Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
Regency Energy Partners LP Energy Transfer Partners LP 18,447.9 Energy Transfer Partners LP definitively agreed to merge with Regency Energy Partners LP, a Dallas-based provider of gas gathering services, in a stock swap transaction valued at $18.448 bil, including the assumption of $6.8 billion in liabilities. Energy Transfer Partners offered $0.32 in cash and 0.4066 Energy Transfer Partners common units per Regency Energy Partners share. Based on Energy Transfer Partners's closing stock price of $65.34 on 23 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Regency Energy Partners share was valued at $26.887.
Rock-Tenn Co MeadWestvaco Corp 8,143.3 MeadWestvaco Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Rock-Tenn Co, a Norcross-based manufacturer of packaging products, to form NewCo in a stock swap transaction valued at $8.143 billion. Rock-Tenn Co common shareholders were to receive 1 New Co common share and MeadWestvaco common shareholders were to receive 0.78 New Co common shares per share held, subject to proration. Based on MeadWestvaco's closing stock price of $45.04 on 23 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Rock-Tenn share was valued at $57.744. Upon completion, MeadWestvaco and Rock-Tenn were to own 50.1% and 49.9% in NewCo, respectively.
MOM Brands Co Post Holdings Inc 1,177.8 Post Holdings Inc definitively agreed to acquire MOM Brands LLC, a Lakeville-based producer and wholesaler of cereal products, for $1.18 billion. The consideration offered was to consist of $1.05 billion in cash and the issuance of 2.45 million Post Holdings common shares valued at $127.765 million. The shares were valued based on Post Holdings's closing stock price of $52.149 on 23 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Silicon Image Inc Lattice Semiconductor Corp 576.0 Lattice Semiconductor Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Silicon Image Inc, a Sunnyvale-based manufacturer of semiconductors and related devices, via a tender offer for $7.3 in cash per share, or a total value of $576.017 million. Originally, in January 2015, Silicon Image was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company.
Hotspot FX Holdings Inc BATS Global Markets Inc 435.0 BATS Global Markets Inc definitively agreed to acquire Hotspot FX Holdings, a Watchung-based provider of foreign exchange trading services, from Knight Capital Group Inc, a unit of KCG Holdings Inc, for an estimated $435 million in cash. Previously, in January 2015, BATS Global Markets was rumored to be planning to acquire Hotspot FX Holdings.
Park Central San Francisco,San LaSalle Hotel Properties 350.0 LaSalle Hotel Properties acquired The Westin Market Street, a San Francisco-based hotel, for $350 million. On completion, Westin was renamed Park Central San Francisco.
LCS Corrections-Facilities(8) The GEO Group Inc 350.0 The GEO Group Inc definitively agreed to acquire eight correctional and detention facilities from LCS Corrections Services Inc, a Lafayette-based owner and operaator of correctional and detention facilities, for an estimated $350 million. The consideration offered was to consist of an estimated $312 million and up to $38 million in profit-related payments.
Studer Group LLC Huron Consulting Group Inc 325.0 Huron Consulting Group Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Studer Group LLC, a Pensacola-based provider of healthcare training services, for $325 million. The consideration offeredwas to consist of $323 million in cash and $2 million in Huron Consulting Group common shares.
US Water Services Inc ALLETE Inc 168.0 ALLETE Inc definitively agreed to acquire an 87% interest in US Water Services Inc, a Michael-based provider of water management services, from Excellere Partners LLC for $168 million. Concurrently, ALLETE planned to acquire the remaining 13% interest which it did not already own in US Water Services.
Premier Healthcare Exchange Performant Financial Corp 130.0 Performant Financial Corp agreed to acquire Premier Healthcare Exchange, a Bedminster-based provider of healthcare management services, for $130 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $108 million in cash and $22 million in common stock.
National Bancshares Corp Farmers National Banc Corp 71.5 Farmers National Banc Corp agreed to acquire the entire share capital of National Bancshares Corp, an Orrville-based bank holding company, for $32.15 in cash per share or a total value of $71.533 mil, subject to proration whereby 80% of the Farmers National Banc common shares were to be exchanged for National Bancshares common shares and 20% for cash. Alternatively, Farmers National Banc offered 4.034 common shares per National Bancshares share.
Fort Evans Plaza II,Leesburg Retail Ppty of Americas Inc 65.0 Retail Properties of America Inc acquired Fort Evans Plaza II, a Leesburg-based shopping center, for $65 million. Concurrently, Retail Properties of America acquired Merrifield Town Center.
Sears Methodist Retirement System Inc-Retirement Facilities Evergreen Senior Living Properties LLC 59.1 Evergreen Senior Living Properties LLC acquired three retirement facilities of bankrupt Sears Methodist Retirement System Inc, an Abilene-based owner and operator of senior living facilities, for $59.1 million. Originally, bankrupt Sears Methodist Retirement System announced that it was seeking a buyer for four retirement facilities.
Sartini Gaming Inc Lakes Entertainment Inc 55.0 Lakes Entertainment Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Sartini Gaming Inc, a Las Vegas-based casino operator, in exchange for 7.858 million Lakes Entertainment common shares valued at $55.007 million. The shares were valued based on Lakes Entertainment's closing stock price of $7 on 26 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. Upon completion, Lakes Entertainment was to be renamed Golden Entertainment Inc.
Moneytree Corp United Community Banks Inc 53.1 United Community Banks Inc definitively agreed to merge with Moneytree Corp, a Lenoir City-based commercial bank, for an estimated $53.07 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $10.747 million in cash plus the issuance of 2. 359 million United Community Banks common shares valued at $42.33 million. The shares were valued based on United Community Banks's closing stock price of $17.95 on 26 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. The transaction was to include the acquisition of First National Bank.
Taylor Express Inc Celadon Group Inc 49.0 Celadon Group Inc acquired the entire share capital of Taylor Express Inc, a Hope Mills-based provider of regional trucking services, for an estimated $49 million.
Librato Inc SolarWinds Inc 40.0 SolarWinds Inc acquired Librato Inc, a San Francisco-based software publisher, for $40 million.
Code School LLC Pluralsight LLC 36.0 Pluralsight LLC acquired Code School LLC, an Orlando-based provider of online technology education services, for $36 million.
Solomon Pond Park,Marlborough Nordblom Co 34.0 Nordblom Co acquired Solomon Pond Park, a group of Marlborough-based office buildings, for $34 million.
American HealthCare Lending Prosper Marketplace Inc 21.0 Prosper Marketplace Inc acquired American HealthCare Lending, a Sandy-based provider of patient financing services, for $21 million in cash.
PC Specialties-China LLC Kingsignal Technology Co Ltd 17.7 Kingsignal Technology Co Ltd of China agreed to acquire the entire share capital of PC Specialties-China LLC, a manufacturer of semiconductors and related devices, from Alan C Murphree and Terry W Jones for $17.703 million in cash.
Books-A-Million Inc Books-A-Million Inc SPV 17.3 Books-A-Million Inc SPV, a special purpose acquisition vehicle formed by Clyde B Anderson and undisclosed members of the Anderson family, planned to acquire the 42% remaining stake which it did not already own in Books-A-Million Inc, a Birmingham-based book retailer, for $2.75 in cash per share or a total value of $17.315 million via an unsolicited offer.
Healthcare Solutions Team LLC National General Holdings Corp 15.0 National General Holdings Corp acquired Healthcare Solutions Team LLC, a Lombard-based provider of health insurance services, for $15 million in cash and an undisclosed amount in profit-related payments.
Trillium Diagnostics LLC Vivione Biosciences Inc 15.0 Vivione Biosciences Inc of Canada agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Trillium Diagnostics LLC, a Bangor-based manufacturer of diagnostic pharmaceutical products, for an estimated $15 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $1.5 million in cash, $4 million of Vivione Biosciences common shares and up to $9.5 million in profit-related payments.
Bel Fuse Inc-Network Power Systems Unipower LLC 10.0 Unipower LLC acquired the network power systems division of Bel Fuse Inc, Jersey City-based manufacturer and wholesaler of electronic components, for $10 million. The consideration offered consisted of $9 million in cash and up to $1 million in profit-related payments.
Ebyline Inc IZEA Inc 8.9 IZEA Inc acquired Ebyline Inc, a Los Angeles-based provider of online content marketing services, for $8.9 million in cash and IZEA common shares.
Black Bear Medical Inc Patient Home Monitoring Corp 8.0 Patient Home Monitoring Corp agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Black Bear Medical Inc, a Portland-based provider of home health services, for $7.978 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $0.623 million in cash and the issuance of 7.072 million common shares valued at $7.355 million. The shares were valued based on Patient Home Monitoring's closing stock price of $1.04 on 27 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
SnipSnap App LLC SLYCE Inc 6.5 SLYCE Inc of Canada agreed to acquire SnipSnap App LLC, a Philadelphia-based provider of coupon imaging recognition services, for $6.5 million in cash and SLYCE common shares.
Coversant Inc Ubiquity Corp 5.8 Ubiquity Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Coversant Inc, a Pacifica-based developer of communication software, in exchange for 13.242 million Ubiquity shares valued at $5.76 million. The shares were valued based on Ubiquity's closing stock price of $0.435 on 27 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Clinical Services of Rhode Island Inc AAC Holdings Inc 2.0 AAC Holdings Inc definitively agreed to acquire Clinical Services of Rhode Island Inc, a Greenville-based owner and operator of outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities, for $2 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $0.665 million in cash and $1.335 million in common stock.
Intelligent Buying Inc AMS Encino Investments Inc 0.3 AMS Encino Investments Inc agreed to acquire a 97.687% interest in Intelligent Buying Inc, a Mountain View-based retailer of high-end computerized networking equipment, from Eugene Malobrodsky, David Gorodyansky, Sophia Malobrodsky and Altitude Group LLC for $0.262 million.
Sandstorm Gold-Gold Ppty Tarsis Resources Ltd 0.0 Tarsis Resources Ltd of Canada agreed to acquire eight gold properties located in Nevada of Sandstorm Gold Ltd, a Vancouver-based provider of financing services, in exchange for 1.5 million Tarsis Resources common shares valued at $0.048 million. The shares were valued based on Tarsis Resources's closing stock price of $0.032 on 22 January 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
WeatherBank Inc AccuWeather Inc   AccuWeather Inc acquired WeatherBank Inc, an Edmond-based provider of weather and environmental data solutions services.
Baker Street Advisors LLC Affiliated Managers Group Inc   Affiliated Managers Group Inc agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Baker Street Advisors LLC, a San Francisco-based provider of investment management services. Terms were not disclosed.
US Water Services Inc ALLETE Inc   ALLETE Inc planned to acquire the remaining 13% interest which it did not already own in US Water Services Inc, a Michael-based provider of water management services, for an undisclosed amount in profit-related payments.
Coastal Pharmaceutical Services Corp Amerita Inc   Amerita Inc, a unit of PharMerica Corp, acquired Coastal Pharmaceutical Services Corp (dba:InfusionRx), an Oxnard-based provider of home infusion and pharmacy services. Terms were not disclosed.
Chapple Insurance Group AssuredPartners Inc   AssuredPartners Inc, a unit of GTCR LLC, acquired Chapple Insurance Group, a Wichita-based provider of insurance services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
CDB Software Inc BMC Software Inc   BMC Software Inc acquired CDB Software Inc, a Houston-based developer of data management software.
Investment Management Consultants Ltd Bukaty Cos   Bukaty Cos acquired Investment Management Consultants Ltd, a Littleton-based provider of investment management services. The transaction was to include 401K Squared.
Vitall Inc CaerVision Global Inc   CaerVision Global Inc merged with Vitall Inc, a provider of healthcare services.
Agate Resources Inc Centene Corp   Centene Corp agreed to acquire Agate Resources Inc, an Eugene-based provider of health insurance services.
QualCare Alliance Networks Inc Cigna Corp   Cigna Corp agreed to acquire QualCare Alliance Networks Inc, a Piscataway-based provider of healthcare insurance services.
Research Now Group Inc Court Square Capital Partners   Court Square Capital Partners definitively agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Research Now Group Inc, a Plano-based provider of digital data market research services, from undisclosed shareholders in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
COMMWORLD of Kansas City Curt Wiens   Curt Wiens acquired COMMWORLD of Kansas City, a Grandview-based provider of voice-over IP, digital business telecommunications systems, unified communications and Internet services, from Bob and Linda Bennett. Terms were not disclosed.
National Examinations Network Dane Street   Dane Street acquired National Examinations Network, a Huntington Station-based provider of medical cost containment services.
ENOSERV LLC Doble Engineering Co   Doble Engineering Co, a unit of ESCO Technologies Inc, acquired ENOSERV LLC, a Tulsa-based provider of engineering software and technical services.
TermSync Inc Esker Inc   Esker Inc acquired TermSync Inc, a Fitchburg-based developer of cloud-based accounts receivable platforms.
GEM Mobile Treatment Services Inc Evergreen Industrial Services LLC   Evergreen Industrial Services LLC acquired GEM Mobile Treatment Services Inc, a Signal Hill-based provider of vapor control and wastewater treatment services, from Sterling Capital Ltd. Terms were not disclosed.
Pardos Truck Service Parts WHSE Inc-Service FleetPride Inc   FleetPride Inc, a unit of TPG Capital LP, acquired the service parts warehouse of Pardos Truck Service Parts WHSE Inc, a Sewell-based manufacturer and wholesaler of truck service parts.
International Artificial Lift LLC Flotek Industries Inc   Flotek Industries Inc definitively agreed to acquire International Artificial Lift LLC, a Boyd-based manufacturer of precision pumping and control equipment.
Quest Information Systems Inc GCR Inc   GCR Inc acquired Quest Information Systems Inc, an Indianapolis-based developer of software. Terms were not disclosed.
Chase Paymentech Solutions LLC Givex Corp   Givex Corp of Canada agreed to acquire Chase Paymentech Solutions LLC, a Dallas-based provider of data processing and hosting services, from JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Krave Pure Foods Inc Hershey Co   Hershey Co agreed to acquire Krave Pure Foods Inc, a Sonoma-based producer of all-natural meat snacks. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, in January 2015, Hershey was rumored to be planning to acquire Krave Pure Foods.
Runway Media Group Imagination TV Inc   Imagination TV Inc signed a letter of intent to acquire Runway Media Group, a fashion media and technology company.
RGB Networks Imagine Communications Inc   Imagine Communications Inc, a unit of Harris Broadcast Communications, ultimately-owned by The Gores Group LLC, definitively agreed to acquire RGB Networks, a Sunnyvale-based reproducer of software.
NorthShore Business Technology Impact Networking LLC   Impact Networking LLC acquired NorthShore Business Technology, a Kenosha-based wholesaler of office equipment and document technology.
Sesame Communications Inc Internet Brands Inc   Internet Brands Inc, a unit of Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI LP, ultimately-owned by Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Sesame Communications Inc, a Seattle-based reproducer of software.
Switchboard IntraHealth International Inc   IntraHealth International Inc acquired Switchboard, a San Francisco-based provider of mobile health communications services.
Exemplar Genetics Inc Intrexon Corp   Intrexon Corp launched a tender offer to acquire the remaining interest which it did not already own in Exemplar Genetics Inc, a Sioux Center-based provider of research and development services.
The Mansion,O'Fallon,Illinois Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Jerry Convay and Kathy Cox acquired The Mansion, an O'Fallon-based historic restaurant.
Hyatt Escala Lodge Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Sunrise Holdings LLC, Lantern Asset Management LLC and Resort Finance America LLC acquired Hyatt Escala Lodge, a Park City-based hotel, from Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Elmet Technologies Inc Investor Group   An investor group comprised of ANANIA & Associates Investment Co LLC, the management of Elmet and other undisclosed individual investors acquired Elmet Technologies Inc, a Lewiston-based manufacturer of electrometallurgical ferroalloy products.
Planet Fitness-Franchises(17) Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Exaltare Capital Partners LLC and Brightwood Capital Advisors LLC acquired 17 Planet Fitness franchise locations located in New York from David Leon in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Duke Realty Corp-Portfolio Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Trinity Capital Advisors, Starwood Capital Group Global LLC and Vanderbilt Partners LP definitively agreed to acquire a 62 building portfolio of Duke Realty Corp, an Indianapolis-based real estate investment trust.
Burnworth Zollars Inc Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Jason Metz and Ken Cook acquired Burnworth Zollars Inc, a Ligonier-based automobile dealership.
Meridian Crossings,Meridian,Mississippi Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT, a unit of NRT LLC, ultimately-owned by Realogy Holdings Corp, and Sean Glickman acquired Meridian Crossings, a Meridian-based regional power center.
Dannys Family Cos Jacksons Food Stores Inc   Jacksons Food Stores Inc acquired Dannys Family Cos, a Phoenix-based owner and operator of car wash and convieniece stores.
Wireless Capital Partners LLC-Wireless Infrastructure Assets Melody Wireless Infrastructure   Melody Wireless Infrastructure, a unit of Melody Capital Partners LP, acquired 908 wireless infrastructure assets of Wireless Capital Partners LLC, a Los Angeles-based provider of financial services.
American Media Inc-Shape Meredith Corp   Meredith Corp agreed to acquire Shape Magazine from American Media Inc, a Boca Raton-based publisher of tabloid newspapers and health and fitness magazines and ultimately-owned by AMI Parent Holdings LLC. Terms were not disclosed.
Benefits & Incentives Group Inc Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc   Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc of the US, a unit of Roosevelt Investment Group Inc, acquired Benefit & Incentives Group Inc, a Denver-based provider of employee benefits insurance, human resources consulting services and employee communication services. Terms were not disclosed.
Dispensary Mobile LLC MJ Freeway   MJ Freeway acquired Dispensary Mobile LLC, a Durango-based developer of mobile applications.
Muscle Maker Grill Franchising LLC Muscle Maker Inc   Muscle Maker Inc, a unit of American Restaurant Holdings Inc, acquired Muscle Maker Grill Franchising LLC, a Colonia-based full-service restaurant operator.
Global Neuro-Diagnostics LP Natus Medical Inc   Natus Medical Inc acquired Global Neuro-Diagnostics LP, a Flower Mound-based provider of neurodiagnostic services.
Ungaretti & Harris LLP Nixon Peabody LLP   Nixon Peabody LLP agreed to merge with Ungaretti & Harris LLP, a Chicago-based law firm. Upon completion, the merged entity was to be renamed as Nixon Peabody.
Paradise Foods Nugget Market Inc   Nugget Market Inc acquired Paradise Foods, a Corte Madera-based owner and operator of specialty grocery stores.
Mutual Underwriters Insurance Old National Insurance   Old National Insurance, a unit of Old National Bancorp, agreed to acquire Mutual Underwriters Insurance, a Louisville-based insurance agency.
MaxWest Environmental Systems Inc-Plant PHG Energy LLC   PHG Energy LLC acquired the gasification plant of bankrupt MaxWest Environmental Systems Inc, a Sanford-based provider of gasification services.
Sensintel Inc Raytheon Co   Raytheon Co acquired Sensintel Inc, a Tucson-based manufacturer of unmanned aircraft. Terms were not disclosed.
AnchorBank fsb-Viroqua Branch Royal Bank of Elroy   Royal Bank of Elroy definitively agreed to acquire the Viroqua, Wisconsin branch of Madison-based AnchorBank fsb, ultimately-owned by Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Quality Mobile X-Ray Services Inc Schryver Medical Inc   Schryver Medical Inc acquired Quality Mobile X-Ray Services Inc, a Nashville-based provider of mobile x-ray services.
The Manitowoc Co Inc-Foodservice Shareholders   The Manitowoc Co Inc, a Manitowoc-based manufacturer of cranes, lifting equipment and commercial ice machines, planned to spin off its foodservice business to its shareholders.
Screenhero Inc Slack Technologies Inc   Slack Technologies Inc acquired Screenhero Inc, a Mountain View-based provider of screen sharing and collaboration services, for an undisclosed amount in cash and stock.
Schloss Engineered Equipment Inc Smith & Loveless Inc   Smith & Loveless Inc acquired Schloss Engineered Equipment Inc, an Aurora-based provider of headworks equipment design services.
ML Kishigo Solis Capital Partners LLC   Solis Capital Partners LLC of the US acquired an undisclosed majority interest in ML Kishigo, a Santa Ana-based manufacturer of industrial safety garments, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Advent Software Inc SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc   SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc was rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Advent Software Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of software. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the transaction, the value was estimated at $2.3 billion.
Roys Restaurant SSCP Management Inc   SSCP Management Inc acquired Roys Restaurant, a Tampa-based owner and operator of restaurants. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ryan Labs Inc Sun Life Financial Inc   Sun Life Financial Inc of Canada agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Ryan Labs Inc, a New York-based provider of fixed income portfolio management services.
Totem Steel International Inc Tata International Metals Americas   Tata International Metals Americas of the US, a unit of Tata International Ltd, ultimately-owned by Tata Sons Ltd, agreed to acquire Totem Steel International Inc, a Portland-based manufacturer of steel.
WASP Inc-Towbar and Tailstand Tronair Inc   Tronair Inc, a unit of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, acquired the commercial towbar and tailstand product lines of WASP Inc, a Glenwood-based manufacturer and wholesaler of non-powered ground support equipment.
Tampa Area Safety Council Inc United Safety Council Inc   Safety Council Inc acquired Tampa Area Safety Council Inc, a Tampa-based provider of occupational safety education and training services. Terms were not disclosed.
AIB College of Business University of Iowa   University of Iowa of the US agreed to merge with AIB College of Business, a Des Moines-based college. Upon completion, AIB College of Business was to be renamed as University of Iowa Des Moines.
ETF Issuer Solutions Inc Virtus Investment Partners Inc   Virtus Investment Partners Inc agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in ETF Issuer Solutions Inc, a New York-based exchange operator. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Hive Group Inc Visual Action Software Inc   Visual Action Software Inc acquired the entire share capital of Hive Group Inc, a Richardson-based provider of data discovery and visual analytics services.
Dixon Talent Inc WME IMG Holdings Inc   WME IMG Holdings Inc, a unit of Silver Lake Partners, ultimately-owned by Silver Lake Management LLC, acquired Dixon Talen Inc, a New York-based provider of talent representation services.
US M&A Deals Announced January 25 - January 30, 2015      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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