The Weekly Wrap
New plays from Baird Capital, Heckmann Corp. and Onex Corp.; other recent deals listed here in alphabetical order according to buyer
Target | Acquirer Synopsis
PayLeap | Acculynk Inc
Acculynk Inc acquired PayLeap, a Warsaw-based payment solutions provider. Terms were not disclosed.
Special Markets Insurance | AmWINS Group Inc
AmWINS Group Inc acquired Special Markets Insurance Consultants Inc, a Chicago-based provider of insurance brokerage services. Terms were not disclosed.
Global Link Technology Inc | Arrow Electronics Inc
Arrow Electronics Inc acquired Global Link Technology Inc, a provider of electronic asset services.
ACI Building Systems Inc | Associated Steel Group
Associated Steel Group, a special purpose acquisition vehicle formed by Promus Capital's Promus Equity Partners unit, acquired ACI Building Systems Inc, a manufacturer of metal buildings and roofing systems. The transaction included ACI's online website, PrecisionBuilding.com.
Century Plastics Inc | Autometal SA
Autometal SA of Brasil, a unit of Instituto Sectorial de Promocion y Gestion de Empresas SA's CIE Automotive SA subsidiary, was granted an option to acquire the remaining 35% stake, which it did not already own, in Century Plastics Inc, a manufacturer of motor vehicle parts. Concurrently, Autometal SA agreed to acquire a 65% interest in Century, for an estimated $23.5 mil.
PC Helps Support LLC | Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, a unit of Robert W Baird & Co Inc, acquired PC Helps Support LLC, a Bala Cynwyd, Pa.-based provider of desktop and mobile software application support services, from GI Partners LLP, in a secondary buyout transaction.
Book Wholesalers Inc-Certain | Baker & Taylor Inc
Baker & Taylor Inc, a unit of Castle Harlan Incs Castle Harlan Partners IV LP subsidiary, acquired the certain assets of Book Wholesalers Inc, a Mchenry- based wholesaler of children and young books and audiovisual materials, and a unit of Follett Corp.
Patheon Inc-Clinical Packaging | Bellwyck Packaging Solutions
Bellwyck Packaging Solutions Ltd of Canada acquired the global secondary clinical packaging and distribution services business of Patheon Inc, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products. Terms were not disclosed.
GCA Services Group Inc | Blackstone Capital Partners V
Blackstone Capital Partners V LP, a unit of Blackstone Group LP, definitively agreed to acquire GCA Services Group Inc, a Cleveland-based provider of building maintenance services, from Nautic Partners LLC.
Absolute ATM Services Inc | Burroughs Payment Systems Inc
Burroughs Payment Systems Inc, a unit of Marlin Equity Partners LLC, acquired Absolute ATM Services Inc, a Houston-based manufacturer and wholesaler of ATM systems.
Tarco Steel Inc | Bushwick Metals LLC
Bushwick Metals LLC, a unit of Marmon/Keystone Corp, subsidiary of Marmon Holdings Inc's Marmon Group Inc, acquired Tarco Steel Inc, a Binghamton-based manufacturer of fabricated steel products. Marmon Holdings Inc is a unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The transaction was to include Metal Fab LLC.
LLM Management Co LLC - Assets | Cherokee Inc
Cherokee Inc acquired the product line business of LLM Management Co LLC, an investment company and a unit of Bluestar Alliance LLC, for $14 million cash, including undisclosed amount in profit- related payments.
LB Foster Co-Precise Bus | Cianbro Fabrication & Coating
Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corp, a wholly-owned unit of Cianbro Corp, acquired the precise structural products business of LB Foster Co, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer and wholesaler of industrial materials. Terms were not disclosed.
Cape May CS Associates-Store | Cole WW Cape May NJ LLC
Cole WW Cape May NJ LLC, a unit of Cole Credit Property Trust IV Inc's Cole Operating Partnership IV LP, acquired a convenience store, located in Cape May, of Cape May CS Associates LLC, a Cape May-based owner and operator of convenience stores, for an estimated $7.6 million. Concurrently, Cole WW Galloway NJ LLC acquired a convenience store of Galloway CS Associates LLC.
Urgent Treatment Clinics | Concentra Inc
Concentra Inc, a majority-owned unit of Humana Inc acquired Urgent Treatment Clinics, a Lexington-based provider of medical and health services. Terms were not disclosed.
Insulpane of Connecticut Inc.| Consolidated Glass Holdings
Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc, a unit of Grey Mountain Partners LLC, acquired Insulpane of Connecticut Inc, a Hamden- based architectural glass fabricator.
Orchard Glass Distributors | Consolidated Glass Holdings
Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc, a majority-owned unit of Grey Mountain Partners LLC, acquired Orchard Glass Distributors Inc, a Denver- based wholesale dealer of flat glass, mirrors and shower doors.
ActaCell Inc | Contour Energy Systems Inc
Contour Energy Systems Inc merged with ActaCell Inc, an Austin, Texas-based manufacturer of power cells.
Parts Now! LLC | CounterPoint Capital Partners
CounterPoint Capital Partners LLC acquired Parts Now! LLC, a wholesaler of computer printer parts, from an investor group including Parts' CEO Dan Olszewski, Svoboda Collins LLC, and Bank of America Capital Investors, in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Message Logic Inc | Data Storage Corp
Data Storage Corp planned to acquire Message Logic Inc, a Woburn-based manufacturer of message archiving technology, for $1.031 million. The consideration was to consist of $0.8 million in cash plus the issuance of 1.538 million Data common shares valued at $0.231 million.
ATI Title Cos | DataQuick
DataQuick, a unit of Acxiom Corp, agreed to acquire ATI Title Cos, a provider of title insurance services, from Rels Title Services LLC.
Air Freight Building Portfolio | DCT Industrial Trust Inc
DCT Industrial Trust Inc planned to acquire a portfolio of four air freight buildings, located in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Midwest Inspection Services LP | Desert NDT LLC
Desert NDT LLC, a majority owned unit of Sterling Partners acquired Midwest Inspection Services LP, a Perryton-based provider of midstream inspection services. Terms were not disclosed.
Connection Engine Inc | DLX
Datalogix agreed to acquire Connection Engine, Inc., headquartered in US, develops digital marketing technologies.
MCV Guam Holdings | Docomo Pacific
Docomo Pacific, a unit of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp's NTT DOCOMO Inc subsidiary, agreed to acquire MCV Guam Holdings, a Guam-based provider of wireless telecommunication services, and a unit of Seaport Capital LLC. Terms were not disclosed.
Method Products Inc | Ecover Belgium NV
Ecover Belgium NV of Belgium acquired Method Products Inc, a San Francisco manufacturer of home cleaning products, from San Francisco Equity Partners.
iLuMinA Solutions Inc | Electronic Consulting Svcs Inc
Electronic Consulting Services Inc acquired iLuMinA Solutions Inc, a California-based developer of enterprise system software.
HSBC Insurance Co Of Delaware | Enstar Group Ltd
Enstar Group Ltd of Bermuda definitively agreed to HSBC Insurance Co of Delaware, a Jersey City- based insurance company, from HSBC Finance Corp's Household Insurance Group Holding Co Inc subsidiary and a unit of HSBC Holdings plc. Concurrently, Enstar definitively agreed to acquire Household Life Insurance Co of Delaware. The two transactions had a combined value of $181 million in cash.
Kaiser Systems Inc | Excelitas Technologies Corp
Excelitas Technologies Corp, a majority owned unit of Veritas Capital Partners LP acquired Kaiser Systems Inc, a manufacturer of high voltage power products.
Capitol City Propane Inc | Ferrellgas Partners LP
Ferrellgas Partners LP acquired Capitol City Propane Inc, a Sacramento, Calif.-based retailer of propane gas. Terms were not disclosed.
Morningstar Inc-Footnoted Bus | Financial Fineprint Inc
Financial Fineprint Inc agreed to acquire the footnoted business of Morningstar Inc, a Chicago provider of online investment research services. Terms were not disclosed.
MicroProbe Inc | FormFactor Inc
Formfactor Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MicroProbe Inc, a Carlsbad-based manufacturer of probe card products, from Astria Semiconductor Holdings Inc, for $116.8 million. The consideration was to consist of $100 million in cash and $16.8 million in Formfactor common shares.
Mobestream Media Inc | Gannett Co Inc
Gannett Co Inc acquired Mobestream Media Inc, a Dallas-based developer of consumer rewards mobile software. Terms were not disclosed.
Paper Magic Grp-Business Asts | Gemmy Industries (HK) Ltd
Gemmy Industries (HK) Ltd of Hong Kong, acquired certain Halloween business assets of Paper Magic Group Inc, a Moosic-based manufacturer and wholesaler of greeting cards, and a unit of CSS Industries Inc.
Family Home Care-Businesses | Gentiva Health Services Inc
Gentiva Health Services Inc acquired home health and hospice businesses of Family Home Care & Hospice, a Liberty Lake-based provider of home health care and hospice services.
TOG Holdings Inc | Global Power Equipment Group
Global Power Equipment Group Inc acquired TOG Holdings Inc, a North Adams- based manufacturer of gas turbine parts, for $12 million in cash. The transaction included TOG Manufacturing Corp.
Copiun Inc | Good Technology Inc
Good Technology Inc, a unit of Visto Corp, agreed to acquire Copiun Inc, a Marlborough-based developer of secure mobile collaboration solution software. Terms were not disclosed.
American Le Mans Series | Grand-Am Road Racing
Grand-Am Road Racing, a unit of National Association for Stock Car Racing Inc, planned to acquire American Le Mans Series, a Braselton- based provider of spectator sports services.
IonLite Inc | Green Bridge Industries Inc
Green Bridge Industries Inc signed an letter of intent to merge with IonLite Inc, a Valencia-based manufacturer and wholesaler of air purifier equipments.
Badlands Energy LLC | Heckmann Corp
Heckmann Corp definitively agreed to merge with Badlands Energy LLC, a provider of oil drilling services, for $530.55 million. The consideration was to consist of $125 million in cash, $150 million in the assumption of existing liabilities and the issuance of 95 million Heckmann common shares valued at $255.55 million. The shares were valued based on Heckmanns closing stock price of $2.69 on August 31, 2012. Originally in September 2012, Heckmann was rumored to be in negotiations to acquire BE.
Seesmic Inc | HootSuite Media Inc
HootSuite Media Inc acquired Seesmic Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of online video sharing, conversation and networking services. Terms were not disclosed.
Mountainland-Identification | IdentiSys Inc
IdentiSys Inc acquired the identification, security, and presentation divisions of Mountainland Business Systems, a Salt Lake City-based provider of identification technology services.
Whentech LLC | IntercontinentalExchange Inc
IntercontinentalExchange Inc acquired WhenTech LLC, a New York-based developer of risk management software. Terms were not disclosed.
Dick Clark Productions Inc | Investor Group
An investor group, comprised of Mosaic Media Investment Partners LLC, Guggenheim Partners LLC and Mandalay Entertainment Group, definitively agreed to acquire Dick Clark Productions Inc, a Santa Monica-based provider of TV program production services, from RedZone Capital Management Co LLC, in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, in June 2012, Dick announced that it was seeking a buyer for the company and Ryan Seacrest, Colony Capital LLC, Guggenheim Partners LLC and Core Media Group were named to be potential bidders. Previously, RedZone acquired Dick in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Equinix Inc-Data Centers(16) | Investor Group
An investor group comprised of Housatonic Partners, Crosslink Capital and 365 Main Inc planned to acquire the 16 International Business Exchange data centers of Equinix Inc, a provider of data center services, in a leveraged buyout transaction, for an estimated $75 million.
High Pressure Equipment Co Inc | Investor Group
A management-led investor group, comprised of Wasserstein & Co LP, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in High Pressure Equipment Co Inc, a manufacturer of high pressure valves, from the James Family, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Parfums de Coeur Ltd | Investor Group
An investor group, led by Yellow Wood Partners LLC and the management of Parfums de Coeur Ltd, acquired Parfums, a Darien- based manufacturer and wholesaler of men and womens fragrances and boy care products, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
SPI | Investor Group
An investor group, comprised of Partners Group AG of Switzerland and Avista Capital Holdings LP, acquired Strategic Partners Inc, a Chatsworth-based manufacturer of medical, school, and footwear uniform apparel, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources, the deal was valued at $200 million.
Bivio Networks Inc-Business | ISC8 Inc
ISC8 Inc agreed to acquire the NetFalcon and Network Content Control System business of Bivio Networks Inc, a Pleasanton- based provider of network control services, for $10. 5 million in cash and ISC8 common shares, and the assumption of undisclosed amount in liabilities.
News Channel 5 Network LLC | Journal Broadcast Group Inc
Journal Broadcast Group, a unit of J Journal Communications Inc, definitively agreed to acquire News Channel 5 Network LLC, a Nashville, Tenn.-based operator of television stations, from Landmark Media Enterprise LLC, for $215 million in cash.
AltaSens, Inc. | JVC KENWOOD Corp
JVC Kenwood Corp of Japan acquired AltaSens Inc a California-based provider of imaging sensors for an estimated $6.379 million.
TIMESLIPS Corp | KDA Group Inc
KDA Group Inc acquired certain assets of TMP Directional Marketing LLC, a provider of marketing services and a majority-owned unit of Audax Group LP.
Kodiak Pacific Constr-Division Kerr Contractors Inc
Kerr Contractors Inc acquired the milling division of Kodiak Pacific Construction Co, a construction company.
Allied Transportation Co | Kirby Corp
Kirby Corp agreed to acquire Allied Transportation Co, a Norfolk-based provider of inland tank barges and tugboats services, from Allied Marine Industries Inc, for an estimated $116 million. The consideration was to consist of $106 million in cash and up to $10 million in profit-related payments.
EDIWatch Inc | LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a unit of Reed Elsevier PLCs LexisNexis Group subsidiary, acquired EDIWatch Inc, a developer of insurance fraud detection and prevention software.
Laurion Mineral Expl-Bell | Lincoln Mining Corp
Lincoln Mining Corp of Canada was granted an option to acquire the Bell Mountain property, located in Reno, Nevada of Laurion Mineral Exploration Inc, a Toronto-based gold and base metal mining company, for $2.35 million in cash.
Reading Bakery Systems | Markel Ventures Inc
Markel Ventures Inc, a unit of Markel Corp, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Reading Bakery Systems, a manufacturer of industrial baking systems. Terms were not disclosed.
The Hartford Finl Svcs Grp-Ret | Massachusetts Mutual Life
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co definitively agreed to acquire the Retirement Plans business of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc, a provider of insurance and investment services, for an estimated $400 million. Originally, in March 2012, Hartford announced that it was seeking a buyer for Individual Life, Retirement Plans and Woodbury Financial Services units.
Truaxis Inc | MasterCard Inc
MasterCard Inc agreed to acquire Truaxis Inc, a Redwood City-based provider of credit and debit card- linked offers through merchants and financial institutions.
Mattress XPress Inc - Assets | Mattress Firm Inc
Mattress Firm Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Mattress Firm Holding Corp, agreed to acquire the assets located in Florida and Georgia of Mattress XPress Inc, a Fort Myers-based provider of ecommerce retail services, for an estimated $15.8 million.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc - Women's Health Products | Meda AB
Meda AB of Sweden, agreed to acquire the women's health product portfolio of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, a Palo Alto-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, for $95 mil.
PDC Energy Inc-Tennessee Asset | Miller Energy Resources Inc
Miller Energy Resources Inc acquired the Tennessee assets of PDC Energy Inc, a Denver-based oil and gas exploration and production company.
TigerLead Solutions LLC | Move Inc
Move Inc acquired TigerLead Solutions LLC, a Los Angeles provider of online real estate information services, for $22 million in cash.
ThermoEnergy Corp | NEAH Energy Holdings Inc
NEAH Energy Holdings Inc, a unit of Newco Energy Acquisition Holdings LLC, plans to acquire the entire share capital of ThermoEnergy Corp, a Little Rock-based provider of waste management services. NEAH offered 0.5 stock per Thermo common share. Upon completion, the merged entity will be named NEAH Energy Holdings Inc.
NFR Energy-Natural Gas | NorthWestern Corp
NorthWestern Corp acquired the operating and non-operating natural gas production interests of NFR Energy LLC, a Houston- based oil and gas exploration and production company, and a joint venture between First Reserve Corp and Nabors Industries Ltd, for an estimated $19.5 million. The transaction included NFR's 75% interest in the Lodge Creek and Willow Creek Gas Gathering Systems.
SGS International Inc | Onex Corp
Onex Corp of Canada agreed to acquire SGS International Inc, a graphics design firm, from Court Square Capital Partners LP, for $813 million in cash, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
HealthcareFirst Inc | Pamlico Capital LLC
Pamlico Capital acquired HealthcareFirst Inc, an Ozark- based developer of management software, in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Previously, The Riverside Co acquired HealthcareFirst.
Richmond Plaza,Publix At | PECO-ARC Institutional JV I LP
PECO-ARC Institutional Joint Venture I LP, a joint venture between Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc and CBRE Global Investors, acquired Richmond Plaza and Publix At Northridge, an Augusta-based owner and operator of shopping centers.
American Realty Capital Tr Inc | Realty Income Corp
Realty Income Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of American Realty Capital Trust Inc, a New York-based owner and operator of real estate property, in a stock swap transaction valued at $3.035 billion, including the assumption of $1.1 billion in liabilities. Realty offered 0. 2874 shares per American Realty share.
Cobasys LLC | Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert Bosch GmbH a unit of Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, planned to acquire planned to acquire Cobasys LLC, a manufacturer of battery system, from SB LiMotive Co Ltd. SB LiMotive Co Ltd. Concurrently, Robert Bosch planned to acquire SB LiMotive Germany. The total deal value was EUR 38 million ($47.889 million).
The Snack Factory LLC | Snyder's-Lance Inc
Snyder's-Lance Inc agreed to acquire The Snack Factory LLC, a producer and wholesaler of pretzel snacks, from VMG Equity Partners, for $340 million in cash.
Metrico Wireless Inc | Spirent Communications PLC
Spirent Communications plc of the UK definitively agreed to acquire Metrico Wireless Inc, a provider of mobile device testing services, for $52 million in cash.
Hoopeston Foods Inc | Teasdale Quality Foods Inc
Teasdale Quality Foods Inc, a unit of Palladium Equity Partners LLC, acquired Hoopeston Foods Inc, a producer and wholesaler of canned bean products. Terms were not disclosed.
DMI Industries Inc-Cert Asts | Trinity Industries Inc
Trinity Industries Inc agreed to acquire certain assets, located in North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Ontario, Canada, of DMI Industries Inc, a Fargo, N.D.-based manufacturer of wind turbine towers, and a unit of Otter Tail Corp, for an estimated $20 million.
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp | Valeant Pharm Intl Inc
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc of Canada, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based manufacturer of dermatological products, for $44 in cash per share, or a total value of 3.074 billion. Originally, in August 2011, Valeant was rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Medicis.
Fleet One Holdings LLC | Wright Express Corp
Wright Express Corp definitively agreed to acquire Fleet One Holdings LLC, a provider of payment solutions, from LLR Partners Inc and FFV Management Co LP, for $369 million in cash.
America Metal Export Inc | Ye Chiu Metal Smelting Bhd
Ye Chiu Metal Smelting Bhd of Malaysia, a wholly- owned unit of Yechiu Metal Recycling Ltd of China, planned to acquire the remaining 20% stake, which it did not already own, in America Metal Export Inc, a scrap metal wholesaler, from Ling-Mei Lai, $1.28 million.
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