Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
EMC Corp Dell Inc 65,999.5 Dell Inc (Dell) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of EMC Corp (EMC), a Hopkinton-based provider of storage platforms development services, for $65.999 billion. Dell offered 0.111 VMware Inc tracking shares and $24.05 in cash per share. Based on VMware's closing stock price of $78.65 on 9 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each EMC share was valued at $32.78. Originally, in September 2014, EMC was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company. Hewlett-Packard Co, Dell Inc and Silver Lake were the rumored bidders.
General Electric Co-Commercial Lending & Leasing Portfolio Wells Fargo & Co 2,240.0 Wells Fargo & Co (Wells Fargo) agreed to acquire the commercial lending and leasing business of General Electric Co (General Electric) , a Fairfield-based manufacturer of power, distribution and specialty transformers, for an estimated $2.24 billion. The deal was valued based on the 7% standard capitalization rate. Originally, in October 2015, Wells Fargo was rumored to be planning to acquire the commercial distribution finance and vendor finance businesses of General Electric.
Visant Holding Corp Jarden Corp 1,500.0 Jarden Corp definitively agreed to acquire Visant Holding Corp, a Minneapolis-based provider of marketing and advertising services, for an estimated $1.5 billion.
Diageo PLC-US & UK Wine Operations Treasury Wine Estates Ltd 600.0 Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE) of Australia agreed to acquire the US & UK wine operations of Diageo PLC, a London-based producer and wholesaler of alcoholic beverages, for $600 million. The consideration consisted of $552 million in cash and the assumption of $48 million in liabilities. The transaction includes Beaulieu Vineyards, Sterling Vineyards, Acacia, Provenance, Hewitt and Blossom Hill wine brands. Originally, in May 2015, Diageo was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its wine operations. TWE was identified as a potential bidder.
HDV Holdings Inc Blucora Inc 580.0 Blucora Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of HDV Holdings Inc, an Irving-based provider of wealth management and advisory solutions, from HDV Holdings LLC, a unit of Parthenon Capital Partners, for an estimated $580 million in cash. The transaction includes all the companies under the HD Vest name.
Wausau Paper Corp Svenska Cellulosa AB SCA 514.5 Svenska Cellulosa AB SCA of Sweden definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Wausau Paper Corp, a Mosinee-based manufacturer and wholesaler of towel and tissue products, for $10. 25 in cash per share or a total of $514.476 million.
Granite Ridge Holdings LLC-Granite Ridge Energy Center Calpine Corp 500.0 Calpine Corp agreed to acquire Granite Ridge Energy Center located in Londonderry, New Hampshire of Granite Ridge Holdings LLC, a Boca Raton-based electric power generation facility operator, for an estimated $500 million.
NewBridge Bancorp Yadkin Financial Corp 449.4 Yadkin Financial Corp (Yadkin) definitively agreed to merge with Greensboro-based NewBridge Bancorp (NewBridge) via a stock swap transaction valued at $449.415 million. Yadkin offered 0.5 common shares per NewBride class A and class B share. Based on Yadkin's closing stock price of $22.79 on 12 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each NewBridge share was valued at $11.395. Upon completion, a new entity will be formed known as Yadkin Financial Corporation.
Townsend Holdings LLC NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc 380.0 NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc definitively agreed to acquire an 85% interest in Townsend Holdings LLC, a Cleveland-based provider of asset management services, from Aligned Asset Managers LLC for an estimated $380 million. Aligned Asset Managers LLC is ultimately owned by GTCR LLC.
Professional Service Industries Inc Intertek Group PLC 330.0 Intertek Group PLC of the UK agreed to acquire Professional Service Industries Inc, an Oakbrook Terrace-based provider of consulting engineering and testing services, from Olympus Growth Fund IV LP, a unit of Olympus Partners LP, for an estimated $330 million in cash.
Casper Crude to Rail LLC USD Partners LP 224.0 USD Partners LP (USD), a unit of $Group LLC, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Casper Crude to Rail LLC, a Casper-based provider of crude oil rail terminal services, from Cogent Energy Solutions LLC, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners LP, and Granite Peak Development LLC, for an estimated $224.006 million. The consideration consisted of about $208.3 million in cash and the issuance of 1.734 million $common units valued at $15. 706 million. The shares were valued based on USD's closing stock price of $9.06 on 09 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
TradeGlobal.com Singapore Post Ltd 168.6 Singapore Post Ltd of Singapore agreed to acquire a 96.3% interest in TradeGlobal. com, a Cincinnati-based provider of e-commerce services, from Bregal Sagemount LLC, owned by Bregal Investments Inc, for $168.6 million.
FX Energy Inc ORLEN Upstream Sp zoo 146.1 ORLEN Upstream Sp zoo of Poland, a unit of Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN SA, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of FX Energy Inc (FX Energy), a Salt Lake City- based oil and gas exploration and production company, for $146.1 million in cash,via tender offer. The consideration included $1.15 in cash per share or a total value of $63.1 million and $83 million. The offer was conditioned upon at least 90% interest of FX Energy's shares being tendered. Originally, in August 2015, FX Energy announced that it was seeking a buyer for its entire share capital of the company.
DNA Diagnostics Center Inc GHO Capital Partners LLP 118.4 GHO Capital Partners LLP of the UK acquired DNA Diagnostics Center Inc, a Fairfield-based testing laboratory, from MTS Health Investors LLC, for $118.37 million.
RevelOps Inc Rapid7 Inc 71.1 Rapid7 Inc acquired RevelOps Inc, a Boston-based provider of machine data search technology, for an estimated $71.105 million. The consideration consisted of $36.2 million in cash and the issuance of 1.5 common shares valued at $34.905 million. The shares were valued based on Rapid7's closing stock price of $23.27 on 12 October 2015, the last full trading prior to the announcement.
Qualcomm Connected Experiences Inc-Vuforia Business PTC Inc 65.0 PTC Inc definitively agreed to acquire the Vuforia business of Qualcomm Connected Experiences Inc, a San Diego-based developer of technologies and a unit of Qualcomm Inc, for $65 million.
Project Rendezvous Holding Corp Digirad Corp 36.0 Digirad Corp defintively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Project Rendezvous Holding Corp, a provider of mobile diagnostic imaging and related sales and services, from Platinum Equity LLC for an estimated $36 million in cash. The transaction includes DMS Health Technologies Inc.
Furnace Parts LLC Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC 12.0 Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC of the UK acquired Furnace Parts LLC, a Cleveland-based manufacturer of industrial thermocouples, from Takoda Group LLC for $12 million in cash.
Connected Data Inc Imation Corp 7.5 Imation Corp acquired the entire share capital of Connected Data Inc, a Santa Clara-based provider of cloud data synchronizing, processing and hosting services, for $7. 5 million.
Foxtronics Inc-Aircraft Battery & Power Supply Repair Division Aerospace Turbine Rotables Inc   Aerospace Turbine Rotables Inc, a unit of First Aviation Services Inc, acquired aircraft battery & power supply repair division of Foxtronics Inc, an Addison-based manufacturer of aircraft parts.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc Analog Devices Inc   Analog Devices Inc was rumored to be planning to merge with Maxim Integrated Products Inc, a San Jose-based manufacturer and wholesaler of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits.
InfoTrends Inc Buyers Laboratory LLC   Buyers Laboratory LLC acquired InfoTrends Inc, a Weymouth-based provider of social sciences research and development services, from Questex Media Group LLC.
Coordinate Measurement Specialists Inc Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH   Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH of Germany, a unit of Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH, acquired Coordinate Measurement Specialists Inc, a Novi-based provider of metrology programming services.
Texas Star Investments Inc-convenience stores(18) Circle K Stores Inc   Circle K Stores Inc, a unit of Super 8 Retail Systems Inc, agreed to acquire convenience stores of Texas Star Investments Inc, a Corpus Christi-based securities brokerage. The transaction includes 18 convenience stores, 2 free-standing Subway stores and a dealer network for fuel supplies.
Central Bank-Rice Lake & Barron Branches Citizens Community Bancorp Inc,Eau Claire,Wisconsin   Citizens Community Bancorp Inc, Eau Claire, Wisconsin agreed to acquire the Rice Lake & Barron, Wisconsin branches of Central Bank, a Stillwater-based commercial bank.
Syncsort Inc Clearlake Capital Group LP   Clearlake Capital Group LP, a unit of Reservoir Capital Group LLC, agreed to acquire Syncsort Inc, a Woodcliff Lake-based developer of data integration software, through a leveraged buyout transaction.
Northstar Psychological Services Inc Community Intervention Services Inc   Community Intervention Services Inc, a unit of HIG Capital LLC, acquired Northstar Psychological Services Inc, an Alpharetta-based provider of behavioral health services.
Pitchfork Media Inc Conde Nast Publications Inc   Conde Nast Publications Inc, a unit of Advance Publications Inc, acquired Pitchfork Media Inc, a Chicago-based provider of Internet music and audio-sharing services. Terms were not disclosed.
Movband LLC Dynamic Health Strategies LLC   Dynamic Health Strategies LLC acquired Movband LLC, a Cleveland-based developer of software for wearable gadgets.
Tenaska Inc-5000 MW Oil & Gas-fired Power Plants Eastern Generation LLC   Eastern Generation LLC, a unit of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, through its ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI LP unit, planned to acquire the 5,000 MW of oil and gas-fired power plants of Tenaska Inc, an Omaha-based electric utility company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mortgage Returns LLC Ellie Mae Inc   Ellie Mae Inc definitively agreed to acquire Mortgage Returns LLC, a St. Louis-based provider of on-demand customer relationship management and marketing automation solutions.
Recruitment Strategies LLC Empresaria Group PLC   Empresaria Group PLC (Empresaria) of the UK, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Recruitment Strategies LLC, a Saint Paul-based provider of research and sourcing services. Concurrently, Empresaria agreed to aquire the entire share capital of Pharmaceutical Strategies LLC, Medical Recruitment Strategies LLC and Recruitment Strategies Group LLC. The transactions have a combined value of $12.1 million.
Medical Recruitment Strategies LLC Empresaria Group PLC   Empresaria Group PLC of the UK (Empresaria), planned to acquire the entire share capital of Medical Recruitment Strategies LLC, a Stoneham-based provider of temporary help services. Concurrently, Empresaria agreed to aquire the entire share capital of Recruitment Strategies LLC, Pharmaceutical Strategies LLC and Recruitment Strategies Group LLC. The transactions have a combined value of $12.1 million.
Recruitment Strategies Group LLC Empresaria Group PLC   Empresaria Group PLC (Empresaria) of the UK, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Recruitment Strategies Group LLC, provider of human resources and executive search consulting services. Concurrently, Empresaria agreed to aquire the entire share capital of Recruitment Strategies LLC, Medical Recruitment Strategies LLC and Pharmaceutical Strategies LLC. The transactions have a combined value of $12.1 million.
Engineered Network Systems Inc Engineered Network Systems Inc SPV   Engineered Network Systems Inc SPV, a special purpose acquisition vehicle formed by Guardian Capital Partners and the management of Engineered Network Systems Inc, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Engineered Network Systems Inc, a Burnsville-based manufacturer of furniture, via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Divshot Inc Google Inc   Google Inc, a unit of Alphabet Inc, acquired Divshot Inc, a Santa Monica-based software developer.
Edelman Financial Services Inc Hellman & Friedman LLC   Hellman & Friedman LLC definitively agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Edelman Financial Services Inc, a Fairfax-based provider of investment management services, from The Edelman Financial Group Inc via a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Edelman Financial Group Inc is ultimately owned by Lee Equity Partners LLC,
Oxford Coverage Inc Hub International Ltd   Hub International Ltd, a unit of Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Oxford Coverage Inc, a Brooklyn-based provider of commercial insurance brokerage services.
LawLogix Group Inc Hyland Software Inc   Hyland Software Inc, a unit of Thoma Cressey Bravo Inc, acquired LawLogix Group Inc, a Phoenix-based software publisher, from PNC Riverarch Capital and Akoya Capital Partners LLC.
Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc Investor Group   An investor group, comprised of HeadHaul Capital Partners LLC and Argosy Private Equity acquired Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc, an Irvine-based provider of leasing and rental services for new and used trailers via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Quantum Windows & Doors Inc Investor Group   An investor group, comprised of Swiftsure Capital LLC and Nitze-Stagen Capital Partners acquired Quantum Windows & Doors Inc, an Everett-based manufacturer of custom architectural wood windows and doors, via a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Crozier Fine Arts Inc Iron Mountain Inc   Iron Mountain Inc planned to acquire Crozier Fine Arts Inc, a New York-based provider of storage, logistics and transportation services.
ForceX Inc L-3 Communications   L-3 Communications, a unit of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc, acquired ForceX Inc, a Nashville-based developer of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance software. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Concord Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat,Concord, California Lithia Motors Inc   Lithia Motors Inc (Lithia) acquired Concord Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat(Concord), a Concord-based automotive dealership operator. On completion, Concord was renamed as Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat of Concord. At the same time, Lithia acquired Bennet Motors.
Bennett Motors,Great Falls,Montana Lithia Motors Inc   Lithia Motors Inc (Lithia) acquired Bennet Motors(Bennet), a Great Falls-based automotive dealership operator. On completion, Bennet was renamed Lithia Subaru Hyundai GMC Buick of Great Falls. Concurrently, Lithia acquired Concord Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat.
Molycorp Inc Molibdenos y Metales SA   Molibdenos y Metales SA of Chile was rumored to be planning to acquire the remaining stake, which it did not already own, in Molycorp Inc, a Greenwood Village-based rare earth mining company.
Commercial Bank of California,Irvine,California NCAL Bancorp   NCAL Bancorp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Irvine-based Commercial Bank of California in exchange for an undisclosed amount in common shares.
Municipal Credit Union Parker Community Credit Union   Parker Community Credit Union planned to merge with Municipal Credit Union, a Beloit-based provider of financial services.
Crozer-Keystone Health System Prospect Medical Holdings Inc   Prospect Medical Holdings Inc, a unit of Ivy Merger Sub Corp, planned to acquire Crozer-Keystone Health System, a Media-based provider of healthcare services.
Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown Inc Raymond James Financial Inc   Raymond James Financial Inc was rumored to be planning to acquire Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown Inc, a Baltimore-based provider of brokerage services, from Deutsche Bank AG.
Pikato Inc RetailNext Inc   RetailNext Inc acquired Pikato Inc, a Chicago-based developer of mobile applications software.
Zoompf Inc Rigor LLC   Rigor LLC acquired Zoompf Inc, an Atlanta-based software developer.
BMO Harris Bank NA-Banking Operations,Orlando, Florida Seacoast Banking Corp of Florida   Seacoast Banking Corp of Florida definitively agreed to acquire the banking operations, located in Orlando, of Chicago-based BMO Harris Bank NA , owned by BMO Bancorp Inc.
Los Alisos Village,Mission Viejo,California Shopoff Realty Investments   Shopoff Realty Investments acquired Los Alisos Village, a Mission Viejo-based owner and operator of a shopping center.
Fitzgerald Analytics Inc Square Roots Inc   Square Roots Inc acquired Fitzgerald Analytics Inc, a New York-based provider of data management, analytics strategy, and predictive analytics consulting services.
Vertical Systems Inc Uniguest Inc   Uniguest Inc, a unit of Atlantic Street CapitalManagement LLC, acquired Vertical Systems Inc, a Sunnyvale-based software developer.
RideCharge Inc Verifone Systems Inc   Verifone Systems Inc acquired RideCharge Inc, an Alexandria-based provider of taxi and car-for-hire hailing services.
Vivante Corp VeriSilicon Holdings Co Ltd   VeriSilicon Holdings Co Ltd of China definitively agreed to merge with Vivante Corp, a Santa Clara-based manufacturer of graphics processing units and semiconductors.
US M&A Deals Announced October 11-October 16, 2015      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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