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February 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Most members of a premier candy family favor a flight to Mars, one refuses in the belief that aliens are evil and some people say the fuss is a lot of salami. At stake is the future of the Tonnema company, whose peppermints and roll candies have put smiles on the faces of sticky-handed Dutch children since 1903. The question is whether one of this northern town's prized industries will be sold to Mars Inc. and become part of the $12-billion U.S.
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January 11, 1995 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
European entertainment conglomerate PolyGram, making its first venture into the television distribution business, said Tuesday that it has bought International Television Corp. Entertainment Group for $156 million. As part of the deal, PolyGram, which is 75%-owned by Dutch electronics giant Philips, bought ITC's film and television library, which includes such feature films as "On Golden Pond" and "Sophie's Choice" and television shows such as "The Saint" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth."
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June 10, 1992
Fluor Corp. said Tuesday that it has added $150 million to its $12 billion worth of outstanding projects. The Irvine company's core engineering and construction arm, Fluor Daniel Inc., won a contract to upgrade a petroleum refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. More than half of Fluor's new contracts this year are for projects in other countries. The latest job, scheduled for completion in late 1994, was awarded by Esso Nederland B.V., a Dutch subsidiary of Texas-based Exxon Corp.
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September 7, 1993 | James M. Gomez / Times staff writer
Luther Medical Products Inc., the Tustin-based inventor of the so-called "stickless catheter," received an infusion of cash recently. The company said that Quintillion B.V., a Dutch investment group, has exercised an option to buy 300,000 shares of Luther Medical common stock for $735,000, said Luther Medical spokeswoman Rivian Bell. Quintillion now has an 11% stake in the catheter maker.
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July 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japan Becomes Largest U.S. Creditor: Japanese investors surpassed the British last year as the largest owners of American assets, helping to sink the United States deeper into the status of world's biggest debtor, the government said. Direct Japanese holdings in the United States rose 4.1% to $96.7 billion, while British investment fell 5.6% to $94.7 billion. Japanese holdings exceeded British holdings for the first time. Meanwhile, Dutch investment increased 3.3% to $61.
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November 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dutch Buy More of Catheter Firm: Luther Medical Products Inc., a manufacturer of catheter systems, said a Dutch investment group has agreed to purchase stock and warrants for $500,000 in cash, boosting its stake in the Tustin company to 8.5%. Gandalf Partners, based in the Netherlands, intends to file documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission that are required when a shareholder acquires 5% or more of a public company. W.
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September 7, 1993 | James M. Gomez / Times staff writer
Luther Medical Products Inc., the Tustin-based inventor of the so-called "stickless catheter," received an infusion of cash recently. The company said that Quintillion B.V., a Dutch investment group, has exercised an option to buy 300,000 shares of Luther Medical common stock for $735,000, said Luther Medical spokeswoman Rivian Bell. Quintillion now has an 11% stake in the catheter maker.
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July 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japan Becomes Largest U.S. Creditor: Japanese investors surpassed the British last year as the largest owners of American assets, helping to sink the United States deeper into the status of world's biggest debtor, the government said. Direct Japanese holdings in the United States rose 4.1% to $96.7 billion, while British investment fell 5.6% to $94.7 billion. Japanese holdings exceeded British holdings for the first time. Meanwhile, Dutch investment increased 3.3% to $61.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1992
Fluor Corp. said Tuesday that it has added $150 million to its $12 billion worth of outstanding projects. The Irvine company's core engineering and construction arm, Fluor Daniel Inc., won a contract to upgrade a petroleum refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. More than half of Fluor's new contracts this year are for projects in other countries. The latest job, scheduled for completion in late 1994, was awarded by Esso Nederland B.V., a Dutch subsidiary of Texas-based Exxon Corp.
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November 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dutch Buy More of Catheter Firm: Luther Medical Products Inc., a manufacturer of catheter systems, said a Dutch investment group has agreed to purchase stock and warrants for $500,000 in cash, boosting its stake in the Tustin company to 8.5%. Gandalf Partners, based in the Netherlands, intends to file documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission that are required when a shareholder acquires 5% or more of a public company. W.
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May 22, 1990 | From United Press International
Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer said Monday that it has agreed to acquire J. B. Lippincott, the Philadelphia-based medical publisher, for about $250 million from Harper Collins, half-owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Wolters Kluwer U.S., which already operates Raven Press and Aspen Publishers, said the acquisition of Lippincott, which has annual revenue of about $100 million, will boost its sales volume to about $150 million in the United States.
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May 22, 1990 | From United Press International
Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer said Monday that it has agreed to acquire J. B. Lippincott, the Philadelphia-based medical publisher, for about $250 million from Harper Collins, half-owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Wolters Kluwer U.S., which already operates Raven Press and Aspen Publishers, said the acquisition of Lippincott, which has annual revenue of about $100 million, will boost its sales volume to about $150 million in the United States.
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February 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
Kelly Services Inc., the largest U.S. temporary help company, said it has acquired companies in the Netherlands and New Zealand. The acquisitions bring to eight the number of overseas temporary services companies Kelly has acquired since January, 1988. A Kelly subsidiary, Kelly Temporary Services BV, acquired Free-Lance Uitzendburo, which operates six offices in the Netherlands, and Adstaff Associates, which has operations in Auckland, New Zealand. Amounts of the transactions were not disclosed.
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February 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
Kelly Services Inc., the largest U.S. temporary help company, said it has acquired companies in the Netherlands and New Zealand. The acquisitions bring to eight the number of overseas temporary services companies Kelly has acquired since January, 1988. A Kelly subsidiary, Kelly Temporary Services BV, acquired Free-Lance Uitzendburo, which operates six offices in the Netherlands, and Adstaff Associates, which has operations in Auckland, New Zealand. Amounts of the transactions were not disclosed.
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