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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 12/1/08 7:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Financière Burgienne, a provider of finished license plates under the FAAB and FABRICAUTO brands in France. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The addition of FAAB and FABRICAUTO broadens 3M’s vehicle registration solutions offering beyond reflective sheeting to finished license plates in France. Together 3M, FAAB and FABRICAUTO will better serve customers in Francemore...
  • 11/25/08 3:04 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it completed its acquisition of Grafoplast S.p.A., a manufacturer of wire identification systems for the wire and cable market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Grafoplast’s innovative products—from thermal printers and software to identification systems for special applications, cable holders and insulated end sleeves—serve installers, contractors and automation industries across Italy and Europe.more...
  • 11/24/08 11:11 am CST

    - Acquisition Expands 3M’s Consumer Health Supports Business -

    ST. PAUL, Minn. & WILTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M and Beiersdorf announced today that 3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Futuro health supports and compression hosiery product line from Beiersdorf. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Health supports are widely used by active consumers, including those who participate in fitness, outdoor and sports activities. Futuro’s complete line of therapeutic and sport supports – wraps, braces, and elasticmore...
  • 11/12/08 8:02 am CST

    - Acquisition Broadens 3Ms Cable Marking Systems in Italy and Europe -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Grafoplast S.p.A., a manufacturer of wire identification systems for the wire and cable market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Grafoplast’s range of electrical permanent marking products complements 3M’s existing range of tape marking system products and will help us to better serve the wire and cable markets,” said Paul D. Steece, vice presidentmore...
  • 11/7/08 9:00 am CST

    Acquisition Brings 3M Closer to Microbiology Industry Customers in Norway

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has acquired Food Diagnostics AS, a provider of food diagnostics products and services for the food safety industry in Norway. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As a distributor of 3M Petrifilm Plate products in Norway, Food Diagnostics and 3M have enjoyed a working relationship for several years. “The acquisition of Food Diagnostics allows 3M to more directly serve the food processor and contractmore...
  • 10/13/08 2:00 am CDT

    Acquisition Broadens 3Ms Vehicle Registration Solutions in France

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Financière Burgienne, a provider of finished license plates under the FAAB and FABRICAUTO brands in France. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 3M invented reflective sheeting for use on vehicles and road signs and is a long-time supplier of printed, reflective license plate films to FAAB and FABRICAUTO, which distributes finished license platesmore...
  • 10/2/08 12:28 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has completed its acquisition of Meguiar’s Inc., the 100-year-old family business that manufactures the leading Meguiar’s brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meguiar’s brings its renowned products for everyone dedicated to maintaining a brilliant finish on their vehicles to 3M’s range of automotive aftermarketmore...
  • 10/1/08 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has completed its acquisition of EMFI S.A. and SAPO S.A.S. (“EMFI/SAPO”), manufacturers of polyurethane-based structural adhesives and sealants headquartered in Haguenau, France. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EMFI/SAPO’s high-performance adhesives and sealants complement 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division’s core industrial adhesives product line and provide access to the fast-more...
  • 9/23/08 10:56 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it recently acquired the business of Dedication to Detail, a Philadelphia-based manufacturer of paint finishing systems including buffing and polishing pads. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of Dedication to Detail enhances 3M’s range of vehicle appearance products with the addition of patented quick release double-sided foam and wool pads sold under "The Edge" brand. Dedicationmore...
  • 9/8/08 12:00 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Meguiar’s Inc., the 100-year-old family business that manufactures the leading Meguiar’s brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meguiar’s brings its renowned products and proud history—from its beginnings providing Mirror Glaze polishes and waxes for professional use to today’smore...