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To: richardred who wrote (2993)7/16/2015 9:31:04 AM
From: richardred
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Seems there has been a lot of acquisitions in the Auto parts related sector of late.

Magna International to Buy Getrag of Germany for $1.9 Billion
By CHAD BRAYJULY 16, 2015



LONDON — The Canadian auto parts maker Magna International said on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive transmissions, the Getrag Group, for 1.75 billion euros, or about $1.9 billion.

The deal will bolster Magna’s powertrain and transmission business and increase its growth potential in the Chinese market.

Getrag is a joint venture partner with Ford and its customers include BMW, Daimler, Renault and Volvo. It also has joint venture relationships with Chinese automakers Jiangling and Dongfeng.

“As part of our ongoing product portfolio review, we have identified the expansion of our powertrain business as a strategic priority,” Donald J. Walker, the Magna chief executive, said in a news release.

“Getrag is an excellent fit with this strategy,” Mr. Walker said. “Getrag is a technology leader in a product area that we believe is well positioned to benefit from industry trends that are driving increased vehicle fuel-efficiency and reduced emissions.”

The transaction is expected to close near the end of 2015 and is subject to regulatory approval.

Founded in 1935, Getrag, based in Untergruppenbach, Germany, employs about 13,500 people at 13 manufacturing plants and 10 engineering centers in nine countries in Europe, Asia and North America. In 2014, the company posted €1.7 billion in sales, excluding €1.6 billion in sales from its joint ventures last year.

“We join forces with a reliable, experienced and well-performing global company,” Mihir Kotecha, the Getrag chief executive, said in a news release. “This move will bring both sides extraordinary benefits.”

The deal valued Getrag at about €2.45 billion, including debt and pension liabilities.

Magna, based in Aurora, Ontario, employs about 133,000 people at 316 manufacturing plant and 87 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries. The company reported sales of $36.6 billion in 2014.

nytimes.com

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To: richardred who wrote (3543)9/25/2015 9:29:37 AM
From: richardred
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New re-entry of Olin-OLN and new buys of SLGD Scotts Liquid Gold over the last several days.

P.S. Ironic on my last Olin post on this board. Dow and Olin are merging their CA operations.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (3787)9/26/2015 11:52:38 AM
From: Glenn Petersen
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Posted September 22, 2014: Actually, there may be an opportunity for tax reform next year, particularly if the Republicans win the Senate and take Harry Reid out of the equation. Paul Ryan is expected to become the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Ground Zero for all tax legislation. He is on record as wanting to rewrite the tax code. Obama has previously stated that our corporate tax rates are too high and that he would accept lower rates in exchange for the closing of some loopholes. There may be an opportunity for compromise. The window closes, of course, when the 2016 presidential campaign begins.

Boy, was I naïve.

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To: richardred who wrote (3992)9/28/2015 11:11:53 AM
From: richardred
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Added to OLN & TG today.

P.S. I still didn't see if the OLN/Dow transaction received regulatory approval yet,. I just saw OLN shareholder approval.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (3993)9/29/2015 5:12:15 PM
From: The Ox
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Naïve is probably not the right way to look at it. I was also of the opinion that it would be a great time to visit tax reform when you posted your remarks.

Unfortunately, confrontation and blame is all these clowns in Washington seem to be able to accomplish. When compromise is a bad word, I'm not sure how anything substantial can get done. Very hard to understand, as one of the main purposes of being a Senator or Representative is to find a way to compromise for the good of the nation!

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From: w0z9/30/2015 6:33:03 AM
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MLNX bid for EZCH: http://bit.ly/1M1coEK

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To: w0z who wrote (3996)9/30/2015 1:23:53 PM
From: richardred
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Not to much of a premium on this SEMI deal. Montage Technology most recently outbid Diodes for Pericom Semiconductor. Maybe a chance for a higher bid on a rather stingy bid IMO. This based on what EZCH stock traded on in the recent past..

P.S. I haven't looked yet to see if there was a shop around clause in the agreement. Welcome to the SITT board.

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From: richardred10/5/2015 10:26:29 AM
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New buy and add today

VECO - CTG

It"s been 2008 since I was last in VECO. Doubled down on CTG

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From: richardred10/13/2015 9:40:24 AM
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Worth mentioning two humongous mergers this year, if there both completed. It should help spike the takeover charts this year.

Dell/EMC 67 Billion deal
Ab Inbev/Sab/Miller 104 Billion deal

P.S. Altria will have quite a bit of cash to buy back shares or buy something big.

For some reason thinking they might want to add to their wine business and get back into the beer business. It's a small but a fast growing part of the company. Keeping my eyes on Constellation Brands

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To: richardred who wrote (3999)10/13/2015 7:14:07 PM
From: Ahda
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There are numerous winery's so beer could be a much better investment.

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