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Towers Perrin to combine with Watson Wyatt

PepsiCo makes $6 billion bid for bottlers

PepsiCo Inc. makes $6 billion bid to acquire its two largest bottlers including The Pepsi Bottling Group in Somers.

Prudential Rand acquires Wolff Century21

Prudential Rand Realty acquired the three remaining offices of Wolff Century21...

See Spot merge

Norwalk children’s publisher Trudy Corp. is merging with PCS Edventures!.com Inc., with the Boise, Idaho-based company issuing Trudy shareholders $2 million in stock and agreeing to assume $2.8 million in Trudy debt.

Chilly merger for Carrier

Carrier Corp. of Farmington and G & L Beijer AB have combined their business operations in refrigeration wholesale distribution.

Pitney consolidates two units

Pitney Bowes Inc. and its software division have combined Pitney Bowes MapInfo and Group 1 Software into a single business unit called Pitney Bowes Business Insight.


Pfizer acquires Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

In a deal between Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), headquartered in Manhattan, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:WYE) in Pearl River, the two drug manufacturers announced a merger agreement in a press release dated Jan. 26.

Emcor buys N.C. contracting company

Emcor Group Inc. of Norwalk has acquired L.T. Mechanical Inc., a mechanical and plumbing contractor and service provider headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. 

Accounting firms merge

Shelton-based Nishball, Carp, Niedermeier, Pacowta & Co. P.C. is merging with BlumShapiro, which has offices in West Hartford and Fairfield.

Altria reportedly to shutter UST offices

Altria Group Inc. completed its $10.4 billion acquisition of UST Inc., spelling the end of the smokeless tobacco maker’s Stamford headquarters.

Business Briefs

Rye-based Jarden Corp. has been named to BusinessWeek’s list of the world’s most influential companies.

Lender opens branch in White Plains

Metrocities Mortgage, a national direct lender and mortgage broker based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., has opened a branch office at 333 Westchester Ave. in White Plains.

3M and Beiersdorf ink pact

3M Co. is acquiring a line of athletic braces from Beiersdorf AG, which employs 100 at Beiersdorf’s U.S. headquarters in Wilton and at an Ohio manufacturing facility.

Fujifilm buys Carolina-based image company

Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. acquired Empiric Systems L.L.C., a Morrisville, N.C.-based company whose software is used to manage digital images at more than 250 radiological clinics and hospitals.

Purdue Pharma remains a potent force

These days, it might come as a surprise to hear of a company with $50 million to lend, while simultaneously undertaking an expansion of a manufacturing site.