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Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange Inc ADESA Inc   ADESA Inc, a unit of KAR Auction Services Inc, definitively agreed to acquire Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange Inc, a Sanford-based independent auto auction organizer.
Avake Technologies Group Inc AgreeYa Solutions Inc   AgreeYa Solutions Inc acquired Avake Technologies Group Inc, a Folsom-based provider of patent-pending, software-testing automation platform.
Haggen Inc-Stores(29) Albertsons Inc   Albertsons Inc agreed to acquire 29 stores of Haggen Inc, a Bellingham-based supermarket operator ultimately owned by The ComVest Group.
Astra Pacific Outdoor Llc AllOver Media Inc   AllOver Media Inc, a unit of Audax Group LP, acquired Astra Pacific Outdoor Llc, a Los Angeles-based display advertising agency.
Cranford Pharmaceuticals LLC-Portfolio ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc   ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc agreed to acquire portfolio of Cranford Pharmaceuticals LLC, a Cranford-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical preparation.
Fresh Market Inc Apollo Global Management LLC 1,340.9 Apollo Global Management LLC definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Fresh Market Inc, a Greensboro-based owner and operator of grocery stores, for $28.5 in cash per share or a total of $1.341 billion in cash, in a leveraged buyout transaction via tender offer. The offer is conditional upon at least 50% of Fresh's shares being tendered. Originally, in October 2015, Fresh was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the entire share capital of the company.
Ferro Corp Apollo Global Management LLC   Apollo Global Management LLC is rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Ferro Corp, a Mayfield Heights-based manufacturer and wholesaler of performance materials, via a leveraged buyout transaction.
AppScotch Inc App Annie Ltd   App Annie Ltd acquired AppScotch Inc, a provider of business support services.
Frye Exterminating Co Inc Arrow Exterminators Inc   Arrow Exterminators Inc acquired Frye Exterminating Co Inc, a Raleigh-based provider of exterminating and pest control services. Terms were not disclosed.
Bomford Couch & Wilson Inc Arthur J Gallagher & Co   Arthur J Gallagher & Co acquired Bomford Couch & Wilson Inc, an insurance agency.
Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel Ascott Residence Trust   Ascott Residence Trust of Singapore, a unit of The Ascott Ltd, plans to acquire Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel, a New York-based hotel operator.
Executive Liability Managers Insurance Brokers Inc, Pat Moore Insurance Agency Inc AssuredPartners Inc   AssuredPartners Inc, a unit of GTCR LLC, acquired Executive Liability Managers Insurance Brokers Inc and Pat Moore Insurance Agency, from NSM Insurance Group Inc, a unit of American International Group Inc.
Neighborhood Shopping Center,suburban Chicago Baceline Investments LLC   Baceline Investments LLC acquired Neighborhood Shopping Center, a Chicago-based lessor of nonresidential buildings. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal is reported to be worth $4 million .
Roebuck Plaza,Birmingham,AL Baceline Investments LLC   Baceline Investments LLC acquired Roebuck Plaza, a Birmingham-based lessor of nonresidential buildings, via a leveraged buyout transaction. The deal is reported to be worth $4.4 million .
Busy Bea's Services Inc Blu Perspective LLC   Blu Perspective LLC acquired Busy Bea's Services Inc, a Grand Rapids-based provider of janitorial services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
PCI Medical Inc Civco Medical Solutions Inc   Civco Medical Solutions Inc acquired PCI Medical Inc, a Tampa-based apparel manufacturer.
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club ClubCorp Holdings Inc   ClubCorp Holdings Inc, a unit of KSL Capital Partners LLC, acquired Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, a Santa Rosa-based owner and operator of a golf and country club.
Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc Coherent Inc 929.7 Coherent Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc, a Plymouth-based manufacturer and wholesaler of industrial lasers, for $32.5 in cash per share or a total of $929.699 million .
CTG Advanced Materials LLC CTS Corp 73.0 CTS Corp acquired CTG Advanced Materials LLC, a hobby and toy retailer, for $73 million in cash.
Putney Inc Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC 200.0 Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC of the UK, through its Dechra Holdings US Inc subsidiary, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Putney Inc, a Portland-based pharmaceutical company, for $200 million in cash.
Jeppesen Sanderson Inc-Marine Division Digital Marine Solutions   UK's Digital Marine Solutions, a unit of Altor 2003 Fund Ltd, agreed to acquire the marine division of Jeppesen Sanderson Inc, an Englewood-based software publisher ultimately owned by Boeing Co.
Emergency Physicians Medical Group PC Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc 120.0 Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc definitively agreed to acquire Emergency Physicians Medical Group PC, an Ann Arbor-based provider of emergency care services, from Catholic Healthcare West for an estimated $120 million . The consideration would consist of around $120 million in cash and an undisclosed amount in profit-related payments.
Air Products & Chemicals Inc-performance-materials operations Evonik Industries AG   Evonik Industries AG of Germany, a unit of RAG- Stiftung, is rumored to be planning to acquire Performance-Materials Operations of Air Products & Chemicals Inc, an Allentown-based manufacturer and wholesaler of gases and chemicals. Terms were not disclosed, but according to people with knowledge of the transaction, the deal is estimated to be valued at $3.5 bil.
Neptune-Benson Inc Evoqua Water Technologies LLC   Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, a unit of AEA Investors LP, definitively agreed to acquire Neptune-Benson Inc, a Coventry-based manufacturer of water filtration equipment, recirculation systems and aquatic accessories. Terms were not disclosed.
iUbble Inc FinTech Studios   FinTech Studios acquired iUbble Inc, a Hoboken-based developer of desktop and mobile software.
Mazon State Bank,Mazon,IL First Community Financial Bank,Joliet,IL 8.5 First Community Financial Bank, a unit of First Community Financial Partners Inc, definitively agreed to merge with Mazon State Bank from First Mazon Bancorp Inc for $8.5 million .
StageBloc Inc Fullscreen Inc   Fullscreen Inc acquired Waukesha-based software developer StageBloc Inc from ShipStation, ultimately owned by Stamps.com Inc.
Natgasoline LLC G2X Energy Inc   G2X Energy Inc, a unit of Consolidated Energy Co Ltd, agreed to acquire a 50% interest in Natgasoline LLC, a Beaumont-based owner and operator of a methanol production complex, from OCI NV.
Cruise Automation General Motors Co   General Motors Co agreed to acquire Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based manufacturer of driverless car technology equipment. Terms were not disclosed, but according to people with knowledge of the transaction, the deal is estimated to be valued at $1 bil.
Komax Systems Rockford Inc Gima TT SpA   Gima TT SpA of Italy, a unit of IMA Industria Macchine Automatiche SpA, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Komax Systems Rockford Inc, a Loves Park-based provider of turn-key automatic assembly systems, from Komax Holding AG. Concurrently, Gima agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Komax Systems LCF SA and a 76% interest in Komax Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The three transactions have a combined value of approximately CHF 28 million (USD 28.476 million ). Originally, in January 2016, Komax Holding was seeking a buyer for the companies.
ICS Merrill Inc GlobalOptions Services Inc   GlobalOptions Services Inc merged with ICS Merrill Inc, a Jacksonville-based provider of claims adjusting services, from Examination ManagementServices Inc, ultimately owned by Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Co.
Honest Dollar Inc Goldman Sachs & Co-Investment Management Division   Goldman Sachs & Co-Investment Management Division, a unit of Goldman Sachs & Co, agreed to acquire Honest Dollar Inc, an Austin-based provider of sales financing services.
Corporate Telecomm Gsolutionz Inc   Gsolutionz Inc plans to acquire Corporate Telecomm, a Van Nuys-based wired telecommunications carrier.
Home State Bancorp Inc Guaranty Bancorp 133.7 Guaranty Bancorp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Home State Bancorp Inc, a Fort Collins-based bank holding company, for $133.727 million via a stock swap transaction. The consideration would consist of $35 million in cash and 6.534 million common shares collectively valued at $98.727 million . The shares were valued based on Guaranty's closing stock price of $15.11 on 15 March 2016, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Protein Technologies Inc Gyros AB   Gyros AB of Sweden definitively agreed to merge with Protein Technologies Inc, a Tucson-based manufacturer of analytical laboratory instruments, from Ampersand Capital Partners. Upon completion of the deal, the new entity would be renamed as Gyros Protein Technologies AB.
Raley Watts and O'Neill Insurance and Financial Services LLC Hilb Group LLC   Hilb Group LLC, a unit of BHMS Investments LP, acquired Raley Watts and O'Neill Insurance and Financial Services LLC, a California-based insurance agency.
Alvine Pharmaceuticals Inc-Non Cash Assets ImmunogenX   ImmunogenX, a unit of Immunogenics LLC, acquired the non cash assets of Alvine Pharmaceuticals Inc, a San Carlos-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical preparation.
New England Bancorp Inc Independent Bank Corp   Independent Bank Corp plans to acquire the remaining stake it did not already own in New England Bancorp Inc, a Hyannis-based commercial bank.
NETXUSA Inc Ingram Micro Inc   Ingram Micro Inc acquired NETXUSA Inc, a Greenville-based telecommunications reseller.
Bioject Medical Technologies Inc-Assets Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc 5.5 Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc definitively agreed to acquire the assets of Bioject Medical Technologies Inc, a Tigard-based manufacturer of medical instruments, for $5.5 million . The consideration would consist of $4.5 million in common shares and $1 million in cash.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc Investor Group 12,832.0 An investor group comprised of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and other undisclosed investors plan to acquire the entire share capital of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, a Stamford-based hotels owner and operator, for $76 in cash per share or a total of $12.832 bil, via an unsolicited offer. Previously, Marriott International Inc definitively agreed to merge with Starwood.
Acacia Research Corp Investor Group 188.7 An investor group comprised of ARC Acquisition Co LLC and Uniloc Luxembourg SA of Luxembourg plans to acquire the entire share capital of Acacia Research Corp, a Newport Beach-based provider of patent licensing services, for $3.72 in cash per share or a total of $188.739 million , via an unsolicited offer.
Multifamily Residential Asset(2), Atlanta Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Bahrain-based lenders Venture Capital Bank and Seera Investment Bank acquired two multifamily residential assets in Atlanta. Terms were not disclosed.
Gamezebo Inc iWin Inc   iWin Inc, a unit of Next Game Inc, acquired Gamezebo Inc, a toy manufacturer.
Content Analyst Co LLC kCura Corp   kCura Corp acquired Content Analyst Co LLC, a Reston-based software publisher.
Meridian Imaging Solutions Inc Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc   Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc, a unit of Konica Minolta Inc, acquired Meridian Imaging Solutions Inc, an Alexandria-based provider of managed IT services and document solutions.
AppSense Ltd LANDesk Software Inc   LANDesk Software Inc, a unit of Thoma Bravo LLC, definitively agreed to acquire AppSense Ltd, a New York-based developer of secure user environment management solutions.
Brass Smith Innovations LLC Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc   Via a leveraged buyout transaction, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc acquired Brass Smith Innovations LLC, a Denver-based manufacturer of food guards, counters, cold pans, heated merchandisers, floor troughs, and custom stainless products.
MCD Partners M&C Saatchi Agency Pty Ltd   M&C Saatchi Agency Pty Ltd of Australia, a unit of M&C Saatchi PLC, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in MCD Partners, a provider of marketing consulting services.
North American Telecommunications Corp magicJack Vocaltec Ltd 42.0 magicJack Vocaltec Ltd of Israel definitively agreed to acquire North American Telecommunications Corp, doing business as Broadsmart Inc, a Fort Lauderdale-based provider of cloud-based communications services, for $42 million . The consideration would consist of $38 million in cash, the issuance of $2 million in magicJack common shares, and up to $2 million in profit-related payments.
Fitch Solutions-Credit Default Swap Pricing Services Markit Ltd   Markit Ltd of the UK acquired credit default swap pricing services of Fitch Solutions, a credit bureau owned by Fitch Inc.
Lighthouse Anesthesia LLC MEDNAX Inc   MEDNAX Inc acquired Lighthouse Anesthesia LLC, a physician's office operator.
Marina Biotech Inc-Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Assets Microlin Bio Inc 11.1 Microlin Bio Inc definitively agreed to acquire the nucleic acid therapeutics assets of Marina Biotech Inc, a Bothell-based manufacturer of biological products, for $11.05 million . The consideration would consist of $1 million in cash and 6.7 million common Microlin shares collectively valued at $10.05 million . The shares were valued based on Microlin's closing stock price of $1.50 on 14 March 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Marathon Petroleum Corp-Inland Marine Business MPLX LP 600.0 MPLX LP definitively agreed to acquire inland marine business of Marathon Petroleum Corp, a Findlay-based manufacturer and wholesaler of petroleum products, for $600 million .
Lubar Technologies LLC Next Group Holdings Inc 1.5 Next Group Holdings Inc was granted an option to acquire a 78% interest in Lubar Technologies LLC, a Los Angeles-based developer and provdier of video conferencing solutions, in exchange for $1.5 million NEXT common shares.
Autism Acumen Optimus Outcome Inc   Optimus Outcome Inc acquired Autism Acumen, a San Francisco-based provider of digital health services.
Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP-Pasadena Facility Pasadena Commodites International LLC 5.0 Pasadena Commodites International LLC, a unit of Interoceanic Corp, acquired the Pasadena facility of Rentech Inc's unit Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of nitrogenous fertilizers, for an estimated $5 million and additional profit-related payments.
HDJ Design Group PLLC PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc   PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc agreed to acquire HDJ Design Group PLLC, a Vancouver-based provider of engineering services.
Total Plastics(AM Castle & Co) Prophet Equity LLC 55.0 Prophet Equity LLC acquired Total Plastics Inc, a Kalamazoo-based wholesaler of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film and tape. It was purchased from AM Castle & Co for an estimated $55 million via a leveraged buyout transaction.
3D Plastics Inc Quantum Plastics LLC   Quantum Plastics LLC acquired 3D Plastics Inc, a Gladewater-based manufacturer of plastics materials.
Thom Browne Inc Sandbridge Capital LLC   Sandbridge Capital LLC acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Thom Browne Inc, a New York-based manufacturer and wholesaler of luxury ready-to-wear and accessories brand, from Stripe International Inc via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Crosstown Tree Service LLC SavATree   SavATree plans to acquire the entire share capital of Crosstown Tree Service LLC, a provider of crop production services.
Reaction Nutrition LLC SDC Nutrition Inc   SDC Nutrition Inc acquired the entire share capital of Reaction Nutrition LLC, a manufacturer of dried and dehydrated foods.
Ex-Tech Plastics Inc-Bioplastics Division Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc 1.3 Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc of Canada definitively agreed to acquire the bioplastics division of Ex-Tech Plastics Inc, a Richmond-based manufacturer of plastics products, for $1.33 million in common shares.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Sony Corp of America 750.0 Sony Corp of America, a wholly-owned unit of Sony Corp, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire the remaining 50% interest it did not already own in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, a New York-based publisher of music. It plans to acquire it from joint venture partner, the estate of Michael Jackson, for $750 million in cash. Originally, in December 2014, Sony Corp was rumored to be seeking a buyer for Sony/ATV.
Indus Corp Tetra Tech Inc   Tetra Tech Inc acquired Indus Corp, a Vienna-based provider of computer facilities management services. Terms were not disclosed.
Northern Homelands Co The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc 170.0 The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc definitively agreed to acquire Northern Homelands Co, a direct life insurance carrier, for $170 million . The transaction would include Maxum Specialty Insurance Group.
HelloSociety LLC The New York Times Co   The New York Times Co acquired HelloSociety LLC, a Santa Monica-based provider of digital marketing services, from Science Inc. The consideration consisted of an undisclosed amount in cash.
Columbia Pipeline Group Inc TransCanada Corp 12,996.0 TransCanada Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Columbia Pipeline Group Inc, a Houston-based provider of natural gas pipeline transmission services, for $25.5 in cash per share or a total of $12.996 bil. The consideration would consist of $10.196 billion in cash and the assumption of $2.8 billion in liabilities. Originally, TransCanada was rumored be in negotiations to acquire the entire share capital of Columbia.
Freedom Communications Inc Tribune Publishing Co 56.0 Tribune Publishing Co agreed to acquire the entire share capital of the bankrupt Freedom Communications Inc, a Santa Ana-based information and entertainment company, for $56 million in cash.
Hipcricket Inc Upland Software Inc   Upland Software Inc acquired Hipcricket Inc, an Austin-based provider of mobile marketing services, from Aurea Inc.
The Streets of Indian Lake,Hendersonville,TN US Properties Group Inc   US Properties Group Inc acquired The Streets of Indian Lake, a lessor of nonresidential buildings.
CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp Viad Corp   Viad Corp acquired CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp, an Anchorage-based travel agency operator.
Validus Verification Services LLC Where Food Comes From Inc   Where Food Comes From Inc acquired the remaining 40% stake it previously did not own in Validus Verification Services LLC, an Urbandale-based provider of auditing services for the animal welfare and environmental realms.
GCS Holdings Inc Xiamen Sanan Integrated Circuit Co Ltd 226.0 China's Xiamen Sanan Integrated Circuit Co Ltd, a unit of San'an Optoelectronics Co Ltd, signed a Letter of Intent to acquire 100% interest or 57.984 million ordinary shares in GCS Holdings Inc, a Missoula-based manufacturer and wholesaler of semiconductors and related device, for $226 million .
US M&A Deals Announced March 11 to 17, 2016      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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