Date Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
12/24/14 Hanson Building Products North America Lone Star Funds 1,400.0 Lone Star Funds agreed to acquire Hanson Building Products North America, a manufacturer of heavy building products, from HeidelbergCement AG. Concurrently, Lone Star Funds definitively agreed to acquire the UK building products business of Hanson Building Products North America. The two transactions were to have a combined value of $1.4 bil. The consideration offered was to consist to $1.3 billion in cash and up to $100 million in profit-related payments.
12/22/14 Caesars Acquisition Co Caesars Entertainment Corp 1,221.7 Caesars Entertainment, a unit of Hamlet Holdings LLC, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Caesars Acquisition Co, a Las Vegas-based provider of casino entertainment services, in a stock swap transaction valued at $1.222 billion. Upon completion, Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Acquisition shareholders were to own 62% and 38% in the combined entity, respectively.
12/23/14 CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc-Senior Living(38) Senior Housing Properties Trust 790.0 Senior Housing Properties Trust agreed to acquire 38 senior living communities from CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc, an Orlando-based real estate investment trust and a unit of CNL Income Corp, ultimately-owned by CNL Financial Group Inc, for an estimated $790 million. The consideration offered was to consist of an estimated $637 million and the assumption of $153 million in liabilities.
12/22/14 Hawthorn Retirement Group LLC-Housing Portfolio(17) New Senior Investment Group Inc 435.0 New Senior Investment Group Inc agreed to acquire a 17 senior housing property portfolio of Hawthorn Retirement Group LLC, a Vancouver-based owner and operator of senior living facilities, for an estimated $435 million.
12/22/14 General Investment & Development Cos-Residential Portfolio(2) Investor Group 178.5 An investor group comprised of Broad Street Development LLC and Crow Holdings Capital Partners LLC acquired a portfolio of two residential multi-family buildings from General Investment & Development Cos, a Boston-based real estate investment and development firm, for $178.5 mil.
12/22/14 Ferro Corp-Polymer Additives Polymer Additives Inc 154.0 US Polymer Additives Inc, a unit of HIG Capital LLC, acquired the polymer additive business of Ferro Corp, a Mayfield-based manufacturer and wholesaler of performance materials, for an estimated $154 mil. Originally, in June 2014, Ferro announced that it was seeking a buyer for its polymer additive business.
12/22/14 Rhetech Inc HEXPOL AB 112.0 HEXPOL AB of Sweden agreed to acquire RheTech Inc, a Whitmore Lake-based manufacturer of polymer compound products, for $112 million in cash.
12/22/14 Uroplasty Inc Vision-Sciences Inc 81.9 Vision-Sciences Inc definitively agreed to merge with Uroplasty Inc, a Minnetonka-based manufacturer and wholesaler of surgical products, in a reverse takeover transaction valued at $81.94 mil. Vision-Sciences offered 3.6631 shares per Uroplasty share.The merged entity was to be named Cogentix Medical and Vision-Sciences and Uroplasty shareholders were to own 37.5% and 62.5% of the merged entity, respectively.
12/22/14 Ingram Micro Inc-Property Portfolio Granite Real Estate Investment 68.8 Granite Real Estate Investment Trust of Canada agreed to acquire the property portfolio of Ingram Micro Inc, a Santa Ana-based wholesaler of computer software products, for $68.75 million.
12/22/14 Phelps Dodge International Corp A Soriano Corp 67.0 A Soriano Corp of Philippines acquired a 60% interest in Phelps Dodge International Corp, a Coral Gables-based manufacturer of fiber optic cables, from General Cable Technologies Corp for $67 million in cash.
12/24/14 Armstrong Aerospace Inc Astronics Corp 51.0 Astronics Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Armstrong Aerospace Inc, an Itasca-based manufacturer of aircraft parts and auxiliary equipment, for $51 million.
12/25/14 Green-Solar Power Plant Assets Ahana Operations LLC 36.5 Ahana Operations LLC acquired the solar power plant assets of Green Lake Capital LLC, an electric utility company and a wholly-owned unit of Walsin Lihwa Corp of Taiwan, for $36.5 million.
12/22/14 LTC Properties Inc-Assisted Living Assisted Living Concepts LLC 26.5 Assisted Living Concepts LLC, a unit of TPG Capital LP, acquired 16 assisted living properties of LTC Properties Inc, a Westlake Village-based real estate investment trust, for $26.5 million.
12/22/14 Avantas LLC AMN Healthcare Services Inc 25.0 AMN Healthcare Services Inc acquired Avantas LLC, an Omaha-based provider of clinical labor management services including workforce consulting, data analytics, predictive modeling and SaaS-based scheduling technology, for $25 million. The consideration offered consisted of $16.5 million and up to $8.5 million in profit-related payments.
12/22/14 TLL LLC SeaChange International Inc 24.5 SeaChange International agreed to merge with TLL LLC, a Santa Monica-based provider of information technology services, for $24.5 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $14 million in cash, the issuance of common shares valued at $8 million and up to $2.5 million in profit-related payments.
12/21/14 South Pointe Business Park Hertz Investment Group 20.5 Hertz Investment Group acquired South Pointe Business Park, a Clinton-based commercial property, for $20.5 million.
12/22/14 Peerless Systems Corp Mobius Acquisition LLC 18.9 Mobius Acquisition LLC definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Peerless Systems Corp, a Stamford-based developer of imaging and networking software, for $7 in cash per share, or a total value of $18.91 million via a tender offer. The offer was conditioned upon at least a majority of Peerless Systems's shares being tendered.
12/22/14 Crew Marketing International Inc Points International Ltd 17.8 Points International Ltd of Canada acquired the entire share capital of Crew Marketing International Inc, a Chicago-based provider of management consulting services, for $17.778 mil. The consideration offered was to consist of $14.750 million in cash and the issuance of 0.238 million in common shares valued at $3.028 million.
12/24/14 Ocean Plaza,Myrtle Beach Slate Retail REIT 4.7 Slate Retail REIT of Canada agreed to acquire Ocean Plaza, a Myrtle Beach-based shopping center, for $4.731 mil.
12/23/14 Money Access International Inc CIAO Group Inc 1.9 Ciao Group Inc acquired a 51% interest in Money Access International Inc, a Fort Myers-based provider of mobile transaction infrastructure services, in exchange for 3.75 million common shares valued at $1.928 million. The shares were valued based on Ciao Group's closing stock price of $0.54 on 19 December 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
12/22/14 Five Delta Inc Social Reality Inc 0.8 Social Reality Inc acquired the entire share capital of Five Delta Inc, a Santa Monica-based provider of digital advertising services, in exchange for 0.6 million common shares valued at $0.756 mil. The shares were valued based on Social Reality Inc's closing stock price of $1.26, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
12/22/14 By Design Publishing Inc AC Media LLC   AC Media LLC acquired By Design Publishing Inc, a publishing company, from Network Communications Inc, ultimately-owned by Citigroup Inc.
12/22/14 DataLogix Holdings Inc Oracle Corp   Oracle Corp agreed to acquire DataLogix Holdings Inc, a Westminster-based developer of prepackaged software. Originally, in December 2014, DataLogix Holdings was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company. According to people familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated $500 mil.
12/22/14 Diamondback Drugs LLC Tailwind Capital Partners LP   Tailwind Capital Partners LP acquired Diamondback Drugs LLC, a Scottsdale-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical preparations, from Sheridan Legacy Group LLC in a leveraged buyout transaction.
12/22/14 Handi Quilter LLC Blue Point Capital Partners LP   Blue Point Capital Partners LP acquired Handi Quilter LLC, a North Salt Lake-based manufacturer of sewing machines, portable frames and hand quilting products, from High Road Capital Partners Fund I LP, a unit of High Road Capital Partners LLC in a tertiary buyout transaction. Previously, High Road Capital Partners Fund acquired Handi Quilter from Hanover Partners Inc in a secondary buyout transaction. Originally, Hanover Partners acquired Handi Quilter in a leveraged buyout transaction.
12/22/14 Three Rivers Operating Co II LLC Occidental Petroleum Corp   Occidental Petroleum Corp was rumored to be planning to acquire Three Rivers Operating Co II LLC, an Austin-based producer of crude petroleum and natural gas.
12/22/14 Lawrence Tool & Engineering Inc JunoPacific Inc   Junopacific Inc acquired Lawrence Tool & Engineering Inc, a Soquel-based designer and manufacturer of molds for plastic injection molding, from Cretex Cos Inc.
12/22/14 Argotec Inc-Certain Assets Sparton Corp   Sparton Corp, through a wholly-owned unit, acquired certain assets of Argotec Inc, a Longwood-based manufacturer of sonar transducer products.
12/22/14 Fabrico Inc EnPro Industries Inc   EnPro Industries Inc acquired Fabrico Inc, an Oxford-based manufacturer of precision metal components, from Fabrico Holding Co LLC, a unit of Fabrico Holding Co LLC, ultimately-owned by Prudential Financial Inc.
12/22/14 LeadLedger LLC Datanyze Inc   Datanyze Inc acquired LeadLedger LLC, a San Francisco-based provider of custom computer programming services.
12/22/14 Aether Consulting Group LLC-Certain Assets Brown & Brown Metro Inc   Brown & Brown Metro Inc, a unit of Brown & Brown Inc, acquired certain assets of Aether Consulting Group LLC, a Morristown-based employment agency.
12/22/14 Surgical Anesthesia Associates PLLC Team Health Holdings Inc   Team Health Holdings Inc acquired Surgical Anesthesia Associates PLLC, a Washington-based provider of clinical anesthesia services.
12/22/14 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc-Assets Lightstone Group LLC   Lightstone Group LLC acquired the Philadelphia Airport Complex from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, a Stamford-based real estate investment trust.
12/22/14 Empire Truss Ltd Builders FirstSource Inc   Builders FirstSource Inc acquired Empire Truss Ltd, a Huntsville-based manufacturer of building products.
12/22/14 End Stage Renal Disease Network of Texas Inc Alliant Health Solutions Inc   Alliant Health Solutions Inc merged with End Stage Renal Disease Network of Texas Inc, a Dallas-based provider of healthcare services. Concurrently, Alliant Health Solutions Inc merged with Southeastern Kidney Council Inc.
12/22/14 Southeastern Kidney Council Inc Alliant Health Solutions Inc   Alliant Health Solutions Inc merged with Southeastern Kidney Council Inc, a Raleigh-based provider of healthcare services. Concurrently, Alliant Health Solutions Inc merged with End Stage Renal Disease Network of Texas Inc.
12/22/14 Federal Technology Agency Inc Go EZ Corp   Go EZ Corp acquired a 70% interest in Federal Technology Agency Inc, a developer of Internet software.
12/22/14 Blue Buddha Beverages LLC Wholesome Tea Co LLC   Wholesome Tea Co LLC, a unit of Braintrust Investments LLC, acquired Blue Buddha Beverages LLC, a Stonington-based producer and wholesaler of herbal teas.
12/22/14 Greyline Instruments Inc ONICON Inc   ONICON Inc, a unit of Harbour Group Ltd, acquired Greyline Instruments Inc, a Massena-based manufacturer and wholesaler of industrial flow and level monitoring instruments.
12/22/14 Arkami Inc Sonavation Inc   Sonavation Inc acquired Arkami Inc, an Aliso Viejo-based developer of software.
12/22/14 Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc ZOLL Medical Corp   Zoll Medical Corp, a unit of Asahi Kasei Cop of Japan, definitively agreed to acquire Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc, a Roseville-based manufacturer of intrathoracic pressure regulation products.
12/22/14 BioTechPharma Corp Alternative Energy & Environmental Solutions Inc   Alternative Energy & Environmental Solutions Inc signed a letter of intent to acquire the entire share capital of BioTechPharma Corp, an Arlington-based biotechnology company.
12/22/14 PODS Enterprises Inc Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan   Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan of Canada agreed to acquire PODS Enterprises Inc, a Clearwater-based provider of moving and mobile storage services, from Eagle Merchant Partners and other shareholders. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, in September 2014, Eagle Merchant Partners was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its PODS Enterprises unit.
12/22/14 Simply Healthcare Holdings Inc Anthem Inc   Anthem Inc agreed to acquire Simply Healthcare Holdings Inc, a Coral Gables-based provider of health maintenance organization services, from MBF Healthcare Partners LP.
12/23/14 Bowles Fluidics Corp Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Morgenthaler Private Equity and management acquired Bowles Fluidic Corp, a Columbia-based manufacturer of fluid distribution products, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
12/23/14 EnviroSystems Inc Zodiac Aerospace SA   Zodiac Aerospace SA of France acquired EnviroSystems Inc, an Orlando-based manufacturer of sanitation goods, from Anpath Group Inc.
12/23/14 Iron Solutions Inc Trimble Navigation Ltd   Trimble Navigation Ltd acquired IRON Solutions Inc, a Franklin-based provider of equipment market intelligence services for used agricultural, industrial and outdoor equipment.
12/23/14 Pronamic Industries LLC-Assets Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc   Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc acquired the air filtration assets of Pronamic Industries LLC, a Washington-based manufacturer of raw materials.
12/23/14 New York Life Insurance Co-Business John Hancock Financial Services Inc   John Hancock Financial Services Inc, a unit of Manulife Financial Corp, agreed to acquire the retirement plan services business of New York-based New York Life Insurance Co.
12/23/14 Chefn Corp Taylor Precision Products Inc   Taylor Precision Products Inc, a unit of Centre Partners Management LLC, acquired Chefn Corp, a Seattle-based manufacturer of global housewares products.
12/23/14 Ruhl & Ruhl Insurance Hub International Midwest Ltd   Hub International Midwest Ltd, a unit of Hellman & Friedman LLC's Hub International Ltd subsidiary, acquired Davenport-based Ruhl & Ruhl Insurance.
12/23/14 PPM Information Solutions Inc Bolder Healthcare Solutions LLC   Bolder Healthcare Solutions LLC acquired PPM Information Solutions Inc, a Mission-based developer of medical billing software to healthcare providers, from PPM Services Inc.
12/23/14 Quality Assembly & Logistics Investor Group   A management-led investor group including Generation Growth Capital Inc acquired Quality Assembly & Logistics LLC, a Marinette-based provider of assembly services for electro-mechanical assemblies for manufacturing sectors, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
12/24/14 McBee Strategic Consulting LLC Wiley Rein LLP   Wiley Rein LLP acquired McBee Strategic Consulting LLC, a Washington-based provider of advisory and consulting services in lobbying and advocacy services.
         
Source: Thomson Reuters        
         

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