Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
JPMorgan Chase & Co-Physical Commodities Business Mercuria Energy Group Ltd 3,500.0 Mercuria Energy Group Ltd of Switzerland, definitively agreed to acquire the physical commodities business of JP Morgan Chase & Co (JP), a New York-based provider of financial services, for $3. 5 billion in cash. Originally, in August 2013, JP announced that it was seeking a buyer for its physical commodities business. Blackstone Group LP, Macquarie Group Ltd, Mercuria Energy Group Ltd, Banco BTG Pactual SA, Castleton Commodities International LLC, and KKR Co were named rumored potential bidder.
Aon Warranty Group Inc TPG Capital LP 1,500.0 TPG Capital LP (TPG) definitively agreed to acquire The Warranty Group (Warranty), a Chicago-based provider of consumer warranty services, from Onex Corp's (Onex) Onex Partners LP (Onex Partners) subsidiary, for an estimated value of $1.5 billion in cash, in a secondary buyout transaction. Originally, In September 2013, Onex Partners, a unit of Onex, was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Warranty unit. Previously, in June 2006, Onex acquired Warranty.
TravelCLICK Inc Thoma Bravo LLC 930.0 Thoma Bravo LLC agreed to acquire TravelCLICK Inc, a New York-based developer of ecommerce software, from Genstar Capital LLC, for $930 million in cash, in a secondary buyout transaction. Previously, Genstar Capital LLC acquired TravelCLICK Inc in an institutional buyout transaction.
Aerospace Dynamics International Inc Precision Castparts Corp 625.0 Precision Castparts Corp agreed to acquire Aerospace Dynamics International Inc, a Valencia-based manufacturer of machined parts and assemblies, from The Marvin Group, for $625 million in cash.
Jason Inc Quinpario Acquisition Corp 538.7 Quinpario Acquisition Corp definitively agreed to acquire Jason Inc, a manufacturer of seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics products, from Saw Mill Capital LLC, Falcon Investment Advisors LLC and other investors, for $538.65 million in cash.
Schawk Inc Matthews International Corp 532.0 Matthews International Corp (MIC) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Schawk Inc (SI), a Des Plaines-based provider of digital imaging services, for $11.8 in cash and 0.206 MIC common share per SI share, or a total value of $531.981mil. The shares were valued based on MIC's closing stock price of $39.84 on 14 March 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each SI share was valued at $20.
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc Vestar Capital Partners Inc 364.0 Vestar Capital Partners Inc definitively agreed to acquire Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS), a Rockville-based provider of proxy research services, from Riskmetrics Group Inc, a unit of MSCI Inc (MSCI), for $364 million in cash, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in October 2013, MSCI announced that it was seeking a buyer for IIS. Insight Venture Partners LLC was named rumored potential bidder.
PPI Technology Services LLC Cardno Ltd 145.0 Cardno Ltd of Australia acquired PPI Technology Services LLC, a Houston-based provider of engineering, consulting, oil and gas support operations, pipeline construction, and asset management services, for $145 million.
Tarte Inc Kose Corp 135.0 Kose Corp of Japan planned to acquire a 93.5% interest in Tarte Inc, a New York-based wholesaler of cosmetic products, for $135 million.
Granville-Phillips Co MKS Instruments Inc 87.0 MKS Instruments Inc definitively agreed to acquire Granville-Phillips Co, a Boulder-based manufacturer of vacuum measurement equipments, from Helix Technology Corp, a unit of Brooks Automation Inc, for $87 million in cash.
Industrial Properties(2) WPT Industrial REIT 64.8 WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust of Canada agreed to acquire two industrial properties located in Atlanta, Georgia and Hebron, Kentucky, for an estimated $64.8 million.
Selah Genomics Inc EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC 56.0 EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC (EKF) of the UK, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Selah Genomics Inc, a provider of clinical laboratories services, in a stock swap transaction valued at $56.008 mil, including the 35 million profit-related payments. Based on EKFs closing stock price of $. 36 on 19 March 2013, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Mainstreet Property Group LLC-Facilities(2) HealthLease Properties REIT 37.4 HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust of Canada acquired Clearvista Lake Campus & Arlington Place Health Campus of Indiana, from Mainstreet Property Group LLC, a Kirkland-based construction company, for $37.43 million.
SiPix Imaging Inc E Ink Corp 28.5 E Ink Corp acquired the entire share capital, or 0. 274 million ordinary shares in SiPix Imaging Inc, a Fremont-based manufacturer of custom display modules and a wholly- owned unit of E Ink Holdings Inc of Taiwans SiPix Technology Inc of Taiwan subsidiary, for $28.517mil in stock.
Riverside Bank Salisbury Bancorp Inc 28.0 Salisbury Bancorp Inc (Salisbury) definitively agreed to merge with Poughkeepsie-based Riverside Bank, for an estimated $28 million.
Hastings Entertainment Inc Draw Another Circle LLC 24.4 Draw Another Circle LLC agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Hastings Entertainment Inc, an Amarillo-based owner and operator of multimedia entertainment retail stores and bookstores, for $3 in cash per share, or a total value of $24.430 million. Upon completion, Hastings Entertainment Inc will become a subsidiary of Draw Another Circle LLC.
Flavorus Inc SFX Entertainment Inc 18.0 SFX Entertainment Inc, through its 430R Acquisition LLC subsidiary, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Flavorus Inc, a Los Angeles-based provider of online ticketing services, for $18 million in cash.
Boomchat Inc Horizon Minerals Corp 14.7 Horizon Minerals Corp (Horizon) signed a Letter of Intent {LoI} to acquire the entire share capital of Boomchat Inc, a provider of information technology services, for $14.65 million. The consideration was to consist of $0.25 million and the issuance of 36 million Horizon common shares valued at $14.4 million. The shares were valued based on Horizon's closing stock price of $0.4 on 17 March 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
AVID Technologies Inc Premier Farnell PLC 13.0 Premier Farnell PLC of the UK agreed to acquire AVID Technologies Inc, a Twinsburg-based provider of engineering and design services, for $13 million in cash.
Mexican Restaurants Inc Williston Holding Co Inc 11.3 Williston Holding Co Inc acquired an 80% interest, or 2.875 million common shares, in Mexican Restaurants Inc, a Houston-based owner and operator of restaurants, for $4.06 per share, or a total value of $11.308 million. Concurrently, Williston Holding agreed to acquire the remaining 20% stake, which it did not already own, in Mexican Restaurants.
Combustion Components Associates Inc PMFG Inc 8.9 PMFG Inc definitively agreed to acquire Combustion Components Associates Inc, a Monroe-based provider of engineering, testing and hardware services for $8.9 million in cash.
Biomedical Systems Corp-Cardiac Event BioTelemetry Inc 8.7 BioTelemetry Inc (BioTelemetry), through its CardioNet LLC subsidiary, agreed to acquire the cardiac event monitoring business of Biomedical Systems Corp, a St. Louis-based provider of medical and health services, for $8.65 million. The consideration was to consist of $8 million in cash and $0.65 million in BioTelemetry common shares.
Identillect Technologies Inc Remo Resources Inc 5.4 Remo Resources Inc (Remo Resources) of Canada signed a Letter of Intent {LoI} to acquire the entire share capital of Identillect Technologies Inc, a Reno-based technology company, in exchange for 30 million Remo Resources common shares valued at $5.426 mil, via a scheme of arrangement. The consideration was to consist of issuance of 20 million in Remo Resources common shares and up to 10 million in Remo Resources common shares in proft-related payments. The shares were valued based on Remo Resources' closing stock price of $0.181 million on 14 March 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Rattlesnake Hills Property,Wyoming NV Gold Corp 3.7 NV Gold Corp of Canada agreed to acquire the Rattlesnake Hills Property, located in Natrona County, Wyoming, from Evolving Gold Corp, a Vancouver-based gold mining company, for an estimated $3.68 million. The consideration was to consist of $3.5 million and the issuance of 4 million NV Gold common shares valued at $0. 18 million. The shares were valued based on NV Gold's closing stock price of $0. 045 on 14 March 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Mexican Restaurants Inc Williston Holding Co Inc 2.8 Williston Holding Co Inc agreed to acquire the remaining 20% stake, or 0.696 million common shares, in Mexican Restaurants Inc, a Houston-based owner and operator of restaurants, for $4.06 per share, or a total value of $2.827 million. Concurrently, Williston Holding an 80% interest in Mexican Restaurants.
FreeFlow Inc Redfield Holdings Inc 0.3 Redfield Holdings Inc agreed to acquire a 95.4% interest in FreeFlow Inc, a La Mesa-based manufacturer of pumping equipment, from S. Douglas Henderson, for $0. 25 million.
Botetourt Forest Water Corp-Water Systems(2) Aqua Virginia Inc 0.1 Aqua Virginia Inc (Aqua Virginia), a unit of Aqua America Inc, acquired the two water systems of Botetourt Forest Water Corp, a Blue Ridge-based water utility company, for $0.083 million. Concurrently, Aqua Virginia acquired the water and wastewater system assets of Presidential Service Co, and the water system assets of Stagecoach Hills Public Water System.
Stagecoach Hills Public Water System-Water Systems Assets Aqua Virginia Inc 0.0 Stagecoach Hills Public Water System divested its water system assets to Aqua Virginia Inc for $0.025 million in cash.
Presidential Service Co Tier II Inc-Wastewater System Aqua Virginia Inc 0.0 Presidential Service Co Tier II Inc divested its water and wastewater system assets to Aqua Virginia Inc for $0.015 million in cash.
21st Century Innovations Inc APTech Group Inc   APTech Group Inc acquired 21st Century Innovations Inc, a Downers Grove-based manufacturer of chemicals. Terms were not disclosed.
Scana Offshore Service Inc Aquamarine Subsea AS   Aquamarine Subsea AS of Norway Aquamarine Subsea (Aquamarine Subsea), a unit of HitecVision AS's HitecVision VI LP subsidiary, agreed to acquire Scana Offshore Services Inc, a Houston-based provider of drilling and contracting services, from Scana Industrier ASA. Concurrently, Aquamarine Subsea agreed to acquire Scana Offshore Technology AS and Scana Offshore Vestby AS. The combined deal value for the three transactions was NOK 135 million (USD 22.698 mil).
IDQ Holdings Inc Armored AutoGroup Inc   Armored AutoGroup Inc acquired IDQ Holdings Inc, a Garland-based provider of air conditioning maintenance and repair solutions services, from Kinderhook Industries LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
L&R Benefits LLC Arthur J Gallagher & Co   Arthur J Gallagher & Co acquired L&R Benefits LLC, a Windsor-based provider of employee benefit consultation, management and brokerage services. Terms were not disclosed.
National Bancorp Inc Auto Club Trust FSB   Auto Club Trust FSB, a unit of Auto Club Group, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of National Bancorp Inc, a Sycamore-based bank holding company of American Midwest Bank. Terms were not disclosed.
CCF Consulting Inc Bayshore Solutions Inc   Bayshore Solutions Inc acquired CCF Consulting Inc, a Gulfport-based Internet Service Provider {ISP}.
First Guard Insurance Co Biglari Holdings Inc   Biglari Holdings Inc acquired First Guard Insurance Co, a Venice-based provider of commercial trucking insurance services. The transaction was to include 1st Guard Corp.
Grand Transformers Inc Blackford Capital LLC   Blackford Capital LLC acquired Grand Transformers Inc, a Grand Haven-based manufacturer of transformers and inductive components, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Shock Doctor Inc Bregal Partners   Bregal Partners acquired Shock Doctor Inc (Shock), a Minnetonka-based manufacturer of sports protective gear, in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Previously, Norwest Equity Partners acquired Shock.
MC Bancshares Inc CBFH Inc   CBFH Inc definitively agreed to acquire MC Bancshares Inc, a Houston-based bank holding company, for an undisclosed amount in cash.
Conterra Ultra Broadband LLC Court Square Capital Partners   Court Square Capital Partners LP definitively agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Conterra Ultra Broadband LLC, a Charlotte-based provider of broadband transport services, from GS Capital Partners LP, a unit of Goldman Sachs Group Inc's Goldman Sachs & Co, Duke Energy Corp, and General Electric Capital Corp, a unit of General Electric Co, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
MModal Inc Creditors   MModal Inc, a Franklin-based developer of speech solution software, planned to a debt restructuring transaction with Creditors.
US Exchange House Inc-Banknote Assets Currency Exchange Intl Corp   Currency Exchange International Corp signed a Letter of Intent {LoI} to acquire the banknote assets of US Exchange House Inc, a Woodland Hills-based provider of foreign currency exchange services.
Pv Evolution Labs LLC DNV GL Group   DNV GL Group of Norway, a unit of Det Norske Veritas AS, agreed to acquire PV Evolution Labs LLC, a Berkeley-based provider of solar panel testing and characterization services. Terms were not disclosed.
Honeywood LLC Doc Greene's Acquisition Sub   Doc Greene's Acquisition Sub LLC, a wholly-owned unit of Tauriga Sciences Inc, agreed to merge with Honeywood LLC, a biotechnology company.
Zulip Inc Dropbox Inc   Dropbox Inc acquired Zulip Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of workplace chat software.
Totura & Co Inc Engle Martin & Associates Inc   Engle Martin & Associates Inc acquired Totura & Co Inc, a Fort Lauderdale-based provider of claims adjusting services.
BPM Specialists Inc Ernst & Young LLP   Ernst & Young LLP acquired BPM Specialists Inc, an Alpharetta-based developer of enterprise management solutions software.
ETC ProLiance Energy LLC Exelon Corp   Exelon Corp agreed to acquire ETC ProLiance Energy LLC, an Indianapolis-based provider of natural gas marketing services, from Energy Transfer Partners LP's ETC Marketing Ltd unit.
Siemens Environmental Systems & Services Global Power Group   Global Power Group, a unit of Foster Wheeler AG, agreed to acquire Siemens Environmental Systems & Services, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of environmental technology, from Siemens Energy Inc, a unit of Siemens AG.
Reminder Media Inc Hartford Courant   Hartford Courant, a unit of Tribune Co's Times Mirror Co, agreed to acquire Reminder Media Inc, a Vernon-based publisher of 15 free weekly ReminderNews publications. Terms were not disclosed.
Keragis Corp Hittite Microwave Corp   Hittite Microwave Corp definitively agreed to acquire Keragis Corp, a San Diego-based manufacturer of microwave amplifiers, from Mitec Telecom Inc, a unit of Mitec Technologies Inc. Terms were not disclosed.
Spectral Response LLC-Assets Hunter Technology Corp   Hunter Technology Corp acquired the equipment and inventory assets of Spectral Response LLC, a Lawrenceville-based EMS supplier.
T&S Ventures-Ready-Mix Assets Ingram Concrete LLC   Ingram Concrete LLC, a unit of US Concrete Inc, acquired the Ready-mix assets of T&S Ventures LLC, a Sweetwater-based operator in the Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings.
Hearthside Food Solutions LLC Investor Group   An investor group, comprised of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) and Vestar Capital Partners Inc (VC), definitively agreed to acquire Hearthside Food Solutions LLC (Hearthside), a Downers Grove-based producer of baked foods and snacks, from Wind Point Partners (Wind Point). Terms were not disclosed. Originally, in October 2013, Wind Point was rumored to be seeking a buyer for Hearthside. GS and VC were rumored potential bidders.
Pantera Bitcoin Partners LLC Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Benchmar Capital, Ribbit Capital LP and Fortress Investment Group LLC planned to acquire an undisclosed majority stake in Pantera Bitcoin Partners LLC, a Delaware-based developer of bitcoin software.
Braemar Casbarian Inc Investor Group   A management-led investor group acquired the entire share capital of Braemar Casbarian Inc, a Houston-based provider of engineering services, from Braemar Shipping Services PLC.
ICCNexergy Inc KRG Capital Partners LLC   KRG Capital Partners LLC acquired ICCNexergy Inc, a Westchester-based manufacturer of batteries, from Inverness Graham Investments, a unit of The Graham Group, in a secondary buyout transaction. Originally, Inverness Graham Investments acquired ICCNexergy Inc in an institutional buyout transaction.
AdMobius Lotame Solutions Inc   Lotame Solutions Inc acquired AdMobius, a San Mateo-based provider of mobile Audience Management Platform services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wyle Inc-Testing Business National Technical Systems Inc   National Technical Systems Inc, a unit of Aurora Capital Group, acquired the testing business of Wyle Inc, an El Segundo-based provider of engineering, testing, and other technical support services, from Court Square Capital Partners LP. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Safanad-Healthcare Real Estate Portfolio NorthStar Realty Finance Corp   Northstar Realty Finance Corp agreed to acquire the healthcare real estate portfolio of Safanad Ltd, a Dubai-based real estate investment firm.
RJF International Corp Peak Rock Capital LLC   Peak Rock Capital LLC acquired RJF International Corp, an Ohio-based manufacturer of polymer products. On completion, RJF International Corp was changed to Korseal Interior Products LLC. Terms were not disclosed.
RJF International Corp-Industrial Products Peak Rock Capital LLC   RJF International Corp divested its industrial products division to Peak Rock Capital LLC in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Suzie Qs Primco Management Inc   Primco Management Inc agreed to acquire Suzie Qs, a Seattle-based manufacturer of medical marijuana products. The transaction was to include a Tier I Production License granted by the Washington State Liquor Board.
Innovata LLC Reed Business Information Ltd   Reed Business Information Ltd of the UK, a unit of Reed Elsevier NV, acquired the entire share capital of Innovata LLC, a Buford-based provider of travel data solutions services.
Anderson Custom Processing Inc-Sleep Eye Unit SensoryEffects Flavor Co   Anderson Custom Processing Inc divested its Sleep Eye unit, a Minnesota-based manufacturing facility, to SensoryEffects Flavor Co. Terms were not disclosed.
Optellios Inc Senstar Corp   Senstar Corp of Canada, a unit of Magal Security Systems Ltd, definitively agreed to acquire Optellios Inc, a Newtown-based manufacturer of fiber optic security products.
Chesapeake Oilfield Services Shareholders   Chesapeake Energy Corp (Chesapeake Energy) planned to spin off its Chesapeake Oilfield Services Inc unit (Chesapeake Oilfield Services), an Oklahoma-based oil and gas exploration and production company, to its shareholders. Upon completion, the spun off entity was to be named Seventy Seven Energy Inc. Originally, in February 2014, Chesapeake Energy announced that it was seeking a buyer for its oilfield services division.
Hertz Equipment Rental Corp Shareholders   Hertz Global Holdings Inc (Hertz Global) planned to spin off its Hertz Equipment Rental Corp unit (Hertz Equipment), a Park Ridge-based provider of heavy equipment rental services to its shareholders. Originally, In December 2013, Hertz Global was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Hertz Equipment.
Aubrey Group Inc Sparton Corp   Sparton Corp acquired Aubrey Group Inc, an Irvine-based designer and manufacturer of medical, biotech, green energy, and industrial electronics products. Terms were not disclosed.
Susquehanna Services Inc Specialty Waste Operating   Specialty Waste Operating Partners acquired Susquehanna Services Inc, Swoyersville-based manufacturer of pug mill systems. Terms were not disclosed.
Boatright Railroad Products Inc-Wood Treating Facilities Stella-Jones Inc   Stella-Jones Inc of Canada signed a Letter of Intent {LoI} to acquire the wood treating facilities of Boatright Railroad Products Inc, a Montevallo-based manufacturer and wholesaler of creosote and borate- treated crossties.
Central Jersey Waste & Recycling Inc Synergy Environmental Corp   Synergy Environmental Corp, a unit of Roark Capital Group, acquired Central Jersey Waste & Recycling Inc, located in Ewing, New Jersey, provides waste and recycling services. The transaction included Premier Food Waste Recycling Inc and Central Repairs Inc.
Laurmark Enterprises Inc Tectum Holdings Inc   Tectum Holdings Inc, a unit of Kinderhook Industries LLC, acquired Laurmark Enterprises Inc, a San Fernando-based manufacturer of tonneau covers.
Swanson Services Corp Trinity Services Group Inc   Trinity Services Group Inc, a unit of HIG Capital LLC, acquired Swanson Services Corp, a Denver-based provider of correctional support services.
Cenzic Inc Trustwave Holdings Inc   Trustwave Holdings Inc acquired Cenzic Inc, a Campbell-based developer of web and mobile application security software. Terms were not disclosed.
Twin Eagle Resource Management SPV Twin Eagle Resource Mgmt SPV   Twin Eagle Resource Management SPV, a new company formed by Five Point Capital Partners LLC and GSO Capital Partners LP, acquired a 50% interest in Twin Eagle Resource Management LLC, a Houston-based provider of natural gas and power marketing consulting services focused on customer relations, logistics and asset management, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Fast Society Inc Vimeo LLC   Vimeo LLC, a unit of IAC/ InterActiveCorp, acquired Fast Society Inc, a New York-based developer of mobile application software. Terms were not disclosed.
Revolabs Inc Yamaha Corp   Yamaha Corp of Japan definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital in Revolabs Inc, a Sudbury-based manufacturer of wireless audio products for enterprise collaboration and professional audio applications. Terms were not disclosed.
The weekly wrap includes transactions that were announced bewteen March 16-21      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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