Date Target Acquirer Value ($mil.) Synopsis
07/22/14 IMB Holdco LLC CIT Group Inc 3,375.6 CIT Group Inc agreed to merge with IMB Holdco LLC for $3.376 bil. Upon completion CIT Bank, a unit of CIT, will merge with OneWest Bank NA, a unit of IMB, and the merged entity was to be renamed CIT Bank, where CIT and IMB were to hold 85% and 15%, respectively.
07/21/14 Severstal Columbus LLC Steel Dynamics Inc 1,625.0 Steel Dynamics Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of its Severstal Columbus LLC (Severstal Columbus) unit, a Columbus-based manufacturer of iron mills, from OAO "Severstal" (Severstal), for an estimated $1.625 bil in cash.
07/24/14 QR Energy LP BreitBurn Energy Partners LP 1,458.6 BreitBurn Energy Partners LP definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of QR Energy LP, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company, in a stock swap transaction valued at $1.459 bil.
07/20/14 Compressor Systems Inc Compressco Partners LP 825.0 Compressco Partners LP definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Compressor Systems Inc, a Midland-based manufacturer of gas compressors, from Warren Equipment Co, for $825 mil in cash.
07/21/14 Severstal Dearborn LLC AK Steel Corp 700.0 AK Steel Corp, a unit of AK Steel Holding Corp, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of its Severstal Dearborn LLC unit, a manufacturer of flat- rolled and carbon steel products, from OAO Severstal, for $700 mil in cash.
07/21/14 Van Wagner Communications LLC,-Certain Businesses CBS Outdoor Americas Inc 690.0 CBS Outdoor Americas Inc, a unit of CBS Corp, definitively agreed to acquire certain outdoor advertising businesses of Van Wagner Communications LLC, a New York-based provider of outdoor advertising services, for $690 mil.
07/21/14 Ignite USA LLC Newell Rubbermaid Inc 308.0 Newell Rubbermaid Inc definitively agreed to acquire Ignite USA LLC, a Chicago-based manufacturer and marketer of durable beverage containers, from North Castle Partners LLC, for an estimated $308 mil.
07/21/14 Autocam Corp NN Inc 300.0 NN Inc definitively agreed to acquire Autocam Corp, a Grand Rapids-based manufacturer of precision- machine components, for $300 mil. The consideration was to consist of $244.5 mil in cash, $25 mil in NN common shares and the assumption of $30.5 mil in liabilities.
07/22/14 Juniper Networks-Junos Pulse Siris Capital Group LLC 250.0 Siris Capital Group LLC definitively agreed to acquire the Junos Pulse product portfolio of Juniper Networks Inc, a Sunnyvale-based manufacturer and wholesaler of internet infrastructure management equipment and related products, for an estimated $250 mil in cash, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in April 2014 Juniper was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Junos Pulse unit.
07/24/14 Viator Inc TripAdvisor LLC 200.0 Tripadvisor LLC agreed to acquire Viator Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of online travel services, for an estimated $200 mil in cash.
07/24/14 South Bay Partners-Senior Housing CNL Healthcare Properties Inc 187.2 CNL Healthcare Properties Inc, a unit of CNL Financial Group, acquired eight senior housing and healthcare facilities located in Texas and Illinois, from South Bay Partners, a Dallas-based real estate development company, for an estimated $187.2 mil
07/22/14 Bizo Inc LinkedIn Corp 175.0 LinkedIn Corp agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Bizo Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of business audience marketing platform, for an estimated $175 mil. The consideration was to consist of $162.75 mil in cash and $12.25 mil in LinkedIn class A common shares.
07/23/14 Axeda Corp PTC Inc 170.0 PTC Inc definitively agreed to acquire Axeda Corp, a Foxboro-based provider of information technology services, for an estimated $170 mil in cash.
07/21/14 Wsilc LLC Cardtronics Inc 160.0 Cardtronics Inc, through its wholly owned unit, Cardtronics USA Inc, definitively agreed to acquire Wsilc LLC, a Peoria-based manufacturer and wholesaler of automated teller machines, for $160 mil.
07/21/14 Consulate Health Care LLC-Facilities Investor Group 150.0 An investor group, comprised of Safanad Ltd and Formation Capital LLC, acquired 14 nursing facilities, located in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, of Consulate Health Care LLC, a Maitland-based provider of senior healthcare services, for an estimated $150 mil.
07/21/14 Gas Natural Inc Algonquin Power & Utilities 136.3 Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp planned to acquire the entire share capital of Gas Natural Inc, a Great Falls-based provider of natural gas distribution services, for $13 per share or a total value of $136.338 mil, via an unsolicited offer. Originally, In July 2014, Gas Natural Inc was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company.
07/24/14 SJL Holdings LLC-TV Stations(2) Gray Television Inc 128.0 Gray Television Inc definitively agreed to acquire two television stations from SJL Holdings LLC, a Wilmington-based owner and operator of televisions for an estimated $128 mil in cash. The transaction was to include WJRT-TV and WTVG- TV.
07/23/14 Peerless Industrial Group Inc Harrington Hoists Inc 77.0 Harrington Hoists Inc, a unit of Kito Corp of Japan, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Peerless Industrial Group Inc, a Winona-based manufacturer and wholesaler of industrial and consumer chain and traction products, from WestView Capital Partners II LP, a unit of WestView Capital Partners LP, for $77 mil.
07/23/14 Intermountain Community Bancorp Columbia Banking System Inc 52.1 Columbia Banking System Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Intermountain Community Bancorp, a Sandpoint-based bank holding company, for $52.140 mil in a stock swap transaction.
07/22/14 Community Bancshares,Indiana First Merchants Corp 47.3 First Merchants Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Community Bancshares Inc, a Noblesville-based bank holding company, for $85.94 cash per share or a total value of $47.267 mil.
07/22/14 Providence Journal Co New Media Investment Group Inc 46.0 New Media Investment Group Inc definitively agreed to acquire Providence Journal Co, a Providence-based publisher of newspapers, from Gannett Co Inc's Belo Corp subsidiary.
07/23/14 Alexandria Holdings Corp Fila Korea Ltd 34.6 Fila Korea Ltd of South Korea agreed to raise its interest to 51.253% from 42.564% by acquiring a further 8.689% stake in Alexandria Holdings Corp, an invest company, for a total value of $34.637 mil.
07/21/14 ClearEdge Power Inc-Assets Doosan Corp 32.4 Doosan Corp of South Korea planned to acquire the assets of ClearEdge Power Inc, a Sunnyvale-based manufacturer and wholesaler of fuel cells and fuel processing and power systems integration equipment, for $32.4 mil, via an auction.
07/21/14 San Francisco Flower Growers' Association Kilroy Realty Corp 27.0 Kilroy Realty Corp agreed to acquire the entire share capital of San Francisco Flower Growers' Association, a San Francisco-based owner and operator of real estate properties, for an estimated $27 mil.
07/22/14 La Fe Foods Inc GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC 26.0 GraceKennedy Foods (Usa) LLC, a wholly owned unit of GraceKennedy Ltd of Jamaica, acquired La Fe Foods Inc, a New Jersey-based wholesaler of groceries, for $26 mil.
07/21/14 Undisclosed Provider of Physical Rehabilitation Services Agility Health Inc 20.8 Agility Health Inc signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the entire share capital of an undisclosed provider of physical rehabilitation services, for $20.8 mil in cash.
07/22/14 Madison Bancorp Inc Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc 13.9 Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Madison Bancorp Inc, a Baltimore-based bank holding company, for $22.9 in cash per share, or a total value of $13.926 mil.
07/21/14 Integrated Services Inc Roadrunner Transp Sys Inc 13.0 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc acquired Integrated Services Inc, a Kokomo-based provider of logical services, for $13 mil.
07/24/14 Cognigen Corp Simulations Plus Inc 7.0 Simulations Plus Inc agreed to merge with Cognigen Corp, a Buffalo-based provider of clinical pharmacology and pharmacometric consulting services, for $7 mil. The consideration was to consist of $2.8 mil in cash and $4.2 mil in new Simulations common shares.
07/22/14 Aero Networks LLC Seven Arts Entertainment Inc 2.9 Seven Arts Entertainment Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Aero Networks LLC, a Tulsa-based provider of wireless telecommunications services, from Sanwire Corp.
07/22/14 Brawnstone Security LLC FastFunds Financial Corp 0.2 Fastfunds Financial Corp acquired a 70% interest in Brawnstone Security LLC, a Canton-based provider of security and training services, for $0.16 mil.
07/21/14 Sunset Financial Services Inc-Certain Assets Securities America Financial   Securities America Financial Corp, a unit of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc, definitively agreed to acquire certain assets of Sunset Financial Services Inc, a Kansas City-based provider of insurance brokerage services.
07/21/14 Newark Funding Corp Medallion Financial Corp   Medallion Financial Corp acquired Newark Funding Corp, a Newark-based provider of taxi medallion loan brokerage services.
07/21/14 Mortgage Builder Software Inc Altisource Portfolio Solutions   Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA of Luxembourg definitively agreed to acquire Mortgage Builder Software Inc, a Southfield-based provider of loan origination software.
07/21/14 Munday Mazda Group 1 Automotive Inc   Group 1 Automotive Inc acquired Munday Mazda, a Houston-based owner and operator of new and used car dealership. Concurrently, Group 1 Automotive Inc acquired Austin Chevrolet Inc.
07/21/14 Austin Chevrolet Inc Group 1 Automotive Inc   Group 1 Automotive Inc acquired Austin Chevrolet Inc, a Houston-based owner and operator of new and used car dealership. Concurrently, Group 1 Automotive Inc acquired Munday Mazda.
07/21/14 Holman Boiler Works Inc Cleaver-Brooks Inc   Cleaver-Brooks Inc, a unit of Harbour Group Ltd, acquired Holman Boiler Works Inc, a Dallas-based wholesaler of boilers. Concurrently, Cleaver-Brooks Inc, a unit of Harbour Group Ltd, acquired Affiliated Power Services LP.
07/21/14 Affiliated Power Services LP Cleaver-Brooks Inc   Cleaver-Brooks Inc, a unit of Harbour Group Ltd, acquired Affiliated Power Services LP, A Houston-based wholesaler of boilers. Concurrently, Cleaver-Brooks Inc, a unit of Harbour Group Ltd, acquired Holman Boiler Works Inc.
07/21/14 Toshiba International Corp-Solar Project NRG Energy Inc   NRG Energy Inc acquired Spanish Town Estate Solar project of Toshiba International Corp, a Houston-based manufacturer of industrial products, from Toshiba Corp of Japan.
07/21/14 Flurry Inc Yahoo! Inc   Yahoo! Inc definitively agreed to acquire Flurry Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of advertising, analytics, deployment, and monetization solutions.
07/21/14 Helen Grace Chocolates BBX Sweet Holdings LLC   BBX Sweet Holdings LLC, a unit of BBX Capital Corp, acquired Helen Grace Chocolates, a Lynwood, Calif.-based manufacturer of chocolate products, from Shamrock Farms Co.
07/21/14 Parthenon Group LLC Ernst & Young LLP   Ernst & Young LLP agreed to merge with Parthenon Group LLC, a Boston-based provider of strategic advisory services.
07/21/14 Reed Construction Data Inc Warburg Pincus LLC   Warburg Pincus LLC acquired a 51% interest in Reed Construction Data Inc, a Norcross-based provider of market data coverage services, from Reed Elsevier PLC, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
07/22/14 HJ Sherman Co Inc Succession Capital Inc   Succession Capital Inc, a unit of Lynx Equity Ltd, acquired HJ Sherman Co Inc, a Van Nuys-based manufacturer and wholesaler of religious gifts and jewelry, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
07/22/14 Davisco Foods International Agropur Cooperative   Agropur Cooperative of Canada, a unit of Farmers Co-operative Dairy Ltd, agreed to acquire Davisco Foods International Inc, an Eden Prairie-based manufacturer of dried and powdered milk. The acquisition included three Davisco cheese processing factories in Le Sueur, Minnesota, Jerome, Idaho and Lake Norden, South Dakota.
07/22/14 FASTSIGNS International Inc Investor Group   An investor group, comprised of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc and FASTSIGNS International Inc's management, acquired FASTSIGNS, a Carrollton-based provider of custom sign and graphic services, from Roark Capital Group, in a secondary buyout transaction.
07/22/14 iPTerra Technologies Inc Seven Arts Entertainment Inc   Seven Arts Entertainment Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of iPTerra Technologies Inc, a Tulsa-based manufacturer and wholesaler of 2-way wireless and wireline communications equipment, from Sanwire Corp. Concurrently, Seven definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Aero Networks LLC. The two transactions had a combined value of $2.905 mil in assumed liabilities.
07/23/14 butter LONDON Encore Consumer Capital   Encore Consumer Capital acquired an undisclosed majority interest in butter LONDON, a Seattle-based manufacturer and wholesaler of nail lacquers and cosmetics, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
07/23/14 Undisclosed Self-Storage Facility Virtus Real Estate Capital LP   Virtus Real Estate Capital LP acquired an undisclosed self-storage facility, located in Bentonville, Arkansas, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
07/23/14 ESCO Energy Services Co ForceField Energy Inc   Forcefield Energy Inc signed a Letter of Intent {LoI} to acquire ESCO Energy Services Co Inc, a Lenox-based provider of lighting retrofitting services.
07/23/14 Long Wharf Investors Inc The Colony Group LLC   The Colony Group LLC merged with Long Wharf Investors Inc, a Boston-based provider of investment advisory services.
07/23/14 Eastern Connecticut Dermatology PC Long Wharf Investors Inc   Long Wharf Investors Inc acquired Eastern Connecticut Dermatology PC, located in Groton, Connecticut, a provider of dermatologic care services.
07/23/14 Conttrell Inc Markel Ventures Inc   Markel Ventures, a unit of Markel Corp Inc, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Markel Ventures Inc, a Gainesville-based manufacturer of car parts.
07/23/14 INtech Ventures Inc SLM Technologies Inc   SLM Technologies Inc signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the entire share capital of INtech Ventures Inc, a Tampa-based developer of business e-commerce software, from Innovative Software Technologies Inc for an undisclosed amount in restricted common shares and convertible promissory note.
07/23/14 Atronix Inc Wafra Partners LLC   Wafra Partners LLC acquired Atronix Inc, a Billerica-based manufacturer of cable assemblies, wire harnesses and electromagnetic assemblies, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
07/23/14 DaniMer Inc Meredian Inc   Meredian Inc, a unit of Meredian Holdings Group Inc, merged with DaniMer Inc, a Bainbridge-based manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products.
07/23/14 Eventful Inc CBS Local Media   CBS Local Media, a unit of CBS Corp's CBS Radio Inc subsidiary, agreed to acquire Eventful Inc, a San Diego-based digital media company.
07/23/14 Injured Workers Pharmacy LLC Injured Workers Pharmacy LLC SPV   Injured Workers Pharmacy LLC SPV, a special acquisition vehicle formed by ACON Investments LLC and Triton Pacific Capital Partners LLC, acquired Injured Workers Pharmacy LLC, a provider of pharmacy services, from Audax Group LP and Parthenon Capital Partners, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
07/23/14 Service King Paint & Body LLC Blackstone Group LP   Blackstone Group LP agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Service King Paint & Body LLC, a provider of vehicle repair services, from the management of Service King and The Carlyle Group LLC, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
07/24/14 Ben Venue Labs Inc-Generic Injectables Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC   Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC of the UK agreed to acquire the generic injectables manufacturing site of Ben Venue Laboratories Inc, a Bedford-based manufacturer of anticancer products, and a unit of CH Boehringer Sohn AG & Co KG's Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH.
07/24/14 American Gateway Financial Corp Business First Bancshares Inc   Business First Bancshares Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of American Gateway Financial Corp, a Baton Rouge-based bank holding company. Upon completion, the merged entity will operate under the Business First brand.
07/24/14 DoubleVision Networks Inc Single Touch Systems Inc   Single Touch Systems Inc acquired DoubleVision Networks Inc, a New York-based technology based mobile solutions provider serving advertisers and brands.
07/24/14 Alliance Biosciences WIRB-Copernicus Group   WIRB Copernicus Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arsenal Capital Partners LP, acquired Alliance Biosciences, a biotechnology company.
07/25/14 Trulia Inc Zillow Inc   In July 2014, Zillow Inc was rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Trulia Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of online real estate information services. The deal was reportedly valued at an estimated $2 bil.
         
Source: Thomson Reuters        

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