Thermo Electron Takes Spectra-Physics Private

Keane will acquire Metro Information Services, and other merger news

Keane (KEA ) says it will acquire Metro Information Services (MISI ) in a stock deal worth about $135 million. Terms: 0.48 KEA share per MISI share. (8/21)

Financial Industries (FNIN ) says it has renewed talks with a potential acquiror. (8/21)

Thermo Electron (TMO ) says it plans to take its Spectra-Physics (SPLI ) unit private at $20 per share. (8/21)

Northwest Bancorp (NWSB ) will acquire Leeds Federal Bankshares (LFED ) for about $44 million, or $32 in cash per share. (8/17)

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