Date
Announced
Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
09/02/13 Verizon Wireless Capital LLC Verizon Communications Inc 130,100.0 Verizon Communications Inc definitively agreed to acquire the remaining 45% interest, which it did not already own, in Verizon Wireless Capital LLC from its joint venture partner Vodafone Group plc, for $130.1 bil, subject to a collar agreement. The consideration was to consist of $58.9 billion in cash, $60.2 billion in Verizon common shares, $5 billion in notes payable, the assumption of $2.5 billion in liabilities, and $3.5 billion in assets, comprised of Verizon's 23.1% stake in Vodafone Omnitel NV. Previously, in August 2013, Vodafone announced that it was seeking a buyer for its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless. Originally, in March 2013, Vodafone was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless.
09/03/13 Yankee Candle Co Inc Jarden Corp 1,805.0 Jarden Corp definitively agreed to acquire Yankee Candle Co Inc, a South Deerfield-based manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of premium scented candles, from Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, for $1.805 bil. The consideration was to consist of $1.75 billion and up to $55 million in profit- related payments. Originally, in March 2013, Madison was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Yankee.
09/05/13 Kaydon Corp AB SKF 1,243.4 AB SKF of Sweden definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Kaydon Corp, an Ann Arbor-based manufacturer of bearing systems, for $35.5 in cash per share, or a total value of $1.243 bil, including the assumption of $95 million in liabilities, via tender offer.
09/05/13 Thomas Properties Group Inc Parkway Properties Inc 1,045.9 Parkway Properties Inc definitively agreed to merge with Thomas Properties Group Inc (TP), a Los Angeles- based owner and operator of real estate properties, in a stock swap transaction valued at an estimated $1.046 billion, including the assumption of $725 million in liabilities. PP offered 0.3822 common share per TP share. Based on PP's closing stock price of $16.37 on 04 September 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each TP share was valued at $6.257. Concurrently, Brandywine Realty Trust agreed to acquire the One and Two Commerce Square office buildings of TP.
09/05/13 Bushnell Outdoor Products Inc Alliant Techsystems Inc 985.0 Alliant Techsystems Inc agreed to acquire Bushnell Outdoor Products Inc, an Overland Park-based manufacturer and wholesaler of sports optics products, from MidOcean Partners LLP, for an estimated $985 million in cash. Originally, in February 2013, Bushnell was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at $1 bil. ATK was rumored potential bidder.
09/05/13 Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc Otsuka Holdings Co Ltd 807.0 Otsuka Holdings Co Ltd of Japan agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Dublin-based manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, for $8.5 in cash per share, or a total value of $807.017 mil, via a tender offer.
09/04/13 Homesite Group Inc American Family Mutual Ins Co 616.0 American Family Mutual Insurance Co agreed to acquire Homesite Group Inc, a Boston-based provider of home insurance services, for approximately $616 mil.
09/03/13 BioFire Diagnostics Inc bioMerieux SA 450.0 bioMerieux SA of France agreed to acquire BioFire Diagnostics Inc, a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of molecular diagnostics products, for $450 mil, including the assumption of an undisclosed amount in liabilities.
09/04/13 Rochester Medical Corp CR Bard Inc 262.7 CR Bard Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Rochester Medical Corp, a Stewartville- based manufacturer of disposable catheters, for $20 in cash per share or a total value of $262.673 mil.
09/03/13 CBL & Assoc Properties-Malls Hendon Properties Inc 176.0 Hendon Properties Inc acquired 3 malls, located in Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee, of CBL & Associated Properties Inc, a Chattanooga-based real estate investment trust, for $176 million in cash.
09/03/13 Bel Air Investment Advisors Fiera Capital Corp 125.0 Fiera Capital Corp (Fiera) agreed to acquire Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC, a Los Angeles-based provider of investment management and financial advisory services, from State Street Corp, for $125 mil. The consideration was to include $115 million in cash and $10 million in new Fiera subordinate voting shares. Concurrently, Fiera agreed to acquire Wilkinson O'Grady & Co Inc.
09/03/13 Coastal Plains-Water Disposal NGL Energy Partners LP 116.4 NGL Energy Partners LP acquired the water disposal business of Coastal Plains Disposal 1 LLC, a Lufkin-based provider of oil and gas wells drilling services, from WinCo Development LLC, for $116. 367 mil. The consideration consisted of $109.5 million in cash and the issuance of 0. 222 million NGL common shares valued at $6.867 mil. The shares were valued based on NGLs closing stock price of $30.88 on Aug. 30 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
09/04/13 Camden Multifamily Resource Real Estate REIT 54.9 Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Resource America Inc, agreed to acquire 2 Camden multifamily communities, located in Colorado, an owner and operator of apartment buildings, for $54.9 mil.
09/04/13 ACT Teleconferencing Inc Premiere Global Services Inc 44.0 Premier Global Services Inc acquired ACT Teleconferencing Inc, a Lakewood-based provider of teleconferencing services, for an estimated $44 million in cash.
09/03/13 CombineNet Inc SciQuest Inc 43.1 SciQuest Inc, a unit of Trinity Ventures, acquired the entire share capital of CombineNet Inc, Pittsburgh-based developer of advanced sourcing software, from Alta Communications, for an estimated $43.06 mil. The consideration consisted of $26 million in cash and the issuance of 0.82 million in SciQuest common shares valued at $17.06 mil. The shares were valued based on SciQuests closing stock price of $20.8 on Sept. 30, 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
09/03/13 Wilkinson O'Grady & Co Inc Fiera Capital Corp 31.3 Fiera Capital Corp of Canada, agreed to acquire Wilkinson O'Grady & Co Inc, a New York-based provider of investment management services, for $31.25 mil. The consideration was to consist of $29.7 million in cash and $1.6 million in Fiera Class A subordinate voting shares. Concurrently, Fiera agreed to acquire Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC.
09/05/13 Water Heater Rentals LLC Direct Energy Services LLC 30.0 Direct Energy Services LLC, a wholly-owned unit of Centrica PLC, agreed to acquire Water Heater Rentals LLC, a Canonsburg-based provider of water heater rental services, from MWHR, for $30 million in cash.
09/03/13 Livingston Apartments Pure Multi-Family REIT LP 25.5 Pure Multi-Family Reit LP of Canada acquired Livingston Apartments, a Plato-based owner and operator of apartments buildings, for $25.5 mil. Concurrently, Pure Multi- Family acquired Fountainwood Apartments.
09/03/13 HC Capital Group Inc The Boyd Group Inc 23.6 The Boyd Group Inc (Boyd) of Canada acquired the entire share capital of HC Capital Group Inc, a Grand Rapids-based provider of automotive repair services, for an estimated $23.6 mil. The consideration consisted of an estimated $21.6 million in cash, an undisclosed amount in notes, and the issuance of $2 million in Boyd common shares.
09/03/13 Fountainwood Apartments Pure Multi-Family REIT LP 19.8 Pure Multi-Family Reit LP of Canada acquired Fountainwood Apartments, an Euless-based owner and operator of apartment buildings, for $19.8 mil. Concurrently, Pure Multi- Family acquired Livingston Apartments.
09/03/13 ChemSW Inc Accelrys Inc 17.3 Accelrys Inc acquired CheSW Inc, a Fairfield-based developer of chemical inventory management software, for $17.3 mil. The consideration consisted of $15.3 million in cash plus up to $2 million in profit- related payments.
09/04/13 GE Capital Franchise-Ppty(3) American Rlty Capital Ppty Inc 14.1 American Realty Capital Properties Inc acquired 3 restaurant properties from GE Capital Franchise Finance Corp, a Scottsdale-based provider of financing services, a unit of General Electric Co's General Electric Capital Corp subsidiary, for $14.081 mil.
09/04/13 PAC Carfinco Financial Group Inc 11.5 Carfinco Financial Group Inc (Carfinco) of Canada acquired the entire share capital of Persian Acceptance Corp {PAC}, a Wakefield-based provider of automobile financing services, for $11.481 mil. The consideration consisted of $9 million in cash, the issuance of 0.055 million Carfinco common shares, valued at $0.481 mil, and up to $2 million in profit- relates payments. The shares were valued based on Carfinco's closing stock price of $0.481 on 3 September 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
09/04/13 ILS Technology Inc Telit Wireless Solutions Inc 8.5 Telit Wireless Solutions Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Polar Investments Ltds Telit Communications PLC subsidiary, agreed to acquire ILS Technology Inc, a Boca Raton- based provider of enterprise information technology system services, from Park-Ohio Holdings Corp, for $8.5 million in cash.
09/04/13 Bronco Creek-Projects(3) Desert Star Resources Ltd 5.1 CANADA - Desert Star Resources Ltd (Desert) was granted an option to acquire the three Arizona Porphyry Copper Projects of Bronco Creek Exploration Inc, a Tucson-based mineral mining and exploration company and a wholly owned unit of Eurasian Minerals Inc, for $5.088 mil. The consideration was to consist of $5 mil, up to $0.03 million profit related payments and the issuance of 0.35 million Desert common shares valued at $0.058 mil. The shares were valued based on Desert's closing stock price of $0.167 on 3 September 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement of the board. The transaction was to include Red Top, Copper Springs, and Copper King porphyry copper projects.
09/03/13 SofTech Inc-CADRA Mentor Graphics Corp 4.0 Mentor Graphics Corp agreed to acquire the CADRA product line of SofTech Inc, a Lowell-based provider of engineering software services, for $3.95 mil. The consideration was to consist of $3.2 million and up to $0.75 million in profit-related payments.
09/03/13 Hollywood Healthcare Corp Patient Home Monitoring Corp 0.5 Patient Home Monitoring Corp (PHM) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Hollywood Healthcare Corp, a Davie- based manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, for $0. 554 mil. The consideration was to consist of an undisclosed amount in cash, the assumption of an undisclosed amount in liabilities, and the issuance of 2.772 million PHM common shares, valued at $0.554 mil. The shares were valued based on PHM's closing stock price of $0.2 on 30 August 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
09/03/13 Global Axcess-DVD Business ET VIdeo Inc 0.3 ET Video Inc definitively agreed to acquire the DVD business of Global Axcess Corp, a Jacksonville-based provider of ATM installation and kiosk services, for $0.325 mil.
09/02/13 Fontainebleau Resorts LLC Turnberry Ltd   Turnberry Ltd was rumored to be planning to acquire a 50% interest in Fontainebleau Resorts LLC, a Miami Beach-based owner and operator of beach resort and hotel, from Dubai World.
09/02/13 Viki Inc Rakuten Inc   Rakuten Inc of Japan, agreed to acquire Viki Inc, a provider of online video hosting services. Terms were not disclosed.
09/03/13 Adventures In Advg Corp McNally Capital LLC   McNally Capital LLC acquired Adventures In Advertising Corp (AIA), a Neenah-based provider of marketing and advertising services, from Riverside Co (Riverside), in a secondary buyout transaction. Previously, Riverside acquired AIA, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
         
09/03/13 Home Physicians Management LLC Cigna Corp   Cigna Corp acquired Home Physicians Management LLC, a Chicago-based owner and operator of a Health Maintenance Organization, from Triton Pacific Capital Partners LLC. Terms were not disclosed.
09/03/13 Joule Inc System One Holdings LLC   System One Holdings LLC acquired Joule Inc, an Edison- based provider of professional staffing services, from JAC Acquisition Co Inc.
09/03/13 Kyjen Co Riverside Co   Riverside Co acquired Kyjen Co, a Centennial-based manufacturer and wholesaler of dog toys and accessories, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
09/03/13 Advanced Elevator Corp KONE Corp   KONE Corp of Finland acquired Advanced Elevator Corp, a Petaluma-based manufacturer of elevators.
09/03/13 Allonhill LLC Stewart Lender Services Inc   Stewart Lender Services Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Stewart Information Services Corp acquired Allonhill LLC, a Denver-based provider of financial services.
09/03/13 Geo-Marine Inc Versar Inc   Versar Inc acquired Geo- Marine Inc, a Plato-based provider of environmental consulting services. Terms were not disclosed.
09/03/13 Golden Island Gourmet Jerky Hillshire Brands Co   Hillshire Brands Co agreed to acquire Golden Island Gourmet Jerky, a Rancho Cucamonga-based producer of dried meats. Terms were not disclosed.
09/03/13 Vante Inc Machine Solutions Inc   Vante Inc, a unit of Forsyth Capital Investors LLC, acquired Vante Inc, a Tucson- based manufacturer and wholesaler of medical and laboratory equipment.
09/03/13 RenRe Energy Advisors Ltd Munich Re   Muenchener Rueckversicherungs- Gesellschaft AG of Germany agreed to acquire RenRe Energy Advisors Ltd, a Woodlands-based provider of weather-related risk management services, from RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
09/03/13 Chemsil Silicones Inc Innospec Inc   Innospec Inc acquired Chemsil Silicones Inc, a Chatsworth-based manufacturer and wholesaler of specialty silicones. The transaction included Chemtec Chemical Co.
09/03/13 Tanger Outlets,Deer Park,NY Tanger Factory Outlet Centers   Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc was granted an option to acquire the remaining 33.34% interest, which it did not already own, in Tanger Outlets, a Deer Park-based owner and operator of shopping center. Concurrently, TFO raised its interest to 66.66% from 33. 33%, by acquiring a further 33.34% stake, in TO.
09/03/13 Fiduciary Mgmt Inc-Cert Asts Broadview Advisors LLC   Broadview Advisors LLC agreed to acquire certain assets of Fiduciary Management Inc, a Milwaukee- based provider of money management services.
09/03/13 GoldTier Technologies LLC Thomson Reuters Corp   Thomson Reuters Corp, a majority-owned unit of Woodbridge Co Ltd, acquired GoldTier Technologies LLC, a Mount Laurel-based developer of client onboarding software.
09/03/13 Rutland Plastics Tech Inc Riverside Co   Riverside Co acquired Rutland Plastics Technologies Inc, a Pineville-based manufacturer of plastic products and specialty inks, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
09/04/13 Carter/Validus Operating Akron General Integrated   Carter/Validus Operating Partnership LP, a wholly- owned unit of Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc acquired Akron General Integrated Medical Facility, an owner and operator of healthcare facility. Concurrently, Carter acquired Victory Medical Center Landmark.
09/04/13 Dow Jones & Co Inc-Remaining Newcastle Investment Corp   Newcastle Investment Corp acquired remaining Ottaway community newspapers from Dow Jones & Co Inc (Dow Jones), a New York-based provider of global business and financial information news services. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, In November 2007, Dow Jones announced that it was seeking a buyer for its remaining Ottaway community newspapers.
09/04/13 FirstEnergy Corp-Stations(11) Harbor Hydro Holdings LLC   Harbor Hydro Holdings LLC, a unit of LS Power Equity Partners LLC, agreed to acquire 11 hydroelectric power stations of FirstEnergy Corp, an Akron-based electric utility holding company. Originally, in March 2013, FirstEnergy Corp announced that it was seeking a buyer for its hydroelectric power stations. LS Power Equity Partners II was named potential bidder.
09/04/13 GateHouse Media Inc Creditors   GateHouse Media Inc, a Fairport-based publishing company, agreed to a debt restructuring transaction with Creditors. Upon completion, CRs were to receive a portion of financial debt into equity in the restructured GMI. The book value of the existing debt that will be exchanged under the terms of the offer is $1.2 bil.
09/04/13 Advanced Control Concepts Inc Securadyne Systems LLC   Securadyne Systems LLC, a majority-owned unit of Pamlico Capital LLC acquired Advanced Control Concepts Inc, a Pensacola-based provider of security solutions services.
09/04/13 B-29 Energy Inc Puget Technologies Inc   Puget Technologies Inc acquired B-29 Energy Inc, a manufacturer of energy supplements. Terms were not disclosed.
09/04/13 Olympic Insurance Agency Confie Seguros Inc   Confie Seguros Inc (Confie Seguros), a unit of ABRY Partners LLC, acquired Olympic Insurance Agency, a Shelton-based insurance agency.
09/04/13 Victory Medical Center Carter/Validus Operating   Carter/Validus Operating Partnership LP, a wholly- owned unit of Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc acquired Victory Medical Center Landmark, an owner and operator of healthcare facility. Concurrently, Carter acquired Akron General Integrated Medical Facility.
09/04/13 Red Lion Beef Corp Millstone Capital Advisors   Millstone Capital Advisors acquired Red Lion Beef Corp, a St. Louis-based owner and operator of restaurants, in a leveraged buyout transaction. The acquired entity will be named LC Corporate LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
09/04/13 Consult A Doctor Inc Teladoc Inc   Teladoc Inc acquired Consult A Doctor Inc, a Miami-based provider of telemedicine services.
09/04/13 Hawaiian Beach Rentals VacationRoost Group Inc   VacationRoost Group Inc acquired Hawaiian Beach Rentals, a Kaneohe-based provider of beach rental services. Concurrently, VacationRoost acquired Vacation Rental Agent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
09/04/13 Vacation Rental Agent VacationRoost Group Inc   VacationRoost Group Inc acquired Vacation Rental Agent, a Hawaii-based developer of vacation software platform. Concurrently, VacationRoost acquired Hawaiian Beach Rentals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
09/04/13 EasyTEL Communications Inc Cox Communications Inc   Cox Communications Inc, a unit of Cox Enterprises Inc definitively agreed to acquire EasyTEL Communications Inc, a Tulsa- based provider of telecommunications services. Terms were not disclosed.
09/04/13 Hidden Valley Resort,Hidden Robert Nutting   Robert Nutting agreed to acquire Hidden Valley Resort, a Hidden Valley-based owner and operator of hotels.
09/04/13 Thomson Reuters Transaction CoreOne Technologies LLC   CoreOne Technologies LLC, a unit of Symphony Technology Group LLC, acquired Thomson Reuters Transaction Analytics, a Chicago-based developer of post-trade analytics software, and a unit of the Thomson Reuters Markets subsidiary of Woodbridge Co Ltds Thomson Reuters Corp unit.
09/04/13 Venyu Solutions Inc Advanced Tel Inc   Advanced Tel Inc acquired Venyu Solutions Inc, Baton Rouge-based provider of data security services. Terms were not disclosed.
09/05/13 Alliance Entertainment Corp CD Listening Bar Inc   CD Listening Bar Inc acquired Alliance Entertainment Corp, a Coral Springs-based wholesaler of entertainment products, from Project Panther Holding Corp, a special purpose acquisition vehicle owned by The Gores Group LLC and Platinum Equity LLC. Terms were not disclosed.
09/05/13 American Cmnty Dvlp Grp Inc Wialan Technologies LLC   Wialan Technologies LLC merged American Community Development Group Inc, a St. Petersburg-based real estate investment firm. Terms were not disclosed.
09/05/13 The Timken Co-Steel Business Shareholders   The Timken Co planned to spin off its steel business unit, to its shareholders.
09/05/13 Yorktown Centre,Erie Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping   Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc acquired Yorktown Centre, an Erie-based owner and operator of a shopping center.
09/05/13 Thomas Ppty-Office Buildings Brandywine Realty Trust   Brandywine Realty Trust agreed to acquire the One and Two Commerce Square office buildings of Thomas Properties Group Inc, a Los Angeles-based owner and operator of real estate properties. Concurrently, Parkway Properties Inc definitively agreed to merge with TP.
09/05/13 Revere Data LLC FactSet Research Systems Inc   FactSet Research Systems Inc acquired Revere Data LLC, San Francisco-based provider of industry classification and supply specialty data solutions services.
09/05/13 Alliant Energy Corp-Bus Minnesota Energy Resources   Minnesota Energy Resources Corp, a unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc, agreed to acquire the Natural Gas Distribution Business of Alliant Energy Corp, a Madison-based electric and gas utility company. Terms were not disclosed.
09/05/13 Mitchell International Inc KKR & Co LP   KKR & Co LP definitively agreed to acquire Mitchell International Inc (Mitchell), a San Diego-based developer of workflow management software, from Aurora Capital Group (Aurora), in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, In April 2013, Aurora was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Mitchell unit. KKR & Co LP, Warburg Pincus LLC, Advent International Corp and Blackstone Group LP were named potential bidders
09/05/13 Windsor Health Group Inc Wellcare Health Plans Inc   WellCare Health Plans Inc agreed to acquire Windsor Health Group Inc, an Atlanta- based provider of medical and health plans services, from Munich Health North America Inc, a unit of Muenchener Rueckversicherungs- Gesellschaft AG {Munich Re}. Terms were not disclosed.
         
Source: Thomson Reuters        
         
Note: List excludes recapitalizations, self-tenders, exchange offers, repurchases and minority stake purchases        

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