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New plays from Google, AT&T and McGraw-Hill; other recent deals listed here in alphabetical order according to buyer

 

Target | Acquirer                                                                                                                                                               Synopsis


Octagon Research Solutions Inc | Accenture plc

Accenture plc of Ireland agreed to acquire Octagon Research Solutions Inc, a Wayne, Pa.-based provider of clinical consultation services. Terms were not disclosed.

Crane Equip-Gaffey Division | Ace Industries Inc

Ace Industries Inc acquired the Gaffey Overhead Cranes division of Crane Equipment & Service Inc, a Eureka-based manufacturer of industrial cranes, and a wholly-owned unit of Columbus McKinnon Corp.

Bulk Conveyor Specialist Inc | ADA-ES Inc

ADA-ES Inc definitively agreed to acquire Bulk Conveyor Specialist Inc, a manufacturer and wholesaler of bulk handling equipment, for $5 million in cash. The transaction was to include Bulk Conveyor Services Inc.

Ryko Solutions Inc-Industrial | AIC Ventures

AIC Ventures acquired Ryko Solutions Inc- Industrial Facility, a 250,000-square-foot industrial facility located in Iowa, via a sale-leaseback transaction.

City Center Bellevue,Bellevue | American Assets Trust Inc

American Assets Trust Inc agreed to acquire City Center Bellevue, an owner and operator of office building, for an estimated $229 million.

ResellerRatings.com | Answers Corp

Answers Corp, a majority- owned unit of AFCV Holdings LLC, acquired ResellerRatings. com, a provider of ecommerce information services, from All Enthusiast Inc.

GS Chapman & Associates | Arthur J Gallagher & Co

Arthur J Gallagher & Co acquired GS Chapman & Associates Insurance Brokers Inc, a Pasadena-based insurance agency. Terms were not disclosed.

Allcare Medical-Complex Bus | Assistive Technology Group Inc

Assistive Technology Group Inc, a unit of Audax Group LP, acquired the complex rehabilitation technology business of Allcare Medical Inc, a Sayreville, N.J.-based wholesaler of durable medical equipment.

Max-Viz Inc | Astronics Corp

Astronics Corp acquired Max-Viz Inc, an Oregon-based manufacturer of enhanced vision systems, for $18 million. The consideration consisted of $10 million in cash and up to $8 million in profit-related payments.

NextWave Wireless Inc | AT&T Inc

AT&T Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of NextWave Wireless Inc, a San Diego- based developer of device- embedded wireless broadband and multimedia solutions software, for $649.938 million, including the assumption of $ 600 million in liabilities. The consideration was to consist of $ 1 per share and up to $25 million in profit-related payments.

Pepperweed Consulting LLC | Avnet Inc

Avnet Inc acquired Pepperweed Consulting LLC, a Sewickley-based provider of information technology services.

McKinney & Silver | Cheil Worldwide Inc

Cheil Worldwide Inc of South Korea acquired McKinney & Silver, a Durham-based provider of advertising services, for an estimated $50 million.

MGM Networks Inc | Chellomedia

Chellomedia of UK, a majority-owned unit of Liberty Global Inc, acquired MGM Networks Inc, a Los Angeles provider of cable TV services, from Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Chemlube International Inc | Chemoil Europe BV

Chemoil Europe BV of Netherlands, a wholly-owned unit of Chemoil Energy Ltd, subsidiary of Glencore International AG's Singfuel Investment Pte Ltd, agreed to acquire a 50% interest in Chemlube International Inc, a Harrison-based wholesaler of base oils, for $8.3 million in cash. Glencore International AG was a unit of Glencore International PLC. Concurrently, Chemoil Europe agreed to acquire a 50% interest in Sopetra SA.

Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline | Cheniere Energy Partners LP

Cheniere Energy Partners LP, a majority-owned unit of Cheniere Energy Inc, acquired Cheneire Creole Trail Pipeline LP, a Houston-based owner and operator of liquefied natural gas networks, from Cheniere.

The Shaw Group Inc | Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV of the Netherlands definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of The Shaw Group Inc, a Baton Rouge, La.-based manufacturer of industrial pipe fittings and systems, for $ 3.189 bil. Chicago offered $41 in cash and 0.129 ordinary shares per Shaw share. Based on Chicago's closing stock price of $40.7 on July 27, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Shaw share was valued at $46.243.

ACK Controls Inc | Chuo Spring Co Ltd

Chuo Spring Co Ltd of Japan, acquired the remaining 12.7% stake or 0.01 shares, which it did not already own, in ACK Controls Inc, a Glasgow-based manufactures and wholesales automotive parts and supplies.

Xoma Corp-Large-scale Op | CMC Biologics

CMC Biologics acquired the large-scale manufacturing operations and assets of Xoma Corp, a Berkeley-based manufacturer of antibody- based therapeutics.

Storage Property, N.J. | Compass Self Storage LLC

Compass Self Storage LLC, a majority-owned unit of Amsdell Companies LLC acquired an undisclosed institutional grade self storage property, located in New Jersey.

Unilever-Frozen Meals Business | ConAgra Foods Inc

ConAgra Foods Inc definitively agreed to acquire the North America frozen meals business of Unilever PLC, a London-based producer and wholesaler of food products, for $ 265 million in cash.

Innovative Fulfillment Corp | Creative Edge Nutrition Inc

Creative Edge Nutrition Inc acquired Innovative Fulfillment Corp, a provider of e-commerce services. Terms were not disclosed.

Progenics Pharm-Pro 140 | CytoDyn Inc

CytoDyn Inc definitively agreed to acquire PRO 140 of Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Tarrytown, N.Y.-based provider of drug research and development services, for an estimated $3.5 million.

Union Dental Holdings Inc | Energy Edge Technologies Corp

Energy Edge Technologies Corp acquired the entire share capital of Union Dental Holdings Inc, a Coral Springs- based provider of dental services, from National Business Holdings Inc.

Reglera LLC | F Dohmen Co

F Dohmen Co acquired Reglera LLC, a Wheat Ridge- based provider of consulting and outsourcing services.

Aspire Media LLC | F+W Media Inc

F+W Media Inc, a unit of Abry Partners LLC, acquired Aspire Media LLC, a provider of multiplatform media services, from Frontenac Co, Catalyst Investors LP and Clay Hall. Terms were not disclosed.

Gille Co Inc | FleetPride Inc

FleetPride Inc acquired Gille Co Inc, an Indianapolis- based provider of automobile solutions services.

Midwest Brake & Wheel Inc | FleetPride Inc

FleetPride Inc acquired Midwest Brake & Wheel Inc, an Indianapolis-based wholesaler of automobile parts.

Orchid Island Capital Inc | FTWA Orchid Merger Sub LLC

FTWA Orchid Merger Sub LLC, a wholly-owned unit of FlatWorld Acquisition Corp agreed to merge with Orchid Island Capital Inc, a Vero Beach- based real estate investment trust, from Bimini Capital Management Inc, in exchange for 0.142 million FA Class A preferred shares, convertible to 1.419 million FA common shares valued at $14.258 million.

Quality Cabinet & Fixture Co | Glenn Rieder Inc

Glenn Rieder Inc acquired Quality Cabinet & Fixture Co Inc, a San Diego based manufacturer of architectural millwork and related interior finishes. The transaction includes the acquisition of Qualitys majority-owned subsidiary, Quality Cabinets de Mexico S. de RL de CV.

GameSpy Industries Inc | Glu Mobile Inc

Glu Mobile Inc merged with GameSpy Industries Inc, an Irvine- based developer of online gaming software from IGN Entertainment Inc, a unit of News Corp, in exchange for 0. 6 million Glu common shares valued at $ 2.748 million. The shares were valued based on Glus closing stock price of $4.58 on August 1, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.

Wildfire Interactive Inc | Google Inc

Google Inc acquired Wildfire Interactive Inc, a Redwood City-based provider of online marketing services. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources familiar with the situation the deal was valued at an estimated $ 250 million.

CSI Aerospace Inc | HEICO Corp

HEICO Corp acquired an 84% interest in CSI Aerospace Inc, a Broken Arrow-based provider of specialized repair services. Terms were not disclosed.

CodeEval Inc | HireVue Inc

HireVue Inc acquired CodeEval Inc, a San Francisco provider of online hiring evaluation services.

Space Kidets | Investor Group

An investor group comprised of Chuck Tiffany and Jan Tiffany acquired Space Kidets, a Matthews- based provider of children party services.

Charles G Lawson Trucking Inc | Investor Group

An investor group, including Cardinal Agri- Logistics Inc and Charles G Lawson Trucking Inc management team, acquired Charles G Lawson Trucking Inc, a Hope Hull-based provider of trucking services.

Daffy's Inc | JEMB Realty Corp

JEMB Realty Corp, through its undisclosed subsidiary, acquired Daffy's Inc, a Secaucus-based owner and operator of retail clothing stores. Terms were not disclosed. Concurrently, JEMB, through its other undisclosed subsidiary, acquired three real estate properties of Daffy's Inc.

Engility Holdings Inc | JP Energy Partners LP

JP Energy Partners LP acquired Falco Energy Transportation LLC, a Shreveport-based provider of trucking and transportation services for crude oil refiners and producers.

Virtu Financial LLC | Knight Capital Group Inc

Knight Capital Group Inc was rumored to be planning to merge with Virtu Financial LLC, a New York-based provider of electronic market trading services. Terms were not disclosed but, according to people familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated $400 million.

Apex Elevator Corp | KONE Oyj

KONE Oyj of Finland acquired Apex Elevator Corp, a Fairfax, Va.-based provider of elevators, lifts, and dumbwaiters maintenance services. Terms were not disclosed.

Petris Technology Inc | Landmark Graphics Corp

Landmark Graphics Corp, a wholly-owned unit of Halliburton Co, acquired Petris Technology Inc, a Houston-based developer of online data management software, from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP. Terms were not disclosed.

EMC CoEMC Corp-Iomega Business | Lenovo Group Ltd

Lenovo Group Ltd agreed to acquire the Iomega business of EMC Corp, a Hopkinton-based manufacturer of storage platforms and develops information infrastructure software solutions, in the formation of a joint venture. Upon completion Lenovo Group Ltd was to own 51% and EMC Corp was to own 49% of the joint venture.

Home Automation Inc | Leviton Manufacturing Co Inc

Leviton Manufacturing Co Inc acquired Home Automation Inc, a New Orleans manufacturer of integrated automation and security products.

ATC Drivetrain LLC | Marlin Equity Partners LLC

Marlin Equity Partners LLC acquired ATC Drivetrain LLC, an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer of powertrain products, from GENCO ATC, in a leverage buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Key Curriculum Press | McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education, a unit of McGraw- Hill Cos Inc, acquired the entire share capital of Key Curriculum, a California- based publishing company that offers math textbooks and supplemental materials.

Anesthesia Medical Alliance | Mednax Inc

Mednax Inc acquired Anesthesia Medical Alliance of East Tennessee, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based provider of anesthesia services, for an undisclosed amount in cash. Terms were not disclosed.

Loudoun Anesthesia Associates | Mednax Inc

MEDNAX Inc acquired Loudoun Anesthesia Associates LLC, a provider of anesthesia, for an undisclosed amount in cash.

Lipomics Technologies Inc | Metabolon Inc

Metabolon Inc acquired Lipomics Technologies Inc, a West Sacramento-based provider of biochemical research services, from Tethys Bioscience Inc. Terms were not disclosed.

American Hose & Fittings Inc | Motion & Flow Control Products

Motion & Flow Control Products Inc, a unit of Colville Capital LLC, acquired American Hose & Fittings Inc, a Kent-based manufacturer and wholesaler of hose products.

HealthCare Solutions Inc | MTBC

Medical Transcription Billing Corp acquired HealthCare Solutions Inc, a Westbrook-based provider of revenue cycle management services. Terms were not disclosed.

Matasano Security LLC | NCC Group plc

NCC Group plc of the UK acquired Matasano Security LLC, a New York-based provider of security research and development services, for $ 13.031 million. The consideration was to consist of $ 6.516 million in cash and up to $6.516 million in profit- related payments.

Integrated Power Services LLC | Odyssey Invest Partners LLC

Odyssey Investment Partners LLC acquired Integrated Power Services LLC, a Greenville-based provider of repair and maintenance services, from The Riverside Co, in a secondary buyout transaction. Previously, Riverside acquired IPS in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

MSC Care Management LLC | One Call Medical Inc

One Call Medical Inc, a unit of TA Associates Inc, definitively agreed to merger with MSC Care Management LLC, a provider of compensation care management services. Upon completion, the merged entity was to be renamed One Call.

Zodiac Recreational | OpenGate Capital LLC

OpenGate Capital LLC agreed to acquire Zodiac Recreational of North America LLC, a Summerville-based manufacturer of inflatable boats, from Zodiac Marine & Pool SAS, a unit of Water Pik Technologies Inc's Jandy Pool Products subsidiary, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Patient Financial Services Inc | Optimum Outcomes

Optimum Outcomes acquired Patient Financial Services Inc, a Raleigh-based provider of medical billing services. Concurrently, Optimum acquired Absolute Collection Services Inc.

Xsigo Systems Inc | Oracle Corp

Oracle Corp agreed to acquire Xsigo Systems Inc, a San Jose, Calif.-based developer of network virtualization technology solutions software. Terms were not disclosed.

TekLinks Inc | Pamlico Capital LLC

Pamlico Capital LLC acquired an undisclosed majority interest in TekLinks Inc, a Birmingham- based provider of information technology services, from Symmetric Capital LLC, in a secondary buyout transaction. Previously, Symmetric acquired TekLinks in a leveraged buyout transaction.

Garland Business Park,Dallas | Partners Group AG

Partners Group AG of Switzerland, acquired Garland Business Park, a Dallas-based owner and operator of multi-tenant industrial property, in a leverage buyout transaction.

Cortview Capital Holdings Inc | Pierpont Securities Holdings

Pierpont Securities Holdings LLC definitively agreed to merge with Cortview Capital Holdings Inc, a New York-based fixed-income brokerage holding company, from Warburg Pincus LLC. Terms were not disclosed.

Full Tilt Poker | PokerStars

PokerStars acquired Full Tilt Poker, a Delaware-based provider of online poker gaming services. Originally, In April 2012, PokerStars was rumored to be planning to acquire Full Tilt Poker.

Informative Design Partners | Rand Worldwide Inc

Rand Worldwide Inc acquired Information Design Partners Inc, a Charlottesville-based provider of engineering services.

Sunquest Information Systems | Roper Industries Inc

Roper Industries Inc definitively agreed to acquire Sunquest Information Systems Inc, a Tucson-based developer of provider of integrated diagnostic and laboratory information solutions services and software, from Huntsman Gay Global Capital LLC, for $1.4 billion in cash.

The Playforge LLC | Saban Brands LLC

Saban Brands LLC, a unit of Saban Capital Group Inc, acquired the entire share capital of The Playforge LLC, a California- based mobile games developer. Its products include Zombie Farm and Zombie Life. The company was founded in 2009.

Prism Group Inc | Sabre Airline Solutions Inc

Sabre Airline Solutions Inc acquired Prism Group Inc, a Albuquerque, N.M. developer of travel information systems for airlines and corporations.

Hartmann Inc | Samsonite International SA

Samsonite International SA of Luxembourg acquired Hartmann Inc, a Lebanon-based manufacturer and wholesaler of leather products, from Clarion Capital Partners LLC, for $35 million.

Ciber Inc-Certain Assets | Savvis Inc

Savvis Inc, a wholly- owned of CenturyLink Inc, agreed to acquire certain assets of the IT outsourcing division of Ciber Inc, a Greenwood Village-based provider of information technology services, for $ 7 million in cash and an undisclosed amount in profit- related payments.

Valero Energy Corp-Ret Bus | Shareholders

Valero Energy Corp, a San Antonio-based manufacturer and wholesaler of petroleum products, disclosed intentions to spin off its retail business unit, to its shareholders.

Alpine Access Inc | Sykes Enterprises Inc

Sykes Enterprises Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Alpine Access Inc, a Denver-based provider of customer contact management services, for $ 150 million in cash.

Integrated Device-Pacinian | Synaptics Inc

Synaptics Inc acquired the Pacinian & Video Display Operation of Integrated Device Technology Inc, a San Jose-based manufacturer and wholesaler of semiconductors.

Ciranova Inc | Synopsys Inc

Synopsys Inc acquired Ciranova Inc, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based developer of electronic design automation software. Terms were not disclosed.

NAP GLADU | Tenex Capital Management LLC

Tenex Capital Management LLC acquired NAP GLADU, a Jasper, Ind. manufacturer and wholesaler of steel cutting tools, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

Discovery Care Center | The Ensign Group Inc

The Ensign Group Inc acquired, Discovery Care Centre, a Salmon, Idaho-based owner and operator of skilled nursing and assisted living facility, for an undisclosed amount in cash. Concurrently, Ensign acquired Palomar Vista Healthcare Center and Owyhee Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Family Heritage Life Insurance | Torchmark Corp

Torchmark Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Cleveland-based Family Heritage Life Insurance Co of America, for an estimated $218.5 million.

GoodGuide Inc | UL Environment Inc

UL Environment Inc, a unit of Underwriters Laboratories Inc, acquired GoodGuide Inc, a San Francisco provider of online product-related health, social and environmental impacts information services.

Sooner Network Solutions Inc | Vology Inc

Vology Inc acquired Sooner Network Solutions Inc, an Oklahoma City-based wholesaler of computer hardware.

DBSI Inc | Xand Corp

Xand Corp, a unit of Abry Partners LLC, merged with Data Based Systems International Inc, a Bethlehem, Pa.-based provider of information technology services.

 

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