Date Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
10/05/14 CareFusion Corp Becton Dickinson & Co 12,000.1 Becton Dickinson & Co. agreed to acquire the entire share capital of CareFusion, a San Diego-based manufacturer of medical devices, for $12 bil. Becton Dickinson was to offer $49 in cash and 0.0777 Becton Dickinson common share per CareFusion share. .
10/06/14 Waldorf Astoria New York,NY Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd 1,950.0 Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd of China agreed to acquire the Waldorf Astoria New York, an owner and operator of a hotel, from Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, a unit of Blackstone Group LP, for an estimated $1.95 bil in cash.
10/06/14 Durata Therapeutics Inc Actavis PLC 799.8 Actavis of Ireland, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Durata Therapeutics Inc, a Morristown-based pharmaceutical company, for $799.922 mil, via tender offer. The consideration was to consist of $23 in cash and $5 in contingent value rights per share. The offer was conditioned upon at least 50% of Durata's common shares being tendered.
10/09/14 Tower Holdings Inc Impax Laboratories Inc 700.0 Impax Laboratories Inc definitively agreed to acquire Tower Holdings Inc, a manufacturer of generic and branded pharmaceutical products, for an estimated $700 mil in cash. The transaction was to include CorePharma LLC, Amedra Pharmaceuticals LLC and Lineage Therapeutics Inc.
10/08/14 Graco Inc-Liquid Finishing Carlisle Cos Inc 590.0 Carlisle Cos Inc definitively agreed to acquire the liquid finishing business assets of Graco Inc, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, for $590 mil in cash. Originally, In October 2014, Graco announced that it was seeking a buyer for its liquid finishing business assets.
10/09/14 Warren Equities Inc Global Montello Group Corp 383.0 Global Montello Group Corp, a unit of Global Partners LP, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Warren Equities Inc, a Providence-based wholesaler of petroleum products, from Warren Alpert Foundation for an estimated $383 mil in cash.
10/08/14 National Diversified Sales Inc Norma Group SE 285.0 Norma Group SE of Germany agreed to acquire the entire share capital of National Diversified Sales Inc, a Woodland Hills-based designer, manufacturer, and wholesaler of stormwater management, irrigation, and flow management solutions, from Graham Partners Inc, a unit of The Graham Group, for $285 mil in cash.
10/08/14 Salveo Specialty Pharmacy Inc Catamaran Corp 260.0 Catamaran Corp definitively agreed to acquire St Petersburg-based Salveo Specialty Pharmacy Inc for an estimated $260 mil in cash.
10/06/14 Shopping Centers(10),US Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping 134.0 Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc acquired 10 grocery-anchored shopping centers located in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee, for $134 mil.
10/06/14 Compass Production Partners LP Harbinger Group Inc 118.8 Harbinger Group Inc (Harbinger), a unit of Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, through its wholly-owned HGI Energy Holdings LLC subsidiary, agreed to acquire the remaining 25% stake, which it did not already own, in Compass Production Partners LP, a Dallas-based owner and operator of oil and gas properties, from EXCO Resources Inc. Concurrently, Harbinger agreed to acquire the remaining 50% interest, which it did not already own, in Compass Production GP LLC. The two transactions were to have a combined value of $118.75 mil in cash.
10/09/14 Kantar Media-TV Measurement Rentrak Corp 98.0 Rentrak Corp (Rentrak) agreed to acquire the television measurement business of Kantar Media, a New York-based provider of media and survey research solutions and a unit of WPP PLC, for $98 mil in Rentrak common shares.
10/06/14 B2 Miami Downtown Host Hotels & Resorts Inc 57.5 Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (Host Hotels) acquired B2 Miami Downtown, a Miami-based owner and operator of hotel, for $57.5 mil. Concurrently, Host Hotels acquired 90% ownership interest in Grand Hotel Esplanade and divested Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.
10/06/14 Oklahoma Portfolio,OK(4) American Hotel Inc Properties 48.0 American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (American) of Canada, through its subsidiary, definitively agreed to acquire the Oklahoma Portfolio, a Oklahoma City-based owner and operator of branded hotels, for $48 mil. Concurrently, American, through its subsidiary, definitively agreed to acquire the Texas Portfolio, located in Amarillo, Texas.
10/09/14 Scovill Fasteners Inc Morito Co Ltd 46.0 Morito Co Ltd of Japan planned to acquire Scovill Fasteners Inc, a Clarkesville-based manufacturer of apparel and light industrial fasteners, from The Gores Group LLC for an estimated $46 mil.
10/07/14 Evolv Inc Cornerstone OnDemand Inc 44.5 Cornerstone Ondemand Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Evolv Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of data analytics software, for an estimated $44.5 mil. The consideration was to consist of an estimated $42.5 mil in cash and the assumption of $2 mil in liabilities.
10/08/14 EndoSee Corp CooperSurgical Inc 44.0 CooperSurgical Inc, a unit of The Cooper Cos Inc, acquired EndoSee Corp, a Los Altos-based manufacturer and seller of suite of products for office hysteroscopy and biopsy, for an estimated $44 mil.
10/07/14 Lakeview Travel Tech Invest Viad Corp 43.1 Viad Corp acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Lakeview Travel Technology Investment Corp, a provider of event housing services, from Lakeview Equity Partners LLC and Roynat Inc. Concurrently, Viad acquired the remaining undisclosed stake, which it did not already own, in onPeak LLC, from other shareholders. The two transactions had an estimated combined value of $43.120 mil in cash. Concurrently, Viad acquired Travel Planners Inc.
10/06/14 The Village Apartment Homes Milestone Apartments REIT 40.5 Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust of Canada agreed to acquire The Village Apartment Homes at Legacy Ridge, a Westminster-based owner and operator of apartment homes, for $40.5 mil. The consideration was to consist of $16.9 mil plus the assumption of $23.6 mil in liabilities.
10/08/14 Auburn Bean & Grain Cos The Andersons Inc 39.3 The Andersons Inc (Andersons) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Auburn Bean and Grain Cos, an Auburn-based investment company, for $39.283 mil. The consideration was to consist of $5 mil in cash and 0.556 mil common shares of Andersons, valued at $34.283 mil. The shares were based on Andersons' closing stock price of $61.66 on 7 October 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. The transaction was to include six grain and four agronomy assets located in throughout north central Michigan.
10/08/14 Travel Planners Inc Viad Corp 33.9 Viad Corp acquired the entire share capital of Travel Planners Inc, a New York-based travel agency, for $33.88 mil in cash. Concurrently, Viad Corp acquired onPeak LLC. Concurrently, Viad acquired the remaining undisclosed stake, which it did not already own, in onPeak LLC from other shareholders and an undisclosed majority interest in Lakeview Travel Technology Investment Corp.
10/07/14 Nlake Commons Ret Ctr Lincoln Property Co 31.5 Lincoln Property Co acquired Northlake Commons Retail Center, a Charlotte-based retail center, for $31.5 mil from Ferncroft Capital LLC and Crow Holdings Capital LLC.
10/06/14 Texas Portfolio,Amarillo,TX(3) American Hotel Inc Properties 31.4 American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP of Canada, through its subsidiary, definitively agreed to acquire the Texas Portfolio, an Amarillo-based owner and operator of branded hotels, for $31.4 mil. Concurrently, American, through its subsidiary, definitively agreed to acquire the Oklahoma Portfolio, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
10/09/14 BVF/CSNK Acquisition Corp Heritage Commerce Corp 22.5 Heritage Commerce Corp definitively agreed to acquire BVF/CSNK Acquisition Corp, a Wilmington-based investment company for $22.5 mil in cash.
10/09/14 Premier Coml Bk,Greensboro,NC NewBridge Bancorp 19.8 NewBridge Bancorp agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Greensboro-based Premier Commercial Bank, for an estimated $19.8 mil. The consideration was to consist of $4.8 mil in cash and $15 mil in NewBridge class A common shares. The merged entity was to be named as NewBridge Bank.
10/07/14 Whole Foods Market Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co 19.1 Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co acquired Whole Foods Market Centre, a Sarasota-based owner and operator of grocery and retail stores, for an estimated $19.1 mil.
10/08/14 Forest Plaza,Fond du Slate Retail REIT 16.9 Slate Retail REIT of Canada agreed to acquire Forest Plaza, a Fond du Lac-based grocery-anchored shopping center, for $16.85 mil. Concurrently, Slate agreed to acquire Oakland Commons.
10/09/14 Dawson Geophysical Co TGC Industries Inc 16.1 TGC Industries Inc agreed to merge with Dawson Geophysical Co, a Midland-based provider of seismic data acquisition services, in a stock swap transaction, valued at $16.134 mil, in a reverse takeover transaction. TGC offered 1.765 common shares for every Dawson share held. Based on TGC's closing stock price of $1.113 on 8 October 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Dawson share was valued at $1.965.
10/06/14 Physpeed Co Ltd MaxLinear Inc 11.8 MaxLinear Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Physpeed Co Ltd, a Camarillo-based manufacturer and wholesaler of semiconductors, for $11.75 mil. The consideration was to consist of $11 mil in cash, and $0.75 mil in profit-related payments.
10/08/14 Oakland Commons,Bloomington, Slate Retail REIT 8.2 Slate Retail REIT (Slate) of Canada agreed to acquire Oakland Commons, a Bloomington-based grocery-anchored shopping center, for $8.2 mil. Concurrently, Slate agreed to acquire Forest Plaza.
10/10/14 Spring Village-Assets Aqua New Jersey Inc 1.0 Aqua New Jersey Inc, a unit of Aqua America Inc, acquire the water and wastewater assets of Spring Village, a Wrightstown-based operator of a residential community, for $1 mil.
10/06/14 Preferred Rx LLC Smsa Gainesville Acquisition 0.4 SMSA Gainesville Acquisition Corp acquired the entire share capital of Preferred Rx LLC, an Arlington-based provider of pharmaceutical services for $0.413 mil. The consideration consisted of $0.213 mil and up to $ 0.200 mil in profit-related payments.
10/06/14 gopoliceblotter.com Bright Mountain Holdings Inc 0.1 Bright Mountain Holdings Inc acquired gopoliceblotter.com, a Boca Raton-based provider of online retailing services for law enforcement and military enthusiasts, for $0.12 mil.
10/06/14 Connecticut Multispecialty Grp Grove Hill Medical Centers PC   Grove Hill Medical Centers PC merged with Connecticut Multispecialty Group PC, a Rocky Hill-based provider of health care services, from Hartford Health Care Corp's Hartford Hospital subsidiary.
10/06/14 Deffenbaugh Industries Inc Waste Management Inc   Waste Management Inc, through its wholly owned subsidiary, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Deffenbaugh Industries Inc, a Kansas City-based provider of waste management services, from Credit Suisse Group AG.
10/06/14 Flow Dry Technology Inc Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Argosy Capital and Ironwood Capital Ltd, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Flow Dry Technology Inc, a Brookville-based manufacturer of packaged desiccants and specialty gaskets, from Blackstreet Capital Management LLC, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/06/14 Eley Americas Inc LDC Ltd   LDC Ltd of the UK, a unit of Llloyds Banking Group PLC, acquired Eley Americas Inc, an Osseo-based manufacturer of ammunition products, from IMI PLC, in a leverage buyout transaction. Concurrently LDC acquired Eley Ltd and Accles & Shelvoke Ltd. The three transactions had a combined value of GBP 42 mil (US$67.553 mil).
10/06/14 Easom Automation Systems Inc Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc   Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc acquired Easom Automation Systems Inc, a Madison Heights-based manufacturer of industrial machinery. Terms were not disclosed.
10/06/14 Hoosier Data Forms Ennis Inc   Ennis Inc acquired Hoosier Data Forms, an Indianapolis-based provider of custom business form printing services.
10/06/14 Hewlett Packard Co-Entrp Shareholders   Hewlett Packard Co, a Palo Alto-based manufacturer and wholesaler of computer equipment, planned to spin off its enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, to its shareholders. Upon completion, the business will operate as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Originally, In October 2014, HP was rumored to be planning to spin off its enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses.
10/06/14 Dynamic Corporate Hldg Inc-Ret Spring Mobile   Spring Mobile, a unit of GameStop Corp, acquired 53 retail stores of Dynamic Corporate Holdings Inc, a Cedarhurst-based retailer of mobile phones.
10/06/14 Hewlett Packard Co-PC Business Shareholders   Hewlett Packard Co (HP), a Palo Alto-based manufacturer and wholesaler of computer equipment, planned to spin off its personal systems and printing businesses (SpinCo), to its shareholders. Upon completion, HP and SpinCo were to be named Hewlett Packard Enterprises and HP Inc, respectively.
10/06/14 Copperfox Marketing Intrinzic Inc   Intrinzic Inc merged with Copperfox Marketing, a Cincinnati-based provider of marketing services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10/06/14 Shakespeare Composite Valmont Industries Inc   Valmont Industries Inc acquired Shakespeare Composite Structures LLC, a Newberry-based manufacturer of composite fiberglass utility poles. Terms were not disclosed.
10/06/14 Compass Production GP LLC Harbinger Group Inc   Harbinger Group, a unit of Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, through its wholly-owned HGI Energy Holdings LLC subsidiary, agreed to acquire the remaining 50% interest, which it did not already own, in Compass Production GP LLC, a Dallas-based oil and gas exploration and production company, from EXCO Resources Inc. Concurrently, Harbinger agreed to acquire the remaining 25% stake, which it did not already own, in Compass Production Partners LP. The two transactions were to have a combined value of $118.75 mil in cash.
10/06/14 Conergy-US Solar Division Soligent Distribution LLC   Soligent Distribution LLC, a unit of Soligent Holdings Inc, definitively agreed to acquire the US solar distribution division of Conergy AG, a Hamburg-based manufacturer and wholesaler of renewable energy systems.
10/06/14 Cutwater Holdings LLC Bank of New York Mellon Corp   Bank of New York Mellon Corp, through an undisclosed subsidiary, agreed to acquire Cutwater Holdings LLC, an Armonk-based provider of investment advisory services, from MBIA Inc.
10/06/14 Dairy Association Co Inc Vermont's Original LLC   Vermont's Original LLC, a special acquisition vehicle created by Timepiece Capital Inc and Gemini Investors Inc, acquired Dairy Association Co Inc, a Lyndonville-based manufacturer of salve, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/07/14 Atlantic Trading Co LLC High Liner Foods Inc   High Liner Foods Inc of Canada acquired Atlantic Trading Co LLC, a Weston-based producer and wholesaler of frozen and fresh seafood products.
10/07/14 Commonwealth Square Phillips Edison-ARC Grocery   Phillips Edison-ARC Grocery Center REIT II Inc acquired Commonwealth Square, a Folsom-based grocery store- anchored shopping center.
10/07/14 C3 Presents LLC Live Nation Entertainment Inc   Live Nation Entertainment Inc was rumored to be planning to acquire 51% interest in C3 Presents LLC, an Austin-based provider of event management services. Terms were not disclosed, but according to people familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated $125 mil.
10/07/14 Amquip Holdings LLC Clearlake Capital Group LP   Clearlake Capital Group LP, a unit of Reservoir Capital Group LLC, acquired Amquip Holdings LLC, a Trevose-based provider of crane rental services, from Altpoint Capital Partners LLC, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10/07/14 Field Eddy Inc Hub International Ltd   Hub International Ltd, a unit of Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Field Eddy Inc, an East Longmeadow-based insurance agency. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction included Your Choice Insurance Agency Inc.
10/07/14 Cadient Group Cognizant Tech Solutions Corp   Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp acquired Cadient Group, a King Of Prussia-based digital marketing agency. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
10/07/14 i-parcel LLC UPS   United Parcel Service Inc acquired i-parcel LLC, a Burlington-based provider of ecommerce retailer shipping and transaction solutions services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10/07/14 Radius Inc Luxoft Holding Inc   Luxoft Holding Inc of Switzerland, a unit of IBS Group Holding Ltd of Russian Fed, acquired Radius Inc, a Kirkland-based provider of technology solutions.
10/07/14 Less Than Three Labs Docker Inc   Docker Inc acquired Less Than Three Labs Inc, a San Francisco-based developer integrated application software.
10/07/14 Element Marketing Group Inc Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide   Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide LLC, a unit of WPP PLC, acquired Element Marketing Group Inc (Element), a Newtown-based full service medical marketing agency. On completion, Element was renamed as Ogilvy CommonHealth Market Access.
10/07/14 Goodfellow Homes LLC Coldwell Banker Residential   Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage LLC, a unit of NRT LLC, ultimately owned by Realogy Holdings Corp, acquired Goodfellow Homes LLC, a Danbury-based provider of real estate brokerage services.
10/07/14 Atlantic Precision Inc Generation Growth Capital Inc   Generation Growth Capital Inc acquired Atlantic Precision Inc, a Lucie-based provider of 3D metal printing services, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/07/14 LightSide Labs Turnitin   Turnitin, a unit of iParadigms LLC, acquired LightSide Labs, a Pittsburgh-based provider of online student writing feedback services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10/07/14 Tarcana Credit Union Inc Jefferson County FCU   Jefferson County Federal Credit Union acquired Tarcana Credit Union Inc, a Louisville-based credit union.
10/07/14 Rail Tie Solutons LLC Rail Service & Logistics LLC   Rail Service & Logistics LLC, a unit of Rock Hill Capital Group LLC, acquired Rail Tie Solutions LLC, a Lehi-based provider of railroad services, from Savage Transportation Management Inc, a unit of Savage Cos. Concurrently, Rock Capital acquired RSL.
10/07/14 Waples Manufacturing Inc Investor Group   An Investor group, led by Banyan Investment Partners acquired Waples Manufacturing Inc, a Fort Worth-based provider of precision machined solutions, from Southlake Equity Group LLC, in a leverage buyout transaction.
10/07/14 onPeak LLC Viad Corp   Viad Corp (Viad) acquired the remaining undisclosed stake, which it did not already own, in onPeak LLC, a Chicago-based provider of event housing services, from other shareholders. Concurrently, Viad acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Lakeview Travel Technology Investment Corp. The two transactions had an estimated combined value of $43.120 mil in cash. Concurrently, Viad acquired Travel Planners Inc.
10/08/14 DramaFever Corp IAC/InterActiveCorp   IAC/InterActiveCorp was rumored to be planning to acquire DramaFever Corp, a New York-based provider of online video hosting services.
10/08/14 Dell Product & Process Innovat L&T Technology Services Ltd   Perot Systems Corp of India, a unit of Larsen & Toubro Ltd, planned to acquire Dell Product & Process Innovation Services, a Peoria-based provider of engineering services, from Dell Inc's Perot Systems Corp subsidiary.
10/08/14 Geo Terrestrial Inc EW Scripps Co   EW Scripps Co acquired Geo Terrestrial Inc, a Mountain View-based developer of mobile weather application software. Terms were not disclosed.
10/08/14 PayneW Ins-Ret Div Confie Seguros Inc   Confie Seguros Inc., a unit of ABRY Partners LLC, acquired the retail division of Marysville-based PayneWest Insurance. Concurrently, CSI acquired Carallo Insurance Group Inc.
10/08/14 The Toffee Box LLC BBX Sweet Holdings LLC   BBX Sweet Holdings LLC, a unit of BBX Capital Corp, acquired The Toffee Box LLC, a Carlsbad-based producer, wholesaler and retailer of toffee.
10/08/14 Phoenix Whl Inc-HVAC Distn Bus Nortek Inc   Nortek Inc acquired the HVAC distribution business of Phoenix Wholesale Inc, a Surprise-based wholesaler of HVAC products.
10/08/14 GNet Group Inc Nihilent Technologies Pvt Ltd   Nihilent Technologies Pvt Ltd of India acquired GNet Group Inc, a Roseville-based provider of information technology services, from Dimension Data Holdings PLC and Adcorp Holdings Ltd. Terms were not disclosed.
10/08/14 The PrivateBank,Norcross,GA Heritage Financial Group Inc   Heritage Financial Group Inc definitively agreed to acquire Norcross-based The PrivateBank from PrivateBancorp Inc.
10/08/14 Mechanical Insulation Supply Distribution International Inc   Distribution International Inc, jointly-owned by Audax Group LP and CapStreet Group LLC, acquired Mechanical Insulation Supply Inc, a Redford-based wholesaler of industrial, commercial and residential insulation products.
10/08/14 McKissock LP Quad-C Management Inc   Quad-C Management Inc acquired McKissock LP, a Warren-based provider of appraisal and real estate education services, from Alpine Investors Lp's Alpine Investors II LP subsidiary in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/09/14 Primary Critical Care Med Grp Team Health Holdings Inc   Team Health Holdings Inc acquired Primary Critical Care Medical Group, a Burbank-based provider of hospitalist, intensivist, and emergency medicine physician contract services.
10/09/14 Symantec Corp-Info Mgmt Bus Shareholders   Symantec Corp., a Mountain View-based software publisher, planned to spin off its information management business, to its shareholders. Originally, in October 2014, Symantec was rumored to be planning to spin off its data storage business.
10/09/14 Worley Cos Inc Aquiline Capital Partners LLC   Aquiline Capital Partners LLC definitively agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Worley Cos Inc, a Hammond-based provider of catastrophe management services, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
10/09/14 Sage Automotive Interiors Inc Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Clearlake Capital Group LP, a unit of Reservoir Capital Group LLC, and Sage Automotive Interiors Incs management, acquired Sage, a Greenville-based manufacturer and wholesaler of automotive body cloth and headliners, from The Gores Group LLC, in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Previously, Gores acquired Sage in a leveraged buyout transaction.
         
Source: Thomson Reuters        

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