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Siebe and BTR are merging to create a £9bn control systems and automation group, and about 1,000 UK jobs could be lost as a result.
Siebe is selling North Safety Products, the US maker of personal safety products, to Norcross Safety Products of the US for £137m.
Siebe has acquired Electronic Measurement, the US power supplies manufacturer, for £34m, and it will form part of a new North American division called Lambda EMI.
Siebe is to acquire Eurotherm, the industrial controls company, for £421m, which will make it the largest process automation group in the world.
Siebe is to acquire Wonderware, the US supplier of factory-control systems, for £225m.
Siebe is to acquire Coleman Safety and Security Products, the US maker of home safety equipment, for £64m.
Siebe is selling Wells Electronics, the US maker of semiconductor testing equipment, to PCD for £77m.
Siebe has bought Appliance Control Operations, the French-based controls and automation products company, from Eaton Corporation for £193m.
Siebe is acquiring Carl Froh's tube production line in Germany for £5.2m, and PJ King, the Australian supplier of tubular fluid systems, for £2.8m.
Siebe has announced a £331m agreed takeover offer for APV, the process equipment maker.
Siebe is acquiring Whessoe, the instruments and controls manufacturer, for £46m.
Siebe has acquired Satchwell Controls, the maker of building automation systems, from GEC for £80m.
Siebe has acquired Controlli, the Italian maker of valves and controls, for £9.4m.
Siebe is acquiring ERO Electronic, the Milan-based controls maker, for £18.5m.
Siebe is to acquire Unitech, the electronic controls concern, for £520m, thus creating the world's largest company in the sector.
Siebe is selling Barber-Colman Motors, its US electrical motors operation, to Jordan Industries for £13m.
Siebe, the Berkshire engineering concern, has won £50m of control systems orders, and will be taking on 350 graduate systems and applications engineers around the world.