Food & Beverage

Scrutiny of Nutritional Supplements May Scare Off Dealmakers
As GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart pull Echinacea, Ginseng and St. John's Wort off their shelves following tests showing many ingredients didn't match product labels, dealmakers may shy away from the sector

Health Care

Dr. Oz's Sharecare Expands in Mobile Health with Feingold Acquisition
The target develops technology to analyze emotions of users

People Moves of the Week:

Venable, Greenbriar Equity, Barnes & Thornburg
Venable hires advisers from Baker & McKenzie; Greenbriar taps new managing director; Barnes & Thornburg names David Cornwell, a go-to lawyer for athletes, a partner

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Strategic Buyers

Citigroup Sells OneMain to Springleaf, Marking “Milestone in the Simplification” of the Bank

CEO Michael Corbat has continued to dismantle the bank, which has sold more than 60 businesses and $700 billion of assets

Boston Scientific Buys Endo Men’s Health Unit for $1.6B

The portfolio includes products for treating urologic conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, male stress urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction

Recruiter Korn Ferry Closes Pivot Leadership Acquisition

The transaction follows Thoma Bravo-backed Deltek's deal for HRsmart

NXP Buying Freescale Turns Semiconductor Challengers Into Giant

The deal is the biggest in almost nine years for the chip industry, since the last time Freescale was acquired

Cloud Chasing: Check out the March Issue of Mergers & Acquisitions

Thoma Bravo and other PE firms and strategic buyers are snatching up cloud services in our March cover story

The Weekly Wrap: Stifel, Catamaran, Deltek

Stifel buys Sterne Agee; Catamaran acquires Healthcare Solutions; Deltek picks up HRsmart

Barnes & Noble Will Spin Off Its College-Bookstore Business

The split comes six years after the retailer purchased the division from company founder Len Riggio for $514M

Plains All American Expands Oil & Gas Services With Acquisition

The oil company is buying Legion Terminals, which owns an unfinished oil terminal in North Dakota’s Williston Basin

Iberdrola Agrees to Buy UIL for $3 Billion to Expand in U.S.

Power companies are hunting for acquisitions as they seek to cut costs after $200B of deals were completed in 2014, the highest since 2007

SFX Founder Robert Sillerman Proposes Take-Private Deal

The music festival producer has made a string of acquisitions, including Monumental Productions, Flavorus, React Presents and Beatport

Medical-Device Makers Cyberonics, Sorin to Form U.K. Company

The new business will be domiciled in the U.K., which has a lower corporate tax rate than the U.S.

PE Firms May Eye VC-Backed Cloud Migration Startups

New companies such as Apprenda, Cloudhouse Technologies and Corent may prove attractive targets

Building on Home Health Momentum, Almost Family Buys WillCare HealthCare

Madison Dearborn and AxelaCare have also made home health acquisitions recently

Running Specialty Buys Another Retailer

The Finish Line division acquired Striders and Run Colorado previously

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Buys Oklahoma Brokerage

The firm previously acquired Prudential Premier Realtors and Prudential Waterfront Properties

Navigant Procures Provider of Business Services for Doctors

The deal follows the 2014 acquisition of a Leerink Holdings unit

Valeant’s $10.1B Salix Deal a Bet on FDA Decision

Thwarted in its quest to buy Botox maker Allergan, Valeant is counting on the FDA’s approving Salix’s Xifaxan

Bristol-Myers Makes $1.6B in Deals Boosting Cancer Focus

Bristol has shed units in other areas to focus heavily on a new generation of oncology treatments

Thoma Bravo Buys PE-Backed Business Software PowerPlan

The deal marks an exit for JMI Equity and TPG Growth

Asahi Kasei Agrees to Acquire Polypore in $3.2B Deal

Before Asahi Kasei’s purchase of Polypore, 3M will acquire the assets of Polypore’s separations media business for about $1B

Thoma Bravo & Others Bet Big on the Cloud

The PE firm raised its largest fund ever to back software services, such as TravelClick, as dealmakers flock to cloud computing

The Weekly Wrap: Mahle, 3M, Land O'Lakes

Mahle buys Delphi unit; 3M acquires Ivera Medical; Land O'Lakes adds Farmer Lumpe & McClelland

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