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February 12, 1998 | John O'Dell
Automotive lubricants maker Prolong International Corp. said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire the assets of EPL Prolong Inc. for $6.5 million in stock and assumption of certain unspecified liabilities. Prolong officials would not comment on the deal, but said through a spokesman that EPL Prolong owns the patents for the lubricant technology used in Prolong International's products. Prolong International's founders include former EPL Prolong executives.
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BUSINESS
June 4, 1997 | (A Times Staff Writer)
Collision-repair parts distributor Keystone Automotive Industries Inc. of Pomona announced the acquisition of two small auto parts companies, the latest in several acquisitions meant to boost its distribution network nationwide. Keystone, whose five other recent acquisitions pushed revenue up 24% to $194 million in the 12 months ended March 28, said it will buy U.S. Plating Co. and Alloy Wheel Service Inc. for undisclosed sums. Tampa, Fla.-based U.S. Plating sells new and recycled bumpers.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1998 | Dow Jones
Century Business Services Inc. said it completed its acquisitions of General Business Services and Edwin K. Williams & Co., accounting and business services firms based in Waco, Texas. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Century Business also said it has changed the name of its Comprehensive Business Services unit to Century Small Business Solutions Inc. The company said it will combine General Business Services and Edwin K.
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