Date Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
10/16/14 Chesapeake Energy Corp-Assets Southwestern Energy Co 5,375.0 Southwestern Energy Co agreed to acquire the certain Southern Marcellus Shale and Eastern Utica Shale assets of Chesapeake Energy Corp, an Oklahoma-based oil and gas exploration and production company, for an estimated $5.38 billion.
10/13/14 Danaher Corp - Communications Business NetScout Systems Inc 2,619.4 NetScout Systems definitively agreed to acquire the communications business of Danaher Corp, a Washington-based manufacturer of hand and automotive tools, in exchange of 62.5 million NetScout common shares valued at $2.619 billion. The shares were valued based on NetScout's closing stock price of $41.91 on 10 October 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
10/13/14 Atlas Energy LP Targa Resources Corp 1,869.1 Targa Resources Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Atlas Energy LP, a Pittsburgh-based provider of natural gas transmission services, from Atlas Energy Inc, a unit of Atlas Energy Inc, ultimately owned by Chevron Corp, for $1.869 billion. The consideration was to consist of $610 million in cash and the issuance of 10.35 million Targa common shares valued at $1.259 billion. The shares were valued based on Targa's closing stock price of $121.65 on 10 October 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. The transaction was contingent upon the consummation of Targa Resources Partners LP acquisition of Atlas Pipeline Partners LP and the spinoff of the non-midstream assets of Atlas Pipeline.
10/14/14 Costar Midstream LLC American Midstream Partners LP 442.1 American Midstream Partners LP (American Midstream) acquired Costar Midstream LLC, a Dallas-based provider of oil and gas midstream services, from Energy Spectrum Capital LP, for $442.085 million. The consideration consisted of $272 million in cash and the issuance of up to 6.9 million common shares valued at $170.085 million. The shares were valued based on American Midstream's closing stock price of $24.65 on 13 October 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
10/15/14 Aerocare Holdings Inc MergeWorthRx Corp 341.1 Mergeworthrx definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Aerocare Holdings, a Granbury-based wholesaler of medical and hospital equipment, for an estimated $341.138. The consideration was to consist of 11.3 million new common shares valued at $93.3 million and up to $247.8 million in profit-related payments. Upon completion, Aerocare was to become a publicly-traded company.
10/15/14 Penford Corp Ingredion Inc 241.4 Ingredion Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Penford Corp, a Centennial-based developer, producer and wholesaler of specialty natural-based ingredients systems, for an estimated $19 in cash per share or a total value of an estimated $214.405 million.
10/15/14 Trio Engineered Products Inc Weir Group PLC 220.0 Weir Group PLC of the UK agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Trio Engineered Products Inc, an Irwindale-based manufacturer and wholesaler of a range of crushers, screens, feeders, washers and material handling solutions, from Navis Capital Partners for $220 million. The consideration was to consist of $205.3 million in cash and up to $14.7 million in profit-related payments. The transaction was to include the entire share capital of Trio Engineered Products (Hong Kong) Ltd.
10/13/14 MG LLC White Mountains Insurance 178.0 White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd acquired a 63% interest in MG LLC, a Fort Lee-based provider of consulting and marketing services, for $178 million from Veronis Suhler Stevenson Partners LLC.
10/13/14 Specialty Commodities Inc Archer Daniels Midland Co 170.0 Archer Daniels Midland Co agreed to acquire Specialty Commodities Inc, a Fargo-based producer and wholesaler of food ingredients, from Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc for $170 mil.
10/13/14 Eastern Shelf,Coke,Texas Mid-Con Energy Properties LLC 120.0 Mid-Con Energy Properties LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mid-Con Energy Partners LP, definitively agreed to acquire the Eastern Shelf, a property with proved oil reserves, located in Coke, Coleman, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Nolan, Runnels, Stonewall, Taylor, and Tom Green Counties, Texas, for an estimated $120 mil.
10/16/14 Kx Systems Inc First Derivatives PLC 57.6 First Derivatives PLC (First Derivatives) of Ireland agreed to raise its interest to 66.57% from 20.1%, by acquiring a further 46.47% stake in Kx Systems Inc, a Palo Alto-based developer of database platform software, for $57.59 million. The consideration was to consist of $38.238 million in cash and the issuance of 1.247 million new First Derivatives ordinary shares valued at $19.352 million. The shares were valued based on First Derivatives' closing stock price of $15.516 on 15 October 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
10/15/14 Greater Sacramento Bancorp AmericanWest Bank NA 57.2 AmericanWest Bank NA, a unit of SKBHC Holdings LLC, definitively ageed to acquire the entire share capital of Greater Sacramento Bancorp, a Sacramento-based bank holding company, for $22.05 in cash per share, or a total value of $57.159 million.
10/13/14 Autoform Tool & Manufacturing Park-Ohio Holdings Corp 48.2 Park-Ohio Holdings Corp acquired Autoform Tool & Manufacturing Inc, an Angola-based manufacturer and wholesaler of fuel rails and pipes, for $48.2 million in cash.
10/14/14 Delavan Bancshares Inc Wintrust Financial Corp 38.0 Wintrust Financial Corp definitively agreed to merge with Delavan Bancshares Inc, a Delavan-based bank holding company, for an estimated $38 million.
10/14/14 NG Advantage LLC Clean Energy Fuels Corp 37.7 Clean Energy Fuels Corp, through its subsidiary, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in NG Advantage LLC, a Colchester-based provider of natural gas delivery services, for $37. 65 million. The consideration consisted of $19 million in cash and $18.65 million in promissory notes.
10/16/14 Oxford Resources GP LLC Westmoreland Coal Co 33.5 Westmoreland Coal Co agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Oxford Resources GP LLC, a Columbus-based producer of steam coal, for an estimated $33.5 million. The consideration was to consist of $30 million in cash plus $3.5 million in profit-related payments.
10/13/14 VS Holdings Inc Janus Capital Group Inc 30.0 Janus Capital Group Inc agreed to acquire VS Holdings Inc, a provider of brokerage services, for $30 million in cash. The transaction was to include Velocity Shares LLC.
10/14/14 Energy West Wyoming Inc Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power Co 15.8 Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power Co, a unit of Black Hills Corp's Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power Co subsidiary, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Energy West Wyoming Inc, a provider of gas transmission services, from Energy West Inc, a unit of Gas Natural Inc, for $15.8 million.
10/14/14 Power Design Inc-Data Center Powersecure International Inc 15.0 Powersecure International Inc definitively agreed to acquire the data center energy services business of Power Design Inc, a St Petersburg-based provider of electrical construction services, for $15 million. The consideration was to consist of $13 million in cash and up to $2 million in profit-related payments.
10/13/14 OrthoPhoenix LLC Marathon Patent Group Inc 10.0 Marathon Patent Group Inc acquired the entire share capital of OrthoPhoenix LLC, a Dallas-based manufacturer of medical devices, from Tronics Microsystems SA's MedTech Development LLC for $10 million in cash. The transaction was to include TLIF LLC and MedTech Development Deutschland GmbH.
10/14/14 Crockett Square Wheeler REIT Inc 9.8 Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc planned to acquire Crockett Square, a Morristown-based owner and operator of a retail center, for $9.75 mil.
10/14/14 NG Advantage LLC - CNG Station Clean Energy Fuels Corp 9.0 Clean Energy Fuels Corp, through its subsidiary, acquired the CNG station of NG Advantage LLC, a provider of natural gas delivery services, for $9 million. The consideration consisted of $7.2 million in cash and $1.8 million in promissory notes. Concurrently, Clean Energy acquired NG.
10/15/14 Process Challenge Devices-Business Mesa Laboratories Inc 6.8 Mesa Laboratories Inc acquired the business of Process Challenge Devices LLC, a San Jose-based manufacturer of medical devices, for a total value of $6.75 million. The consideration was to consist of $5.25 million cash and up to $1.5 million in profit-related payments.
10/14/14 Tudor Heights,Baltimore,Maryland Sabra Health Care REIT Inc 5.6 Sabra Health Care REIT Inc acquired Tudor Heights, a Baltimore-based owner and operator of assisted living-memory care facility, for $5.6 million.
10/15/14 Stadium Center Slate Retail REIT 5.3 Slate Retail REIT of Canada acquired Stadium Center, a Port Huron-based shopping center, for $5.3 million.
10/14/14 Retrophin Inc-Non-Core Assets Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC 3.0 Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC agreed to acquire the non-core assets of Retrophin Inc, a New York-based manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, for $3 million. The consideration was to consist of $3 mil, the assumption of an undisclosed amount in liabilities and an undisclosed amount in profit-related payments.
10/16/14 House of Moves LLC Investor Group 1.3 A management-led investor group acquired House of Moves Inc, a Los Angeles-based provider of animation services, from OMG PLC for $1.28 million in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/14/14 Energy West Development Inc-Pipeline Black Hills Exploration & Prod 1.2 Black Hills Exploration & Production Inc, a unit of Black Hills Corp, definitively agreed to acquire the pipeline assets, located in Wyoming, of Energy West Development Inc, a Great Falls-based provider of energy commodities, and a unit of Energy West Inc, owned by Gas Natural Inc, for $1.2 million. The transaction was to include the Shoshone Pipeline and Glacier Pipeline systems and certain other assets.
10/16/14 eSignSystems DocMagic Inc 1.2 DocMagic Inc acquired eSignSystems, a Tucson-based provider of management software solutions services, from Wave Systems Corp for $1.2 million in cash.
10/16/14 Earth Power Resources Inc US Geothermal Inc 0.3 US Geothermal agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Earth Power Resources Inc, a Tulsa-based provider of geothermal energy services, in exchange for 0.693 million UGI common shares valued at $0.326 million in a stock swap transaction. The shares were valued based on UGI's closing stock price of $0.471 on October 15, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
10/12/14 CSX Corp Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd   Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd of Canada was rumored to be planning to merge with CSX Corp, a Jacksonville-based provider of rail transportation services.
10/13/14 Carolina Pines Regional Capella Healthcare Inc   Capella Healthcare Inc, a unit of GTCR LLC, definitively agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, a Hartsville-based owner and operator of hospital, from Health Management Associates Inc, a unit of Community Health Systems Inc.
10/13/14 Cloudscaling Group Inc EMC Corp   EMC Corp agreed to acquire Cloudscaling Group Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of cloud computing services.
10/13/14 Future Ads LLC Kitara Media Corp   Kitara Media Corp definitively agreed to merge with Future Ads LLC, an Irvine-based provider of online advertising services.
10/13/14 Advanced Biologics LLC-Assets Bioventus LLC   Bioventus LLC, a jointly-owned unit of Essex Woodlands Health Ventures and Smith & Nephew PLC of United Kingdom, acquired the OsteoAMP product line of Advanced Biologics LLC, a Carlsbad-based provider of clinically relevant biologic solutions development services, and a unit of INC Research LLC, a jointly-owned unit of Avista Capital Holdings LP and Teachers Private Capital.
10/13/14 Bennett & Shade Co Arthur J Gallagher & Co   Arthur J. Gallagher & Co acquired Benett & Shade Co, Decatur-based provider of retail insurance brokerage services.
10/13/14 Hukill Hazlett Harrington Assured NL Ins Agency Inc   Assured NL Insurance Agency Inc, a unit of GTCR LLC's AssuredPartners Inc subsidiary, acquired Hukill Hazlett Harrington Agency Inc, a Cincinnati-based independent insurance agency.
10/13/14 The Composites Group Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc   Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc, a unit of HGGC LLC, definitively agreed to acquire The Composites Group, a Highland Heights-based manufacturer and seller of engineered composite compounds, from Highlander Partners LP.
10/13/14 BICOM LLC Solanbridge Group Inc   Solanbridge Group Inc acquired a 51% interest in BICOM LLC, a Clarksburg-based provider of marketing and advertising services.
10/13/14 Government Outreach Inc Accela Inc   Accela Inc, a unit of Bregal Investments Inc's Bregal Sagemount LLC subsidiary, acquired a Pleasanton-based provider of citizen relationship management solutions.
10/13/14 Bell O International Corp Twin-Star International Inc   Twin-Star International Inc, a unit of Trivest Partners LP, acquired Bell O International Corp, a Morganville-based manufacturer and marketer of audio/video furniture and other consumer electronics accessories.
10/13/14 Neovia Logistics Services LLC Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Rhone Capital LLC, a unit of Rhone Group LLC, through its investment funds unit, planned to acquire Neovia Logistics Services LLC, a Downers Grove-based provider of logistics services, from Platinum Equity LLC (65%) and Caterpillar (35%). Terms were not disclosed. Originally, Platinum and Caterpillar, was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its entire share capital of Neovia. Goldman Sachs Private Equity Group and Rhone Capital LLC were rumored potential bidders.
10/13/14 TransFirst Inc Vista Equity Partners LLC   Vista Equity Partners LLC was planning to acquire TransFirst Inc, a Hauppauge-based provider of transaction processing services, from Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Previously, Welsh acquired TransFirst in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/14/14 Absolute Computer Solutions Alliance Technologies Inc   Alliance Technologies Inc, a unit of Iowa Network Services Inc, acquired Absolute Computer Solutions, a provider of information technology services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10/14/14 Camstar Systems Inc Siemens AG   Siemens AG of Germany agreed to acquire Camstar Systems Inc, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based developer of manufacturing execution system software. Terms were not disclosed.
10/14/14 DramaFever Corp SoftBank Internet & Media Inc   SoftBank Internet & Media Inc, a unit if SoftBank Corp, definitively agreed to acquire DramaFever Corp, a New York-based provider of online video hosting services.
10/14/14 NAVEX Global Inc Vista Equity Partners LLC   Vista Equity Partners LLC planned to acquire NAVEX Global Inc, located in Lake Oswego-based provider of enterprise risk awareness solutions services, from Riverside Co, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
10/14/14 CQuotient Inc Demandware Inc   Demandware Inc acquired CQuotient Inc, a Cambridge-based developer of enterprise cloud commerce software.
10/14/14 Medallion Analytics Software eLynx Ltd   eLynx Ltd, a unit of American Capital Ltd, definitively agreed to acquire Medallion Analytics Software Corp, a Pittsburgh-based provider of data extraction services.
10/14/14 Potomac River Group LLC View Systems Inc   View Systems Inc signed a letter of intent to merge with Potomac River Group LLC, a provider of specialized and technical support services, in exchange for the issuance of common shares.
10/14/14 AFS/IBEX Finl Svcs Inc MetaBank,Storm Lake,Iowa   Metabank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meta Financial Group Inc, agreed to acquire AFS/IBEX Financial Services Inc, a Forth Worth-based insurance agency.
10/14/14 Savor Coffee Co Inc American Diversified Hldg Corp   American Diversified Holdings Corp signed a letter of intent to acquire Savor Coffee Co Inc, a producer and wholesaler of roasted coffee.
10/14/14 iModules Software Inc Leeds Equity Partners LLC   Leeds Equity Partners LLC acquired iModules Software Inc, a developer of web-based content management system applications, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/14/14 Multisorb Technologies Inc Investor Group   A management-led investor group comprised of Multisorb Technologies chairman Michael McGee, president James Renda and Summer Street Capital Partners LLC acquired MTI, a manufacturer of absorbent chemicals, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/14/14 U-Line Corp The Middleby Corp   The Middleby Corp definitively agreed to acquire U-Line Corp, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of ice-making appliances, from Linsalata Capital Partners Inc.
10/14/14 Z Gallerie Inc Brentwood Associates Inc   Brentwood Associates Inc, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Z Gallerie Inc, a Gardena-based manufacturer of home furnishings and decorative accessories, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
10/15/14 Spectrio Inc Riverside Co   Riverside Co acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Spectrio Inc, an Oldsmar-based provider of messaging on hold services, from SJ Partners LLC and undisclosed investors in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
10/15/14 Electronic Control Systems Inc Huron Capital Partners LLC   Huron Capital Partners LLC acquired Electronic Control Systems Inc, a Poway-based provider of building automation solutions, from Control Techniques PLC in a leveraged buyout transaction. Concurrently, Huron acquired Green Total Solutions Inc. Terms were not disclosed.
10/15/14 Clear Measures LLC Data Intensity LLC   Data Intensity LLC acquired Clear Measures LLC, a Covington-based provider of business analytics and database management services.
10/15/14 Wholesale Roofing Supply Inc Beacon Roofing Supply Inc   Beacon Roofing Supply Inc acquired Wholesale Roofing Supply Inc, a Grand Prairie-based wholesaler of residential roofing materials.
10/15/14 Green Total Solutions Inc Huron Capital Partners LLC   Huron Capital Partners LLC acquired Green Total Solutions Inc, a Poway-based provider of energy solutions for industrial applications, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Concurrently, Huron acquired Electronic Control Systems Inc. Terms were not disclosed.
10/15/14 3SHARE Corp Publicis Groupe SA   Publicis Groupe SA of France acquired 3SHARE Corp, a Carlsbad-based provider of consulting, training, development and remote operation management solutions services.
10/15/14 Le Labo Inc The Estee Lauder Cos Inc   The Estee Lauder Cos Inc definitively agreed to acquire Le Labo Inc, a New York-based owner and operator of perfume and cosmetics stores. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10/15/14 MD On-Line Inc Ability Network Inc   Ability Network Inc definitively agreed to acquire MD On-Line Inc, a developer of electronic claims software for the healthcare industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10/15/14 Anametrix Inc Ensighten Inc   Ensighten Inc acquired Anametrix Inc, a San Diego-based developer of business analytics software. Terms were not disclosed.
10/15/14 United Orthopedic Group Inc Breg Inc   Breg, backed by Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC, merged with United Orthopedic Group, a manufacturer and wholesaler of orthotic, orthopedic and rehabilitation products.
10/16/14 North Amer Magnesium Prod LLC Acana Capital Corp   Acana Capital Corp of Canada planned to acquire the entire share capital of North American Magnesium Products LLC, a Knoxville-based manufacturer of magnesium metal and related magnesium products.
10/16/14 Faison Entrps-Ppty Mgmt Svcs CNL Commercial Real Estate Inc   CNL Commercial Real Estate Inc agreed to acquire the property management services business of Faison Enterprises Inc, a Charlotte-based real estate investment, development and management firm.
10/16/14 Pennfield Oil Co Inc Pharmgate LLC   Pharmgate LLC, a unit of Jinhe Biotechnology Co Ltd, agreed to acquire Pennfield Oil Co Inc, a Omaha-based producer of animal feeds.
10/16/14 Folio 21 Furniture LLC Hackney Home Furnishings Inc   Hackney Home Furnishings Inc, a unit of HT Hackney Co, agreed to acquire Folio 21 Furniture LLC, a bedroom and dining furniture company.
10/16/14 Armor5 Inc Digital Guardian   Digital Guardian, a unit of Verdasys Inc, acquired Armor5 Inc, a Santa Clara-based provider of cloud services.
10/16/14 J Cioffi Cargo Management Inc H&M Terminals Transport Inc   H&M Terminals Transport Inc, a unit of H&M International Transportation Inc, agreed to merge with J Cioffi Cargo Management Inc, a Carteret-based warehouse and trucking company.
10/16/14 Tinode Tagged Inc   Tagged Inc acquired Tinode, a developer of messaging applications.
10/16/14 Central Desktop Inc Premiere Global Services Inc   Premiere Global Services Inc acquired Central Desktop Inc, a Pasadena, California-based provider of collaboration software and services.
         
Source: Thomson Reuters        

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