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KKR prepares IPO of Gardner Denver KKR prepares IPO of Gardner Denver

Feb. 28, 2017

According a report by Greg Roumeliotis in New York, edited by Matthew Lewis and published on the Reuters site on Feb. 24, the buyout firm KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) is preparing an initial public offering (IPO) of Gardner Denver Inc that could value the U.S. industrial machinery maker at between $6 billion and $7 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. An IPO could then come later this year, the people added. reported that on Feb. 28, 2017 Gardner Denver filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.    more

Pfeiffer Vacuum Pfeiffer Vacuum reports on successful year 2016 and rejects bid from Busch group

Pfeiffer vacuum published on Feb.15, 2017

- Sales amount to € 474.2 million // EBIT at € 68.0 million

- Two acquisitions: Dreebit GmbH based in Dresden, Germany for Service
  and ATC Inc. in Indianapolis, USA for the leak detection

- Offer of the Busch Group not attractive

Manfred Bender, CEO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, commented: "Strong incoming orders at the end of the year transformed 2016 into a very good year. We are also highly satisfied with the start of the 2017 fiscal year. We expect the positive trend of the past months to continue at least for the first six months of 2017."    more

Ensival Moret Sulzer Completes Acquisition of Ensival Moret

Winterthur, Switzerland - February 1, 2017

Sulzer announces that it has completed the acquisition of Ensival Moret (EM), a part of Moret Industries. Sulzer will immediately start to integrate EM in its Pumps Equipment division. Combining the complementary product portfolios enables Sulzer to become a full line supplier in most industrial process applications.    more

Busch Pfeiffer Vacuum Busch group to launch voluntary public tender offer for Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Maulburg - January 24, 2017

Maulburg, January 24, 2017. Busch SE today announced its intention to make a voluntary public tender offer for all outstanding shares of TecDAX-listed Pfeiffer Vacuum Technologies AG (ISIN: DE0006916604) via its wholly owned subsidiary, the investment company Pangea GmbH. The offer price will be €96.20 per share. The all-cash offer values Pfeiffer Vacuum at approximately €949 million based on equity value. Holders of Pfeiffer Vacuum shares will receive a premium of about 12 percent on the volume-weighted three-month average price of Pfeiffer Vacuum’s shares prior to the announcement. There will be no minimum acceptance threshold.    more

Trinos Vakuum-Systeme Trinos Vakuum-Systeme GmbH is now Pfeiffer Vacuum Components & Solutions GmbH

Asslar, January 16, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, Trinos Vakuum-Systeme GmbH has a new name: Pfeiffer Vacuum Components & Solutions GmbH. The company based in Goettingen employs some 160 people and has been part of the Pfeiffer Vacuum Group since January 2010. The name Pfeiffer Vacuum has stood for highquality vacuum technology, a comprehensive range of products and first-class service for more than 125 years. With its close customer collaboration and consistent focus on customer needs, Pfeiffer Vacuum is constantly optimizing and expanding its portfolio.    more

Agilent Live eSeminars Agilent Live eSeminars 2016/2017

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Session 1 – Vacuum Fundamentals

Session 2 – Rough Vacuum Pressure

Session 3 – High Vacuum Pressure

Session 4 – Ultra High Vacuum

Since the invention of the VacIon ultra-high vacuum pump over 40 years ago, Agilent (formerly Varian) has maintained a leadership position in vacuum and leak detection technology for scientific and industrial applications.

Agilent's highly-regarded training program is staffed by dedicated professional trainers with the expertise and experience to provide comprehensive and thorough instruction on a broad range of vacuum and leak detection technologies. ..    more

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