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Appendix 6B. Major arms industry acquisitions, 2008

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Appendix 6B gives details of the major mergers and acquisitions in the North American and European arms industry in 2008.

There were four acquisitions of arms-producing companies worth over $1 billion in 2008, down from seven in 2007.

The largest acquisitions in the OECD arms industry, 2008
Buyer
company
Acquired
company
Deal value
($ m.)
Hewlett-Packard   EDS 13 900
Finmeccanica   DRS Technologies 5 200
Candover   Stork 2 160
Dassault Aviation   20.8% of Thales 2 200
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