Weekly Wrap: JLL Partners, Kinder Morgan, OpenTable
JLL buys CoreLab and BioClinica; Kinder Morgan acquires Copano Energy; and OpenTable purchases Foodspotting
Target | Acquirer
A123 Systems-Non-Govt | A123 Systems LLC
A123 Systems LLC, a wholly-owned unit of Wanxiang Corp's Wanxiang America Corp subsidiary, acquired the non- government business assets of A123 Systems Inc, a Waltham- based manufacturer and wholesaler of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and battery systems.
Online Resources Corp | ACI Worldwide Inc
ACI Worldwide Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Online Resources Corp, a Chantilly-based provider of web and phone- based financial services, electronic payments and marketing services, via a tender offer for $3.85 per share or a total value of $126.6 million. The offer was conditioned upon at least a majority of OLC's shares being tendered.
Atom Instrument LLC | Advanced Environmental Tech
Advanced Environmental Technologies Pte Ltd of Singapore, a wholly-owned unit of Advanced Holdings Ltd, agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest, in Atom Instrument LLC, a Houston-based manufacturer of element analysers.
NiSource Inc-Retail Services | AGL Resources Inc
AGL Resources Inc acquired the retail services business of NiSource Inc, a Merrillville-based provider of natural gas transmission, distribution and storage services.
PetSmart Inc. - store | Agree Realty Corp
Agree Realty Corp acquired a store, located in St. Joseph, Missouri, of PetSmart Inc, a Phoenix-based owner and operator of specialty pet retail stores. Phoenix, Arizona, owns and operates specialty pet retail store, located in St. Joseph, Missouri, of Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. The transactions had a combined valued of $8.5 million.
Munics Information Systems Inc |AgriVest Americas Inc
AgriVest Americas Inc, a subsidiary of Avantce LLC, acquired Munics Information Systems Inc, a Cedar Knolls- based developer and marketer of proprietary application software. Terms were not disclosed.
Bluecloud Solutions LLC | AppBin Fund
AppBin Fund acquired Bluecloud Solutions LLC, an Atlanta-based developer of mobile software.
Sonicbids Corp | Backstage LLC
Backstage LLC, a unit of Pluribus Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners LLCs Prometheus Global Media LLC, agreed to acquire Sonicbids Corp, a Boston-based provider of online digital marketing services. Terms were not disclosed.
Alpine Ridge Apartments | Bascom Arizona Ventures LLC
Bascom Arizona Ventures LLC, a joint venture between Bascom Group LLC and Multifamily Advisors LLC, acquired Alpine Ridge Apartments, a Flagstaff-based owner and operator of apartments, for $13.582 million.
School Specialty Inc | Bayside School Specialty LLC
Bayside School Specialty LLC, a unit of the Bayside Finance LLC subsidiary of HIG Capital LLC's Bayside Capital LLC unit, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of bankrupt School Specialty Inc, a Greenville-based wholesaler and retailer of school supplies, via a 363 auction, for $95 million in cash, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Chevron Corp-Waste Water | Bechtel Corp
Bechtel Corp acquired the Waste Water Treatment Process of Chevron Corp, a San Ramon-based oil and gas exploration, production and refinery company.
Investors Asset Management Inc | Burns Wealth Management Inc
Burns Wealth Management Inc, dba Exencial Wealth Advisors, acquired Investors Asset Management Inc, a Plano- based provider of investment management and financial planning services.
Tarcat Inc-Froggett Farm,South | Cardinal Energy Group Inc
Cardinal Energy Group Inc signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the Froggett Farm located in South Central Kentucky of Tarcat Inc, a Campbellsville-based an oil and gas exploration and production company.
Avery Dennison-Businesses(2) | CCL Industries Inc
CCL Industries Inc of Canada definitively agreed to acquire the Office & Consumer Products and Designed & Engineered Solutions businesses of Avery Dennison Corp, a Pasadena-based manufacturer and wholesaler of labeling materials, for an estimated $500 million in cash.
Keeno Strike Gold & Silver | Colorado Gold Mines Inc
Colorado Gold Mines Inc agreed to acquire Keeno Strike Gold & Silver property, a Clark County-based gold and silver mining property.
Wild Eyes Production Inc | Coolfire Media Originals LLC
Coolfire Media Originals LLC acquired Wild Eyes Production Inc, a Hermosa Beach-based entertainment production company.
Tri-Tel Communication-Summit | Corporate Resource Services
Corporate Resource Services Inc agreed to acquire the Summit Software Division of Tri-Tel Communications Inc, a New York-based provider of telecommunications services.
Navman Wireless | Danaher Corp
Danaher Co acquired Navman Wireless, a Glenview- based provider of fleet and asset management technology services. Terms were not disclosed.
Compushare Inc | Davis + Henderson Corp
Davis + Henderson Corp of Canada exercised its option to acquire the remaining interest, which it did not already own in Compushare Inc, a South Coast Metro-based provider of financial technology management software. Terms were not disclosed.
Southern Silver-Oro Project | Desert Star Resources Ltd
Desert Star Resources Ltd of Canada (Desert) was granted an option to acquire a 51% interest in Oro Project, located in New Mexico of Southern Silver Exploration Corp, a Vancouver- based precious and base metal mining company, for $3.31 million. The consideration was to consist of $3.225 million and the issuance of 1 million Desert common shares valued at $0. 085 million. The shares were valued based on Deserts closing stock price of $on 25 January 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. Concurrently, Desert was granted an option to raise its interest to 70% from 51%, by acquiring a 19% stake in Oro.
Paradigm Precision Hldg LLC | Dynamic Precision Group
Dynamic Precision Group, a joint venture unit of Carlyle Group LP and Aeroequity Inc, acquired Paradigm Precision Holdings LLC, a Tempe-based manufacturer of aircraft engine parts and complex machined components. Terms were not disclosed.
mFoundry Inc | Fidelity Natl Info Svcs Inc
Fidelity National Information Services Inc definitively agreed to acquire the remaining 78% interest, which it did not already own, in mFoundry Inc, a Larkspur-based a developer of mobile financial and banking software, for approximately $120 million.
Legacy Life Science LLC | Fortitude Group Inc
Fortitude Group Inc acquired Legacy Life Science LLC, a provider of medical and health services.
WJZY-TV | Fox Television Stations Inc
Fox Television Stations Inc, a majority- owned unit of News Corp Ltd, agreed to acquire WJZY-TV, a Charlotte-based owner and operator of a television station, from Capitol Broadcasting Co Inc. Concurrently, Fox TV agreed to acquire WMYT-TV.
WMYT-TV | Fox Television Stations Inc
Fox Television Stations Inc, a majority- owned unit of News Corp Ltd, agreed to acquire WMYT-TV, a Charlotte-based owner and operator of a television station, from Capitol Broadcasting Co Inc. Concurrently, Fox TV agreed to acquire WJZY-TV.
Nutravail Technologies | FRS Co
FRS Co acquired Nutravail Technologies, a Chantilly-based producer of functional food and beverages, from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
UTOPY Inc | Genesys Telecom Labs Inc
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc definitively agreed to acquire UTOPY Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of speech analytics software for call centers and government agencies. Terms were not disclosed.
Cascade Kelly-West Coast | Global Partners LP
Global Partners LP agreed to acquire the West Coast crude oil and ethanol facility, of Cascade Kelly Holdings LLC, a Portland- based oil and gas exploration and production company, for an estimated $95 million.
SportsMark Management Group | GMR Entertainment
GMR Entertainment merged with SportsMark Management Group Ltd, a San Rafael-based provider of sports marketing, event management and corporate hospitality services.
MGPI Processing Inc | Green Dot Holdings LLC
Green Dot Holdings LLC definitively agreed to acquire MGPI Processing Inc, an Atchison-based manufacturer of starch-based resins for the bioplastics manufacturing industry, from MGP Ingredients Inc, for $2.8 million in cash.
Gold Bullion Acquisition Inc | Hajime Abe
Hajime Abe acquired the entire share capital of Gold Bullion Acquisition Inc, a Cranston-based blank check company, for $0.035 million.
Payvment Inc | Intuit Inc
Intuit Inc acquired Payvment Inc, a Palo Atlo- based application service provider. Terms were not disclosed.
Scitec Holding BV | Investor Group
An investor group, led by Polish Enterprise Fund VII of Poland, a unit of Enterprise Investors Sp zoo, including Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Scitec Holding BV, producer and wholesaler of sports nutrition products, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
FocusVision Worldwide Inc | Investor Group
An investor group, comprised of Thompson Street Capital Partners and the management of FocusVision Worldwide Inc acquired FocusVision, a St. Louis-based developer software, from SV Investment Partners (SV), in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Previously, SV acquired FocusVision in a leveraged buyout transaction.
ThyssenKrupp AG-US Steel Op | Investor Group
An investor group, comprised of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp and ArcelorMittal SA, planned to acquire the US steel operations, located in Alabama, of ThyssenKrupp AG. Terms were not disclosed, but according to people familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated $1.5 bil. Originally, in November 2012, ThyssenKrupp was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its US steel operations. ArcelorMittal SA, US Steel, Nucor Corp, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp, JFE Steel Corp, and Cia Siderurgica Nacional were rumored potential bidders.
TriGen Insurance Solutions Inc | Investor Group
A management-led investor group, comprised of CEO Carla Busick and President Chris Rhoden, acquired TriGen Insurance Solutions Inc, a Fort Lauderdale-based provider of risk mitigation and insurance placement consulting services, from Steven Mariano, in a leveraged buyout transaction
Ballard Power-Material Product | Investor Group
An investor group, comprised of ALY Holdings LLC and the senior management, acquired the material products division, located in Lowell, Masachusetts, of Ballard Power Systems Inc, a Burnaby-based manufacturer of electricity generators and fuel cell products, for $12 million. The consideration consisted of $10.5 million in cash and up to $1.5 million in profit-related payments. On completion, the division was renamed AvCarb LLC.
BioClinica Inc | JLL Partners Fund VI LP
JLL Partners Fund VI LP, a unit of JLL Partners Inc, through its wholly- owned subsidiary, agreed to launch a tender offer to acquire the entire share capital of BioClinica Inc, a Newtown-based provider of integrated, technology-enhanced clinical trial management services, for $7.25 in cash per share, or a total value of $118.18 million, in a leveraged buyout transaction. The offer was conditioned upon at least a majority of Bio's shares being tendered. Concurrently, JLL definitively agreed to acquire CoreLab Partners Inc.
CoreLab Partners Inc | JLL Partners Inc
JLL Partners Inc definitively agreed to acquire CoreLab Partners Inc, a Princeton-based provider of medical imaging and cardiac safety services, from Ampersand Capital Partners, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Concurrently, JLL, through its subsidiary, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of BioClinica Inc.
Copano Energy LLC | Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Copano Energy LLC, a Houston-based provider of midstream energy services, in a stock swap transaction valued at an estimated $5.423 bil. Kinder offered 0.4563 share for every CPNO share and assumed $1.77 bil in liabilities. Based on Kinder's closing stock price of $89.67 on 28 January 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Copano share was valued at $40.916 per share. Upon completion, Kinder will own 100% of Eagle Ford Gathering.
Mimis Cafe | Le Duff America Inc
Le Duff America Inc, a unit of Groupe Le Duff SA, definitively agreed to acquire Mimi's Cafe, an Irvine-based owner and operator of restaurants, from Bob Evans Farms Inc, for an estimated $50 million. The consideration was to consist of $20 million in cash and $30 million in note.
Gullett & Associates Inc | Linx Partners LLC
Linx Partners LLC acquired Gullett & Associates Inc, a Houston-based provider of pipeline surveying services, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
aSpark Inc | LiquidHub Inc
LiquidHub Inc acquired aSpark Inc, a Wayne-based provider of application services.
WSNN Martz Communications Group LLC
Martz Communications Group LLC acquired WSNN, an owner and operator of radio stations. The transaction included the acquisition of WPDM.
Capital Public Affairs Inc | MWW Group Inc
MWW Group Inc, a unit of Interpublic Group of Cos Inc's GolinHarris International unit, acquired Capital Public Affairs Inc, a Princeton-based provider of public affairs and government relations services.
Eurofresh Inc-Assets | NatureSweet Ltd
NatureSweet Ltd acquired the assets of Eurofresh Inc, a Willcox-based producer and wholesaler of tomatoes.
General Metals-Independence | Open Gold Corp
Open Gold Corp signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the Independence Mine of General Metals Corp, a Reno-based gold mining company, for an undisclosed amount in Open common shares.
Foodspotting Inc | OpenTable Inc
OpenTable Inc definitively agreed to acquire Foodspotting Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of online food rating services, for an estimated $10 million in cash.
Peak Primary Care PLLC | Parkway SleepHealth Center
Parkway SleepHealth Center acquired Peak Primary Care PLLC, a Thornton-based provider of health care services.
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay | Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust acquired Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown, a San Diego-based owner and operator of a hotel, for $112.5 million.
Draper Valley Farms-Leased | Perdue Farms Inc
Perdue Farms Inc acquired leased assets of Draper Valley Farms Inc, a Mount Vernon-based owner and operator of chicken hatchery, and a unit of Booth Creek Management LLCs Draper Valley Holdings LLC unit.
Velcera Inc | Perrigo Co
Perrigo Co definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Velcera Inc, a Yardley-based manufacturer of pet health products, for $160 million in cash.
Sentri Inc | Polycom Inc
Polycom Inc definitively agreed to acquire Sentri Inc, a Westborough-based provider of information technology consulting services, for an estimated $10 million.
Auburndale Power Partners LP | Quantum Utility Generation LLC
Quantum Utility Generation LLC, a unit of Quantum Energy Partners, definitively agreed to acquire Auburndale Power Partners LP a Boston-based electric utility company, from Atlantic Power Corp. Concurrently, Quantum definitively agreed to acquire Lake Cogen Ltd from Atlantic. Subsequently, Quantum definitively agreed Pasco Cogen Ltd from Atlantic. The three transactions were to have combined value of an estimated $136 million.
Dana Consulting Group Ltd | Retirement LLC
Retirement LLC merged with Dana Consulting Group Ltd, a Chicago-based provider of consulting services. Terms were not disclosed.
GeoXplor Corp-Mineral Claims | Rio Grande Mining Corp
Rio Grande Mining Corp of Canada was granted an option to acquire a 75% interest in 50 mineral claims, located in Gila County, Arizona of GeoXplor Corp, an Anthem-based uranium mining company, for $0.74 million. The consideration was to consist of $0.65 million and the issuance of 3 million Rio common shares valued at $0. 09 million. The shares were valued based on Rios closing stock price of $0.03 on 25 January 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
EveryWare Global Inc | ROI Acquisition Corp
ROI Acquisition Corp agreed to acquire the entire share capital of EveryWare Global Inc, a Lancaster- based manufacturer and wholesaler of kitchen tableware, for $248.294 million, in a reverse takeover transaction. The consideration was to consist of $107.5 million in cash plus the issuance of 10.44 million ROI common shares, valued at $105.444 million, and up to $35. 35 million in profit-related payments. The shares were valued based on ROI's closing stock price of $10.1 on 7 January 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. Upon completion, ROI and EveryWare shareholders were to own 40. 236% and 59.764%, respectively.
NeuroLogica Corp | Samsung Electns America Inc
Samsung Electronics America Inc, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, acquired NeuroLogica Corp, a Danvers-based manufacturer of medical imaging equipment. Terms were not disclosed.
Bonfield & Co SC | Schenck SC
Schenck SC acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Bonfield & Co SC, a Milwaukee-based provider of accounting and business consulting services.
WMS Industries Inc | Scientific Games Corp
Scientific Games Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of WMS Industries Inc, a Waukegan-based manufacturer and wholesaler of games, video and mechanical reel-spinning gaming machines, and video lottery terminals, for $1. 504 bil. The consideration was to consist of $26 in cash per share, or a total value of 1.419 bil, and the assumption of $85 million in liabilities.
Healthcare Corp of America | Selway Capital Acq Corporation
Selway Capital Acquisition Corporation definitively agreed to merge with Healthcare Corp of America, a Denville-based product development and marketing company, for $90.64 million. The consideration was to consist of 5.2 million common shares valued at $52.416 million, $10 million in notes and up to a further $28.224 million in profit-related payments. The shares were valued based on Selway Capital's closing stock price of $10.08 on January 29, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Sound Surgical Technologies | Solta Medical Inc
Solta Medical Inc definitively agreed to acquire Sound Surgical Technologies LLC, a Louisville-based manufacturer of cosmetic surgery equipment, for $30.5 million. The consideration was to consist of $5 million in cash and $25.5 in Solta common shares.
Soul & Vibe Entertainment Inc | Soul & Vibe Interactive Inc
Soul & Vibe Interactive Inc planned to acquire the entire share capital of Soul & Vibe Entertainment Inc, a Salt Lake City-based developer of video and computer games.
Louisiana Hotel Portfolio | Summit Hotel Properties Inc
Summit Hotel Properties Inc agreed to acquire the Louisiana Hotel Portfolio, a Louisiana-based owner and operator of hotels, for $135 million. The Louisiana Hotel Portfolio consists of the Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Mariott, located in Metairie, Los Angeles, Courtyard by Mariott and SpringHill Suites by Mariott, located in New Orleans, and Courtyard by Mariott, located in St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans.
Martinic Engineering Inc | TriMas Corp
TriMas Corp acquired Martinic Engineering Inc, a Stanton-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial products, for an estimated $19 million.
Crashlytics Inc | Twitter Inc
Twitter Inc merged with Crashlytics Inc, a Cambridge- based developer of mobile applications software. Terms were not disclosed.
Industrial Coverage Corp | UNFCU Financial Services LLC
UNFCU Financial Services LLC, a wholly-owned unit of United Nations Federal Credit, acquired Industrial Coverage Corp, a Patchogue- based insurance agency.
Miami National Antiques Show | US Antique Shows
US Antique Shows acquired Miami National Antiques Show & Sale, a Miami- based provider of antique shows, from Dolphin Promotions LLC.
Day 1 Studios LLC | Wargaming.net
Wargaming.net of Belarus acquired Day 1 Studios LLC, a Chicago-based prepackaged software developer, for $20 million.
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