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Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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Strategic Buyers

Rovi Acquires DVR Pioneer TiVo


Rovi added voice search provider Veveo in 2014

The Weekly Wrap: Abbott, Peak Rock, Z Capital


Abbott buys St. Jude; Peak Rock backs Diamond Crystal, Z Capital invests Twin-Star

P&G’s Growth Plan Features Selling 105 Brands


To leverage Pampers and other fast-growing lines, Procter & Gamble has sold Duracell and currently has 50 brands in the exit process, says CFO Jon Moeller

Hershey Adds BarkThins Chocolate Pretzels, as Buyers Snack on Food Deals


Clearlake and Hammond Kennedy have made investments in the sector

Lanxess Adds Chemours’ Oxone and Virkon S Pool Disinfectant Brands


Chemical makers prove attractive targets, with buyers including Advent, FMC and WL Ross

Gannett Proposes to Buy Tribune Publishing


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, San Diego Union-Tribune and the Free Lance-Star have recently been acquired

Amazon Web Services Accelerated M&A With Elemental to Win Deal of the Year


The leader in cloud services, AWS recently announced it would buy Nice

The Weekly Wrap: Apax, Auris Surgical, Vista


Apax buys Duck Creek; Auris Surgical purchases Hansen Medical; Vista acquires Cvent

Bemis Expands Health Care Division with SteriPack’s Packaging Assets


Other recent similar acquisitions include Checkpoint Systems, Inmark Packaging and Optimum Plastics

Yahoo, led by Marissa Mayer, Tops Estimates While Focus Turns to Sale Process


Verizon, private equity-firm TPG and YP Holdings LLC were among the first round of bidders for the Yahoo’s Internet operations, say sources

McCormick & Co. Picks Up Another Herb Maker


The purchase of Gourmet Garden follows McCormick’s acquisitions of Brand Aromatics, Drogheria & Alimentari and One World Foods

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year


The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

Autodesk Grows 3D Technology Services with Acquisition of Solid Angle


Solid Angle's image renderer was used in the making of Birdman, which won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture and starred Michael Keaton

Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers


Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Mitel Buys Polycom to Grow in Video Conferences


The acquisition comes on the heels of Siris Capital's take-private deal for Premiere Global

The Weekly Wrap: Annaly, ICP, Stryker


Annaly acquires Hatteras; Audax-backed ICP adds Fomo; Stryker picks up SafeWire assets

Charter Chief Meets FCC Chair, as Investors Bet on TWC Merger


The cable provider agreed to buy the target along with Bright House in 2015

Stryker Continues Deal Spree, Adding SafeWire Medical Devices


The medical device maker recently bought Physio-Control and Sage Products

Annaly Capital Expands Property Business with Hatteras Financial


Carlyle and State Street have recently made financial services deals

MTS Picks Up Fellow Sensor Maker PCB Group to Grow Product Line


In 2015, Sensata purchased Custom Sensors and Universal Electronics agreed to buy Ecolink

Gilead Purchases Nimbus Therapeutics’ Liver Treatment Program


Bristol-Myers and Roche have made acquisitions in the sector

Alaska Air Expands Fleet with the Acquisition of Richard Branson’s Virgin America


The deal would put Alaska Air in a better position to compete against Delta, American Airlines and Southwest

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