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Cookson Group is to sell its Hi-Tech Ceramics filters business, which has annual sales of £5m, to Sud-Chemie, in order to win regulatory approval for its acquisition of Foseco.
22-Oct-2008


Cookson is to acquire Foseco, the supplier of consumable products for use in the foundry and steel industries with 29 production facilities in 17 countries, for £497m.
12-Oct-2007


Cookson is to sell its US-based Monofrax fused-cast refractories business to RHI of Austria for £23m.
20-Dec-2006


Cookson has sold its SCS speciality coatings business to Bunker Hill Capital for £32m.
04-Jan-2006


Cookson Group is to sell its Laminates business, which supplies substrate materials for the manufacture of printed circuit boards, to Isola Group for £51m.
16-Dec-2005


Cookson has sold its plastic moulding operations to four separate buyers for £38m, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt.
03-Jan-2002


Cookson is to invest £3.8m at its Vesuvius refractory plant in Sheepbridge with the creation of 60 jobs, while plants at Kings Cliffe near Peterborough and Manuel near Linlithgow will be closed.
09-Oct-2000


Cookson is selling its two telecoms businesses for £98m, with Neptco going to a venture capital consortium and Focas to Alcoa Fujikura.
05-May-2000


Cookson is to acquire Ethone-OMI, the US speciality chemicals company, for £310m, as part of a strategy to become a one-stop shop for manufacturers of printed circuit boards.
14-Dec-1999


Cookson is acquiring US printed circuit boards company Dexter Corporation for £20m, in order to provide a wider range of products to its customers.
23-Oct-1999


Cookson is acquiring Plaskon Electronic Materials, the supplier of plastics to the semiconductor industry, from BP Amoco for £78m.
16-Jul-1999


Cookson is to sell TAM, its ceramic powders manufacturing business, to Ferro Corporation of the US for £50m.
12-Jul-1999


Cookson is acquiring Premier Refractories from Alpine Group of the US for £252m, to create an enlarged refractory products business employing more than 800 people at 70 sites.
13-May-1999


Cookson has sold Cookson Fibers of the US to a US venture capital company for £93m, and has also announced a £30m restructuring programme that will result in the loss of 700 jobs.
19-Feb-1999


Cookson has acquired Matrix, the US manufacturer of micron-tolerance precision engineered products, for an initial £8m.
18-Sep-1998


Cookson has acquired Accel Corp, the US manufacturer of speciality cleaning systems for the electronics sector, for £9m.
12-Sep-1998


Cookson is set to acquire AlliedSignal's European copper-clad laminates business for about £10m, which will give it its first manufacturing base in Germany.
17-Apr-1998


Cookson has acquired Flogates and KSR, two Sheffield-based refractories companies, for £50m using the proceeds from its withdrawal from its joint venture with Johnson Matthey.
24-Feb-1998


Cookson has acquired the jewellery components division of Inverness Corp of the US for an initial £24m in order to increase the value-added activities of its precious metals business.
24-Jan-1998


Cookson, the industrial materials company, is selling the UK horticultural products business of its Plantpak division to Synbra UK, the Dutch producer of plastics for the packaging and construction sectors.
08-Jan-1998


Cookson has sold Anzon, its fire-retardant additives business, to Great Lakes Chemical Corp of the US for £54m.
05-Nov-1997


Rexam has sold four more subsidiaries for a total £24.4m - Goodhead Group has bought Benham & Company, Cookson has bought Tactus International, and Silgen Plastics has bought Rexam Containers in North America.
08-Apr-1997


Cookson is acquiring GRP, the US maker of fused cast refractory materials, for undisclosed terms.
19-Oct-1996


Cookson Group has bought Camelot Systems, the US electronic components maker, for up to $100m.
03-Jul-1996


Cookson has sold its Synthetic Products plastic additives business in the US to Ferro for £58m.
26-Oct-1995