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The Weekly Wrap: Apollo, ConAgra, Google

Apollo Global buys McGraw Hill's education unit, ConAgra buys Ralcorp Holdings and Google buys Icoa Inc. and Incentive Targeting Inc.; other deals listed here in alphabetical order according to buyer

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AmiCare Behavioral Centers LLC | Acadia Healthcare Co Inc

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc agreed to acquire AmiCare Behavioral Centers LLC, a Fayetteville-based owner and operator of psychiatric hospitals, for $113 million in cash. Concurrently, Acadia agreed to acquire Behavioral Centers of America LLC.

Telwares Communications LLC | Alsbridge Inc

Alsbridge Inc acquired Telwares Communications LLC, a Pleasanton-based provider of telecom services, from MSS*Group Inc, a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co's One Equity Partners LLC subsidiary. Terms were not disclosed.

National Coml Auctioneers LLC | AmeriBid LLC

AmeriBid LLC acquired National Commercial Auctioneers LLC, a Tulsa- based provider of real estate auction services. The transaction was to include National Residential Auctioneers LLC.

McGraw-Hill Education LLC | Apollo Global Management LLC

Apollo Global Management LLC definitively agreed to acquire McGraw-Hill Education LLC, a Columbus-based publisher of educational books, from McGraw-Hill Cos Inc, for an estimated $2.5 bil, in a leveraged buyout transaction. The consideration was to consist of $2.25 billion in cash plus $250 million in senior unsecured notes. The deal was to include an indirectly acquired 70% interest in McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill Cos Inc. Originally, in August 2012, McGraw-Hill was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its MHE unit. Apollo, Bain Capital LLC, Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, and Cengage Learning Inc, were named as potential bidders.

Product Madness Inc | Aristocrat Leisure Ltd

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd of Australia agreed to acquire Product Madness Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of online social casino gaming services.

Havas Impact-Patient Wallboard | Ascent Media CANS LLC

Ascent Media CANS LLC, a joint venture between Ridgemont Equity Partners and MC Venture Partners, acquired the patient wallboard business of Havas Impact, a provider of advertising and marketing services, from Havas Worldwide, a unit of Havas SA.

Samson Resources Co-Williston | Bakken Hunter LLC

Bakken Hunter LLC, a wholly-owned unit of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp, definitively agreed to acquire the remaining 52.5% interest, which it did not already own in Williston Basin assets located in Divide County, of Samson Resources Co, a Tulsa-based oil and gas exploration and production company and a unit of Samson Investment Co, for an estimated $30 million in cash.

FairPoint Communications-Idaho | Blackfoot Telecommun Grp

Blackfoot Telecommunications Group agreed to acquire the entire share capital of the Idaho operations of FairPoint Communications Inc, a Charlotte-based provider of communications services, for $30 million, in cash.

Thermax | Carlisle Cos Inc

Carlisle Cos Inc definitively agreed to acquire Thermax, an Indianapolis-based manufacturer of data wires and cables, from Belden Inc, for $265 million. Concurrently, Carlisle definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Raydex/CDT Ltd, and Belden authorized the repurchase of up to $200 million of the company's entire share capital.

PHBV Partners LLP-Non-Attest | CBIZ Inc

CBIZ Inc definitively agreed to acquire the non- attest assets of PHBV Partners LLP, a Glen Allen- based provider of accounting and consulting services. Concurrently, Myers & Stauffer LC definitively agreed to acquire the attest business of PHBV Partners LLP.

Cariden Technologies Inc | Cisco Systems Inc

Cisco Systems Inc agreed to acquire Cariden Technologies Inc, a Mountain View-based provider of information technology services, for $141 million.

Ralcorp Holdings Inc | ConAgra Foods Inc

ConAgra Foods Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Ralcorp Holdings Inc, a St. Louis-based producer and wholesaler of cereals and snacks, for $90 in cash per share, or a total value of $4.981 billion and the assumption of an undisclosed amount in liabilities.

Friedrich Air Conditioning Co | Corinthian Capital Group LLC

Corinthian Capital Group LLC acquired Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. Ltd, a San Antonio-based manufacturer of air conditioning and refrigeration equipments. Terms were not disclosed.

Enerven-West Virginia Assets | Crestwood Marcellus Midstream

Crestwood Marcellus Midstream LLC, a unit of Crestwood Midstream Partners LLC, agreed to acquire the West Virginia assets from Enerven Compression Services LLC, a Dallas-based provider of gas compression services, for $95 million.

Orb Optronix Inc | CSA Group

CSA Group acquired Orb Optronix Inc, a Kirkland- based manufacturer and wholesaler of LED testing and measurement equipment.

Cimarron Energy Holding Co LLC | Curtiss-Wright Corp

Curtiss-Wright Corp acquired Cimarron Energy Holding Co LLC for an estimated $135.1 million in cash. The transaction was to include Cimarron Energy Inc.

Sauer-Danfoss Inc | Danfoss AS

Danfoss AS of Denmark planned to launch a tender offer to acquire the remaining 24.44% stake, or 11. 845 million common shares, which it did not already own, in Sauer-Danfoss Inc, an Ames- based manufacturer of fluid power pumps and motors, for $49 in cash per share, or a total value of $580.386 million.

The Realtime Group of Cos | EFO Financial Group LLC

EFO Financial Group LLC acquired The Realtime Group of Cos, a Plano-based provider of product development, project management, and product testing technology services.

Voller Lee Suess & Associates | Eide Bailly LLP

Eide Bailly LLP acquired Voller, Lee, Suess & Associates, a Williston-baesd provider of public accounting and business auditing services. Terms were not disclosed.

Patton's Inc | Elgi Equipments Ltd

Elgi Equipments Inc of India acquired Patton's Inc, a Charlotte-based manufacturer and wholesaler of air compressors and pumps.

50 Below-Finl Div Asts | Emerald Connect Inc

Emerald Connect Inc acquired the financial division assets of 50 Below, a Duluth-based developer of web applications for corporate enterprises.

Weingarten Rlty-Ppty Portfolio | Exeter Property Group LLC

Exeter Property Group LLC acquired the property portfolio of Weingarten Realty Investors, a Houston- based real estate investment trust focused on developing, acquiring, and managing retail and industrial properties, for $21.1 million.

Family Vending Co Inc | Expert Group Inc

Expert Group Inc acquired Family Vending Co Inc, a Palm Beach-based manufacturer and wholesaler of vending machine.

GoCash LLC | EZCORP Inc

EZCORP Inc definitely agreed to acquire GoCash LLC, a Newark-based provider of short-term financial services, for a choice of $50 million in cash and up to an undisclosed amount in profit-related payments or $50 million EZCORP Class A common shares and up to an undisclosed amount in profit-related payments.

Albeo Technologies Inc | GE Lighting (General Electric)

GE Lighting, a unit of General Electric Co, agreed to acquire Albeo Technologies Inc, a Boulder- based manufacturer of LED fixtures.

Knight Capital Group Inc | GETCO Holding Co LLC

GETCO Holding Co LLC planned to launched a tender offer to acquire the remaining 50.048%, or 154 million common shares, which it did not already own, in Knight Capital Group Inc, a Jersey City-based provider of brokerage services, for $3. 5 in cash per share, or a total value of $539 million.

Automotive Technology Inc | GLENTEL (USA) Inc

Glentel (USA) Inc, a wholly-owned unit of TCG International Inc's majority- owned Glentel Inc subsidiary, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Automotive Technology Inc, a Middletown- based retailer of cellular wireless phones, GPS navigation, wireless accessories and other related products, for an estimated $83.3 million.

ICOA Inc | Google Inc

Google Inc has been rumored to be planning to acquire ICOA Inc, a Warwick- based provider of wireless broadband services.

Incentive Targeting Inc | Google Inc

Google Inc acquired Incentive Targeting Inc, a Cambridge-based provider of ecommerce services. Terms were not disclosed.

Robbins Holding Inc | HEXPOL AB

HEXPOL AB of Sweden acquired Robbins Holding Inc, a Muscle Shoals-based holding company, from Grey Mountain Partners LLC, for $89.2 million. The transaction included Robbins LLC.

Cumulus Systems Inc | Hitachi Systems Ltd

Hitachi Systems Ltd of Japan, a wholly-owned unit of Hitachi Ltd, acquired Cumulus Systems Inc, a Mountain View- based developer of VIO software.

CVG-Avtec Systems Inc - Lines | Ingenicomm Inc

Ingenicomm Inc acquired the Programmable Telemetry Processor product line of CVG- Avtec Systems Inc, a Chantilly-based manufacturer of communication products and a unit of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.

Promark Technology Inc | Ingram Micro Inc

Ingram Micro Inc planned to acquire Promark Technology Inc, an Annapolis Junction- based provider of data storage distribution services, from United Strategies Inc, a unit of Sand Hills Inc. Terms were not disclosed.

Archstone Enterprise LP | Investor Group

An investor group, comprised of Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities Inc, agreed to acquire Archstone Enterprise LP, an Englewood-based real estate investment trust, from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, for an estimated $16.306 billion. The consideration was to consist of $2.685 billion in cash, the issuance of 34.468 million Equity and 14.89 million AvalonBay common shares, valued at $3.791 bil, $330 million in preferred shares, and the assumption of $9.5 billion in liabilities. The share were valued based on Equity and AvalonBay's closing stock prices of $54.46 and $128.54, respectively, on 23 November 2012, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.

USI Holdings Corp | Investor Group

An investor group, comprised of Onex Corp, Onex Partners III LP, and USI Holdings Corp's (USI) employees, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of USI Holdings Corp, a Briarcliff Manor- based insurance company, from GS Capital Partners LP, a unit of Goldman Sachs Group Inc's Goldman Sachs & Co unit, for an estimated $2.3 billion in cash, in a secondary buyout transaction. The transaction was to include USI Insurance Services LLC. Previously, GS acquired USI in a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in June 2012, GS was rumored that it was seeking a buyer for its USI unit.

Penn Maritime Inc | Kirby Corp

Kirby Corp agreed to acquire Penn Maritime Inc, a Stamford- based provider of marine transportation services, for $273.675 million. The consideration was to consist of the issuance of 0.5 million Kirby common shares valued at USS 6.675 million, $152 million in cash and the assumption of $115 million in liabilities. The shares were valued based on Kirby's closing stock price of $13.35 on 27 November 2012, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. The transaction was to include Maritime Investments LLC.

SAJ Distributors Inc | L&R Distributors Inc

L&R Distributors Inc agreed to acquire SAJ Distributors Inc, a Pine-Buff- based owner and operator of drug stores, from Walgreen Co.

PatientTrac Info Tech Corp | Leox Holding AB

Leox Holding AB of Sweden planned to acquire PatientTrac Information Technology Corp, a Miami Beach-based provider of patient documentation services.

Virtual Solutions Inc | Lionbridge Technologies Inc

Lionbridge Technologies Inc definitively agreed to acquire Virtual Solutions Inc, a Cambridge-based provider of data outsourcing services, for an estimated $7.6 million. The consideration was to consist of $4.6 million in cash and up to a further $3 million in profit-related payments.

Urban Decay Cosmetics LLC | L'Oreal SA

L'Oreal SA of France, agreed to acquire Urban Decay Cosmetics LLC, a Newport Beach-based manufacturer and retailer of cosmetics, from Castanea Partners Inc. Terms were not disclosed, but according to people familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated $400 million.

ChemDesign Products Inc | Lubar & Co

Lubar & Co acquired ChemDesign Products Inc, a Marinette- based manufacturer and wholesaler of specialty, custom and toll chemicals, and a unit of Resilience Capital Partners LLC's (Resilience) Resilience Fund II LP subsidiary, in a secondary buyout transaction. Previously, Resilience acquired ChemDesign, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

Thomas Medical Products Inc | Merit Medical Systems Inc

Merit Medical Systems Inc agreed to acquire Thomas Medical Products Inc, a Malvern-based manufacturer of catheter-based devices, from GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Co{GE}, for approximately $167 million in cash.

ACC Resources Co LP | MFC Industrial Ltd

MFC Industrial Ltd of Canada planned to acquire the remaining 30% stake in ACC Resources Co LP, a Park Ridge-based wholesaler of cement. Concurrently, MFC Industrial acquired 70% interest and 60% interest in Possehl Mexico SA de CV.

ACC Resources Co LP | MFC Industrial Ltd

MFC Industrial Ltd of Canada acquired a 70% interest in ACC Resources Co LP (ACC), a Park Ridge-based wholesaler of cement. Concurrently, MFC Industrial acquired a 60% interest in Possehl Mexico SA de CV and the planned to acquire the remaining 30% stake in ACC. The two transactions had a combined value of $21 million in cash.

MPI LLC Monomoy | Capital Partners LLC

Monomoy Capital Partners LP acquired MPI LLC, a Southfield-based manufacturer of metal components, from Revstone Industries LLC, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Lonza Grp-USA Performance | Monument Chemicals Inc

Monument Chemicals Inc definitively agreed to acquire the USA Performance Urethanes and Organics business of Lonza Group AG, a Basel-based biopharmaceutical company. Terms were not disclosed.

Victoria Gold Corp-Big Springs | MRG Copper LLC

CANADA - MRG Copper LLC, a wholly owned unit of Kimberley Rare Earths Ltd agreed to acquire the Big Springs Property, located in Elko County, Nevada of Victoria Gold Corp, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is a gold mining company, for $6 million. The consideration was to consist of $4 million and $2 million in profit related payments.

PHBV Partners LLP-Attest | Myers & Stauffer LC

Myers & Stauffer LC definitively agreed to acquire the attest business of PHBV Partners LLP, a Glen Allen-based provider of accounting and consulting services. Concurrently, CBIZ Inc definitively agreed to acquire the non-attest assets of PHBV Partners LLP.

Geni.com | MyHeritage Ltd

MyHeritage Ltd of Israel acquired Geni.com, a West Hollywood-based provider of online networking services.

Balance Bar Co | NBTY Inc

NBTY Inc, a unit of The Carlyle Group LLC, acquired the entire share capital of Balance Bar Co, a Valhalla- based manufacturer and retailer of energy and nutrition bars, from Brynwood Partners VI LP, a unit of Brynwood Partners LP, for an estimated $78 million.

East Balt Inc | One Equity Partners LLC

One Equity Partners LLC, a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co, planned to acquire East Balt Inc, a Chicago-based producer and wholesaler of bakery products, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

Oclaro-Thin Film Filter Bus | Photop Technologies Inc

Photop Technologies Inc of China, a wholly-owned unit of II-VI Inc, definitively agreed to acquire the thin film filter business of Oclaro Inc, a San Jose-based manufacturer and wholesaler of optical components. Concurrently, Photop Koncent Inc of China, a wholly-owned unit of II-VI, definitively agreed to acquire the interleaver product line of Oclaro. The two transactions had a combined value of $27 million in cash.

WellMark LLC | Platte River Ventures LLC

Platte River Ventures LLC acquired WellMark LLC, an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer of liquid regulators and valves, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

ActivePath Inc | PowerInbox LLC

PowerInbox LLC merged with ActivePath Inc,a New York-based provider of email application services.

Synchronous Aerospace Group | Precision Castparts Corp

Precision Castparts Corp definitively agreed to acquire Synchronous Aerospace Group Inc, a Santa Ana-based manufacturer of aircraft parts, from Littlejohn & Co LLC, in cash.

Great Escape Theatres | Regal Entertainment Group

Regal Entertainment Group acquired Great Escape Theaters, a US-based owner and operator of movie theaters, for $91 million in cash. The transaction included 25 theaters with 301 screens.

Dream New York Hotel | Sahara India Pariwar Ltd

Sahara India Pariwar Ltd was rumored to be planning to acquire the Dream New York Hotel, located in New York, from Hampshire Hotels & Resorts. According to sources close to the transaction, the deal was to be valued at $220 million. Concurrently, Sahara was rumored to be planning to acquire New York Plaza Hotel.

New York Plaza Hotel | Sahara India Pariwar Ltd

Sahara India Pariwar Ltd was rumored to be planning to acquire New York Plaza Hotel, located in New York, from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. According to sources close to the transaction, the deal was to be valued at $570 million. Concurrently, Sahara was rumored to be planning to acquire Dream New York Hotel.

Florida Gaming Centers Inc | Silvermark LLC

Silvermark LLC agreed to acquire Florida Gaming Centers Inc, a Miami-based provider of gaming services, for $130 million. The consideration was to consist of $115 million in cash and the assumption of $15 million in liabilities.

Healthpoint Ltd | Smith & Nephew PLC

Smith & Nephew PLC of UK agreed to acquire Healthpoint Biotherapeutics Ltd, a Fort Worth-based biopharmaceutical company, for $782 million in cash.

Analytical Spectral Devices | Spectris PLC

Spectris PLC of the UK, agreed to acquire Analytical Spectral Devices Inc, a Boulder-based manufacturer and developer of remote sensing equipment, for $33 million. The consideration was to consist of $14 million cash and up to $19 million in profit-related payments.

Wild Planet Entertainment Inc | Spin Master Ltd

Spin Master Ltd of Canada acquired Wild Planet Entertainment Inc, a San Francisco-based manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of toys.

Plano Molding Co | Teachers' Private Capital

Teachers' Private Capital of Canada, a unit of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, agreed to acquire Plano Molding Co, a Plano-based manufacturer of plastic storage products, from Tinicum Capital Partners II LP, a unit of Tinicum Inc, in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Ellis Hopkins Inc | The Boyd Group Inc

The Boyd Group Inc of Canada definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Ellis Hopkins LLC, an Orange Park- based owner and operator of automobile repair centers. Concurrently, Boyd definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Timron Holdings Inc, a Jacksonville-based owner and operator of automobile repair centers, and S&L Autoglass Inc, a Jacksonville-based owner and operator of automobile repair centers. The transaction had a combined value of an estimated $19.5 million.

Timron Holdings Inc | The Boyd Group Inc

The Boyd Group Inc of Canada definitievly agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Timron Holdings Inc, a Jacksonville- based owner and operator of automobile reapir centers. Concurrently, Boyd definitievly agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Ellis Hopkins Inc, an Orange Park-based owner and operator of automobile repair services, and S&L Autoglass Inc, a Jacksonville- based owner and operator of automobile centers. The transactions had a combined value of an estimated $19. 5 million.

S&L Autoglass Inc | The Boyd Group Inc

The Boyd Group Inc of Canada definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of S&L Autoglass Inc, a Jacksonville- based owner and operator of automobile repair centers. Concurrently, Boyd acquired Ellis Hopkins Inc, an Orange Park-based owner and operator of automobile repair centers, and Timron Holdings Inc, a Jacksonville-based owner and operator of automobile centers. The transactions had a combined value of an estimated $19.5 million.

Rsignia Inc | The KEYW Holding Corp

The KEYW Holding Corp acquired Rsignia Inc, a Columbia-based provider of cyber security solutions services. Terms were not disclosed.

Eastern Mountain Sports Inc | Versa Capital Management LLC

Versa Capital Management LLC acquired Eastern Mountain Sports Inc, a Peterborough- based owner and operator of sporting goods stores, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Knight Capital Group Inc | Virtu Financial LLC

Virtu Financial LLC was rumored to be planning to acquire Knight Capital Group Inc, a Jersey City-based provider of brokerage services. Terms were not disclosed but, according to sources close to the situation, the deal was valued at an estimated $1 bil.

Eco-Products Inc | Waddington North America Inc

Waddington North America Inc, a wholly owned unit of Olympus Partners LP acquired Eco-Products Inc, a Boulder- based manufacturer of foodservice packaging and paper products. Terms were not disclosed.

HotPads Inc | Zillow Inc

Zillow Inc definitively agreed to acquire HotPads Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of online real estate information services, for $16 million in cash.

 

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