Reader's Digest Acquires Reiman Publications

Johnson & Johnson says it will acquire Tibotec-Virco NV, and other merger news

Reader's Digest Association (RDA ) agrees to acquire Midwestern publishing house Reiman Publications LLC for $760 million. Reiman, which publishes cooking, gardening, country lifestyle, and nostalgia magazines, was controlled by Chicago investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners Inc. (3/22)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ ) says it will acquire Tibotec-Virco NV, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, in $320 million deal. (3/22)

Germany's utility group RWE agrees to acquire Innogy Holdings PLC (IOG ), the U.K.'s biggest electricity supplier, for $4.42 billion. (3/22)

Flowserve (FLS ) says it will acquire the Flow Control division of Invensys PLC for $535 million. (3/22)

SpaceLabs Medical (SLMD ) agrees to be acquired by Instrumentarium (INMRY ) in a $140 million deal. Terms: $14.25 cash for each SLMD share. (3/22)

Tutogen Medical (TTG ) recently hired an investment bank to explore possible moves. Sulzer Medica ADS (SM ) and Mentor (MNTR ) are seen as potential suitors, and one big investor says stock worth $10 in a buyout: BusinessWeek. (3/22)

M&A Capital Ltd. offered $2.50 per share to acquire Royal KPN NV's (KPN ) stake in Euroweb International (EWEB ). Royal KPN raised its bid for the 47.2% of EWEB it doesn't already own to $2.70 from $2.25 a share. (3/21)

Compaq Computer (CPQ ) shareholders overwhelmingly approve the merger with Hewlett-Packard HWP . (3/20)

German drug maker Schering AG (SHR ) agrees to acquire the 88% of U.S. biotech company Collateral Therapeutics (CLTX ) it doesn't already own in a stock deal valued at $140 million. Schering will give 0.1847 per ADR per CLTX share. (3/20)

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