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closing price on Sept. 19, Darmstadt-
basedMerck said in a statement. St.
Louis-based Sigma-Aldrichwill add
toMerck’s earnings immediately,
according to the statement.
Bagel Maker Einstein
Noah Sold toGerman Firm
for $374Million
The EinsteinNoah Restaurant Group,
whose bagel shops include Einstein
Brothers Bagels, Noah’s NewYork
Bagels andManhattan Bagel, said
that it would sell itself to JAB
Holding Company, a German
conglomerate formerly called Joh. A.
Benckiser, for about $374million.
The price of $20.25 a share in cash
represents a 47 percent premium
over EinsteinNoah’s 30-day average
trading price, the company said.
BluebeamAcquired
for $100Million
Bluebeam Software Inc., a PDF
solutions provider for the architec-
ture, engineering and construction
industries, has been acquired by
Nemetschek Group for $100million.
Both companies work to eliminate
paper usage by helping businesses
digitize project documents. The
acquisition expands Nemetschek’s
NorthAmerican reach, while
Bluebeamwill gain access to the
German software firm’s European
andAsianmarkets.
MARKET ENTRIES&RELOCATIONS
GermanCompany Schütz
Container Systemswill
Open in St. Joseph (MO)
German company Schütz Container
Systems Inc. is establishing a new
operation in St. Joseph that eventu-
allywill employ about 50 people.
The St. Joseph Chamber of Com-
merce announced that the German
packaging company has bought a
shell building andmore than 13
acres of land andwill invest about
$20million in the operation. Workers
at the facilitywill make packages for
the agriculture, chemical and
food-related industries. Chamber CEO
Patt Lilly said the workers are
expected to be new hires.
GermanManufacturing
CompanyHugoBenzing
toOpen First U.S. Location
in Lyon (MI)
AGermanmanufacturing company
plans to open a $4.7million automo-
tive parts production company in
Lyon Township next year. Initially
the company is expected to hire
some 40 people, Hugo Benzing CEO
Christian Benzing said. The company
produces locking parts, wire forms
and precision punched parts, and is
expected to begin production “in the
second half” of 2015.
RovemaGmbH Launches
NorthAmerican Subsidiary
Rovema GmbH, Germany-based
provider of packagingmachinery for
the food industry including the
bakery, confectionary, snack and
frozen foods sectors, has announced
the cessation of its ongoing partner-
shipwith Rovema Packaging
Machines L.P. and the opening of a
27,000-sq-ft facility inNorcross, GA;
food equipment packaging veteran
John Panasenywas appointed as first
CEO of Rovema NorthAmerica.
A. Lange& Söhne
Arrives inNewYorkCity
It's anA. Lange & Söhne whirlwind
inWatch Land. The Germanwatch-
maker recently opened boutiques in
NewYork City (785MadisonAvenue)
andMoscow, releasing a new
boutique-exclusive Richard Lange
Tourbillon "Pour leMérite" watch in
NYC. Additionally the brand cel-
ebrates 20 years since its post-Cold
War rebirth and has announced
limited edition sets of Lange 1
watches tomark the occasion.
Zubie Expands
Technology toGermany
Zubie has expanded from its Sulli-
van’s Island office with an interna-
tional launch to Germany. The
connected-car service partneredwith
Telefonica, aMadrid-based global
telecommunications company, to
offer its proprietary technology in
Germany as an O2 Car Connection
product. The partnership allows
Zubie’s technology to be sold
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