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Ceradyne Inc | 3M Co

3M Co definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Ceradyne Inc, a Costa Mesa-based manufacturer and wholesaler of advanced ceramic products, via tender offer, for $35 in cash per share, or a total value $851.981 million.

LJL Properties LLC | AdCare Property Holdings LLC

AdCare Property Holdings LLC, a wholly owned unit of AdCare Health Systems, Inc agreed to acquire LJL Properties LLC, a Rogers- based owner and operator of nursing homes, for $6.3 million. The consideration was to consist of $0.78 million in cash and the assumption of $5.520 million in liabilities.

Monster Offers | adShark Inc

adShark Inc, a unit of Iconosys Inc, agreed to merge with Monster Offers Inc, a Bonsall-based deevloper of social media and marketing software.

Swanson Industries Inc | AEA Investors LP

AEA Investors LP, a wholly-owned unit of AEA Holdings, acquired Swanson Industries Inc, a Morgantown- based manufacturer and wholesaler of industrial products, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

1000memories Inc | Ancestry.com Inc

Ancestry.com Inc, a majority-owned unit of Spectrum Equity Investors LP, acquired 1000memories Inc, a San Francisco based developer of photo digitizing software. Terms were not disclosed.

Kidder Township-Wastewater | Aqua Pennsylvania Inc

Aqua Pennsylvania Inc, a majority-owned unit of Aqua America Inc, acquired the wastewater system assets of Kidder Township, a city government, for $ 11.3 million.

The Frank | Archstone-Smith Trust

Archstone-Smith Trust, a unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, acquired The Frank, a Venice-based owner and operator of apartment buildings for $ 56.2 million.

Mesa Energy Holdings Inc | Armada Oil Inc

Armada Oil Inc (Armada) signed a letter of intent to merge with Mesa Energy Holdings Inc (Mesa), a Dallas-based oil and gas exploration and production company, in a stock swap transaction valued at $32.488 million. Armada offered 0.325 common share per Mesa share. Based on Armada's closing stock price of $1.2 on 2 October 2012, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Thomas share was valued at $ 0.39.

Qontext | Autodesk Inc

Autodesk Inc acquired Qontext, a Mountain View- based developer of social enterprise software. Terms were not disclosed.

C&S Crane & Rigging Inc | Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co

Barnhart Crane & Rigging definitively agreed to acquire C&S Crane & Rigging Co, a Syracuse-based trucking company, from C&S Co.

4A Technologies LLC | BioNBioNitrogen Plant FL I LLC

BioNitrogen Plant FL I LLC, a wholly-owned unit of BioNitrogen Corp acquired 4A Technologies LLC, a Lubbock- based provider of technology patent services.

Midland Cogeneration Venture | Borealis Infrastructure Inc

Borealis Infrastructure Inc of Canada definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Midland Cogeneration Venture LP, a Midland-based owner and operator of a cogeneration plant, from EQT Funds Management Ltd, a unit of EQT Partners BV, and Fortistar LLC, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Bosque Power Co LLC | Calpine Corp

Calpine Corp agreed to acquire Bosque Power Co LLC, a Laguna Park-based owner and operator of natural gas power plant, from Arcapita Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Arcapita Bank BSC, for an estimated $ 432 million in cash.

OneSource Information Services | Cannondale Investments

Cannondale Investments acquired OneSource Information Services Inc, a Concord-based provider of online financial information services, from InfoGroup Inc, a unit of the CCMP Capital Advisors LLC subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase & Co's JP Morgan Partners LLC unit. Terms were not disclosed.

Rave Review- Complexes(16) | Carmike Cinemas Inc

Carmike Cinemas Inc definitively agreed to acquire 16 entertainment theaters of Rave Reviews Cinemas LLC, a Dallas-based owner and operator of movie theaters, and a unit of BV Investment Partners, for $ 119.4 mil. The consideration consists of $19 million in cash and the assumption of $ 100.4 million in liabilities.

ProMedical Inc | CBIZ Inc

CBIZ Inc acquired ProMedical Inc, an Ocala- based provider of medical billing services.

SEBS-The Pruett Group Inc | CBIZ Inc

CBIZ Inc definitively agreed to acquire Strategic Employee Benefit Services-The Pruett Group Inc, a Nashville- based provider of employee benefit and management consulting services.

Texas Steakhouse & Saloon-Rest | Charlie Browns Inc

Charlie Browns Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Trimaran Capital Partners LLC, acquired the 19 restaurants of Texas Steakhouse & Saloon, a North Carolina-based owner and operator of restaurants.

Aisling Industries | Creation Technologies LP

Creation Technologies LP of Canada, a unit of Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc acquired Aisling Industries, an El Centro-based manufacturer of printed circuit boards.

Savary Island Wireless LLC | Cricket Communications Inc

Cricket Communications Inc, a unit of Leap Wireless International Inc, acquired the remaining 15% stake, which it did not already own in Savary Wireless Island LLC, a provider of wireless telecommunications services, from Ring Island Wireless LLC, for an estimated $5.3 million in cash.

ClickMotive LP | DealerTrack Holdings Inc

DealerTrack Holdings Inc acquired ClickMotive LP, a Plano-based developer of marketing software, for $ 56.55 mil. The consideration was to consist of $48.9 million in cash and $7.65 million in profit-related payments.

Online Print Solutions | EFI

Electronics for Imaging Inc acquired Online Print Solutions Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of online print software.

Escalon Medical Corp-Clinical | ERBA Diagnostics Inc

ERBA Diagnostics Inc acquired the clinical diagnostics business of Escalon Medical Corp, a Wayne- based manufacturer and wholesaler of medical devices, $6.5 million in cash.

Quaterra Resources Inc-Butte | Freeport-MacMoRan Mineral

Freeport McMoRan Mineral Properties Inc, a unit of Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc acquired 70% interest in Butte Valley property, located in Nevada of Quaterra Resources Inc, a Vancouver-based precious metal mining company, for $ 3 million. The consideration was consisted of $2 million and up to $1 million in profit related payments.

AppCentral Inc | Good Technology Inc

Good Technology Inc, a unit of Visto Corp, acquired AppCentral Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile application management software. Terms were not disclosed.

Viewdle Inc | Google Inc

Google Inc was rumored to be planning to acquire Viewdle Inc, a New York-based facial-recognition-based digital software. Terms were not disclosed but, according to people familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated $45 mil.

MiaSol | Hanergy Holding Group Ltd

Hanergy Holding Group Ltd agreed to acquire MiaSole, a Santa Clara-based manufacturer of photovaltaic products for $30 mil/asset.

Gallant Geoconsulting Inc-Gold | Hellix Ventures Inc

Hellix Ventures Inc of Canada, agreed to acquire the Golden Knight property of Gallant Geoconsulting Inc, a gold mining company, in exchange for 3.75 Hellix common shares valued at $ 0.573 mil. The shares were valued based on Helix'es closing stock price of $ 0.153 on 30 September 2012, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.

Coeur Inc | Illinois Tool Works Inc

Illinois Tool Works Inc acquired Coeur Inc, a Lebanon- based manufacturer of disposable medical products, from Riverside Co.

Avanti Health Systems LLC-Los | Investor Group

An investor group, comprised of American Healthcare Investors LLC, Griffin Capital Corp, and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc, acquired the Los Angeles Hospital portfolio, located in Norwalk, California, of Avanti Health Systems LLC, a Hurley-based provider of medical and health care services, for $ 108.7 million. The transaction included the Frisco Medical Office Building in Frisco, Texas, and Mountainside Medical Building I and II in Jasper, Georgia.

Wescon Products Co | Investor Group

An investor group, led- by Caledonia Investments PLC and Nova Capital Management Ltd, acquired Wescon Products Co, a Wichita-based manufacturer of mechanical controls and cable assemblies, for $ 40 million in cash. The transaction included Wescon Plastics LLC, MC Electronics Inc, Coast Wire & Plastic Tech Inc and Anderson & Forrester Inc.

The Manhattan at Times Square | Investor Group

An investor group comprised of Highgate Holdings Inc, Rockpoint Group LLC and Goldman Sachs Real Estate Principal Investment Area acquired The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel, a New York-based owner and operator of hotel, from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, for $ 275 million in cash.

Deltak edu Inc | John Wiley & Sons Inc

John Wiley & Sons Inc agreed to acquire Deltak edu Inc, an Oak Brook-based provider of online education services, for $ 220 million.

Excelsior Solutions LLC | Lockton Dunning Benefits Inc

Lockton Dunning Benefits Inc, a unit of Lockton Cos LLC acquired Excelsior Solutions LLC, an Edina-based provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare consulting services. Terms were not disclosed.

Emmis Interactive Inc | Marketron Broadcast Solutions

Marketron Broadcast Solutions LLC, a unit of Wicks Group of Cos LLC, acquired Emmis Interactive Inc, a Chicago-based provider of content-management and radio data services, from Emmis Communications Corp, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

Cross Oil Refining,Mktg-Assets | Martin Midstream Partners LP

Martin Midstream Partners LP (MMLP) acquired certain specialty lubricant product packaging assets of Cross Oil Refining & Marketing Inc, a Smackover- based manufacturer of refined oils and lubricants, and a unit of Martin Resource Management Corp, for $ 121.8 million in cash. Concurrently, MMLP acquired the remaining 89.3% interest, which it did not already own, in Redbird Gas Storage LLC.

Redbird Gas Storage LLC | Martin Midstream Partners LP

Martin Midstream Partners LP acquired the remaining 89.3% interest, which it did not already own in Redbird Gas Storage LLC, a provider of natural gas storage services, from Martin Resource Management Corp, for $150 million in cash. Concurrently, MMLP acquired certain specialty lubricant product packaging assets of Cross Oil Refining & Marketing Inc.

Metrics Inc | Mayne Pharma Ltd

Mayne Pharma Group Ltd of Australia agreed to acquire Metrics Inc, a Greenville-based provider of pharmaceutical development services, for $105 million in cash.

Resistance Temperature-Certain | Measurement Specialties Inc

Measurement Specialties Inc acquired certain assets of Resistance Temperature Detector Co Inc, a Ham Lake- based manufacturer of process control equipment and a unit of Cambridge Technologies Inc, for $17.2 million in cash.

PhoneFactor Inc | Microsoft Corp

Microsoft Corp acquired PhoneFactor Inc, an Overland Park-based provider of phone authentication services. Terms were not disclosed.

Freeport Financial LLC | Moelis & Co LLC

Moelis & Co LLC acquired Freeport Financial LLC, a Chicago-based provider of financing solutions services. Terms were not disclosed.

Creative Circle LLC | Morgan Stanley Private Equity

Morgan Stanley Private Equity, wholly-owned unit of Morgan Stanley, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Creative Circle LLC, a professional staffing firm, from Riordan Lewis & Haden Equity Partners, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Jamco Products Inc | Myers Industries Inc

Myers Industries Inc acquired Jamco Products Inc, a South Beloit-based manufacturer of heavy-duty steel products.

Lane McVicker LLC | National Finl Partners Corp

National Financial Partners Corp acquired Lane McVicker LLC, a New York- based provider of personal lines insurance services.

Linda Valley Care Center | National Health Investors Inc

National Health Investors Inc acquired Linda Valley Care Center, a Loma Linda-based provider of independent living services, for $12 million.

MacMacleod Pharmaceuticals Inc | Neogen Corp

Neogen Corp acquired the entire share capital of Macleod Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Fort Collins-based manufacturer of animal pharmaceuticals.

MercadoMagico.com | NeoMagic Corp

NeoMagic Corp acquired MercadoMagico.com, a provider of ecommerce retail services.

JA Thomas & Associates Inc | Nuance Communications Inc

Nuance Communications Inc acquired JA Thomas & Associates Inc, an Atlanta-based provider of clinical data processing services.

Homeward Residential Hldg Inc | Ocwen Financial Corp

Ocwen Financial Corp agreed to acquire Homeward Residential Holdings Inc, a Coppell-based provider of mortgage services, from WL Ross & Co LLC, a unit of Invesco Ltd, for $ 750 million. The consideration was to consist of $588 million in cash and $162 million in Ocwen convertible preferred shares.

Waddington North America Inc | Olympus Partners LP

Olympus Partners LP acquired Waddington North America Inc (WNA), a Covington-based manufacturer of plastic tableware products, from Norwest Equity Partners and Seven Mile Capital Partners, and a unit of Court Square Capital Partners LP, in a secondary buyout transaction. Originally, in September 2012, Olympus was rumored to be planning to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in WNA.

Hulett Environmental-Branches | Orkin LLC

Orkin LLC, a wholly- owned unit of Rollins Inc, acquired eight branches of Hulett Environmental Services, a West Palm Beach-based provider of pest control services. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction included branches in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, Oviedo, Tampa Bay, Lake County, Melbourne and Kissimmee.

Cuyahoga-Invest Advisory Bus | Private Advisors LLC

Private Advisors LLC, a majority-owned unit of New York Life Insurance Co's New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC subsidiary, acquired the investment advisory business of Cuyahoga Capital Partners LLC, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.

Sunbelt Steel Texas Inc | Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co acquired the entire share capital of Sunbelt Steel Texas Inc, a Houston-based wholesaler of alloy bar. Terms were not disclosed.

CR Brands Inc | Resilience Capital Partners

Resilience Capital Partners LLC acquired CR Brands Inc, a West Chester-based manufacturer of household cleaning and personal care products, from Juggernaut Capital Partners LP (JCP), in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Previously, JCP acquired CR, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

The Saxon Group Inc | rPrimoris Energy Services

Primoris Energy Services, unit of Primoris Services Corp, acquired The Saxon Group Inc, a Suwanee-based construction company, for $3.2 million and up to a further $ 2.5 million in profit related payments

Imperial Valley Seeds Inc | S&W Seed Co

S&W Seed Co acquired Imperial Valley Seeds Inc, a Holtville-based wholesaler of alfalfa seed varieties, for an estimated $ 5.932 million. The consideration consisted of $3 million in cash, the issuance of 0.4 million Seed common shares, valued at $2.432 million, and $ 0.5 million in notes.

Atlas Capital Grp LLC-Bldg(2) | SL Green Realty Corp

SL Green Realty Corp acquired a portfolio of two buildings from Atlas Capital Group LLC, a New York-based real estate development firm, for $173 million in cash.

Houston OCTG Group Inc-Certain | Southern Tube LLC

Southern Tube LLC definitively agreed to acquire certain assets of Houston OCTG Group Inc, a Houston-based manufacturer of steel products, and a unit of WSP Holdings Ltd, for $43 million.

80/20 | Square Inc

Square Inc. acquired 80/ 20, a New York-based company specializing in interface design. Terms were not disclosed.

LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Inc | Takeda America Holdings Inc

Takeda America Holdings Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, definitively agreed to acquire LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Bozeman-based manufacturer of prescription pharmaceutical products, for $ 60 million. The consideration was to consist of $60 million in cash, and an undisclosed amount in profit- related payments.

TCI Services Inc | Team Inc

Team Inc acquired TCI Services Inc, a Tulsa-based provider of inspection and repair services. Concurrently, Quest Integrity Group LLC acquired an undisclosed video inspection company. The two transactions had a combined value of $25 million in profit related payments.

Vermillion Asset Management | The Carlyle Group LP

The Carlyle Group LP acquired a 55% interest in Vermillion Asset Management LLC, a New York-based provider of investment management services, in a leveraged buyout transaction.

Celtic Healthcare Inc | The Washington Post Co

The Washington Post Co acquired an undisclosed majority interest of Celtic Healthcare Inc, a Mars-based provider of home health care services.

AACOA Inc | The William L Bonnell Co Inc

The William L Bonnell Co Inc, doing business as Bonnell Aluminum Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Tredegar Corp, acquired the entire share capital of AACOA Inc, an Elkhart-based manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, for an estimated $50.8 million.

Krystal Infinity LLC-Bus | Thor Industries Inc

Thor Industries Inc acquired the bus operation assets of Krystal Infinity LLC, a Brea-based manufacturer of buses and limousines, for $3.9 million in cash.

MetroPCS Communications Inc | T-Mobile USA Inc

T-Mobile USA Inc a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG, definitively agreed to merge with MetroPCS Communications Inc (MetroPCS), a Dallas- based provider of wireless telecommunications services, valued at $ 4.931 bil. The transaction was valued based on MetroPCS' closing stock price of $ 13.57 on 2 October 2012, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. Originally, T- Mobile was rumored to be planning to merge with MetroPCS.

Wanderfly LLC | TripAdvisor Inc

TripAdvisor Inc acquired Wanderfly LLC, a Brooklyn- based provider of online travel research services. Terms were not disclosed.

Thomas Russell LLC | UOP LLC

UOP LLC, a unit of Honeywell International Inc, definitively agreed to acquire a 70% interest in Thomas Russell LLC (Thomas), an Oklahoma City-based provider of skid-mounted modular plant systems, for $525 million in cash, via an auction. Concurrently, UOP was granted an option to acquire the remaining 30% interest, which it not already own, Thomas. Originally, in June 2012, Thomas announced that it was seeking a buyer for the company.

LucidMedia Networks Inc | Videology Inc

Videology Inc acquired LucidMedia Networks Inc, a Reston-based developer of digital media management software.

Micro-Point Inc | Westech Solutions LLC

Westech Solutions LLC acquired Micro-Point Inc, a Millwood-based provider of information technology services.

Catcorp Inc | Wireless Vision LLC

Wireless Vision LLC acquired Catcorp Inc, a Tulsa- based owner and operator of wireless retail stores.

Fox Energy Co LLC | Wisconsin Public Service Corp

Wisconsin Public Service Corp, a unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc, agreed to acquire Fox Energy Co LLC, a Kaukauna-based manufacturer of power transmission equipment, from General Electric Co and Tyr Energy Inc, for $440 million. The transaction was to include the Fox Energy Center.

 

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