Qualitäts-Inspektionssysteme und Service AG. more

Mitsubishi Electric has announced its acquisition of the Swiss company ASTES4 SA, a manufacturer of automated sorting solutions for sheet metal laser processing machines, in order to strengthen its global business in this field. more

Sika has announced its takeover of Polypag, a Switzerland-based manufacturer and developer of polyurethane foam systems. more

K.Hartwall, a Finnish provider of returnable logistics solutions, has acquired A&A Logistik-Equipment GmbH & Co. KG, a German provider of logistics equipment for a range of industries. more

Continental A.G. has announced its acquisition of VUK spol. s.r.o, its long-term supplier of components for tyre-assembly machines, in a order to boost its expertise in tire manufacturing equipment. more

Rejlers Finland Oy has acquired Antti Pitkänen Oy and Enease Oy, allowing the company to strengthen its competence in power grid planning and energy measurement services. more

The B2B events organiser UBM has acquired The Battery Show Europe and co-located Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe from UK-based Smarter Shows. more

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