M&A News Sept

Wall St Bull 90x90Science and technology innovator Danaher (DHR) has agreed to buy Cepheid (CPHD) for about $4 billion. Cepheid is a global molecular diagnostics company. Cepheid shares were up about 50 percent in premarket trading. (Press Release)

Enbridge (ENB), the largest pipeline company in Canada, has agreed to buy Spectra Energy (SE) in an all-stock deal valued at about $28 billionto create the largest North American energy infrastructure company.

General Electric (GE) announced deals to acquire two European 3-D printing firms for a total of $1.4 billion. The technology has been used by engineers to build prototypes for decades but has become more widespread.

U.S. semiconductor giant Intel is to acquire Movidius, a company behind so-called “computer vision” chips that can play a key role in technologies from virtual reality to driverless cars.