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Tyco to split in three, again

Commercial Fire & Security, ADT Resi, Flow Control
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09/19/2011

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco International plans to split into three independent, publicly traded companies, according to a plan unanimously approved by the board of directors and announced this morning.

Kessler on the Stanley/Niscayah numbers

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06/30/2011

NEW YORK—Stanley Black & Decker definitely upped the ante with its bid, announced this week, for Niscayah. It’s a bid that’s been called generous by some, but is Stanley offering a premium price?

Kratos agrees to buy Henry Brothers for $45m

Combined entity will create $125 million systems integration powerhouse
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10/07/2010

FAIRLAWN, N.J.—The agreement, announced Oct. 6, that Kratos Defense Security Systems would acquire Henry Brothers Electronics for $45 million started with a tap on the shoulder at ISC West.

Tyco acquires Broadview/Brink's for $2B

What was the multiple paid? Discussions continue
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01/19/2010

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, and IRVING, Texas--ADT's parent company, Tyco International, announced this week that it will acquire Broadview Security, formerly Brink's Home Security, for $2 billion. The exact multiple paid for the transaction appears to be in the mid 40s, though discussions continue on that topic.

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