Business Briefs for the Week of Sept. 18, 2006

  • CCMP Capital recently agreed to acquire substantially all of Generac Power Systems, Inc., Waukesha, Wis. Sellers included company founder Robert Kern.
  • Leviton Manufacturing Co., recently acquired Fiber Connect, Inc., a Chicago-based provider of data center fiber-optic products.
  • QUALCOMM, Inc., San Diego, Calif., and National Equipment Register (NER), New York, recently announced that they are now working together to combat the growing challenges of equipment theft and recovery. The combined service will include the GlobalTRACS equipment management system and NER's program, which includes enrollment in the NER database, decals that help deter theft by indicating the equipment's identification information is registered, and communication channels to law enforcement investigators.
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