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NEW YORK, Nov 26- Industrial conglomerate Danaher Corp and private equity firm Blackstone Group LP are pursuing a joint bid for chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc's water technologies unit, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, in a deal that could top $1.5 billion.
NEW YORK, Nov 25- At least six major private equity groups are competing to buy the industrial packaging segment of Illinois Tool Works Inc, in a deal that could fetch more than $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK, Sept 6- Johnson& Johnson has launched a sale process for its Ortho Clinical Diagnostics unit, which makes blood screening equipment and laboratory blood tests and could fetch around $5 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
CHICAGO, Aug 21- Polaris Industries Inc's relaunch this month of the Indian motorcycle, a storied U.S. brand older than Harley-Davidson, has pulses racing on and off Wall Street.
Washington might evoke only images of government offices and monuments, but it is also a business hot spot.
Three days before Chinese GDP data, the Minister of Finance suggests he is comfortable with growth of 6.5 percent, when the "official" target is 7.5 percent. Coincidence?
China's export figures are not good news for GDP figures, which will be released on Sunday night.
We are hearing the usual chorus of complaints at the start of earnings season, that profits look anemic, but data suggests things may not be that bad.
"Two things usually send a stock higher: takeovers and breakups,” Cramer said. “This stock has the potential for both.”
Good news to see some cyclicals (Materials, Energy, Tech) trading up; not good to see all 20 Dow Transports down earlier in the day.
Hot IPO market falters: Is it the poor markets or just less interest in specific companies.
Genetic testing equipment maker Life Technologies has agreed to a $13.6 billion cash buyout by Thermo Fisher Scientific, in one of the year's biggest corporate takeovers.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
A better than expected earnings season? I see signs that things may be a little better than some were expecting: 1) Alcoa was surprisingly bullish on China...
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Bullishness towards China is coming less from a feeling that things are getting back to normal and more from a simple valuation call.
WASHINGTON-- Industrial and medical equipment maker Danaher's third-quarter net income rose 5 percent from year-ago results that were depressed by a loss on early debt retirement. Danaher Corp. earned $548.7 million, or 77 cents per share, for the period ended Sept. 28.
Danaher Corp. and Cooper Industries said Wednesday that they will sell a tool-making business they created two years ago as a joint venture for about $1.6 billion to private equity firm Bain Capital.
Oct 10- Danaher Corp and Cooper Industries will sell their hand and power tools joint venture, Apex Tool Group, to Bain Capital for about $1.6 billion, joining a growing group of U.S. conglomerates that is divesting its non-core assets.