Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
Allergan Inc Actavis PLC 68,445.4 Actavis PLC of Ireland, acting as white knight, definitively agreed to acquire the acquire the entire share capital of Allergan Inc, an Irvine-based manufacturer of eye care, neuromodulator and skin care pharmaceutical products, for $68.445 billion via a challenging offer. Actavis offered $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 ordinary shares per Allergan share. Based on Actavis' closing stock price of $243.77 on 14 November, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Allergan share was valued at $219. Upon completion, Allergan common shares were to be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Previously, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, through its wholly-owned AGMS Inc subsidiary, and Pershing Square Capital Management LP launched a hostile tender offer to acquire the remaining 90.29% interest in Allergan. Originally, Actavis was rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Allergan.
Bakken Pipeline Project Energy Transfer Partners LP 3,750.0 Energy Transfer Partners LP agreed to raise its interest to 75% from 30% by acquiring a 45% stake in Bakken Pipeline Project, an owner and operator of crude oil pipelines, from Energy Transfer Equity LP for an estimated $3.75 billion.
Cobalt Capital Partners Colony Financial Inc 1,600.0 Colony Financial Inc definitively agreed to acquire Cobalt Capital Partners, an Irving-based real estate investment firm, for an estimated $1.6 billion.
First Wind Holdings LLC SunEdison Inc 1,510.0 SunEdison Inc definitively agreed to acquire First Wind Holdings LLC , a Boston-based renewable energy electric utility company, for an estimated $1.51 billion. The consideration offered was to consist of $299 mil, $340 million in seller notes, the assumption of $361 million in liabilities and up to a further $510 million in profit-related payments. Concurrently, TerraForm Power LLC definitively agreed to acquire a portfolio of operating wind and solar assets of First Wind Holdings.
First Wind Hldg LLC-Operating TerraForm Power LLC 862.0 TerraForm Power LLC, a unit of TerraForm Power Inc, ultimately-owned by SunEdison Inc, definitively agreed to acquire a portfolio of operating wind and solar power assets of First Wind Holdings LLC, a Boston-based renewable energy electric utility company, for an estimated $862 mil, including the assumption of an undisclosed amount in liabilities. Concurrently, SunEdison definitively agreed to acquire First Wind Holdings.
Oplink Communications Inc Koch Optics Inc 428.2 Koch Optics Inc, a unit of Koch Industries Inc, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Oplink Communications Inc, a Fremont-based manufacturer of fiber optic networking components, via a tender offer for $24.25 in cash per share, or a total value of $428.153 million. The offer was conditioned upon at least majority of Oplink Communications's shares being tendered.
Hanley Wood LLC-Exhibitions Informa PLC 375.0 Informa PLC of the UK agreed to acquire exhibitions business of Hanley Wood LLC, a Washington-based publisher of trade magazines, for $375 million in cash.
Online Yearbook Rocky Mountain Resource Holdings LLC 357.7 Rocky Mountain Resource Holdings LLC acquired a 69.06% interest, or 5.2 million shares of Online Yearbook, a Henderson-based provider, producer, designer and publisher of online yearbooks for schools, for $357.671 million.
Abbott Animal Health Zoetis Inc 255.0 Zoetis Inc agreed to acquire Abbot Animal Health, an Abbot Park-based provider of veterinary services, from Abbott Laboratories for $255 mi.
Lightbridge Communications Corp Tech Mahindra Ltd 240.0 Tech Mahindra Ltd of India definitively agreed to acquire Lightbridge Communications Corp, a McLean-based provider of telecommunication services, for an estimated $240 million.
BinOptics Corp M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc 230.0 M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc definitively agreed to acquire BinOptics Corp, an Ithaca-based manufacturer of monolithically integrated optoelectronic components, for $230 million in cash.
Change Healthcare Corp Emdeon Inc 185.0 Emdeon Inc, a unit of Blackstone Group LP, definitively agreed to acquire Change Healthcare Corp, a Brentwood-based provider of healthcare consumer engagement and transparency solutions, for an estimated $185 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $135 million in cash and up to $50 million in profit-related payments.
Pan West Engineers & Constructors LLC Investor Group 168.0 An investor group comprised of state-owned National Insurance Board of Trinidad & Tobago, National Enterprises Ltd and Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corp acquired the entire share capital of Pan West Engineers & Constructors LLC, a Houston-based provider of engineering services, from General Electric Capital Corp, a unit of General Electric Co, for $168 million. The transaction included the acquisition of a 10% stake in Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd.
Compuware Corp-Office Building 1000 Webward LLC 142.0 1000 Webward LLC definitively agreed to acquire the office building located in Detroit, Michigan, of Compuware Corp, a Detroit-based developer of application performance management software, for $142 million in cash.
Dean & DeLuca Inc Pace Development Corp PCL 140.0 PACE Development Corp PCL of Thailand agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Dean & DeLuca Inc, a New York-based multi-channel retailer of gourmet and specialty foods, for $140 million.
Four Seasons Resort Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc 140.0 Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc agreed to acquire Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, a Scottsdale-based hotel, from Walton Street Capital LLC for $140 million.
MoGas Pipeline LLC CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust 125.0 CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MoGas Pipeline LLC, a St Peters-based owner and operator of natural gas pipelines, for $125 million in cash. The transaction was to include United Property Systems LLC.
ChyronHego Corp Vector Capital Corp 113.5 Vector Capital Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of ChyronHego Corporation, a Melville-based provider of graphics services, from MWW Group Inc, a unit of Interpublic Group of Cos Inc's GolinHarris International subsidiary, for $2.82 in cash per share, or a total value of $113.513 million in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Valley Financial,Roanoke,VA BNC Bancorp,Thomasville,NC 98.9 BNC Bancorp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Valley Financial Corp, a Roanoke-based bank holding company, in a stock swap transaction valued at $98.899 million. BNC Bancorp offered $20 common shares per Valley Financial share.
Allylix Inc Evolva Holding SA 61.0 Evolva Holding SA of Switzerland agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Allylix Inc, a San Diego-based manufacturer of renewable chemical products, in exchange for 46 million new ordinary shares valued at $61.033 million. The shares were valued based on Evolva Holdings's closing stock price of $1.327 on 17 November 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza Carey Watermark Investors Inc 56.7 Carey Watermark Investors Inc acquired Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, a Kansas-based hotel, from Noble Investment Group LLC for 56.7 million.
Frost Bk Tower,One Amer Ctr, California State Teachers' Retirement System 48.7 California State Teachers' Retirement System acquired the remaining 40% stake which it did not already own in Frost Bank Tower, One American Center and 300 West 6th Street, located in Austin, Texas, from Parkway Properties Inc, an Orlando-based real estate investment trust, for $48.68 million. Concurrently, Parkway Properties acquired the remaining 60% interest which it did not already own in the San Jacinto Center and One Congress Plaza from California State Teachers' Retirement System.
RFL Electronics Inc Hubbell Power Systems Inc 20.0 Hubbell Power Systems Inc, a unit of Hubbell Inc, acquired RFL Electronics Inc, a Boonton-Township-based manufacturer and wholesaler of communication and protection products, from SL Industries Inc for an estimated $20 million.
Nicox Inc Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl 20.0 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc acquired Nicox Inc, a Fort Worth-based manufacturer of diagnostic medical devices, from Nicox SA for an estimated $20 million. The consideration offered consisted of $10 million in cash and up to $10 million in profit-related payments.
Groovebook Shutterfly Inc 14.5 Shutterfly Inc acquired Groovebook, a Delaware-based provider of mobile photo book applications, for $14.5 million.
Archetype Credit-Loans Colony American Finance LLC 11.6 Colony American Finance LLC, a unit of Colony American Homes Inc, acquired the loan portfolio of single family homes of Archetype Credit Opportunity Fund LP, a provider of money lending services, for $11.5 million based on the standard capitalization rate of 7%.
Ruths Hospitality Group Inc-Mitchells Landry's Inc 10.0 Landry's Inc definitively agreed to acquire the Mitchells Fish Market and Mitchells/Camerons Steakhouse businesses of Ruths Hospitality Group Inc, a Heathrow-based owner and operator of restaurants, for $10 million.
Atna Resources-Subsidiaries(2) Waterton Nevada Splitter LLC 10.0 Waterton Nevada Splitter LLC, a unit of Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman LP, agreed to acquire two subsidiaries of Atna Resources Ltd, a Golden-based gold and metals mining company, for $10 million.
BranchOut Inc 1-Page Ltd 4.7 1-Page Ltd of Australia agreed to acquire the entire share capital of BranchOut Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of online professional networking services, for $4.745 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $2 million in cash and the issuance of 7. 5 million new 1-Page ordinary shares valued at $2.745 million. The shares were valued based on 1-Page's closing stock price of $0.366 on 13 November 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Vicon Inds Inc-Operating Facility MD Jahirul Islam 3.5 MD Jahirul Islam agreed to acquire the operating facility of Vicon Industries Inc, a Hauppauge-based manufacturer of closed circuit television systems and system components, for $3.5 million.
Rae Launo Corp-Coffee Bus Farmer Bros Co 1.5 Farmer Bros Co definitively agreed to acquire the delivery amd in-room distribution coffee businesses of Rae Launo Corp, a Tampa-based wholesaler of coffee and tea, for $1.5 million.
Dollars Per Minute Inc-Certain Assets EVINE Live Inc 1.1 EVINE Live Inc agreed to acquire certain assets of Dollars Per Minute Inc, a New York-based provider of integrated direct marketing and ecommerce services, for $1.064 million. The transaction was to include the EVINE brand.
Heinen & Associates LLC PI-2 Texas LLC 0.6 PI-2 Texas LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Starrex International Ltd, acquired Heinen & Associates LLC, an investment company, for $0.64 million. The consideration offered consisted of $0.05 million in cash, $0.275 million in promissory notes and 0.450 million Starrex International common shares valued at $0.315 million. The shares were valued based on Starrex International's closing stock price of $0.7 on 19 November 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
VFA Inc Accruent LLC   Accruent LLC, a unit of TA Associates Management LP, acquired VFA Inc, a Boston-based provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management.
Cutanogen Corp Amarantus Biosciences Hldg Inc   Amarantus Biosciences Holdings Inc was granted an option to acquire the entire share capital of Cutanogen Corp, a Cincinnati-based biotechnology company, from Lonza Group AG of Switzerland's Lonza Walkersville Inc subsidiary.
Brand Collective Inc Anchorage Capital Partners Pty   Anchorage Capital Partners Pty Ltd of Australia was planning to acquire Brand Collective Inc, a Miami-based provider of branding and marketing services, from Pacific Brands Ltd in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Potentia Pharmaceuticals Inc Apellis Pharmaceuticals LLC   Apellis Pharmaceuticals LLC acquired Potentia Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Crestwood-based biotechnology company.
Dead Down Wind LLC Arcus Hunting LLC   Arcus Hunting LLC, a unit of Bregal Partners, acquired Dead Down Wind LLC, a Pleasant Valley-based manufacturer of scent elimination products for hunters. Terms were not disclosed.
Miller Harrison Insurance Services Arthur J Gallagher & Co   Arthur J Gallagher & Co acquired Miller Harrison Insurance Services, a Muscatine-based insurance agency. Terms were not disclosed.
Fantasy Flight Publishing Inc Asmodee Group SASU   Asmodee Group SASU of France, a unit of Eurazeo SA, agreed to merge with Fantasy Flight Publishing Inc, a Roseville-based hobby games publisher. Terms were not disclosed.
UHY Advisors Inc-Texas Practice BDO USA LLP   BDO USA LLP, a unit of BDO International Ltd, agreed to acquire the Texas Practice of UHY Advisors Inc, a Chicago-based provider of accounting, auditing and tax and business consulting services. Terms were not disclosed.
Vagrant Records Inc BMG Chrysalis US   BMG Chrysalis US acquired Vagrant Records Inc, a Los Angeles-based provider of management services for various musicians, artists and entertainers.
Vycon Inc Calnetix Technologies LLC   Calnetix Technologies LLC acquired Vycon Inc, a Cerritos-based manufacturer of high cycling energy storage flywheel systems and machinery.
Matchbook Labs Inc Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd   Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd of Australia, a unit of Insight Venture Partners LLC, acquired Matchbook Labs Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of online survey software applications. Terms were not disclosed.
Multimedia Platforms LLC Explore Anywhere Holdings Corp   Explore Anywhere Holdings Corp signed a letter of intent to acquire Multimedia Platforms LLC, a Fort Lauderdale-based multimedia technology and publishing company.
Bk of America Corp-Branch Banking(6) First Bank,Strasburg,Virginia   First Bank, a unit of First National Corp, agreed to acquire six branch banking operations of Charlotte-based Bank of America Corp.
Gambassa Inc Greenwood Hall Inc   Greenwood Hall Inc agreed to acquire Gambassa Inc, a Marina del Rey-based provider of SaaS-based, next-generation stand-alone educational ecosystems for the K-20 and small-to-medium business markets. Terms were not disclosed.
Swarm Solutions Inc Groupon Inc   Groupon Inc acquired Swarm Solutions Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of online CRM tools for offline retail stores. Terms were not disclosed.
Hyperspring LLC GSE Power Systems Inc   GSE Power Systems Inc, a unit of GSE Systems Inc, acquired Hyperspring LLC, a Madison-based provider of staff augmentation, training and development and plant operations support services. Concurrently, GSE Power Systems acquired a 50% interest in IntelliQlik LLC.
IntelliQlik LLC GSE Power Systems Inc   GSE Power Systems Inc, a unit of GSE Systems Inc, acquired a 50% interest in IntelliQlik LLC, a developer of online learning and learning management software. Concurrently, GSE Power Systems acquired Hyperspring LLC.
Hip Appeal Inc In Media Corp   In Media Corp signed a letter of intent to acquire the entire share capital of Hip Appeal Inc, a Carlsbad-based manufacturer and wholesaler of women's outerwear apparel.
Lighthouse Holdings Inc Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Kelso & Co and Estancia Capital Management definitively agreed to acquire Lighthouse Holdings Inc, a Chicago-based closed-end investment fund, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Oasis Outsourcing LLC Investor Group   An investor group comprised of Stone Point Capital LLC and the management of Oasis Outsourcing LLC agreed to acquire Oasis, a West Palm Beach-based provider of human resource services, from Nautic Partners LLC in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Hospital Practice Associates Inc IPC The Hospitalist Co Inc   IPC The Hospitalist Co Inc acquired Hospital Practice Associates Inc, a Jacksonville-based provider of hospital medicine and post-acute services.
RealWeld Systems Inc Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc   Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc acquired RealWeld Systems Inc, a Columbus-based manufacturer of welding training systems, from EWI Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Smith Intl Inc-Houston Engineers Logan Oil Tools Inc   Logan Oil Tools Inc of Canada , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Logan International Inc, acquired the Houston Engineers Specialty Fishing Tool product line from Smith International Inc, a Houston-based manufacturer of oil drilling fluids, systems, tools and related products.
MarketCast Inc MarketCast Inc SPV   MarketCast Inc SPV, a special purpose acquisition vehicle created by RLJ Equity Partners LLC and GE Asset Management Inc, a unit of General Electric Co, Madison Capital Funding LLC and Brookside Mezzanine Partners, acquired MarketCast Inc, a Los Angeles-based provider of market research services, from Shamrock Capital Growth Fund III LP, a unit of Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, RLJ Equity Partners was rumored to be planning to acquire MarketCast.
OnFocus Healthcare Inc MedeAnalytics Inc   MedeAnalytics Inc acquired OnFocus Healthcare Inc, a Brentwood-based provider of consulting services.
MyWedding LLC Meredith Corp   Meredith Corp agreed to acquire MyWedding LLC, a Castle Rock-based provider of online marketplace services.
500friends Inc Merkle Inc   Merkle Inc acquired 500friends Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of loyalty solution software.
Airxcel Inc One Rock Capital Partners LLC   One Rock Capital Partners LLC acquired Airxcel Inc, a Wichita-based manufacturer of air conditioning equipment, from Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co LLC in a secondary buyout transaction. Previously, Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co acquired Airxcel Inc in a leveraged buyout transaction.
San Jacinto Center and One Congress Plaza Parkway Properties Inc   Parkway Properties Inc acquired the remaining 60% interest which it did not already own in the San Jacinto Center and One Congress Plaza, located in Austin, Texas, from California State Teachers' Retirement System, a Sacramento-based provider of retirement benefit services. Concurrently, California State Teachers' Retirement System acquired the remaining 40% which it did not already own in One American Center, Frost Bank Tower and 300 West 6th Street from Parkway Properties.
Main Steel Polishing Co Inc Peak Rock Capital LLC   Peak Rock Capital LLC acquired Main Steel Polishing Co Inc, a Tinton Falls-based provider of steel processing services, from Shale-Inland LLC in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Drs Foster & Smith Inc Petco Animal Supplies Inc   Petco Animal Supplies Inc, jointly-owned by TPG Partners LP and Leonard Green & Partners LP, agreed to acquire Drs Fosters & Smith Inc, a Rhinelander-based retailer of pet supplies and medicines. Terms were not disclosed.
Dallas Regional Medical Center Prime Healthcare Services Inc   Prime Healthcare Services Inc definitively agreed to acquire Dallas Regional Medical Center, a Mesquite-based hospital, from Community Health Systems Inc.
Talisman Energy Inc-Marcellus Regency Energy Partners LP   In November 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP was rumored to be planning to acquire the Marcellus Pipeline operations of Talisman Energy Inc, a Calgary-based oil and gas exploration and production company. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources close to the situation, the deal was valued at an estimated $1 billion.
Motley Bunch Inc Return Path Inc   Return Path Inc acquired Motley Bunch Inc, a Pleasanton-based developer of technology to parse unstructured email data.
Fisher/Unitech Inc Riverside Co   Riverside Co acquired Fisher/Unitech Inc, a Troy-based provider of information technology and engineering services, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
RotoMetrics Sentinel Capital Partners LLC   Sentinel Capital Partners LLC acquired RotoMetrics, a Eureka-based manufacturer and distributor of precision rotary tools, flexible dies and rotary toolings, from Morgenthaler Partners, a unit of Morgenthaler Private Equity, in a secondary buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Previously, Morgenthaler Partners acquired RotoMetrics in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Exterran Hldg-Intl&Fabrication Shareholders   Exterran Holdings Inc, a Houston-based provider of natural gas compression, equipment rental, maintenance and operations services, planned to spin off its international and fabrication businesses to its shareholders.
Finetech Inc Structural Integrity Associates Inc,   Structural Integrity Associates Inc, a unit of HBS Group Inc, signed a letter of intent to acquire Finetech Inc, a Parsippany-based provider of applications and solutions in chemical control processes.
Rain Forest Adventures Holding Ltd TransGlobe Internet & Telecom Co Ltd   TransGlobe Internet & Telecom Co Ltd of Canada signed a letter of intent to acquire the entire share capital of Rain Forest Adventures Holding Ltd, a Miami-based provider of rainforest tour and adventure services, in exchange for TransGlobe Internet & Telecomcommon shares in a reverse takeover transaction.
St James Fed Svgs & Loan Assn Wells Financial Corp   Wells Financial Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of St James-based St James Federal Savings & Loan Association, in exchange for Wells Financial common shares.
Wentworth Laboratories Inc-Vertical Probe WinWay Technology Co Ltd   WinWay Technology Co Ltd of Taiwan acquired the vertical probe card assets of Wentworth Laboratories Inc, a Brookfield-based manufacturer of probe cards and wafer probing products.
Kimco Realty Corp-Shopping Center Portfolio World Class Capital Group LLC   World Class Capital Group LLC acquired the shopping center portfolio of Kimco Realty Corp, a New Hyde Park-based real estate investment trust.
US M&A Deals Announced November 16 - November 21, 2014      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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