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Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
Capsugel Inc Lonza Group AG 5,500.0 Lonza Group AG of Switzerland, definitively agreed to acquire Capsugel Inc, a Morristown-based manufacturer and wholesaler of biopharmaceutical products, for $5.5 billion in cash from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP, ultimately owned by KKR & Co LP. In March 2016, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Capsugel unit, with Lonza Group AG named as a potential bidder.
Brigham Resources Operating LLC-Certain Oil & Gas Assets Diamondback Energy Inc 2,427.8 Diamondback Energy Inc definitively agreed to acquire certain oil & gas assets of Brigham Resources Operating LLC, an Austin-based oil and gas exploration and production company, for around $2.428 bil. The consideration would consist of $1.619 billion in cash and 7.686 million Diamondback common shares collectively valued at $809.173 million. The shares were valued based on Diamondback's closing stock price of $105.28 on 13 December 2016, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Stillwater Mining Co Sibanye Gold Ltd 2,179.6 Sibanye Gold Ltd of South Africa, definitively agreed to merge with Stillwater Mining Co, a Billings-based mining company, for $18 per share or a total of $2.18 billion.
Vitruvian II Woodford LLC-Oklahoma assets Gulfport Energy Corp 1,874.7 Gulfport Energy Corp agreed to acquire the Oklahoma assets of Vitruvian II Woodford LLC, a Lindsay-based provider of financial investment services, for $1.875 bil. The consideration would consist of $1.350 billion in cash and approximately 18.8 million in Gulfport common shares. The shares were valued based on Gulfport's closing stock price of $27.91 on 13 Dec 2016, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
NAT Donor Screening Business Grifols SA 1,850.0 Grifols SA of Spain definitively agreed to acquire the remaining 50% interest it does not already own in NAT Donor Screening Business, a provider of blood screening services, from its joint venture partner Hologic Inc for $1.85 billion in cash
NeuStar Inc Neustar Inc SPV 1,842.9 Neustar Inc SPV, a special purpose acquisition vehicle formed by Golden Gate Private Equity Inc and GIC Pte Ltd's unit GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd, definitively agreed to merge with NeuStar Inc, a Sterling-based provider of real-time information services and analytics, for $33.5 in cash per share or a total of $1.843 billion via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Philips Lumileds Lighting Co Apollo Global Management LLC 1,500.0 Apollo Global Management LLC agreed to acquire an 80.1% interest in Philips Lumileds Lighting Co, a San Jose-based manufacturer of high power LEDs and developer innovative solid-state lighting solutions, from Koninklijke Philips NV for around $1.5 billion in cash and preferred ordinary shares via a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in June 2014, Philips announced that it was seeking a buyer for an 80.1% interest in Lumileds. Bain Capital, CVC Capital Partners Ltd, Apollo, Blackstone, KKR, Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC and Onex Partners LP were named as potential bidders.
Seventy Seven Energy Inc Patterson-UTI Energy Inc 1,460.2 Patterson-UTI Energy Inc definitively agreed to merge with Seventy Seven Energy Inc, an Oklahoma City-based producer of crude petroleum and natural gas, from BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, Mudrick Capital Management LP, Axar Capital Management LP and other shareholders via a stock swap transaction valued at $1.46 bil. Patterson-UTI offered 1.7725 common shares per Seventy Seven Energy common shares and the assumption of $336 million in liabilities. Based on Patterson-UTI's closing stock price of $28.17 on 9 December 2016, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Seventy Seven Energy share was valued at $49.931.
Huber Engineered Materials-Silica Business Unit Evonik Industries AG 630.0 RAG-Stiftung's subsidiary Evonik Industries AG of Germany definitively agreed to pay $630 million to acquire the silica business unit of Huber Engineered Materials, an Atlanta-based manufacturer of inorganic chemicals ultimately owned by JM Huber Corp.
American Resource Development LLC-Oil & Gas Properties Callon Petroleum Co 615.0 Callon Petroleum Co definitively agreed to acquire the oil & gas properties of American Resource Development LLC, an Austin-based provider of oil and gas drilling services, for $615 million in cash.
Southwest Bancorp Inc, Stillwater,Oklahoma Simmons First National Corp 567.7 Simmons First National Corp definitively agreed to merge with Southwest Bancorp Inc, a Stillwater-based provider of commercial and deposit services, for $5.11 in cash per share or a total of $567.651 million via a stock swap transaction. Simmons offered .3903 common shares per Southwest share. Based on Simmons' closing stock price of $64.75 on 13 December 2016, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Southwest share was valued at $25.272.
Heritage Oaks Bancorp Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc 404.3 Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc (PPB) definitively agreed to merge with Heritage Oaks Bancorp (HOB), a Paso Robles-based commercial bank, via a stock swap transaction valued at $404.296 million. PPB offered 0.3471 common shares per HOB common shares. Based on PPB's closing stock price of $33.65 on 12 December 2016, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each HOB share was valued at $11.68.
Lionbridge Technologies Inc HIG Capital LLC 353.6 HIG Capital LLC definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Lionbridge Technologies Inc, a Waltham-based provider of computer-related services for $5.75 in cash per share or a total of $353.644 million via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Republic Conduit Inc Nucor Corp 335.0 Nucor Corp agreed to acquire Republic Conduit Inc, a Louisville-based manufacturer of electrical steel conduits, for $335 million from Maverick Tube Corp, owned by Tenaris SA.
Wins Finance Holdings Inc Spectacular Bid Ltd 260.0 Hong Kong's Spectacular Bid Ltd, a unit of Freeman Fintech Corp Ltd, agreed to acquire a 67.1% interest or 13.44 million ordinary shares in Wins Finance Holdings Inc, a financial vehicle, from Appelo Ltd and Wits Global Ltd for around $260 million in Freeman Fintech Corp Ltd promissory notes.
National Pen Co LLC Cimpress NV 218.0 Cimpress NV of Netherlands definitively agreed to acquire National Pen Co LLC, a San Diego-based pencil manufacturer from Berwind Corp for around $218 million.
GKC Holdings LLC Burford Capital Ltd 160.0 Burford Capital Ltd of Guernsey definitively agreed to acquire GKC Holdings LLC, a Whitestone-based investment advisor, for $159.987 million. The consideration would consist of $93.75 million in cash, the issuance of 3.693 million in common shares collectively valued at $22.487 million and $43.75 million in notes. The shares were valued based on Burford's closing stock price of $6.09 on 14 Dec 2016, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co Spartan Motors USA Inc 36.3 Spartan Motors USA Inc, a unit of Spartan Motors Inc, definitively agreed to acquire Smeal Fire Apparatus Co, a Snyder-based manufacturer of customized fire apparatus, for around $36.3 mil.
Franklin Village Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc 13.1 Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc acquired Franklin Village, a shopping center in Kittanning, for $13.1 mil.
Communication Networks LLC Acre LLC   Acre LLC acquired Communication Networks LLC, a Danbury-based manufacturer of telephone apparatuses.
HALO innovations Inc Aden + Anais Inc   Aden + Anais Inc acquired HALO innovations Inc, a Minnetonka-based retailer of children's clothing.
Community Harvest Inc Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank   Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank plans to merge with Community Harvest Inc, a Canton-based provider of community food services. Terms were not disclosed.
Iron Tiger Fight Series Alliance MMA Inc   Alliance MMA Inc acquired Iron Tiger Fight Series, a Bellefontaine-based sports club.
Apple Leisure Group Apple Leisure Group SPV   Apple Leisure Group SPV, a newly incorporated company formed by KKR & Co LP and KSL Capital Partners LLC, definitively agreed to acquire Apple Leisure Group, a Newtown Square-based travel agency operator, via a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the matter, the deal is expected to be valued at $1.5 billion.
Rx Pride LLC Arete Pharmacy Network LLC   Arete Pharmacy Network LLC acquired Rx Pride LLC, an Arvada-based drug store operator.
MW Bagnall Co Arthur J Gallagher & Co   Arthur J Gallagher & Co acquired MW Bagnall Co, a Phoenix-based provider of human resources and executive search consulting services.
Stanford Investment Group Inc Aspiriant LLC   Aspiriant LLC plans to acquire the entire share capital of Stanford Investment Group Inc, a Mountain View-based provider of wealth management services.
Vintank Inc Avero LLC   Avero LLC acquired Vintank Inc, a Yountville-based software publisher.
Innocor Inc Bain Capital Private Equity   Bain Capital Private Equity plans to acquire Innocor Inc, a West Long Branch-based manufacturer of mattresses, from Sun Capital Partners Inc via a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, Sun Capital acquired Innocor via a primary buyout transaction.
United Business Bank FSB Bay Commercial Bank,Walnut Creek,California   Bay Commercial Bank in WalnutCreek, California plans to acquire the entire share capital of United Business Bank FSB, an Oakland-based commercial bank, from First ULB Corp.
First ULB Corp BayCom Corp   BayCom Corp, a unit of Bay Commercial Bank, plans to acquire the entire share capital of First ULB Corp, an Oakland-based savings institution. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the matter, the deal is expected to be valued at around $38.1 million.
Pacific Retail Group LLC Bayport International Holdings Inc   Bayport International Holdings Inc, a unit of Exit Only Inc, acquired Pacific Retail Group LLC, a Bend-based provider of business support services.
First Call Restoration Inc Belfor Property Restoration Inc   Belfor Property Restoration Inc acquired the remaining stake it does not already own in First Call Restoration Inc, a business association.
Extreme Plastics Plus Inc Blue Wolf Capital Fund III LP   Blue Wolf Capital Fund III LP, a unit of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, plans to acquire the bankrupt Extreme Plastics Plus Inc, a Fairmont-based site preparation contractor. In October 2016, Extreme announced that it was seeking a buyer for the company.
City Walk Apartments Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc   Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc acquired the City Walk Apartments in Atlanta.
One Exam Prep LLC Brown Technical Media Corp   Brown Technical Media Corp, a unit of Panther Biotechnology Inc, plans to acquire One Exam Prep LLC, a Coconut Cree-based provider of professional and management development training services.
AZCO INC Burns & McDonnell   Burns & McDonnell plans to acquire AZCO INC, an Appleton-based highway, street and bridge constructor.
Allen Edmonds Corp Caleres Inc   Caleres Inc acquired Allen Edmonds Corp, a Port Washington-based men's clothing retailer, from Brentwood Associates Inc.
Donor Egg Bank USA LLC California Cryobank Inc   California Cryobank Inc acquired Donor Egg Bank USA LLC, a Rockville-based provider of fertility programs.
Ketelsen Campers of Colorado Inc Camping World Holdings Inc   Camping World Holdings Inc plans to acquire Ketelsen Campers of Colorado Inc, a Wheat Ridge-based recreational vehicle dealer.
Skye Group CBRE Group Inc   CBRE Group Inc acquired Skye Group, a Cleveland-based provider of land subdivision services.
Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC CHG Senior Living LLC   CHG Senior Living LLC acquired Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC, a Maumelle-based elderly home operator.
Eager Platform Co Cloudflare Inc   Cloudflare Inc acquired Eager Platform Co, a Cambridge-based software publisher.
EGA Homes Coldwell Banker Blackstone Realty LLC   Realogy Corp's unit Coldwell Banker Blackstone Realty LLC merged with EGA Homes, a Riverside-based lessor of real estate property. Terms were not disclosed.
Continental Concrete Structures Inc Commercial Metals Co   Commercial Metals Co acquired Continental Concrete Structures Inc, an Alpharetta-based manufacturer of fabricated structural metal products.
Admo.net Web Services LLC Contegix LLC   Contegix LLC acquired Admo.net Web Services LLC, a Kansas City-based provider of computer systems design services.
Nhp Foundation Covent Hotel   Covent Hotel acquired NHP Foundation, a New York-based provider of real estate services.
Wegolook LLC Crawford & Co   Crawford & Co plans to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Wegolook LLC, a software publisher, for $36.125 million.
Devonshire Operating Partnership LP Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP   Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP plans to acquire Devonshire Operating Partnership LP, a New Castle-based lessor of nonresidential buildings, from Devonshire REIT Inc.
Auto News Wire Inc Dibz International Inc   Dibz International Inc, a unit of Haystar Services &Technologies Inc, acquired Auto News Wire Inc, an Aventura-based newspaper publisher.
Hanson Directory Service Inc DirecTech   DirecTech acquired Hanson Directory Service Inc, a Newton-based database and directory publisher.
Express Lube Driven Brands Inc   Driven Brands Inc, a unit of Roark Capital Group, acquired Express Lube, a Schertz-based provider of automotive repair services.
Stanley Beaman & Sears Inc EYP Inc   EYP Inc plans to acquire Stanley Beaman & Sears Inc, an Atlanta-based provider of interior design services.
Gradifi Inc First Republic Bank, San Francisco,California   First Republic Bank in San Francisco acquired Gradifi Inc, a Boston-based provider of consumer lending services.
Online Banking Solutions Inc Fiserv Inc   Fiserv Inc plans to acquire Online Banking Solutions Inc, an Atlanta-based provider of credit intermediation services.
One Twelfth @ Twelfth Gemini Rosemont LLC   Gemini Rosemont LLC acquired One Twelfth @ Twelfth, a three-building office campus in Bellevue.
Bankers Life Insurance Co Global Bankers Insurance Group LLC   Global Bankers Insurance Group LLC acquired Bankers Life Insurance Co, a N St. Petersburg-based insurance agency.
Nothing But Nature Inc GreenSpace Brands Inc   GreenSpace Brands Inc of Canada plans to acquire the remaining stake it does not already own in Nothing But Nature Inc, an Oakwood-based crop farming establishment.
DRS Environmental Systems Inc HDT Global LLC   HDT Global LLC, a unit of Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired DRS Environmental Systems Inc, a Florence-based provider of courier services.
Resnick Amsterdam Leshner PC Hill Barth & King LLC   Hill Barth & King LLC plans to acquire the entire share capital of Resnick Amsterdam Leshner PC, a Blue Bell-based accounting firm.
United Financial of North Carolina Inc HomeTrust Bank   HomeTrust Bank, a unit of Hometrust Bancshares Inc, plans to acquire United Financial of North Carolina Inc, a Fletcher-based provider of financial investment services.
Page Mill Hill Hudson Pacific Properties Inc   Hudson Pacific Properties Inc acquired Page Mill Hill, a Palo Alto-based lessor of nonresidential buildings. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the matter, the deal was valued at around $150 million.
Park Central Apartments,Dallas Inland Real Estate Acquisitions Inc   Inland Real Estate Acquisitions Inc, a unit of The Inland Real Estate Group of Cos Inc, acquired the Park Central Apartments in Dallas.
RESTORx of Texas LLC Interstate Restoration Inc   Interstate Restoration Inc acquired RESTORx of Texas LLC, a Dallas-based industrial building constructor.
Beeline.Com Inc IQNavigator Inc   IQNavigator Inc plans to acquire the entire share capital of Beeline.Com Inc, a Jacksonville-based software publisher.
NavPort Inc ITG Investment Research ULC   ITG Investment Research ULC of Canada, a unit of Investment Technology Group Inc, acquired NavPort Inc, a Plymouth Meeting-based producer of crude petroleum and natural gas.
Jackson Pipe&Steel JMS Russel Metals Corp   JMS Russel Metals Corp, a unit of Russel Metals Inc, acquired Jackson Pipe & Steel, a Texarkana-based metal wholesaler.
Annik Inc LiquidHub Inc   LiquidHub Inc acquired Annik Inc, a Bellevue-based provider of data processing and hosting services.
Keystroke Creative Inc MapAnything Inc   MapAnything Inc acquired Keystroke Creative Inc, an Atlanta-based software publisher.
Ascent Aviation Services Corp Marana Aerospace Solutions Inc   Marana Aerospace Solutions Inc merged with Ascent Aviation Services Corp, a Tucson-based provider of air transportation support services, from LongueVue Capital Partners.
Trisect Agency Match Marketing Group   Match Marketing Group of Canada acquired Trisect Agency, a Chicago-based provider of marketing consulting services.
Houston Interests LLC Matrix PDM Engineering Inc   Matrix Service Co's unit Matrix PDM Engineering Inc acquired Houston Interests LLC, a Tulsa-based provider of engineering services. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the matter, the deal was valued at $46 mil.
First Choice Medical Supply LLC Medical Specialties Distributors LLC   New Mountain Capital LLC's unit Medical Specialties Distributors LLC merged with First Choice Medical Supply LLC, a Richland-based medical equipment and supplies wholesaler.
Fabian Wealth Strategies Inc Mercer Advisors Inc   Mercer Advisors Inc, a unit of Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Fabian Wealth Strategies Inc, a Costa Mesa-based investment advisor.
Stone Creek Media Inc Mspark   Mspark acquired the entire share capital of Stone Creek Media Inc, an advertising agency.
Mokriya Inc Nagarro Inc   Allgeier SE's unit Nagarro Inc acquired Mokriya Inc, a Cupertino-based provider of custom computer programming services.
Union Place Apartments Property National Property REIT Corp   National Property REIT Corp, a unit of Prospect Capital Corp, acquired the Union Place Apartments in Franklin for $64.8 million.
SunPower Corp-Solar Projects(2) New Energy Solar Ltd   New Energy Solar Ltd of Australia acquired an undisclosed majority ownership interest in 2 solar projects of SunPower Corp, a San Jose-based manufacturer of semiconductors and related devices ultimately owned by Total SA.
Smith Mountain Industries of Virginia Inc Newell Brands Inc   Newell Brands Inc plans to acquire Smith Mountain Industries of Virginia Inc, a Forest-based manufacturer of plastics products. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the matter, the deal is expected to be valued at around $100 million. Concurrently, Newell plans to acquire Sistema Plastics Ltd.
Deepfield Inc Nokia Oyj   Nokia Oyj of Finland plans to acquire Deepfield Inc, an Ann Arbor-based software publisher.
National Stock Exchange SM NYSE Euronext   NYSE Euronext, a unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc, plans to acquire National Stock Exchange SM, a Chicago-based exchange operator, from CBOE Stock Exchange LLC, ultimately owned by Chicago Board Options Exchange. Terms were not disclosed.
Magnolia Creek LLC Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare LLC   Nautic Partners LLC's Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare LLC acquired Magnolia Creek LLC, a Columbiana-based outpatient care center operator, from Onward Behavioral Health Inc, owned by Harbert Private Equity Fund IILLC.
Wheatland Advisors Inc Orrstown Financial Services Inc   Orrstown Financial Services Inc acquired Wheatland Advisors Inc, a Lancaster-based provider of investment advisory services.
Playa Hotels & Resorts BV Pace Holdings Corp   Pace Holdings Corp is rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Playa Hotels & Resorts BV, a Fairfax-based hotel operator. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the matter, the deal was valued at around $1.1 bil.
John Aaroe Group Inc Pacific Union International Inc   Pacific Union International Inc merged with John Aaroe Group Inc, a Beverly Hills-based real estate agency.
Rockstar Acquisitions LLC PayMeOn Inc   PayMeOn Inc plans to acquire Rockstar Acquisitions LLC, a Hillsboro Beach-based provider of engineering services.
Atlantic Gastro SurgiCenter LLC Physicians Endoscopy LLC   Physicians Endoscopy LLC, a unit of Kelso & Co, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Atlantic Gastro SurgiCenter LLC, an Egg Harbor Township-based medical firm.
TangenX Technology Corp Repligen Corp   Repligen Corp acquired TangenX Technology Corp, a Shrewsbury-based provider of biotechnology research and development services.
Conwed Plastics LLC Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc   Schweitzer- Mauduit International Inc plans to acquire the remaining stake it does not already own in Conwed Plastics LLC, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of plastics packaging films and sheets, from Jaeger Products Inc.
Streamline Inc Skytron LLC   Skytron LLC acquired Streamline Inc, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of irradiation apparatuses, from MEDOVEX Corp.
MobileGuardian LLC Smarsh Inc   K1 Investment Management LLC's unit Smarsh Inc acquired the entire share capital of MobileGuardian LLC, an Atlanta-based firm that develops and markets portable global positioning system tracking devices for fleet managers and owners, from Numerex Corp.
Water Midstream Partners LLC Solaris Water Midstream LLC   Solaris Water Midstream LLC acquired the entire share capital of Water Midstream Partners LLC, a Dallas-based provider of pipeline transportation services.
Steel Excel Inc Steel Partners Holdings LP   Steel Partners Holdings LP plans to acquire the remaining 36% stake it does not already own in Steel Excel Inc, a White Plains-based provider of support services for oil and gas operations, for $60 mil.
HLS Express Lube Inc Take 5 Oil Change Inc   Take 5 Oil Change Inc, a unit of Driven Brands Inc, acquired HLS Express Lube Inc, a Dr Schertz-based provider of automotive services.
Quantum Management Group Inc The British Standards Institution   The British Standards Institution of the UK acquired Quantum Management Group Inc, a Clifton-based provider of office administrative services.
Crafty Games LLC The Glimpse Group Inc   The Glimpse Group Inc acquired Crafty Games LLC, a Knoxville-based software publisher.
Global CashSpot Corp Trailblazer Resources Inc   Trailblazer Resources Inc plans to acquire the entire share capital of Global CashSpot Corp, a provider of credit intermediation services, for $58.6 mil.
TruckingIndustry.news Trucking Unlimited LP   Trucking Unlimited LP acquired TruckingIndustry.news, a Los Angeles-based internet portal operator.
Multifamily Housing Communities (3) in TX & GA Turner Multifamily Impact Fund LP   Turner Multifamily Impact Fund LP acquired 3 multifamily housing communities in TX and GA.
CLA Financial Advisors LLC Wealth Enhancement Group LLC   Wealth Enhancement Group LLC, a unit of Lightyear Capital LLC, plans to acquire CLA Financial Advisors LLC, a Northbrook-based investment advisor.
911 ETC Inc West Corp   West Corp acquired 911 ETC Inc, a Goodyear-based provider of marketing consulting services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the matter, the deal was valued at around $10 mil.
Capital Business Credit LLC White Oak Global Advisors LLC   White Oak Global Advisors LLC acquired Capital Business Credit LLC, a New York-based provider of sales financing services, from Perry Capital Corp, ultimately owned by Perry Capital LLC.
Subaru Industrial Power Products Yamaha Motor Corp USA   Yamaha Motor Corp USA agreed to acquire Subaru Industrial Power Products, a Lake Zurich-based manufacturer of engines, generators, and pumps from Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
US M&A Deals Announced December 9 to December 15, 2016      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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