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Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A
Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year

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Strategic Buyers

Vitro, Mexico-Based Glass Maker, Picks Up PPG’s Flat Glass Operations


As PPG focuses on its core businesses, recent acquisitions have included Chemfil Canada and MetoKote

Processing Payments, Fueling Deals


Dover, Wex and FleetCor have made recent deals in the payments technology sector

Demand Rises for Video Streamers, as Consumers Watch More Sports on Mobile Devices


AT&T, Twitter and Yahoo have previously purchased video software companies

Food Packager Sabert Wraps Up Deal for Mullinix


Seller is PE firm Mason Wells, which recently acquired healthcare plastics components supplier MGS Manufacturing

Hardwoods Distribution Buys Rugby Architectural, As Building Products Percolate


Leading Ridge Capital Partners invested in the architectural wood distributor in 2011 and made 16 add-on acquisitions, including Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber

Hasbro Buys Irish Animation Studio Boulder Media, Producer of Disney’s Wander Over Yander


Other recent media content acquirers have included Gannett, Silver Lake, KKR and Michael Dell

Snow Phipps Acquires Winchester Electronics From Audax; Plans More Expansion


Previous add-on acquisitions by Winchester, maker of connectors for data and power wires, included SRI Connector Gage

Delta Risk Cybersecurity Services Acquires Allied InfoSecurity, With Plans to Expand


The PE arm of ex-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's Chertoff Group owns a majority stake in Delta Risk

Thoma Bravo Backs Health Care Cybersecurity Provider


Thoma Bravo recently picked up Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik

Wang Jianlin’s AMC Purchases Movie Theater Operator Odeon


AMC recently announced plans to acquire Carmike Cinemas

Mediaocean Acquires Ad Software Provider Invision, as Interest in Digital Services Rises


Vista Equity-backed Mediaocean previously bought BCC AdSystems and ColSpace

The Weekly Wrap: Danone, Gores, PKG


Danone acquires WhiteWave; Gores invests in Twinkies; PKG purchases TimBar

Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow


Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

Gannett Snaps up New Jersey Newspapers, Continues Deal Spree


The USA Today publisher recently acquired ReachLocal and made a bid for Tribune Publishing

Evian Owner Danone Buys WhiteWave, Maker of Silk Soy Milk


Other healthy food acquisitions have come from Hain Celestial, Hammond Kennedy and Pinnacle

PKG Buys Competitor TimBar to Boost Corrugated Packaging


Recent packaging deals have come from Wind Point, Bemis, CCL Industries and Quad-C

British Melrose Buys U.S. Fan Maker Nortek in First Major U.K. Purchase Since Brexit


Melrose is betting a strengthening of the U.S. economy will boost the construction sector, helping Nortek’s sales of kitchen range hoods, AC and home-security systems

Bristol-Myers Purchases Cormorant to Expand Cancer Research Pipeline


Bristol Myers previously bought Flexus Biosciences and Rigel Pharmaceuticals; Gilead and Roche also made similar deals

The Weekly Wrap: Blackboard, Henkel, Medtronic


Blackboard buys Higher One; Henkel purchases Snuggle; Medtronic acquires Heartware

Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A


Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year

Prestige Sells Three Non-Core OTC Health Care Brands


The sale of Fiber Choice, New Skin and PediaCare is part of Prestige’s “invest for growth” strategy

Blackboard Acquires Higher One, Looks to Make Tuition Payments Easier


Other education deals have from Apollo, Devry and Weld North

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