Each month we track the corporate activity for the Global 5000 companies as they acquire new businesses or divest of various operations.¬† These ‘comings and goings’ are interesting and shape markets over time. In the short run, there are real implications for companies serving these large organizations and national account programs where various teams are responsible for the business results.

Keeping the databases up to date is a continuous effort. For December, 2012 we noted the following:

  • AIG (American International Group) selling its aircraft leasing business to a consortium of Chinese firms
  • Aviva is selling its US operations
  • Barry Callebaut AG is buying the cocoa business of Singapore’s Petra Foods
  • Baxter International is acquiring Gambro AB
  • Belden acquired connector company PPC
  • Cerberus Capital Management will be selling Freedom Group – manufacturer of guns
  • Covidien, Ltd is acquiring private company CV Ingenuity
  • Equifax acquired CSC Credit Services from Computer Sciences
  • Fubon Financial Holding is acquiring 80% stake in China’s Firstsino Bank
  • General Electric is acquiring the aviation division of AVIO
  • Getco Holding is acquiring Knight Capital
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing completed the acquisition of London Metal Exchange
  • Ingersoll-Rand is spinning off its security services
  • Intercontinental Exchange is acquiring NYSE Euronext
  • ITV acquiring majority stake in Gurney Productions
  • Mitsubishi Chemical is acquiring Qualicaps from¬† Carlyle
  • Nielsen is acquiring Arbitron
  • Oracle is acquiring DataRaker
  • Panasonic is selling Sanyo digital and digital movie camera business
  • Pinnacle Entertainment is acquiring Ameristar Casinos
  • PPG Industries is acquiring Azko Nobels North American paint division
  • Sun Life Financial Services is selling US annuity business to Delaware Life holdings
  • Vinci is acquiring airport operator ANA
  • ZTE Corporation is selling an 81 percent stake in its unit Shenzhen ZNV Technology

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