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Thomson flips Learning division for Reuters

Thomson Corp. undertook a massive transformation, selling off its Thomson Learning division for $7.8 billion and reaching a deal to acquire Reuters for $17.2 billion.

Big fish eye and buy smaller fish

Shortly after increasing the size of its third fund to $850 million in the first quarter, Littlejohn & Co. L.L.C. went on a $1.1 billion spending spree in Montreal, buying two companies there, while carving a third company out of ITT Corp.

Firms dig deep; go soft

In the space of a month, two business analytics software rivals – both based in Fairfield County – have been snapped up by the rival giants of enterprise resource planning software.

The corner vet morphs into the corporate vet

VCA Antech Inc. is acquiring Shelton-based Healthy Pet Corp. for $153 million, expanding the vet-clinic chain’s paw print in Connecticut, Massachusetts and other Eastern states.

ConEdison Solutions buys Fla. energy company

ConEdison Solutions, the energy service provider based in White Plains, has acquired BGA Inc., an energy service and engineering company headquartered in Tampa, Fla.

Atlas, Compass to use stock offerings to satisfy debt, make acquisitions

On the heels of its buyout of a paper mill in upstate New York, Atlas Industries Holdings L.L.C. plans to print $190 million in cash via an initial public offering of stock and accompanying private placements.

Buyout offers reported for Cambridge Solutions

The future may be in question for Cambridge Solutions Ltd.’s U.S. headquarters in Greenwich, as bidders in the firm’s home base of India put together buyout offers for the outsourcing firm.

Supermarket sign companies merge

SignStorey Inc. has acquired Captive Audience L.L.C. of Newton, N.J., with both companies operating digital billboards in supermarkets that display information and advertising for shoppers.

Viisage, some top execs, part ways in Stamford

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. paid the former chief executive officer of its Viisage unit $1.1 million as a separation payment, even as he cashed in stock options worth $5 million more on his way out the door.

Baldwin expands Europe operations

Baldwin Technology Co. Inc. has acquired Hildebrand Systeme GmbH, a printing press cleansing company with 20 workers in Germany and Switzerland.

On eve of Earth Day, Mrs. Green’s harvested by Planet Organic

Planet Organic Health Corp. is buying Mrs. Green’s Natural Market Inc., a Scarsdale, N.Y., chain with stores in Stamford and Fairfield.

Paxar acquired for $1.3B by rival Avery Dennison

Just months after the exit of its patriarch, Paxar Corp. agreed to a $1.3 billion takeover by Avery Dennison Corp., one of its biggest rivals.

ExxonMobil sells Newburgh petro tank

A Massachusetts energy firm is acquiring an oil terminal in Newburgh from ExxonMobil Oil Corp., along with facilities in Albany and Burlington, Vt.

Towers Perrin acquires 2nd survey firm in ’07

Towers Perrin has acquired ISR, a Chicago firm that surveys employees on how they view their work settings, and which itself has more than 200 employees in 10 locations.