TRW buys LucasVarity CLEVELAND — TRW Inc., a supplier of air bags, seatbelts and other car parts, acquires London-based brake maker LucasVarity plc for US$7 billion. The acquisition comes on the heels of LucasVarity's rejection of a US$6.5 billion cash and stock offer from Federal-Mogul Corp. of Southfield, Michigan. TRW calls the deal the largest cash transaction in the automotive supply industry, a transaction which amounts to about US$47.35 a share. The combined company is expected to ...

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