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Lorantis Receives 25 ($42) Million Pounds in New Financing Led By Apax Partners Funds
CAMBRIDGE, U.K., Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Lorantis, an immunology drug discovery and development company, announced today the closing of a 25 Pounds ($42) million series C private financing round led by Funds advised by Apax Partners. Apax Partners Funds were joined in this financing round by existing investors Abingworth Management, JP Morgan Partners, Quester Capital Management, Schroder Ventures, The Wellcome Trust and funds managed by Fleming Family and Partners. The investment will enable the clinical development programmes to begin on the Company's innovative products for the treatment of immune diseases, such as allergy, arthritis and transplantation, as well as supporting new lines of research.
NCC to extend Aranas High School in Kungsbacka for SEK 233 million
SOLNA, Sweden, Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Following a review of the previously conducted tendering process, NCC has been commissioned to extend Aranas High School in Kungsbacka. The order, which was placed by Kungsbacka Municipality, is worth approximately SEK 233 million.
NCC receives order from Botniabanan to build tunnel in Ornskoldsvik for SEK 201 million
SOLNA, Sweden, Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- NCC has received an additional order from Botniabanan AB. The latest order, which is for the construction of a railway tunnel through the Asberget mountain in central Ornskoldsvik, is worth SEK 201 million. In October, NCC was commissioned to construct a new station area and a new ski-jumping hill in Ornskoldsvik.
ASM International NV
NuTool and ASM International Announce SEMICON Japan Joint Technical Seminars
BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands and MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- NuTool, Inc., a privately funded, closely held semiconductor technology company and ASM International N.V. (Nasdaq:ASMI) (Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam:ASM), a global company providing semiconductor equipment and materials for semiconductor manufacturing, today announced that they will jointly present the latest results on Copper/Low-k damascene integration at the NuTool sponsored seminar to be held on December 4 during Semicon Japan.
NeoNet and SunGard Expand Global FIX Trading and Network Connectivity
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- NeoNet, an international agency brokerage providing efficient electronic equity execution services for the institutional investor industry, today announced a joint endeavor with SunGard Financial Networks, an operating group of SunGard (NYSE:SDS), to expand global FIX trading and increase distribution channels, through a single point of entry.
Swedish Match announces new prices on moist snuff, for sale in the US
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Swedish Match AB announced today that Swedish Match North America has increased wholesale prices on its moist snuff, effective November 17, 2003. The new wholesale list price for Timber Wolf will be $1.87 per can, and for Renegades $2.81 per can. Longhorn wholesale list price is unchanged at $1.71 per can.
Metro Appoints Managing Directors
BERTRANGE, Luxembourg, Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Metro International S.A. ("Metro"), the international newspaper group, today announced the appointment of five regional Managing Directors, an international Chief Editor, a Marketing Director and a Head of online advertising sales. The appointments reflect the scale of the group, which is the world's largest newspaper and attracts nearly 13 million daily readers in more than 50 cities in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Completion of TF1 acquisition of 34.3% stake in Metro France
BERTRANGE, Luxembourg, Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Metro International S.A. ("Metro"), the international newspaper group, today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of a 34.3% shareholding in Metro's French subsidiary, 'Publications Metro France,' by leading French television broadcaster Television Francaise 1 S.A. ("TF1"). TF1 has acquired the stake for a total cash consideration of 12 million.