July 14, 2003




Yahoo to Buy Overture for $1.6 Billion

(Direct Newsline) Internet portal Yahoo has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Overture Services in a stock and cash deal worth $1.6 billion, Overture said this morning. Pasadena, CA-based Overture is one of the largest Internet search companies.
“Together, the two …

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July 1, 2003




Schein Proceeds with Acquisitions Cautiously

Several years ago, medical, dental, and veterinary supplies cataloger Henry Schein was one of the more active acquirers in the industry. But while the Melville, NY-based marketer recently bought two companies in a three-week period, don’t expect it to maintain …

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In Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

July 1, 2003




CHANNEL XING

The time: Four years ago. The familiar opening theme to that TV chestnut, “Mission: Impossible,” is heard, as our hero pushes the “play” button on a tiny cassette recorder. A no-nonsense voice emerges.
“Good morning, Mr. O’Hern. Ritz Camera — a …

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June 30, 2003




Fisher Scientific to Buy Swedish Biotech Manufacturer

Laboratory equipment manufacturer/marketer Fisher Scientific International has agreed to acquire Sweden’s Perbio Science AB for $714 million, in a bid to enhance its life-science business. Two-thirds of Perbio’s sales and operating income are conducted in North America, according to a …

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June 4, 2003




School Specialty Posts Record Annual Sales

Greenville, WI-based School Specialty (Nasdaq: SCHS) reported record revenue of $870.0 million for the fiscal year ended April 26, a 13% increase over last year’s record sales of $767.4 million. Acquired businesses accounted for most of the increase.
Net income for fiscal 2003 was $39.6 million, …

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June 2, 2003




Live from ACC: Power Forum Packs a Punch

San Francisco–At the Annual Catalog Conference’s Third Power Forum yesterday, there were no industry topics that the panel of catalog leaders–Gary DeMaine, president/CEO of Chinaberry; consultant George Ittner, formerly of Newport News; Steve Lightman, president/CEO of Crosstown …

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In Channel Integration, News

May 1, 2003




At Deadline

IN THE SWIM BUYS COMPETITOR
Discount pool supplies cataloger In the Swim, based in West Chicago, IL, bought the assets of Montgomery, IL-based rival cataloger Poolside Express on April 1. Poolside, which mailed its final catalog last fall, closed its operations …

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April 15, 2003




At Deadline

DHL AGREES TO BUY AIRBORNE EXPRESS GROUND NETWORK DHL Worldwide Express, a delivery service owned by Deutsche Post AG of Germany, has agreed to acquire the ground delivery business of rival Airborne Express for about $1.05 billion. Deutsche Post will buy …

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April 1, 2003




DIRECT-TO-CUSTOMER FULFILLMENT SOFTWARE 2003 REVIEW

The direct-to-customer software marketplace is a mature industry whose current trends will mark its direction for the next few years. Though sales of DTC systems software slowed dramatically in 2001, the second half of 2002 saw more activity in terms of companies …

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March 24, 2003




DHL Agrees to Buy Airborne Express Ground Network

DHL Worldwide Express, a delivery service owned by Deutsche Post AG of Germany, has agreed to acquire the ground delivery business of Seattle-based rival Airborne Express for about $1 billion. The deal creates a stronger competitor to United Parcel Service and …

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