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Thermo Fisher to acquire Qiagen to expand specialty diagnostics portfolio

Thermo Fisher acquisition of Qiagen : US life sciences company Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to acquire Qiagen, a Netherlands-based provider of molecular diagnostics and sample preparation technologies in an all-cash deal worth around $11.5 billion. The deal includes the assumption of nearly Qiagen’s $1.4 billion of net debt by the US firm. Thermo Fisher […]

Provident Financial Services, SB One Bancorp sign $209m merger deal

Provident Financial Services, the parent company of Provident Bank, has signed an all-stock deal worth around $208.9 million with SB One Bancorp, the parent company of SB One Bank. The combined banking organization will have nearly $12 billion in assets and is expected to become the third-largest bank based in New Jersey. The merger is […]

TC Energy’s NGTL to acquire Pioneer Pipeline from Tidewater and TransAlta

NGTL acquisition of Pioneer Pipeline : NOVA Gas Transmission Limited (NGTL), a fully-owned subsidiary of TC Energy is set to acquire the Pioneer Pipeline, a 131km long natural gas pipeline in Alberta, Canada for CAD255 million ($183.45 million). In this connection, NGTL has signed a letter of intent with Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure and TransAlta […]

Thermo Fisher coronavirus diagnostic test gets FDA’s emergency use order

Thermo Fisher Scientific has been granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its coronavirus diagnostic test from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA authorization allows Thermo Fisher Scientific’s COVID-19 diagnostic test that can be immediately used by CLIA high-complexity laboratories in the US for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, the […]

Banco Santander acquires 50.1% stake in Spanish fintech company Mercury TFS

Banco Santander has expanded its global trade platform for companies by acquiring a 50.1% stake in Spanish fintech company Mercury Trade Finance Solutions (Mercury TFS) for €30 million. Mercury TFS is a trade finance digitalization software provider, which specializes in software solutions designed for automating the end-to-end management of trade finance transactions for corporate customers. […]

Rapid coronavirus test developed by Chicago-based Surgisphere

Rapid coronavirus test : Chicago-based Surgisphere Corporation claims to have launched a rapid diagnostic tool for novel coronavirus. The healthcare data analytics and medical education company claims to have tapped into its global research network and advanced machine learning to create an intelligent tool that uses only three common laboratory tests to identify patients who are […]

World Insurance Associates acquires Virginia Insurance Partners

New Jersey-based insurance agency World Insurance Associates (WIA) has acquired Virginia Insurance Partners, based in Virginia, for an undisclosed price, as per the latest insurance acquisition news. Virginia Insurance Partners (VIP) is an independent insurance agency that caters to its clients with personal, commercial, farm, life, and benefits policies across Virginia. The insurance agency is […]

Martin Linge field : Equinor reports novel coronavirus case on offshore platform

Equinor coronavirus case : Oil and gas giant Equinor revealed that one of its personnel at the Martin Linge field in the Norwegian North Sea has been found to have contracted the novel coronavirus. Currently, the Martin Linge field is under construction and is targeted to begin production at the end of this year. As […]

Amethis takes minority stake in Kenyan supermarket chain Naivas

Amethis, an Africa-focused investment fund manager, and its partners have bought a minority stake in Kenyan supermarket chain Naivas Group. The other investors joining the France-based Amethis in the acquisition were DEG, MCB Equity Fund and World Bank Group member IFC. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1990 by the […]

Boston Omaha acquires rural broadband provider AireBeam Communications

Boston Omaha Corporation has acquired AireBeam Communications, a rural broadband fiber and fixed wireless internet service provider, to foray into the telecommunications services business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Until the acquisition, Boston Omaha, which is a public holding company, has majority-owned businesses engaged in outdoor advertising and surety insurance. AireBeam Communications […]

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