Date Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
12/26/13 Beech Holdings LLC Textron Inc 1,400.0 Textron Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Beech Holdings LLC, a Wichita-based manufacturer and wholesaler of aircraft, for an estimated $1.4 billion in cash.
12/23/13 Eagle Rock Energy -Midstream Regency Energy Partners LP 1,325.0 Regency Energy Partners LP agreed to acquire the midstream business of Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company, for an estimated $1.325 billion. The consideration was to consist of $575 million in cash, $200 million in Regency common LP units and the assumption of $550 million in liabilities.
12/23/13 American Petroleum Tankers LLC Kinder Morgan Energy Partners 962.0 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP agreed to acquire American Petroleum Tankers LLC, a Plymouth Meeting-based shipping company, from Blackstone Group LP and Cerberus Capital Management LP. Concurrently, Kinder agreed to acquire State Class Tankers. The two transactions were to have a combined value of $962 million in cash.
12/26/13 Scientific Protein Lab Shenzhen Hepalink Pharm Co Ltd 337.5 Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co Ltd. of China, through its US wholly-owned unit, agreed to acquire Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC, a Waunakee-based manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, for $337.5 million in cash and profit-related payments.
12/23/13 Hoover Energy - Midstream Assets Regency Energy Partners LP 290.0 Regency Energy Partners LP planned to acquire the midstream assets of Hoover Energy Partners LP, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company, from Hoover Energy Partners LLC for an estimated $290 mil. Concurrently, Regency Energy Partners definitively agreed to acquire the midstream business of Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP.
12/23/13 Gannett Co Inc - KTVK and KASW Assets Meredith Corp 230.6 Meredith Corp (Meredith) definitively agreed to acquire the KTVK and KASW television station assets of Gannett Co Inc (Gannett), a McLean-based publisher of newspapers, for $230.6 million in cash. Concurrently, Meredith agreed to acquire the KMOV television station assets of Gannett.
12/23/13 Atmi LifeSciences Pall Corp 185.0 Pall Corp agreed to acquire ATMI LifeSciences, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of film-based sterile polyethylene packaging products, from ATMI Inc for $185 mil.
12/23/13 Gannett Co Inc - KMOV Television Meredith Corp 176.9 Meredith Corp (Meredith) definitively agreed to acquire the KMOV television station assets of Gannett Co Inc (Gannett), a Mclean-based publisher of newspapers and Sander Media LLC, for $176. 9 million in cash. Concurrently, Meredith agreed to acquire the KTVK and KASW television station assets.
12/23/13 Gracenote Inc Tribune Co 170.0 Tribune Co agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Gracenote Inc, an Emeryville-based provider of embedded technology services, from Sony Corp's wholly-owned Sony Corp of America subsidiary for $170 mil.
12/23/13 Renaissance Chicago Downtown Carey Watermark Investors Inc 139.0 Carey Watermark Investors Inc acquired Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, a Chicago-based hotel, for $139 mil.
12/23/13 Dynamics Research Corp Engility Holdings Inc 120.9 US -Engility Holdings Inc agreed to launch a tender offer to acquire all the outstanding common stock of Dynamics Research Corp, a Andover-based provider of technology management services, for $11.50 in (cash) per share, or a total estimated value of $120. 921 mil.
12/24/13 M&K Hotshot-Operating Assets Aveda Transportation & Energy 51.0 Aveda Transportation & Energy Services Inc (Aveda) of Canada agreed to acquire the operating assets of M&K Hotshot & Trucking Inc, a Williston-based trucking company, for $51 mil. The consideration was to consist of $37 mil, the issuance of $5 million in Aveda common shares and up to $9 million in profit-related payments. The transaction was to include M&K Rig Service Inc.
12/23/13 EVOL Foods LLC Boulder Brands Inc 48.0 Boulder Brands Inc acquired the entire share capital of EVOL Foods LLC, a Boulder, Colo.-based producer and wholesaler of frozen convenience foods, from Phil Anson and Alliance Consumer Growth LLC for $48 million in cash.
12/24/13 Almeda-Rowlett Ret-Almeda TitanStar Properties Inc 35.0 TitanStar Properties Inc of Canada agreed to acquire the Alemda Crossing of Almeda-Rowlett Retail LP, a Houston-based owner and operator of a shopping center, for $35 mil.
12/23/13 MediStem inc Intrexon Corp 19.5 Intrexon Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MediStem Inc, a San Diego-based biotechnology company, in a stock swap transaction valued at $19.486. The consideration was to consist of $0.27 in cash per share or a total value of $3.897 million and $15.589 million in common shares.
12/24/13 Wheeler Interests LLC-Centers Wheeler REIT Inc 15.8 Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc planned to acquire five undisclosed grocery anchored shopping centers located in South Carolina from Wheeler Interests LLC, a Virginia Beach-based real estate investment firm, for $15.8 mil. The transaction was to include Clover Plaza, South Square, St. George Plaza, Waterway Plaza and Westland Square.
12/26/13 Teva - Generic Drug Products (31) ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc 12.5 ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc acquired 31 generic drug products of Teva Pharmaceutical USA Inc, a North Wales-based manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and a unit of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, for $12.5 million in cash.
12/23/13 Atlantic - Slot Machines and Equipment Tropicana Entertainment Inc 8.4 Tropicana Entertainment Inc agreed to acquire the slot machines and other gambling equipments from bankrupt Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, an Atlantic City casino and hotel, for $8.4 million in cash.
12/23/13 Radiation Monitoring-Product Dilon Technologies Inc 3.5 Dilon Technologies Inc acquired the Gamma Medical Probe product line of Radiation Monitoring Devices Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Dynasil Corp of America, for $3.5 million in liabilities and profit-related payments.
12/24/13 Upriver Aquaculture Inc Margaux Red Capital Inc 1.2 Margaux Red Capital Inc signed a letter of intent to acquire Upriver Aquaculture Inc , a Miami-based manufacturer and wholesaler of seafood products, for $1.2 million in stock. The consideration offered consisted of 12 million common shares. The shares were valued based on Margaux Red Capital Inc's closing stock price of CAD 0.11 (USD 0.1 ) on 23 December 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
12/23/13 Channeland Entertainment Group Lone Star Gold Inc 0.4 Lone Star Gold Inc acquired Channeland Entertainment Group Inc, a Houston-based media company, for $.350 million in promissory notes.
12/26/13 Smsa Gainesville Acquisition Titan Partners LLC 0.3 Titan Partners LLC agreed to acquire a 98.929% interest, or 9.893 million common shares in SMSA Grainesville Acqusition Corp, a Dallas-based blank check company, from Halter Financial Investments LP and Paul Interrante for $0.25 mil.
12/23/13 Advaned Disposal-Transfer Covanta Holding Corp   Covanta Holding Corp acquired two transfer stations, located in New Jersey, from Advanced Disposal Services Inc, a Ponte Verde-based provider of waste disposal services and a unit of American International Group Inc's AIG Highstar Capital LP unit.
12/25/13 Albertson's LLC-Grocery Stores MAL Enterprises Inc   MAL Enterprises Inc agreed to acquire two grocery stores, located in Amarillo and Wichita Falls, from Albertson's LLC, a Boise-based owner and operator of pharmacy and grocery stores and a unit of Cerberus Capital Management LP.
12/23/13 Clickability Inc Upland Software Inc   Upland Software Inc, a unit of Silverback Enterprise Group Inc acquired Clickability Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of web content management services of Limelight Networks Inc.
12/24/13 Global Resources LLC Signature Technology Group   Signature Technology Group acquired Global Resources LLC, a Northbrook-based provider of technical recruitment services. Terms were not disclosed.
12/24/13 Ikaria Inc Madison Dearborn Partners LLC   Madison Dearborn Partners LLC (Madison) definitively agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Ikaria Inc (Ikaria), a Clinton-based biotechnology company, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in October 2013, Ikaria was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company. American Securities LLC, GTCR LLC and Madison were rumored potential bidders.
12/23/13 McIntyre Risk Management LLC Arthur J Gallagher & Co   Arthur J Gallagher & Co acquired McIntyre Risk Management LLC, a Cherry Hill-based provider of risk management services. Terms were not disclosed.
12/23/13 MedHOK Inc MedHOK Inc SPV   MedHOK Inc SPV, a special purpose acquisition vehicle formed by Bain Capital Venture Partners LLC, a unit of Bain Capital LLC, and Spectrum Equity Investors LP, acquired MedHOK Inc, a Tampa-based developer of healthcare software, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
12/23/13 Motor Propane Service Inc Ferrellgas Partners LP   Ferrellgas Partners LP acquired Motor Propane Service Inc, a Manitowoc-based propane company. Terms were not disclosed.
12/24/13 Myriant Corp PTT Chem Intl Pvt Ltd   Ptt Chemical International Pvt Ltd of Thailand, a unit of PTT Global Chemical PCL, raised its interest to 72.62% from 47.18% by acquiring a further 25.44% stake in Myriant Corp, a Quincy-based biotechnology company. Terms were not disclosed.
12/26/13 Nesco Sales & Rentals Inc Energy Capital Partners LLC   Energy Capital Partners LLC definitively agreed to acquire Nesco Sales & Rentals Inc., a Bluffton-based owner and operator of new and used truck dealerships, from Platinum Equity LLC, in a secondary buyout transaction. Previously, Platinum acquired Nesco. Terms were not disclosed.
12/24/13 Pinnacle Biologics Inc Concordia Healthcare Inc   Concordia Healthcare Inc of Canada, a wholly-owned unit of Mercari Acquisition Corp, acquired Pinnacle Biologics Inc, a Bannockburn-based manufacturer of pharmaceuticals.
12/23/13 Power Associates International Cross Country Pipeline Supply   Cross Country Pipeline Supply Co Inc, a majority-owned unit of Odyssey Investment Partners LLC, acquired Power Associates International Inc, a Houston-based manufacturer of hydrostatic equipment. Terms were not disclosed.
12/23/13 Star & Shield Risk Management White Mountains Insurance   White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd agreed to acquire Star & Shield Risk Management LLC , a Florida-based provider of consulting services.
12/23/13 State Class Tankers Kinder Morgan Energy Partners   Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (Kinder) agreed to acquire State Class Tankers, a shipping company, from Blackstone Group LP and Cerberus Capital Management LP. Concurrently, Kinder agreed to acquire American Petroleum Tankers LLC. The two transactions were to have a combined value of $962 million in cash.
12/23/13 Sun-Times Media Group Inc-Assets Shaw Media Inc   Shaw Media Inc of Canada planned to acquire the Joliet Herald News assets of Sun-Times Media Group Inc, a Chicago-based publisher of newspapers. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, In December 2013, Shaw was rumored to acquire Joliet.
12/23/13 Times-Shamrock Newspapers(4) Euclid Media Inc   Euclid Media Inc acquired Times-Shamrock Newspapers (4) from Times-Shamrock Communications Inc, a Scranton-based publisher of newspapers.
12/23/13 Tribune Co-Nespaper Properties Shareholders   Tribune Co, a Chicago-based publisher of newspaper, disclosed intentions to spin off its newspaper properties to its shareholders.
12/26/13 Unique Functional Products Dexter Axle Co   Dexter Axle Co, a unit of The Sterling Group LP's Sterling Group Partners III LP subsidiary, acquired Unique Functional Products, a San Marcos-based manufacturer of actuators and axles.
         
Source: Thomson Reuters        

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