Date Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
01/22/15 City National Corp Royal Bank of Canada 5,394.0 Royal Bank of Canada definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of City National Corp, a Los Angeles-based bank holding company, in a stock swap transaction valued at $5.394 bil. Royal Bank of Canada offered a choice of $47.25 in cash and 0.7489 common shares or common shares or cash.
01/21/15 Hiland Partners LP Kinder Morgan Inc 3,000.0 Kinder Morgan Inc definitively agreed to acquire Hiland Partners LP, an Enid-based provider of natural gas gathering services, from Harold Himm and certain Hamm Family trusts for an estimated $3 bil, including the assumption of an undisclosed amount in liabilities.
01/22/15 Symphony Teleca Corp Harman International Industries Inc 780.0 Harman International Industries Inc agreed to acquire Symphony Teleca Corp, a Palo Alto-based provider of software engineering services, for an estimated $780 mil. The consideration offered was to consist of $382 mil in cash, $166 mil in common shares and up to $232 mil in profit-related payments.
01/20/15 QBE Insurance Group Ltd-Agency Businesses Alliant Insurance Services Inc 300.0 Alliant Insurance Services Inc, a unit of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP, ultimately-owned by KKR & Co LP, agreed to acquire the agency businesses of QBE Insurance Group Ltd, a Sydney-based insurance company, for an estimated $300 mil in cash. In August 2014, QBE Insurance Group announced that it was seeking a buyer for its US underwriting agency businesses unit.
01/21/15 Asia Bancshares Inc Cathay General Bancorp 126.0 Cathay General Bancorp definitively agreed to merge with Asia Bancshares Inc, a Flushing-based bank holding company, for an estimated $126 mil.
01/19/15 VISTA Staffing Solutions Inc Envision Healthcare Holdings 123.0 Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc agreed to acquire VISTA Staffing Solutions Inc, a Salt Lake City-based provider of physician staffing services, from On Assignment Inc for $123 mil.
01/20/15 Harvey E Yates Co Matador Resources Co 104.7 Matador Resources Co, a unit of Chesapeake Louisiana LP, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Harvey E Yates Co, a Roswell-based oi and gas exploration and production company, from HEYCO Energy Group for $104.679 mil. The consideration offered was to consist of $37.400 mil in cash, the issuance of a new series of convertible preferred shares and the issuance of 3.141 mil Matador Resources common shares valued at $67.279 mil.
01/20/15 Memphis Marriott East,Memphis Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc 43.5 Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc definitively agreed to acquire Memphis Marriott East, a Memphis-based hotel, for $43.5 mil.
01/23/15 ReliaSoft Corp Spectris PLC 42.0 Spectris PLC of the UK acquired ReliaSoft Corp, a Tucson-based provider of software engineering, education and consulting services, for a total $42 mil in cash.
01/21/15 Firefly BioWorks Inc Abcam PLC 28.0 Abcam PLC of the UK definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Firefly BioWorks Inc, a Cambridge-based provider of research and development services, for $28 mil in cash.
01/22/15 Commerce Escrow Co Opus Bank 25.0 Opus Bank definitively agreed to acquire Commerce Escrow Co, a Los Angeles-based provider of escrow services, for $25 mil. The consideration offered was to consist of $13.750 mil in Opus Bank common shares and $11.250 mil in cash. The transaction was to include RPM Investments Inc.
01/20/15 Global Petroleum Corp-Boston Harbor Terminal Global Partners LP 23.7 Global Partners LP acquired the Boston Harbor terminal of Global Petroleum Corp, a Waltham-based wholesaler and retailer of refined petroleum products, for $23.65 mil.
01/20/15 KMG Chemicals Inc-Creosote Distn Koppers Inc 15.5 Koppers Inc, a unit of Koppers Holdings Inc, acquired the creosote distribution business of KMG Chemicals Inc, a Houston-based manufacturer and wholesaler of specialty chemicals, for an estimated $15.5 mil.
01/19/15 Discoverture Solutions LLC MindTree Ltd 15.0 Mindtree Ltd of India definitively agreed to acquire Discoverture Solutions LLC, a Scottsdale-based provider of information technology services, for $15 mil in cash.
01/20/15 Telesecurity Science Inc Homeland Resources Ltd 15.0 Homeland Resources Ltd definitively agreed to acquire a 50% interest in Telesecurity Science Inc, a Las Vegas-based manufacturer of medical and security imaging devices, for $15 mil.
01/20/15 Hampton Inn Philadelphia Moody National REIT I Inc 11.0 Moody National REIT I Inc definitively agreed to acquire Hampton Inn Philadelphia Great Valley Malvern Hotel, a Frazer-based hotel, for an estimated $11 mil.
01/19/15 EA Technologies LLC Lippert Components Inc 9.4 Lippert Component Inc, a unit of Drew Industries Inc, acquired EA Technologies LLC, an Elkhart-based manufacturer of fabricated steel products, for $9.4 mil.
01/21/15 Hipcricket Inc SITO Mobile Ltd 4.5 SITO Mobile Ltd agreed to acquire bankrupt Hipcricket Inc, a New York-based provider of mobile marketing services, from Augme Technologies Inc for $4.5 mil in cash.
01/22/15 Holly Acres Estates UMH Properties Inc 3.8 UMH Properties Inc acquired Holly Acres Estates, an Erie-based owner and operator of a manufactured home community, for $3.8 mil.
01/21/15 TEG Oil and Gas USA Inc Hawker Energy Inc 0.3 Hawker Energy Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of TEG Oil & Gas USA Inc, a Ventura-based oil and gas exploration and production company, from Sefton Resources Inc in exchange for 3 mil Hawker Energy common shares and 5 mil Hawker Energy warrants valued at $0.33 mil. The shares were valued based on Hawker Energy's closing stock price of $0.11 on 20 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
01/18/15 Marlite Inc Nudo Products Inc   Nudo Products Inc, a unit of RFE Investment Partners, acquired Marlite Inc, a Dover-based manufacturer of designer wall systems.
01/19/15 Creative Occasions Inc Maplehurst Bakeries Inc   Maplehurst Bakeries LLC, a unit of George Weston Ltd, agreed to acquire Creative Occasions Inc, a Nashville-based producer of decorated cakes.
01/19/15 Access Technologies Group Inc TA Associates Management LP   TA Associates Management LP definitively agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Access Technologies Group Inc, a New Canaan-based provider of e-learning and technology-based soft skills training, from Lyceum Capital Partners LLP, ultimately-owned by Henderson Group PLC, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
01/19/15 LMS Commercial Real Estate-Properties Paramount Realty Services Inc   Paramount Realty Services Inc acquired the properties of LMS Commercial Real Estate, a Lancaster-based real estate agency. Terms were not disclosed.
01/19/15 McGinnis Welding Supply Tech Air Of Connecticut Inc   Tech Air of Connecticut, a unit of CI Capital Investors II LP, ultimately-owned by CI Capital Partners LLC, acquired McGinnis Welding Supply, a Wichita Falls-based distributor of industrial, specialty and medical gases.
01/19/15 Space Exploration Technologies Corp Google Inc   Google Inc was rumored to be planning to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Space Exploration Technologies Corp, a Hawthorne-based manufacturer of launch rockets and spacecrafts.
01/20/15 Fairway Media Group LLC Investor Group   An investor group comprised of GTCR LLC and Adams Outdoor Advertising LP acquired Fairway Media Group LLC, a Duncan-based provider of outdoor advertising services, from ACON Investments LLC and MidOcean Partners LP in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
01/20/15 Walgreens Infusion Services Inc Madison Dearborn Partners LLC   Madison Dearborn Partners LLC definitively agreed to acquire Walgreens Infusion Services Inc, an Irving-based provider of home infusion therapies, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
01/20/15 NTELOS Holdings Corp-Towers(103) Grain Management LLC   Grain Management LLC definitively agreed to acquire 103 wireless towers of NTELOS Holdings Corp, a Waynesboro-based provider of wireless telecommunication services.
01/20/15 Koppers Inc-Utility Pole Business Cox Industries Inc   Cox Industries Inc agreed to acquire the utility pole business of Koppers Inc, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of carbon compounds and treated wood products and a unit of Koppers Holdings Inc.
01/20/15 TWIST Solutions Inc Aldridge Co Inc   Aldridge Co Inc acquired TWIST Solutions Inc, a Dallas-based provider of managed information technology and cloud services.
01/20/15 Foro Technologies Inc Fundamental Applications Corp   Fundamental Applications Corp of Canada signed a letter of intent to acquire the entire share capital of Foro Technologies Inc, a Delaware-based developer of mobile application software.
01/20/15 Austin GeoModeling Inc SeisWare International Inc   SeisWare International Inc agreed to acquire Austin GeoModeling Inc, an Austin-based developer of geological interpretation software.
01/20/15 Capital Guardian LLC Northern Star Capital Holdings   Northern Star Capital Holdings LLC acquired Capital Guardian LLC, a Belmont-based provider of hybrid broker-dealer, RIA and wealth management services.
01/20/15 Nimbo Technologies Inc Equinix Inc   Equinix Inc acquired Nimbo Technologies Inc, a New York-based provider of enterprise cloud solutions and migration services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
01/20/15 Landshire Inc-Wholesale and Manufacturing AdvancePierre Foods Inc   AdvancePierre Foods Inc, a unit of Oaktree Capital Management LP, definitively agreed to acquire the wholesale and manufacturing operations of Landshire Inc, a St Louis-based producer of sandwich products. Terms were not disclosed.
01/20/15 Rolling Green Country Club ClubCorp Inc   ClubCorp Inc, a unit of KSL Capital Partners LLC, acquired Rolling Green Country Club, an Arlington Heights-based provider of golf course and club membership services.
01/20/15 Salix Animal Health LLC Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc   Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc, a unit of Harbinger Group Inc, ultimately-owned by Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, acquired Salix Animal Health LLC, a Deerfield Beach-based producer of dog foods. Terms were not disclosed.
01/20/15 Hubble Telemedical Inc Welch Allyn Inc   Welch Allyn In acquired Hubble Telemedical Inc, a Knoxville-based provider of special retinal diagnostics and analysis services.
01/20/15 Stepan Co-Specialty Polyurethane Systems Business J6 Polymers LLC   J6 Polymers LLC acquired the specialty polyurethane systems business of Stepan Co, a Northfield-based manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals.
01/20/15 The Room PostWorks   PostWorks, a unit of HIG Capital LLC, acquired The Room, a New York-based provider of motion picture post-production services.
01/20/15 FlightView Inc OAG Worldwide Ltd   OAG Worldwide Ltd of the UK, a unit of Commonwealth Business Media Inc, ultimately-owned by UBM PLC, acquired FlightView Inc, a Newton-based provider of flight information services.
01/20/15 ClearMomentum Inc Ipreo LLC   Ipreo LLC acquired ClearMomentum Inc, a Canandaigua-based developer of investment portfolio monitoring software.
01/20/15 Qualcomm Inc-Assets Total Immersion SA   Total Immersion SA of France acquired the assets of Qualcomm Inc, a San Diego-based manufacturer of wireless communications equipment.
01/20/15 Office Depot Inc Staples Inc   Staples Inc is rumored to be planning to merge with Office Depot Inc, the wholesaler of office supplies
01/20/15 Orbitz Worldwide Inc Seeking Buyer   In January 2015, Orbitz Worldwide Inc, a Chicago-based provider of online travel information services, was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company. TPG, Vista Equity Partners, TA Associates, Technology Crossover Ventures, Warburg Pincus, the Carlyle Group, One Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners were named rumored bidders.
01/21/15 Elips Insurance Ltd American International Group Inc   IRELAND - American International Group Inc of the US agreed to acquire Elips Insurance Ltd, a Little Island-based insurance agency.
01/21/15 Symbio SA VXI Global Solutions LLC   VXI Global Solutions LLC, a unit of Bain Capital LLC, acquired Symbio SA, a San Jose-based provider of product outsourcing solutions services.
01/21/15 Wilmington Trust Retirement & Institutional Services Co-Trade Processing Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc   Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc agreed to acquire the trade processing business of Wilmington Trust Retirement & Institutional Services Co, a Wilmington-based provider of financial services, ultimately-owned by M&T Bank Corp. Terms were not disclosed.
01/21/15 Anthro Corp Nortek Inc   Nortek Inc acquired Anthro Corp, a Tualatin-based manufacturer of furniture.
01/21/15 Zenith Freight Lines LLC Bassett Furniture Industries   Bassett Furniture Industries Inc planned to acquire the remaining 51% interest which it did not already own in Zenith Freight Lines LLC, a Conover-based provider of logistics services.
01/21/15 2000 Soft Inc SWK Technologies Inc   SWK Technologies Inc, a unit of SilverSun Technologies Inc, signed a letter of intent to acquire 2000 Soft Inc, doing business as Accounting Technology Resources, a Santa Ana-based developer of accounting software solutions.
01/21/15 Praedium Group LLC-Apt Portfolio Blackstone Group LP   Blackstone Group LP was rumored to have acquired a portfolio of 36 apartment properties located in California, Washington DC,and Boston from Praedium Group LLC, a New York-based real estate investment firm. Terms were not disclosed, but according to people familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated $1.7 bil.
01/21/15 Texas Savings Bank SSB,Snyder First Bank Lubbock Bancshares   First Bank Lubbock Bancshares Inc acquired Snyder-based Texas Savings Bank SSB. Originally, in July 2014, First Bank Lubbock Bancshares was rumored to be planning to acquire Texas Savings Bank.
01/21/15 Radisphere National Radiology Group Sheridan Healthcare Inc   Sheridan Healthcare Inc, a unit of AmSurg Corp, acquired Radisphere National Radiology Group, a Beachwood-based provider of radiology services.
01/21/15 West Monroe Partners LLC PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada   PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada LLP of Canada, a unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, acquired West Monroe Partners LLC, a Chicago-based provider of management consulting services, from West Monroe Partners LLC ESOP.
01/22/15 Ruprecht Co Hosen Capital Ltd   Hosen Capital Ltd acquired Ruprecht Co, a U.S. producer of meat products, from New Hope Investment Fund, a unit of New Hope Investment Co Ltd, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
01/22/15 UTC Aerospace Systems-Assets Textron Aviation Finance Corp   Textron Aviation Finance Corp, a unit of Textron Inc, agreed to acquire the assets located in Wichita of UTC Aerospace Systems, a Charlotte-based manufacturer of aircraft engines and equipment, ultimately-owned by United Technologies Corp.
01/22/15 Harmonics Holdings Inc Pioneer Power Solutions Inc   Pioneer Power Solutions Inc acquired Harmonics Holdings Inc, a New Haven-based manufacturer of harmonic current elimination equipment.
01/22/15 Real Time Enterprises Inc Sparton Corp   Sparton Corp, through its wholly-owned Sparton Design Services LLC, acquired Real Time Enterprises Inc, a Pittsford-based developer of medical software.
01/22/15 Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline LLC Spectra Energy Transmission II   Spectra Energy Transmission II LLC, a unit of Spectra Energy Corp, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline LLC, provider of pipeline transportation services of crude oil, from ConocoPhillips Co.
         
Source: Thomson Reuters        

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