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Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

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Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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Z Capital Follows Up Restaurant Deal with Home Furnishings Maker Twin-Star International

The target owns a wide variety of brands, including fireplaces by Duraflame and home entertainment components by Bell’O

Lanxess Adds Chemours’ Oxone and Virkon S Pool Disinfectant Brands

Chemical makers prove attractive targets, with buyers including Advent, FMC and WL Ross

Advent Grows Agrochemical Portfolio with Viakem

FMC bought Cheminova, and Dow Chemical and DuPont plan to merge, as chemical makers consolidate

Saw Mill and Falcon Team with Former Jason Industries CEO David Westgate to Buy Manufacturers

Saw Mill is investing from its newly raised fund, Saw Mill Capital Partners II, LP, while Falcon is investing from Falcon Strategic Partners V, LP.

Bemis Expands Health Care Division with SteriPack’s Packaging Assets

Other recent similar acquisitions include Checkpoint Systems, Inmark Packaging and Optimum Plastics

The Weekly Wrap: Annaly, ICP, Stryker

Annaly acquires Hatteras; Audax-backed ICP adds Fomo; Stryker picks up SafeWire assets

Audax-Backed ICP Adds Handi-Flow Maker Fomo, as Adhesive M&A Piles Up

Other similar purchases include Integra and Quadrant’s spray foam division

Audax-Backed Winchester Makes Another Add-On in SRI Connector Gage

Audax won Private Equity Firm of the Year and recently closed its 500th deal

Ridgemont-Backed APE Expands with Corrosion Specialties Deal

Ridgemont recently raised a second fund and purchased Unishippers

Arsenal Capital Rolls Up Mattress Makers to Form Elite Comfort Solutions

The PE firm brings together Elite Foam, HSM Foam and Pacific Urethanes

Riverside Exits Another Company in Blood Test Equipment Manufacturer Diatron

The PE firm recently sold Emergency Communications and Orliman

Sherwin-Williams Expands Abroad with Acquisition of Rival Valspar

In 2014, Sherwin dropped its bid to add Mexico’s Comex after it was blocked by regulators

Arsenal Backs Maker of Mattress Materials in Another Industrial Deal

The PE firm recently invested in Quadrant’s spray foam division and Premium Spray

Liberty Hall Acquires Aerospace Parts Supplier Bromford Industries, Following AIM Purchase

In a similar recent deal, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway completed its acquisition of Precision Castparts

Endeavour Backs Pacific Market’s Purchase of Houseware Maker Formation Brands

Other recent purchases include Hillside, Walter G. Anderson and Cenveo’s packaging business

Altus Acquires Pump Manufacturer Nichols Portland from Parker Hannifin

The PE Firm recently bought GED Integrated and exited Aqua-Chem

Apax Forms New Company with the Purchase of BD's Respiratory Business

Deal follows acquisitions by ResMed, Stryker and TE Connectivity

Samsonite Makes its Biggest Deal in Tumi

The company previously acquired Gregory Mountain Products, Lipault and Speck Products

CCL Industries Purchases Theft Prevention Tag Maker Checkpoint

Other recent deals include Charter Nex, Hillside Plastics and Optimum

Arsenal Expands Investments in Plastic and Rubber Additives

The PE firm adds to its PSG platform company with Flow Polymers, following purchases of Burtin; Coating and Foam; and Premium Spray

The Weekly Wrap: ADT, Stryker, Wynnchurch

Apollo buys ADT; Stryker adds Physio-Control; Wynnchurch purchases Texas Hydraulics

Wynnchurch Grows Manufacturing Portfolio with Texas Hydraulics

Earlier in 2016, the buyer formed Wynnchurch Industries to focus on deals among "material manufacturers"

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