Target Industry Value ($millions) Synopsis
BioMed Realty Trust Inc Investment & Commodity Firms,Dealers,Exchanges 4,834.7 Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII LP, a unit of Blackstone Group LP, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital or 203.568 million common shares of BioMed Realty Trust Inc (Biomed), a San Diego-based real estate investment trust, for S23.75 in cash per share or a total of S4.835 billionvia a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in September 2015, Biomed was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company, with Blackstone Group LLP as a potential bidder.
PharMEDium Services LLC Miscellaneous Retail Trade 2,575.0 AmerisourceBergen Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of PharMEDium Services LLC, a Lake Forest-based provider of outsourced hospital pharmacy compounding solutions services, for S2. 575 billion in cash.
PMC-Sierra Inc Electronic and Electrical Equipment 2,070.2 Skyworks Solutions Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of PMC-Sierra Inc, a Sunnyvale-based manufacturer and wholesaler of semiconductors for a S10. 5 in cash per share, or a total of S2.070 billlion.
Russell Investments Investment & Commodity Firms,Dealers,Exchanges 1,150.0 Russell Investments SPV, a special purpose acquisition vehicle formed by TA Associates Management LP and Reverence Capital Partners LLC, definitively greed to acquire Russell Investments, a Seattle-based provider of financial and investment advisory services, from Frank Russell Co for an estimated S1.15 billion in cash via a leveraged buyout transaction. Frank Russell Co is ultimately-owned by London Stock Exchange Group PLC. Originally, in January 2015, London Stock Exchange was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Frank Russell unit. Towers Watson, Aberdeen Asset Management, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, CITIC Group Corp, and an undisclosed Chinese firm were the rumored potential bidders.
Talen Energy Corp-Holtwood & Wallenpaupack Facilities Electric, Gas, and Water Distribution 860.0 Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP of Canada, a unit of Brookfield Asset Management Inc, agreed to acquire the Holtwood & Wallenpaupack facilities of Talen Energy Corp (Talen), an Allentown-based electric power distributor, for an estimated S860 million. Concurrently, TransCanada Corp agreed to acquire the Ironwood facility of Talen.
ADERANT Holdings Inc Prepackaged Software 675.0 Roper Technologies Inc definitively agreed to acquire ADERANT Holdings Inc, an Atlanta-based developer of business and financial management software, from Vista Equity Partners LLC and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for S675 million.
Talen Energy Corp-Ironwood Power Plant Electric, Gas, and Water Distribution 654.0 TransCanada Corp of Canada, through a subsidiary, agreed to acquire the Ironwood power plant of Talen Energy Corp (Talen), an Allentown-based electric power distributor, for an estimated S654 million. Concurrently, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP agreed to acquire the Holtwood and Wallenpaupack hydroelectric facilities of Talen.
Elmers Products Inc Chemicals and Allied Products 600.0 Newell Rubbermaid Inc definitively agreed to acquire Elmers Products Inc (Elmers), a Westerville-based manufacturer and wholesaler of craft kits and adhesives, from Berwind Corp (Berwind) for an estimated S600 million. Originally, in September 2015, Berwind was rumored to be seeking a buyer for Elmers.
Entergy Wholesale Commodities-Rhode Island State Energy Center Electric, Gas, and Water Distribution 490.0 Carlyle Power Partners, a unit of The Carlyle Group LP, agreed to acquire the Rhode Island State Energy Center of Entergy Wholesale Commodities, a New Orleans-based electric utility company, and a unit of Entergy Corp, for an estimated S490 million.
Ticketfly Inc Prepackaged Software 479.9 Pandora Media Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Ticketfly Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of social ticketing platform, for an estimated S479.923 million. The consideration consisted of S225 million in cash and the issuance of 11. 598 million common shares valued at S254.923 million. The shares were valued based on Pandora's closing stock price of S21.98 on 6 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Journal Media Group Inc Printing, Publishing, and Allied Services 292.9 Gannett Co Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Journal Media Group Inc, a Milwaukee-based provider of print and digital publishing services, from Journal Communications Inc and EW Scripps Co, for S12 in cash per share, or a total of S292.89 million.
General Electric Co-Corporate Aircraft Financing Portfolio Credit Institutions 175.0 Global Jet Capital Inc agreed to acquire the corporate aircraft financing portfolio of General Electric Co, a Fairfield-based manufacturer and wholesaler of power generation equipments, for S175 million based on the standard capitalization of 7%.
nContact Inc Measuring, Medical, Photo Equipment; Clocks 141.1 AtriCure Inc (AtriCure) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of nContact Inc, a Morrisville-based manufacturer and wholesaler of epicardial ablation devices, for S141.065 million. AtriCure offered a choice of S8 million in cash, 3.7 million ArtiCure common shares valued at S83.065 million, or a combination of S8 million in cash, 3.7 million AtriCure common shares valued at S83.065 mil, and S50 million in profit-related payments. The shares were valued based on ArtiCure's closing stock price of S22.45 on 2 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Willbros United States Holdings Inc-Professional Services Segment Construction Firms 130.0 TRC Cos Inc agreed to acquire the professional services segment of Willbros United States Holdings Inc, a Houston-based provider of construction, engineering and specialty services ultimately owned by Willbros Group Inc (Willbros), for an estimated S130 million. The transaction included Government Services, Project Services, Willbros Engineers, and Electric Field Solutions. Originally, in June 2015, Willbros announced that it was seeking a buyer for its professional services segment.
Pinon Gathering Co LLC Oil and Gas; Petroleum Refining 126.0 SandRidge Energy Inc agreed to acquire Pinon Gathering Co LLC, a Houston-based provider of oil and gas gathering and compression services, from EIG Global Energy Partners LLC for S126 million. The consideration consisted of S48 million in cash and S78 million in notes. Originally, in June 2014, EIG Global Energy Partners LLC, a unit of TCW Group Inc, was rumored to be seeking a buyer for Pinon Gathering Co LLC.
Community Bank of South Florida Inc Commercial Banks, Bank Holding Companies 66.9 Center State Banks Inc (Center) agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Community Bank of South Florida Inc (Community), a Homestead-based commercial bank, for S66.874 million via a stock swap transaction. Center offered a choice of S13.31 in cash per share, or a total of S66.237 million. Center offered 0.9148 common shares for every Community common share. Based on Center's closing stock price of S14.69 on 02 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Community share was valued at S13.438.
Excelsior Medical Corp Measuring, Medical, Photo Equipment; Clocks 59.5 ICU Medical Inc definitively agreed to acquire Excelsior Medical Corp, a Neptune-based manufacturer of medical equipments, from RoundTable Healthcare Partners LP for S59.5 million.
Sennett Security Products LLC-Specialty Security Printing Business Printing, Publishing, and Allied Services 45.0 CCL Industries Inc of Canada acquired the specialty security printing business of Sennett Security Products LLC, a Chantilly-based provider of commercial lithographic printing services, for an estimated S45 million.
EdgeRock Technologies LLC Business Services 35.0 CDI Corp acquired the entire share capital of EdgeRock Technologies LLC, a Boston-based provider of specialist IT staffing services, for an estimated S35 million. The consideration consisted an estimated S31 million in cash and up to S4 million in profit-related payments.
Cornerstone Bancorp Inc,St Petersburg,Florida Commercial Banks, Bank Holding Companies 32.3 Republic Bancorp Inc planned to acquire the entire share capital of Cornerstone Bancorp Inc, a St Petersburg-based bank holding company, for an estimated S32.3 million.
Viewfinity Inc Prepackaged Software 30.5 CyberArk Software Ltd of Israel acquired Viewfinity Inc, a Waltham-based provider of endpoint protection solutions, for S30. 5 million in cash.
American Furniture Manufacturing Inc Wood Products, Furniture, and Fixtures 24.1 An investor group definitively agreed to acquire American Furniture Manufacturing Inc, an Ecru-based manufacturer of upholstered household furniture, from Compass Diversified Holdings, for S24.1 million.
Star Medical Center Hospital Health Services 17.5 Global Medical REIT Inc, a unit of ZH International Holdings Ltd, agreed to acquire Star Medical Center Hospital, a Plano-based hospital operator, from Star Medreal LLC for S17.5 million in cash.
Nightingale Informatix Corp-Practice Management Business Prepackaged Software 9.8 Pulse Systems Inc agreed to acquire the practice management business of Nightingale Informatix Corp, a Markham-based developer of practice and clinical solution software, for S9.78 million. The consideration consisted of S8.438 million and up to S1.342 million in profit-related payments.
WAM Technologies LLC Prepackaged Software 8.5 Ridgeley Holding LLC, a unit of ORBCOMM Inc, definitively agreed to acquire WAM Technologies LLC, a Skillman-based provider of remote wireless management and control solutions, for S8.5 million.
Nord Resources Corp-Assets Mining 8.4 Excelsior Mining Corp of Canada definitively agreed to acquire the assets of Nord Resources Corp, a Tucson-based copper and nickel ore mine operator, for S8.4 million.
Benchmark Systems of VA Inc Prepackaged Software 5.1 Antworks Pte Ltd of Singapore acquired Benchmark Systems of VA Inc, a Lynchburg-based developer of medical solutions software, from CUSA Technologies Inc for an estimated S5. 067 million in cash. CUSA Technologies Inc is ultimately owned by Fiserv Inc.
Millican Solutions Inc Business Services 4.0 AMN Healthcare Services Inc acquired Millican Solutions Inc, a Southlake-based provider of healthcare and academic medical leadership search services, for an estimated S4 million in cash.
Relativity Media LLC Motion Picture Production and Distribution   An investor group, comprised of Anchorage Capital Group LLC, Falcon Investment Advisors LLC, and Luxor Capital Group LP, planned to acquire the Relativity Television business of bankrupt Relativity Media LLC (Relativity Media), a Beverly Hills-based provider of motion picture production services, via a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in July 2015, bankrupt Relativity Media announced that it was seeking a buyer for the company through an auction.
American Apparel Inc Textile and Apparel Products   American Apparel Inc, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer and wholesaler of fashion apparel, planned to do a debt restructuring transaction with Creditors. Creditors will receive equity in exchange for outstanding debt. The book value of the existing debt that will be exchanged in the offer stands at S295 million.
APR Energy PLC Electric, Gas, and Water Distribution   An investor group comprised of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, ACON Investments LLC (a unit of TPG Capital LP) and Albright Capital Management LLC planned to acquire the remaining 81.699% interest, or 77.003 million common shares that it did not already own in APR Energy PLC, a Jacksonville-based electric power generation facility operator.
Blue Moose of Boulder Inc Food and Kindred Products   DWF Blue Moose Holdings LLC acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Blue Moose of Boulder Inc, a Lafayette-based manufacturer of hummus and spreads, from Sartori Inspirations LLC, which is ultimately owned by Sartori Food Corp. Terms were not disclosed.
Access Data Consulting Corp Business Services   General Employment Enterprises Inc acquired the entire share capital of Access Data Consulting Corp, a Greenwood Village-based provider of information technology staff augmentation and consulting services. Terms were not disclosed.
Insero Health Inc Business Services   Biscayne Pharmaceuticals Inc merged with Insero Health Inc, a Miami-based developer of pharmaceutical products. Terms were not disclosed.
Whole Harvest Foods LLC Food and Kindred Products   Bunge North America Inc, a unit of Bunge Ltd, acquired Whole Harvest Foods LLC, a Warsaw-based producer and wholesaler of commercial cooking oil. Terms were not disclosed.
RootAxcess LLC Business Services   Fusion TelecommunicationsInternationa l Inc acquired RootAxcess LLC, a Chicago-based provider of information retrieval services.
For Eyes Optical Co Miscellaneous Retail Trade   GrandVision NV of Netherlands agreed to acquire the entire share capital of For Eyes Optical Co, a Hialeah-based owner and operator of optical stores.
Smart Logix Inc Prepackaged Software   Telular Corp, a unit of Avista Capital Holdings LP, acquired Smart Logix Inc, a Fort Mill-based software developer.
Pacific Vet Group-USA Inc Drugs   Novozymes A/S of Denmark acquired Pacific Vet Group- USA Inc, a Fayetteville-based manufacturer of probiotics. Terms were not disclosed.
Johnson & Wood Insurance Services Inc Insurance   Hub International Ltd, a unit of Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Johnson & Wood Insurance Services Inc, a Carlsbad-based insurance agency.
Perceptio Inc Prepackaged Software   Apple Inc acquired Perceptio Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of advanced artificial intelligence systems.
Audion Laboratories Inc Prepackaged Software   Wheatstone Corp acquired Audion Laboratories Inc, a Bainbridge Island-based software publisher. The transaction included VoxPro.
Tuttle Railing Systems-Assets Metal and Metal Products   Dant Clayton Corp acquired the assets of Tuttle Railing Systems, a Fishers-based manufacturer of railing systems, ultimately owned by Tuttle Aluminum & Bronze Inc.
Berk Communications & Marketing Group Business Services   MWW Group Inc, a unit of GolinHarris International, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Berk Communications & Marketing Group, a New York-based provider of marketing and event-planning services.
Foreground Security Inc Printing, Publishing, and Allied Services   Raytheon Co acquired Foreground Security Inc, a Lake Mary-based provider of security services.
The D C Cadd Co Business Services   Applied Software Technology Inc acquired The D C Cadd Co, a San Antonio-based provider of managed information technology services.
TTG Engineers Business Services   KJWW Engineering Consultants PC merged with TTG Engineers, a Pasadena-based provider of engineering consulting services.
Infinity Info Systems Corp-certain assets Business Services   SBS Group Inc acquired certain assets of Infinity Info Systems Corp, a New York City-based provides Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.
Cleversafe Inc Business Services   International Business Machines Corp definitively agreed to acquire Cleversafe Inc, a Chicago-based developer of data storage technologies. Terms were not disclosed.
Jupiter Systems Inc Electronic and Electrical Equipment   InFocus Corp acquired Jupiter Systems Inc, a Hayward-based manufacturer and wholesaler of display wall processors.
PuroSystems Inc Construction Firms   An investor group, comprised of Mark Davis and Frank Torre acquired an 80% interest in PuroSystems Inc, a Tamarac-based provider of residential and commercial property restoration services.
Universal Fibers Systems LLC Chemicals and Allied Products   HIG Middle Market LLC, a unit of HIG Capital LLC, acquired Universal Fibers Systems LLC (Universal Fibers), a Bristol-based manufacturer of synthetic fibers, from The Sterling Group LP (Sterling) via a secondary buyout transaction. Previously, Sterling acquired Universal Fibers through a leveraged buyout deal.
Blue Jay Consulting LLC Business Services   Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV of Netherlands, agreed to acquire Blue Jay Consulting LLC, an Orlando-based provider of health care consulting services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Enrichment Group Inc Investment & Commodity Firms,Dealers,Exchanges   Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc acquired Enrichment Group Inc, a Miami-based provider of financial planning services.
Mobispoke LLC Wholesale Trade-Nondurable Goods   Kurt Salmon Associates of the UK acquired Mobispoke LLC, a Boston-based provider of interactive shopping technologies.
Captive Experts LLC-insurance management business Insurance   Advantage Insurance Management USA LLC, a unit of Advantage Insurance Holdings Ltd, planned to acquire Insurance Management Business of Captive Experts LLC, a Scottsdale-based provider of insurance services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
EnerSys Inc Wholesale Trade-Durable Goods   Johnson Controls Inc was rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of EnerSys Inc, a Reading-based wholesaler and manufacturer of industrial batteries such as chargers, power equipment and battery accessories. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to sources privy to the deal, the transaction's estimated value stands at S3 billion.
FCX Oil & Gas Inc Oil and Gas; Petroleum Refining   Freeport-McMoran Inc (Freeport-McMoran) planned to spin off its FCX Oil & Gas Inc unit, a Gulf of Mexico-based oil and gas exploration and production company, to its shareholddrs. Originally, in August 2014, Freeport-McMoran was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its California oil assets.
Starz Media LLC Motion Picture Production and Distribution   Lions Gate Entertainment Corp was rumored to be planning to acquire Starz Media LLC, a Newark-based producer of motion pictures and videos, from Starz LLC, which is owned by Liberty Media Corp.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Food and Kindred Products   Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc, a unit of Johann A Benckiser SE, agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority ownership interest in Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a Portland-based manufacturer of coffee and tea products, from TSG Consumer Partners LLC. Originally, in May 2015, TSG Consumer Partners was rumored to be seeking a buyer for an undisclosed majority ownership interest in its Stumptown.
Sundance Cinemas LLC Printing, Publishing, and Allied Services   Carmike Cinemas Inc planned to acquire Sundance Cinemas LLC (Sundance), a San Francisco-based based provider of cinema services, from Salem Partners LLC (Salem). Originally, in June 2015, Salem announced that it was seeking a buyer for its Sundance unit.
Dwellable Inc Prepackaged Software   HomeAway Inc acquired Dwellable Inc, a Seattle-based provider of online vacation rental services.
Purification Technologies Inc Chemicals and Allied Products   VWR Corp, a unit of VWR International LLC, acquired Purification Technologies Inc, a Chester-based producer of purity solvents for analytical, biotechnology and agrochemical customers.
Bradley & Monson Physical Therapy Health Services   MOTION PT Holdings Inc, a unit of Pharos Capital Group LLC, acquired Bradley & Monson Physical Therapy, a New York-based provides physical therapy services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
TV Guide Magazine LLC Printing, Publishing, and Allied Services   NTVB Media Inc acquired TV Guide Magazine LLC, a New York-based publisher of magazines, from OpenGate Capital LLC. Terms were not disclosed.
Drug Enforcement Administration-Regional Laboratory Business Services   Easterly Government Properties Inc agreed to acquire a regional laboratory owned by the Drug Enforcement Administration in Alexandria, Virginia.
PassiveTotal LLC Prepackaged Software   RiskIQ Inc acquired PassiveTotal LLC, developer of software.
CoAdvantage Corp Business Services   An investor group, comprised of Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity and the management of CoAdvantage Corp (CoAdvantage), acquired an undisclosed majority interest in CoAdvantage, a Tampa-based provider of human resource outsourcing services, from Compass Investment Partners Fund LP (Compass) via a tertiary buyout transaction. Previously, Compass acquired CoAdvantage through a secondary buyout deal. Originally, Madison Capital Partners acquired CoAdvantage in a leveraged buyout transaction.
US M&A Deals Announced October 4-October 9, 2015      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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