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Laird has acquired Kluver Aggregatebau, the German supplier of active cooling systems for medical equipment, for £21m.

Laird has acquired Cattron Group International, the supplier of wireless control and automation products with 290 staff in the US, Canada, Germany, Brazil, China, South Africa and the UK, for £56m.

Laird Group has acquired Ezurio, the High Wycombe-based wireless data communications firm, for £12m.

Laird is to sell its security systems division to Lupus Capital for £242m, in order to focus on the manufacture of electromagnetic shields for mobile phones.

Laird Group has acquired Cushcraft, the US manufacturer of communication antennae with 90 staff, for £46m, as well as M2sys, the South Korean custom products manufacturer with 80 staff, for £17m.

Laird is to acquire Aerocomm, the US manufacturer of radio-frequency modules, for £19m.

Laird Group has acquired Steward, the US manufacturer of ferrite-based products, for £26m, as well as Coolab, the Swedish manufacturer of thermoelectric modules, for £9m.

Laird Group has acquired RecepTec Holdings, the aerials supplier, for £51m, and has also announced a £118m rights issue to fund further acquisitions.

Laird Group has acquired Antenex, the US manufacturer of wireless communications antennae with 80 staff, for £8.6m.

Laird Group has expanded its security systems business with the acquisition of Balance UK for £3.5m and US-based Bandlock Corporation for £10m.

Laird Group has acquired Melcor Corporation, the US supplier of thermoelectric modules, and its Chinese subsidiary Melcor Hua Yua from Fedders Corporation for £10m.

Laird Group has sold Permacell Finesse, the Essex-based supplier of window profiles, to Synseal Holdings for £10m, and has also announced the acquisition of Builders Hardware of the US for £5.5m.

Laird Group has acquired Securidor Holdings, the supplier of GRP doors, for an initial £1.5m.

Laird has acquired Cateron Corporation, the supplier of EMI shielding fabric over foam gaskets with sites in Taiwan and China, for £13m.

Laird has acquired Home Doors and Houseproud, both parts of the BHD Group, for £3.6m, securing the future of more than 300 jobs in Peterlee.

Laird has acquired Advanced Metal Technologies, the US window security company, for £3.1m.

Laird has acquired Centurion Wireless Technologies, the US supplier of mobile handset antennae, for £107m, while its Laird Plastics division has been sold to Blackfriars Corporation for £36m.

Laird Group has acquired Lindman Group, the supplier of composite entrance doors, for an initial £3.2m.

Laird is to acquire Thermagon, the US-based thermal management products company, for up to £25m.

Laird has acquired Intron, the manufacturer of composite doors, for an initial £9m, in order to expand its security systems division.

Laird Technologies has acquired Magnes Corporation of Seoul for £1.4m, in order to establish a direct sales, engineering and customer support operation in South Korea.

Laird has expanded its security systems business in the US with the £4.3m acquisition of Omega International, Omega Spring Technology and Omega Balance.

Laird has sold its Fullarton computer assembly operation, which includes sites across Scotland, to Simclar of Dunfermline for £30m.

Laird has acquired R&F Products, the US supplier of electromagnetic interference absorber products, for an initial £3m.

Laird has acquired Sash Controls, the US supplier of domestic security products, for £5m.

Laird has sold its LAC non-sealing automotive components business to Trelleborg of Sweden for £102m.

Laird is to sell its Draftex car body sealings business to GenCorp of the US for £142m, and expects to complete the sale of its other automotive operations over the next few months.

Laird has acquired Instrument Specialities Company, the US manufacturer of electromagnetic interference shields, for £172m, and is now looking to sell off its automotive businesses.

Laird has announced plans to open a £10m telecoms factory near the Irvine Business Park in September, creating a further 750 jobs.

Laird has completed the disposal of its printing and packaging operations, with the sale of US-based Panel Prints to a management buy-out vehicle for £9.6m.

Laird is to expand its computer assembly division by opening a new 150,000 sq ft plant in Gourock, Scotland, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.

Laird has sold its US packaging business to Gulf States Paper for £44m, as part of a strategy to focus on car seals and computer components.

Laird has acquired Bavaria Elektronic, the German manufacturer of electromagnetic interference shielding products, for £6m.

Laird Group has bought the JW Window Components window balance business in the US from Walter Industries for £6m.

Laird Group has acquired Mimtec Electronics, the provider of assembly services to the Scottish computer industry, for £21m.