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GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

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Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

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Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy

The Weekly Wrap: Al Jazeera, Deloitte Consulting, Hormel Foods

Al Jezeera agreed to acquire Current TV; Deloitte Consulting bought Bersin & Associates; and Hormel Foods scooped up Skippy peanut butter

Target | Acquirer            

Geomagic Inc | 3D Systems Corp             

3D Systems Corp definitively agreed to acquire Geomagic Inc, a Morrisville-based 3D software development company. Terms were not disclosed.

CL Thomas Inc-Retail(143) | 7-Eleven Inc              

7-Eleven Inc acquired 143 Speedy Stop & Tigermarket retail locations from CL Thomas Inc, a Victoria-based owner and operator of convenience stores.

Quest Diagnostics Inc-OralDNA | Access Genetics LLC    

Access Genetics LLC acquired the OralDNA(R) Labs business from Quest Diagnostics Inc, a Madison- based provider of diagnostic testing services. Terms were not disclosed.

Current Media Inc | Al Jazeera QSC        

Al Jazeera QSC of Qatar, a unit of state-owned Qatar Media Corp, planned to acquire Current TV LLC, a New York-based owner and operator of a television network.

Air Cooled Exchangers LLC | Alfa Laval AB            

Alfa Laval AB of Sweden acquired Air Cooled Exchangers LLC, a Broken Arrow-based manufacturer of heat exchangers, from Clearview Capital LLC.

Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility | Algonquin Power Co 

Algonquin Power Co of Canada, a unit of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, acquired Shady Oaks wind power facility, located in Illinois, from Goldwind International Holding (Hong Kong) Co, a unit of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd, for an estimated $148.9 mil.

Crystal Engineering Corp | AMETEK Inc 

AMETEK Inc acquired Crystal Engineering Corp, a San Luis Obispo-based manufacturer of digital pressure gauges and calibrators. Concurrently, AMETEK Inc acquired Sunpower Inc from LG Corp.

Sunpower Inc | AMETEK Inc       

AMETEK Inc acquired Sunpower Inc, an Athens-based manufacturer of heat pump equipment, from LG Corp. Concurrently, AMETEK Inc acquired Crystal Engineering Corp.

Mutual Insurers Holding Co | AmTrust Financial Services Inc       

AmTrust Financial Services Inc definitively agreed to acquire Mutual Insurers Holding Co, a Waukesha-based insurance agency. Concurrently, AmTrust Financial Services Inc acquired First Nonprofit Cos Inc.

Corporate Benefit Advisors | Arthur J Gallagher & Co

Arthur J Gallagher & Co (Arthur) acquired Corporate Benefit Advisors, a Delray Beach-based provider of insurance brokerage services. Terms were not disclosed. Concurrently, Arthur acquired Hardman & Howell Benefits.

Hardman & Howell Benefits | Arthur J Gallagher & Co    

Arthur J Gallagher & Co (Arthur) acquired Hardman & Howell Benefits, a Wichita- based provider of employee benefit services. Terms were not disclosed. Concurrently, Arthur acquired Corporate Benefit Advisors.

Gardner & White Corp | Arthur J Gallagher & Co

Arthur J Gallagher & Co acquired Gardner & White Corp, an Indianapolis-based provider of employee benefit plans and services. Terms were not disclosed.

Zipcar Inc | Avis Budget Group Inc           

Avis Budget Group Inc, through its Millennium Acquisition Sub Inc wholly- owned subsidiary, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Zipcar Inc, a Cambridge-based provider of auto sharing services, for  $12.25 in cash per share, or a total value of  $512. 467 mil.

TSSLink Inc | Avnet Inc 

Avnet Inc acquired TSSLink Inc, a San Jose-based provider of IT consulting services.

Subsurface Group Inc | Balfour Beatty PLC          

Balfour Beatty PLC of the UK acquired Subsurface Group Inc, a Houston-based provider of engineering and consulting services.

Smith Mack | BGC Partners Inc 

BGC Partners Inc acquired Newmark Knight Frank Smith Mack, a Wayne-based real estate development firm. Terms were not disclosed.

Covista Communications-Assets | Birch Communications Inc      

Birch Communications Inc, a unit of KKR & Co LP's Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP unit, definitively agreed to acquire select customer and network assets of Covista Communications Inc, a Chattanooga-based provider of telecommunications services.

Altivia Corp | Brenntag AG          

Brenntag AG of Germany, acquired Altivia Corp, a Houston-based manufacturer and wholesaler of water treatment chemicals, for  $125 mil.

Gusto Packing Co | Butterball LLC            

Butterball LLC, a unit of Seaboard Flour LLC's Seaboard Corp subsidiary, acquired Gusto Packing Co, a Montgomery-based producer of processed meat.

IDL Solutions Inc | CACI International Inc              

CACI International Inc acquired IDL Solutions Inc, a Germantown-based provider of information technology services. Terms were not disclosed.

Mega Fluids Mid-Continent-Asts | Canadian Energy Svcs & Tech Co

Canadian Energy Services & Technology Corp, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary AES Drilling Fluids LLC, acquired the drilling fluids business assets of Mega Fluids Mid- Continent LLC, a Tyler-based oil base fluids exploration and production company.

Exlar Corp | Curtiss-Wright Corp               

Curtiss-Wright Corp acquired the entire share capital of Exlar Corp, a Chanhassen-based manufacturer and wholesaler of electric actuators, for  $85 mil in cash.

Bersin & Associates LLC | Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deloitte Consulting LLP, a unit of Deloitte & Touche LLP's Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC subsidiary, acquired Bersin & Associates LLC, a provider of HR advisory services. Upon completion, Bersin & Associates LLC was to be named Bersin by Deloitte.

Fifth & Alton,Miami,Florida | EDENS       

EDENS acquired Fifth & Alton, a Miami-based owner and operator of shopping center.

East Bay Bridge Shopping Ctr | Federal Realty Investment Trust

Federal Realty Investment Trust acquired the Emeryville-based East Bay Bridge shopping center, for $116.6 mil. The consideration consisted of  $53.7 mil and the assumption of  $62.9 mil in liabilities.

Digital Insurance Inc | Fidelity National Financial Inc        

Fidelity National Financial Inc acquired Digital Insurance Inc, an Atlanta-based provider of employee benefits services.

Terra Contracting LLC | Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp              

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp, a unit of Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, acquired Terra Contracting LLC, a Kalamazoo-based provider of environmental contracting services, for an estimated $20 mil.

Forest Oil Corp-Oil & Gas,TX | Hilcorp Energy I LP             

Hilcorp Energy I LP, a majority-owned unit of Hilcorp Energy Co, agreed to acquire oil & gas assets, located in Texas, from Forest Oil Corp, a Denver-based oil and gas exploration and production co, for $325 mil in cash.

Unilever US-Skippy Business | Hormel Foods Corp          

Hormel Foods Corp definitively agreed to acquire the Skippy peanut butter business (Skippy) of Unilever United States Inc, an Englewood Cliffs-based manufacturer of consumer products and a majority-owned unit of Unilever NV, for an estimated  $700 mil in cash. Originally, in October 2012, Unilever announced that it was seeking a buyer for its Skippy unit. ConAgra Foods and B&G Foods were named potential bidders. The transaction was to include manufacturing facilities in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Weifang, China.

Bio-Research Products Inc | IBEX Technologies Inc          

IBEX Technologies Inc acquired Bio-Research Products Inc, a North Liberty- based manufacturer of specialized reagents. Terms were not disclosed.

Valparaiso Walk,Valparaiso | Inland Real Estate Corp      

Inland Real Estate Corp acquired Valparaiso Walk, a Valparaiso-based owner and operator of a shopping center, for an estimated $21.9

Triarco Industries Inc | Innophos Holdings Inc    

Innophos Holdings Inc (Innophos), a unit of Bain Capital LLC, through its undisclosed subsidiary, acquired Triarco Industries Inc, a Wayne-based manufacturer of high-quality natural product ingredients, for  $90.82 mil, in a leverage buyout transaction. The consideration was to consist of  $45 mil in cash and  $1 mill Innophos' common shares valued at  $45.82 mil. The shares were valued based on Innophos closing stock price of  $45. 82 on December 28, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.

Industrial Apparatus Svc Inc | Integrated Power Services LLC      

Integrated Power Services LLC, a unit of Odyssey Investment Partners LLC, acquired Industrial Apparatus Service Inc, a provider of repair services, in a leverage buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Mountain Molding LLC | Investor Group              

An undisclosed private equity investor group acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Mountain Molding LLC, a Longmont-based manufacturer of molded plastic medical products, for  $6.75 mil in cash, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

Swanway Plaza | Investor Group             

An investor group comprised of, TitanStar Properties Inc and Romspen Investment Corp, acquired Swanway Plaza, a Tucson-based owner and operator of shopping centers, for  $10. 262 mil in cash.

Sunburst Ski Area | Investor Group        

An investor group, comprised of Rob Friedl and Jennifer Friedl, acquired Sunburst Ski Area (Sunburst), a Kewaskum-based provider of recreational services, from Jim Engel and Kim Engel. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, on December 2012, an investor group, comprised of Rob Friedl and Jennifer Friedl, was rumored to be planning to acquire Sunburst.

Acuo Technologies LLC | Lexmark International Inc         

Lexmark International Inc acquired Acuo Technologies LLC, a Bloomington-based developer of medical software, for an estimated  $45 mil in cash.

Tennessee Rand Inc | Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc           

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc acquired Tennessee Rand Inc, a Chattanooga-based manufacturer of tools and robotic system products. Terms were not disclosed.

Talens Marine & Fuel LLC | Martin Midstream Partners LP           

Martin Midstream Partners LP, a majority owned unit of Martin Resources Management Corp, acquired the entire share capital of Talens Marine & Fuel LLC, a Jennings-based wholesaler of petroleum products.

Pelichem Industrial-Assets | Matrix Service Inc 

Matrix Service Inc, a unit of Matrix Service Co, acquired certain assets of Pelichem Industrial Cleaning Services LLC, a Reserve-based provider of cleaning services. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated  $10 mil.

Anesthesiologists Assoc PC | MEDNAX Inc          

MEDNAX Inc (Mednax) acquired Anesthesiologists Associated PC, a Chattanooga- based provider of anesthesia services. Terms were not disclosed. Concurrently, Mednax acquired Pediatric Surgical & Associates.

Pediatric Surgical & Assoc | MEDNAX Inc              

MEDNAX Inc (Mednax) acquired Pediatric Surgical & Associates, a Plano-based provider of pediatric surgery services. Terms were not disclosed. Concurrently, Mednax acquired Anesthesiologists Associated PC.

Rand Diversified | Menasha Packaging Co LLC    

Menasha Packaging Co LLC, a unit of Menasha Corp, acquired Rand Diversified, an Edison-based provider of packaging and retailing services. Terms were not disclosed.

ExperTune Inc | Metso Oyj        

Metso Oyj of Finland acquired ExperTune Inc, a Hartland-based developer of pre-packaged industrial software.

id8 Group R2 Studios Inc | Microsoft Corp           

Microsoft Corp was rumored to be planning to acquire id8 Group R2 Studios Inc, a Silicon Valley-based provider of information technology services.

Broad Reach Engineering Co | Moog Inc               

Moog Inc acquired Broad Reach Engineering Co, a Golden-based provider of aerospace engineering services, for  $48 mil. The consideration consisted of  $37 mil in cash,  $6 mil in notes payable and up to an estimated  $5 mil in profit- related payments.

Spirit Coach LLC  | Motorcoach Co           

Motorcoach Co acquired pirit Coach LLC, a Madison- based provider of luxury motorcoach transportation services.

Scidera Genomics LLC | Neogen Corp    

Neogen Corp acquired Scidera Genomics LLC, a Davis- based biotechnology company.

Pacific Island Restaurants Inc | Nimes Capital LLC             

Nimes Capital LLC acquired Pacific Island Restaurants Inc, a Honolulu- based owner and operator of restaurants, from Brentwood Associates Inc, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

SEACOR Energy Inc | Par Petroleum Corp            

Par Petroleum Corp of the United Kingdom acquired the entire share capital of SEACOR Energy Inc, a wholesaler of fuels and blendstocks located in Texas, from SEACOR Commodity Trading LLC.

NovaQuest LLC-Certain Assets | Persistent Systems Ltd               

Persistent Systems Ltd of India definitively agreed to acquire the certain assets of NovaQuest LLC, a Charlotte- based developer of new search- based application software.

TapIt Media Group Inc | Phunware Inc 

Phunware Inc acquired TapIt Media Group Inc, an Irvine-based provider of mobile advertising services, for  $23 mil.

Cuddledown Inc | Potpourri Group Inc 

Potpourri Group Inc, a unit of American Capital Ltd, acquired Cuddledown Inc, a Yarmouth-based manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings.

CEBOS Ltd | QAD Inc      

QAD Inc acquired CEBOS Ltd, a Brighton-based provider of software consulting services, for  $10 mil.

Quantum Resources-Oil,Gas Ppty | QR Energy LP            

QR Energy LP (QR) acquired oil and natural gas properties of Quantum Resources Fund, a direct property acquisition fund, and a unit of Quantum Energy Partners, for  $145 mil.

Key Staff Source Inc | Qualified Staffing               

Qualified Staffing acquired Key Staff Source Inc, a Tuscaloosa-based provider of employment services.

International Freight Systems | Radiant Logistics Inc       

Radiant Logistics Inc acquired International Freight Systems of Oregon Inc, a Portland-based provider of freight forwarding services.

SESAC Inc | Rizvi Traverse Management LLC

Rizvi Traverse Management LLC planned to acquire a 75% interest in SESAC Inc, a Nashville-based provider of performing rights services, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in February 2012, SESAC Inc was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company, via auction. Rizvi Traverse Management LLC was rumored bidder. Terms were not disclosed but, according to sources close to the situation, the deal was valued at an estimated  $600 mil.

Mall at Turtle Creek,Jonesboro | Rouse Properties Inc  

Rouse Properties Inc acquired Mall at Turtle Creek, a Jonesboro-based owner and operator of shopping center, from Turtle Creek Partners LLC, for an estimated  $96. 3 mil. The transaction included the Turtle Creek Crossing.

Electronic Data Professionals | Saksoft Inc           

Saksoft Inc, a whoy- owned unit of Saksoft Ltd, acquired the entire share capital of Electronic Data Professionals, a Bensalem- based provider of computer consulting and information management services.

Blue Star Plastics Inc | Seventh District Capital LLC            

Seventh District Capital LLC acquired Blue Star Plastics Inc, a Lexington- based manufacturer of plastic products.

QG Holdings Inc | The Chefs' Warehouse Inc      

The Chef's Warehouse Inc acquired the entire share capital of QG Holdings Inc, a Cincinnati-based owner and operator of supermarkets.

Viking Range Corp | The Middleby Corp               

The Middleby Corp acquired Viking Range Corp, a Greenwood-based manufacturer and wholesaler of professional kitchen appliances, for  $380 mil in cash.

Wazee Cos LLC | The Timken Co               

The Timken Co acquired Wazee Cos LLC, a Denver-based manufacturer and wholesaler of industrial products.

Rental Portfolio,Charlotte | Tricon Capital Group Inc

Tricon Capital Group Inc of Canada acquired a rental portfolio located in Charlotte, North Carolina, for  $26 mil.

ALK Technologies Inc | Trimble Navigation Ltd   

Trimble Navigation Ltd acquired ALK Technologies Inc, a Princeton-based manufacturer of navigation and GPS systems. Terms were not disclosed.

T&M Protection-Security | Universal Protection Service               

Universal Protection Service Inc, a unit of Universal Services of America, acquired the security officer services division of T&M Protection Resources LLC, a New York-based provider of security services.

AOMS | US Healthworks Inc      

US HealthWorks Inc acquired Advance Occupational Medicine Specialists, a Bellwood-based owner and operator of healthcare centers. Terms were not disclosed.

JCI Metal Products Inc | US Joiner LLC   

US Joiner LLC, a wholly- owned subsidiary of JF Lehman & Co, acquired JCI Metal Products Inc, a San Diego- based provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to US Navy Vessels. Terms were not disclosed.

JHP Pharmaceuticals LLC | Warburg Pincus LLC  

Warburg Pincus LLC, through its subsidiary, acquired JHP Pharmaceuticals LLC, a Parsippany-based manufacturer and wholesaler of sterile injectable products, and a unit of JHP Holdings LLC subsidiary of Morgan Stanleys Morgan Stanley Principal Investments Inc unit, for  $195 mil in cash, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

National Seating & Mobility | Wellspring Capital Mgmt LLC           

Wellspring Capital Management LLC acquired National Seating & Mobility Inc, a Franklin-based provider of medical and health services, from Ridgemont Equity Partners. Terms were not disclosed.

 

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