Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
Legend Pictures LLC Dalian Wanda Group Co Ltd 3,500.0 Dalian Wanda Group Co Ltd of China agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Legend Pictures LLC, a Burbank-based producer of motion pictures and videos, from SoftBank Group and Waddell & Reed for $3.5 billion in cash. Originally, in December 2015, Dalian was rumored to be be planning to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Legend.
Affymetrix Inc Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 1,152.1 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc planned to acquire the entire share capital of Affymetrix Inc, a Santa Clara-based manufacturer and wholesaler of electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment, for $14 in cash per share or a total of $1.152 billion.
Oil Price Information Service LLC IHS Inc 650.0 IHS Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Oil Price Information Service LLC, a Gaithersburg-based provider of petroleum pricing and news information services, from United Communications Group Inc for an estimated $650 million.
Brown-Forman Corp-Southern Comfort & Tuaca Brand Assets Sazerac Co Inc 543.5 Sazerac Co Inc agreed to acquire the Southern Comfort and Tuaca brand assets of Brown-Forman Corp, a Louisville-based producer and wholesaler of wines and spirits, for $543.5 mil.
Tensha Therapeutics Inc Roche Holding AG 535.0 Roche Holding AG of Switzerland agreed to acquire Tensha Therapeutics Inc, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, for an estimated $535 million The consideration would consist of $115 million in cash and up to $420 million in profit-related payments.
Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc Old National Bancorp 465.5 Old National Bancorp (ONB) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc, a Madison-based bank holding company, via a stock swap transaction valued at $465. 474 million ONB offered a choice of $48.5 cash or 3.551 common shares per Anchor share, subject to proration whereby 60% of the aggregate consideration would comprise common shares and the remaining 40% in cash.
TransMontaigne GP LLC ArcLight Capital Partners LLC 350.0 ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, through an undisclosed affiliate, agreed to acquire TransMontaigne GP LLC, a Denver-based provider of fuel terminaling and transportation services. It would be purchased for $350 million in cash via a leveraged buyout transaction from TransMontaigne LLC, ultimately owned by NGL Energy Partners LP.
American Apparel Inc Investor Group 300.0 An investor group, comprised of Silver Creek Capital Management LLC, Hagan Capital Group Inc and Dov Charney, planned to acquire the entire share capital of bankrupt American Apparel Inc, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer and wholesaler of branded fashion basic apparel, from Endeavor Acquisition Corp for an estimated $300 million in cash via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Nutrition Physiology Corp Chr Hansen Holding A/S 185.0 Chr Hansen Holding A/S of Denmark agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Nutrition Physiology Corp, a Guymon-based provider of biotechnology research and development services, from Halifax Group LLC for $185 million in cash.
Nexidia Inc NICE Systems Ltd 135.0 NICE Systems Ltd of Israel agreed to acquire Nexidia Inc, an Atlanta-based provider of customer analytics services, for $135 million in cash.
Art Agency Partners Holdings LP Sotheby's 85.0 Sotheby's acquired Art Agency Partners Holdings LP, a New York-based provider of art advisory services, from Amy Cappellazzo, Allan Schwartzman and Adam Chinn, for an estimated $85 million The consideration consisted of $50 million in cash and up to $35 million in profit-related payments.
ABI Document Support Services Inc ExamWorks Group Inc 62.0 ExamWorks Group Inc acquired ABI Document Support Services Inc, a Redlands-based provider of record retrieval services and technology, for $62 million in cash.
Overture Networks Inc ADVA Optical Networking SE 40.0 ADVA Optical Networking SE of Germany definitively agreed to acquire Overture Networks Inc, a Morrisville-based software publisher, for $40 million The consideration would consist of $35 million and up to a $5 million in profit-related payments.
Interocean Transportation Inc Investor Group 30.0 An investor group, comprised of Hazels Investments LLC and Itopa Holdings LLC acquired the entire share capital of Interocean Transportation Inc, a provider of deep sea freight transportation services, for $30 mil.
JMF Co Zhejiang Hailiang Co Ltd 30.0 Zhejiang Hailiang Co Ltd of China agreed to acquire the entire share capital of JMF Co, a Bettendorf-based manufacturer and wholesaler of rough plumbing and HVAC products, for an estimated $30 mil.
Weatherly Inc KBR Inc 24.5 KBR Inc acquired Weatherly Inc, an Atlanta-based provider of construction and engineering services, from Chematur Technologies AB, owned by Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co Ltd. Concurrently, KBR acquired Plinke GmbH and Chematur Ecoplanning Oy from Chematur. The transactions have a combined value of around $24.5 million.
Grow Co Inc Frutarom Industries Ltd 20.0 Frutarom Industries Ltd of Israel agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Grow Co Inc, a Ridgefield-based manufacturer of manufactures unique food flavors and natural food coloring products, for $20 mil.
NorMedix Inc SurModics Inc 14.0 SurModics Inc acquired NorMedix Inc, a Plymouth-based provider of ambulatory health care services, for $14 mil.
Owings Mills Mall Kimco Realty Corp 11.5 Kimco Realty Corp acquired the remaining 50% interest it did not already own in Owings Mills Mall, from its joint venture partner General Growth Properties Inc for $11.5 million.
Stability Inc MiMedX Group Inc 10.0 MiMedX Group Inc acquired Stability Inc, a Nashville-based manufacturer of surgical appliance and supplies.
Centered Logic LLC Enea AB 3.5 Enea AB of Sweden planned to acquire Centered Logic LLC, a Nashua-based developer of element and network management system software, for an estimated $3.5 million The consideration would consist of $1.3 million and up to $2.2 million in profit-related payments.
Niagara Thermal Products LLC Aavid Thermalloy LLC   Aavid Thermalloy LLC, a unit of Audax Group LP, acquired Niagara Thermal Products LLC, a Niagara Falls-based manufacturer of of heat transfer products and systems.
Earth Pass LLC Amazonas Florestal Ltd   Amazonas Florestal Ltd, a unit of Ecologic Transportation Inc, acquired Earth Pass LLC, a Miami-based producer of forest products.
Greenstar Home Services Inc American Residential Services LLC   American Residential Services LLC, a unit of Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired Greenstar Home Services Inc, an Orange-based plumbing, heating and air- conditioning contractor. Concurrently American Residential Services LLC acquired Aspen Air Conditioning Inc.
Aspen Air Conditioning Inc American Residential Services LLC   American Residential Services LLC, a unit of Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired Aspen Air Conditioning Inc, a Boca Raton-based plumbing, heating and air-conditioning contractor. Concurrently American acquired Greenstar Home Services Inc.
Vapeoutlet.co Arcis Resources Corp   Arcis Resources Corp acquired Vapeoutlet.co, a Denver-based tobacco and tobacco products merchant wholesaler.
Temco Service Industries Inc Atalian International SAS   Atalian International SAS of France acquired the entire share capital of Temco Service Industries Inc, a New York-based provider of janitorial services.
Stark Capital Management LLC Atlanta Capital Group   Atlanta Capital Group acquired Stark Capital Management LLC, a Houston-based provider of asset management services. Terms were not disclosed.
Performance Plus LLC Augeo Affinity Marketing Inc   Augeo Affinity Marketing Inc acquired Performance Plus LLC, an advertising agency.
Cardiac Science Corp Aurora Resurgence Management Partners LLC   Aurora Resurgence Management Partners LLC, a unit of Aurora Capital Group, acquired Cardiac Science Corp, a Waukesha-based manufacturer and wholesaler of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology products, from Opto Circuits (India) Ltd via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Century Plaza,Lisle,Illinois Baceline Investments LLC   Baceline Investments LLC acquired Century Plaza, a Lisle-based owner and operator of shopping centers.
Grindr LLC Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd   Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd of China acquired a 60% interest in Grindr LLC, a Los Angeles-based developer of gay social networking software.
Tandel Systems Inc Belcan Corp   Belcan Corp, a unit of AE Industrial Partners LLC, acquired Tandel Systems Inc, an Oldsmar-based space research establishment. Terms were not disclosed.
VIP Limousines & Coaches LLC Best Chauffeured Worldwide   Best Chauffeured Worldwide acquired VIP Limousines & Coaches LLC, provider of passenger car rental services.
Sentinus LLC Beverly Financial Inc   Beverly Financial Inc merged with Sentinus LLC, an Oak Brook-based provider of wealth management services
BayRisk Insurance Brokers Inc-Certain Assets Brown & Brown of Northern California Inc   Brown & Brown of Northern California Inc, a unit of Brown & Brown Inc, acquired the certain assets of BayRisk Insurance Brokers Inc, an Alameda-based provider of insurance brokerage services.
Sunny Delight Beverages Co Brynwood Partners VII LP   Brynwood Partners VII LP, a unit of Brynwood Partners LP, agreed to acquire Sunny Delight Beverages Co, a Cincinnati-based producer and wholesaler of juice-based drinks, from JW Childs Associates LP via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Mirabile Investment Corp-Burger King Restaurants(42) Cambridge Franchise Holdings LLC   Cambridge Franchise Holdings LLC acquired 42 Burger King restaurants in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi from Mirabile Investment Corp, a Memphis-based fast food restaurant and convenience store operator. Concurrently, Cambridge acquired 5 convenience stores under the All In One brand from Mirabile.
Mirabile Investment Corp-All In One Convenience Store(5) Cambridge Franchise Holdings LLC   Cambridge Franchise Holdings LLC acquired 5 All In One convenience stores in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi from Mirabile Investment Corp, a Memphis-based fast food restaurant and convenience store operator. Concurrently, Cambridge acquired 42 Burger King restaurants from Mirabile.
Wright Ginsberg Brusilow PC Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee,PC   Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee,PC merged with Wright Ginsberg Brusilow PC, a Dallas-based law office.
Aegis Identity Software Inc Code Rebel Corp   Code Rebel Corp Signed a letter of intent to merge with Aegis Identity Software Inc, an Englewood-based software publisher.
Most Insurance LLC Confie Seguros Inc   Confie Seguros Inc, a unit of ABRY Partners LLC, acquired Most Insurance LLC, a Tampa-based provider of insurance services. Concurrently, Confie acquired Duane Sammons Insurance Center Inc and Fair Price Insurance Inc.
Fair Price Insurance Brokerage LLC Confie Seguros Inc   Confie Seguros Inc, a unit of ABRY Partners LLC, acquired Fair Price Insurance Brokerage LLC, a Bronx-based provider of insurance services. Concurrently, Confie acquried Most Insurance LLC and Duane Simmons Insurance Center Inc.
Duane Sammons Insurance Center Inc Confie Seguros Inc   Confie Seguros Inc, a unit of ABRY Partners LLC, acquired Duane Sammons Insurance Center Inc, a Bellingham-based provider of insurance services. Concurrently, Confie acquired Most Insurance LLC and Fair Price Insurance Inc.
ScrapeSentry Inc Distil Networks Inc   Distil Networks Inc acquired ScrapeSentry Inc, a Boston-based software developer.
CounselWorks LLC Duff & Phelps Corp   Duff & Phelps Corp acquired CounselWorks LLC, a New York City-based provider of strategic advisory and regulatory compliance services. Terms were not disclosed.
Universal Conversion Technologies EquiSoft Inc   EquiSoft Inc of Canada acquired Universal ConversionTechnologies, an Addison-based software publisher.
Aclairo Pharmaceutical Development Group Inc Experimental Pathology Laboratories Inc   Experimental Pathology Laboratories Inc acquired the entire share capital of Aclairo Pharmaceutical Development Group Inc, a Vienna-based provider of clinical advisory services.
Encore Media Metrics LLC Flashtalking Ltd   Flashtalking Ltd of the UK acquired Encore Media Metrics, a New York-based advertising agency.
Klowd.com Freeman Co   Freeman Co acquired Klowd.com, an Idaho-based software developer.
PulsedLight Inc Garmin International Inc   Garmin International Inc, a unit of Garmin Ltd, acquired PulsedLight Inc, a Bend-based manufacturer of optical instruments and lenses.
Victoria Insurance Co Generali Insurance   Generali Insurance of Switzerland acquired Victoria Insurance Co, a Houston-based direct life insurance carrier.
Lupine Partners GPG Advisers   GPG Advisers merged with Lupine Partners, a Farmers Branch-based provider of real estate software consulting services.
Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems Inc Greenridge Investment Partners LLC   Greenridge Investment Partners LLC acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems Inc, a Raleigh-based developer of repossession management and remarketing software, via a leveraged buyout transaction.
NextFort Data Center H5 Data Centers   H5 Data Centers acquired NextFort Data Center, a Chandler-based provider of data processing and hosting services.
Burton & Associates Inc Hawksley Consulting Inc   Hawksley Consulting Inc, a unit of MWH Global Inc, acquired Burton & Associates Inc, a St. Augustine-based provider of financial management consulting services.
SafeTec Compliance Systems Inc. Health & Safety Institute Inc   Health & Safety Institute Inc, a unit of Riverside Co, acquired SafeTec Compliance Systems Inc, a Vancouver-based software developer.
Excelsior Benefits LLC HealthMarkets Insurance Agency   HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, a unit of Insphere Insurance Solutions Inc, acquired Excelsior Benefits LLC, an Excelsior-based provider of insurance services.
Potomac Research Group Holdings LLC Hedgeye Risk Management LLC   Hedgeye Risk Management LLC acquired Potomac Research Group Holdings LLC, a Washington-based provider of investment analysis services.
Ez Alternative Transport LLC Heniff Transportation Systems LLC   Heniff Transportation Systems LLC acquired Ez Alternative Transport LLC, a Nederland-based travel agency operator.
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC Hickok Inc   Hickok Inc definitively agreed to merge with Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC, a Painesville-based manufacturer and wholesaler of metal hose products, from First Francis Co Inc.
Halberd Group LLC Horne LLP   Horne LLP acquired Halberd Group LLC, a Starkville-based developer of cybersecurity solutions.
Prima Eye Group LLC Independent Doctors of Optometric Care LLC   Independent Doctors of Optometric Care LLC acquired Prima Eye Group LLC, an Atlanta-based provider of hybrid consulting firm and alliance services. Terms were not disclosed.
Jemstep Inc Invesco Ltd   Invesco Ltd acquired Jemstep Inc, a Silicon Valley-based provider of online investment advisory services. Terms were not disclosed.
StarWalk Kids Media LLC Isabella Products Inc   Isabella Products Inc acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a Great Neck-based publisher of eBooks.
Empower Software Solutions Inc Kronos Inc   Kronos Inc acquired Empower Software Solutions Inc, an Orlando-based developer of human resources, payroll, workforce management, and tax compliance software.
The Strand Hotel,New York City,New York Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp   Marriott Vacations WorldwideCorp acquired The Strand Hotel, a New York-based hotel operator.
Integrated Medical Delivery Llc Medical Facilities Corp   Medical Facilities Corp of Canada acquired a 51% interest in Integrated Medical Delivery Llc, an Oklahoma City-based provider of ambulatory health care services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to people familiar with the matter, the deal is estimated to be worth $1.75 mil.
Applications Systems Corp Mi9 Retail   Mi9 Retail of Canada acquired Applications Systems Corp, a Boston-based software publisher. Applications Systems Corp is a technology partner for leading multi-store and independent jewelers.
World Kitchen LLC Mirae Asset Global Investments Co Ltd   Mirae Asset Global Investments Co Ltd of South Korea is rumored to be planning to acquire World Kitchen LLC, a Rosemont-based manufacturer and wholesaler of housewares, from WKI Holding Co Inc. Terms were not disclosed, but according to people familiar with the matter, the deal is estimated to be worth around $500 mil.
Steffner Commercial Real Estate LLC Newmark Grubb Knight Frank   Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a unit of BGC Partners Inc, acquired Steffner Commercial Real Estate LLC, a Memphis-based provider of real estate advisory services.
Circuit Check Inc North Branch Capital LLC   North Branch Capital LLC acquired Circuit Check Inc (CCI), a Maple Groove-based manufacturer of test fixtures, from Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC (TBE) via a secondary buyout transaction. Originally, TBE acquired CCI in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Orbit Energy Partners LLC Orbit Gulf Coast Exploration LLC   Orbit Gulf Coast Exploration LLC acquired Orbit Energy Partners LLC, a producer of crude petroleum and natural gas.
Blue Fountain Media Inc Pactera Technology International Ltd   Pactera TechnologyInternational Ltd of China acquired Blue Fountain Media Inc, a digital advertising agency.
2020 Group USA LLC Panalitix Pty Ltd   Panalitix Pty Ltd of Australia acquired 2020 Group USA LLC, a Corte Madera-based provider of accounting services.
Easton Hockey Inc Performance Sports Group Ltd   Performance Sports Group Ltd acquired Easton Hockey, a Van Nuys-based manufacturer and wholesaler of hockey equipments, from Chartwell Investments II LLC, ultimately owned by Chartwell Managers LLC.
Enroute Systems Corp Pitney Bowes Inc   Pitney Bowes Inc acquired Enroute Systems Corp, a Seattle-based software publisher.
Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort Poipu Investment Properties LLC   Poipu Investment Properties LLC, a unit of Pacific Hospitality Group LLC, acquired Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort, a hotel operator, from CTF Ko'a Kea Hotel LLC.
Tetra Concepts LLC Preferred Systems Solutions Inc   Preferred Systems SolutionsInc acquired Tetra Concepts LLC, a provider of cloud platforms for the DoD, Intelligence Community and Commercial Health Care.
Passion Parties Inc Pure Romance LLC   Pure Romance LLC acquired Passion Parties Inc, a Las Vegas-based manufacturer and retailer of sensual and intimacy products.
Top Dollar Angus Inc Red Angus Association of America   Red Angus Association of America acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Top Dollar Angus Inc, a beef cattle farming establishment.
Noble Care Corp Res-Care Ltd   Res-Care Ltd of Australia acquired Noble Care Corp, a Tucson-based provider of ambulatory health care services.
Agape Homes Inc Res-Care Ltd   Res-Care Ltd of Australia acquired Agape Homes Inc, a High Point-based government administration establishment for public health.
Inova Labs Inc ResMed Inc   ResMed Inc definitively agreed to acquire Inova Labs Inc, an Austin-based manufacturer of oxygen therapy products.
AnaJet Inc Ricoh Co Ltd   Ricoh Co Ltd of Japan agreed to acquire AnaJet Inc, a Costa Mesa-based manufacturer and wholesaler of garment printers, from Chicago Growth Partners LLC.
Emmoco Inc Shelfbucks Inc   Shelfbucks Inc acquired Emmoco Inc, an Austin-based software developer.
SDI Travel & Incentives Inc SmithBucklin Corp   SmithBucklin Corp acquired SDI Travel & Incentives Inc, a Chicago-based provider of performance and planning services.
Glazer's Inc Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc   Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc definitively agreed to merge with Glazer's Inc, a Dallas-based wholesaler of malts, spirits, liquors, and wines. Upon completion of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, the resulting entity would be renamed as Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits LLC.
Environmental Design Inc Sterling Arbor LLC   Sterling Arbor LLC planned to acquire Environmental Design Inc, a Tomball-based tree nut farming establishment.
Natoma Partners LLC Stout Risius Ross Inc   US Stout Risius Ross Inc acquired Natoma Partners LLC, a Chicago-based provider of management consulting services.
Meritus Media Inc Studio98 LLC   Studio98 LLC acquired Meritus Media Inc, a Pasadena-based a digital public relation agency.
PhotoSweep LLC Tautachrome Inc   Tautachrome Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Photosweep LLC, a Glendale-based developer of mobile application software.
Pleasants Hardware Co Taylor's Do It Centers Inc   Taylor's Do It Centers Inc acquired Pleasants Hardware Co, a Richmond-based hardware retailer, from The CF Sauer Co.
Nostix LLC Teleflex Inc   Teleflex Inc acquired Nostix LLC, a Boulder-based biotechnology company. Terms were not disclosed.
Black Oak Gallery Terra Tech Corp   Terra Tech Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Black Oak Gallery, an Oakland-based medical cannabis retailer.
Maximum Management Corp The SR Group   The SR Group of the UK acquired Maximum Management Corp, a New York-based provider of human resources recruitment services.
Polder Housewares Inc Topspin Partners   Topspin Partners acquired Polder Housewares Inc, an Oxford-based manufactures and wholesales houseware products. Terms were not disclosed.
Trican Well Service Ltd-Hydraulic Fracturing Business Trican Well Service Ltd   Trican Well Service Ltd of Canada, planned to acquire the hydraulic fracturing business of Trican Well Service Ltd, a Calgary-based provider of specialty trade contractor services. Terms were not disclosed.
American Underwriting Managers Agency Inc US Risk Insurance Group Inc   US Risk Insurance Group Inc acquired American Underwriting Managers Agency Inc, a Southlake-based insurance agency.
Wilson Software Corp Valsoft Corp   Valsoft Corp of Canada acquired Wilson Software Corp, an Englewood-based dealership management software developer.
Fiverun Inc Vista Equity Partners LLC   Vista Equity Partners LLC acquired Fiverun Inc, a San Francisco-based software publisher and provider of cloud-based commerce solutions.
Telarix Inc Vista Equity Partners LLC   Vista Equity Partners LLC acquired Telarix Inc, a Vienna-based developer of business optimization software, via a leveraged buyout transaction.
The Wellness Network Wafra Partners LLC   Wafra Partners LLC acquired The Wellness Network, a New York-based provider of data processing and hosting services, via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Walker & Dunlop Commercial Property Funding LLC Walker & Dunlop Inc   Walker & Dunlop Inc agreed to acquire the remaining 80% interest it did not already own in Walker & Dunlop Commercial Property Funding LLC, a New York-based provider of real estate financing services, from its joint venture partner Fortress Investment Group LLC.
Claris Energy LLC Walker Reid Strategies LLC   Walker Reid Strategies LLC acquired the entire share capital of Claris Energy LLC, a Princeton-based provider of renewable energy consulting services.
Generations Bancorp Wintrust Financial Corp   Wintrust Financial Corp planned to acquire Generations Bancorp, a Kansas City-based savings institution.
Consolidated Aviation Services LLC Worldwide Flight Services   Worldwide Flight Services, a unit of Vinci SA, agreed to acquire Consolidated Aviation Services LLC, a Jamaica-based provider of air traffic control services. Terms were not disclosed.
US M&A Deals Announced January 8-January 14, 2016      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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