Target Acquirer Value ($millionlions) Synopsis
Rite Aid Corp Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 17,200.0 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Rite Aid Corp (Rite Aid), a Camp Hill-based owner and operator of drug stores, for $9 in cash per share, or a total of $17.2 billion, including the assumption of $7.496 billion in liabillionities. Originally, WBA was rumored to be in negotiations to acquire Rite Aid.
Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc Duke Energy Corp 6,594.9 Duke Energy Corp definitively agreed to merge with Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc, a Charlotte-based natural gas distributor, for $60 in cash per share or a total of $6.595 billion, including the assumption of $1.8 billion in liabillionities.
Interactive Data Corp Intercontinental Exchange Inc 5,267.2 Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE) definitively agreed to acquire Interactive Data Corp (IDC), a Bedford-based provider of financial data market services, from Silver Lake Management LLC (Silver Lake) and Warburg Pincus LLC (Warburg), for $5.267 billion. The consideration consisted of $3.65 billion in cash and the issuance of 6.5 million ICE common shares valued at $1.617 billion. The shares were valued based on ICE's closing stock price of $248.8 on 23 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. Originally, in April 2015, Silver Lake and Warburg was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its IDC unit.
Astoria Financial Corp New York Community Bancorp Inc 1,981.5 New York Community Bancorp Inc (New York) definitively agreed to merge with Lake Success-based Astoria Financial Corp (Astoria) via a stock swap transaction valued at $1.981 billion. New York offered $0.5 in cash and 1 common share per Astoria share. Based on New York's closing stock price of $19.16 on 28 October 2015, each Astoria share was valued at $19.66. Upon completion, New York will hold 82%, while Astoria will hold 18% of the combined entity. Originally, In October 2015, Astoria was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the entire share capital of the company.
Diamond Foods Inc Snyder's-Lance Inc 1,955.5 Snyder's-Lance Inc (Snyder) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Diamond Foods Inc (Diamond), a Stockton-based producer and wholesaler of culinary, snack, in-shell and ingredient nuts via a stock swap transaction valued at $1.955 billion including assumption of liabillionities. Snyder offered Oaktree Capital Management LP $12.5 in cash per share, 0.775 common shares and $0.64 dividends per Diamond share. Based on Snyder's closing stock price of $36.08 on 27 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Diamond share was valued $40.462. Upon completion of the deal, Diamond shareholders would own 26% of the combined entity. Originally, Kellogg Co was rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Diamond.
Northern Tier Energy LP Western Refining Inc 1,549.1 Western Refining Inc (Western) planned to launch an unsolicited tender offer for the remaining 61.6% interest or 57.211 million shares it did not already own in Northern Tier Energy LP (Northern), a Ridgefield-based crude petroleum and natural gas company, for $1.549 billion. Western offered $17.5 in cash and 0.2266 per Northern share. Based on Western's closing stock price of $42. 26 on 23 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Northern share was valued at $27.076.
Vistana Signature Experiences Inc Interval Leisure Group Inc 1,500.0 Interval Leisure Group Inc (Interval) definitively agreed to merge with Vistana Signature Experiences Inc, an Orlando-based hotel owner and operator via a stock swap reverse takeover transaction. Interval will acquire a portion of the Vistana shares from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc in exchange for an estimated $1.5 billion in Interval common shares. Upon completion of the reverse morris transaction, Interval and Starwood would own 45% and 55% in the entity respectively. Originally, in October 2015, Interval was rumored to be planning to acquire vacation ownership business of Starwood.
The PEP Boys-Manny Moe & Jack Inc Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC 809.8 Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC, a unit of Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc, definitively agreed to merge with The PEP Boys-Manny Moe & Jack Inc (Pep Boys), a Philadelphia-based retailer of automotive parts and accessories, for $15 in cash per share or a total of $809.794 million through an agreed offer. The offer was conditioned upon at least majority of Pep Boys shares being tendered. Upon completion of the deal, Pep Boys common shares will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Originally, in May 2015, Pep Boys was rumored to be seeking a buyer for the company. Golden Gate Capital and Gamco Investors Inc were named as potential bidders back then
North Star Bluescope Steel BlueScope Steel Ltd 760.0 BlueScope Steel Ltd of Australia agreed to acquire the remaining 50% interest it did not already own in North Star Bluescope Steel, a Delta-based manufacturer of steel products, from its joint venture partner Cargill Inc for $760 million. The consideration consisted of $720 million in cash and the assumption of $40 million in liabillionities.
Lancope Inc Cisco Systems Inc 452.5 Cisco Systems Inc agreed to acquire Lancope Inc, an Alpharetta-based software publisher, for an estimated $452.5 million.
Juno Lighting LLC Acuity Brands Inc 385.0 Acuity Brands Inc agreed to pay $385 million in cash to acquire the entire share capital of Juno Lighting LLC, a Des Plaines-based manufacturer and wholesaler of downlighting and track lighting fixtures, from Square D Co, a unit of Schneider Electric SA.
Diebold Inc-North American Electronic Security Business Securitas AB 350.0 Securitas AB of Sweden agreed to acquire the North American electronic security business of Diebold Inc, a North Canton-based manufacturer and wholesaler of automated teller machine, for an estimated $350 million.
Nipro Diagnostics Inc Sinocare Inc 273.0 Sinocare Inc of China definitively agreed to acquire Nipro Diagnostics Inc, a Fort Lauderdale-based manufacturer and wholesaler of diabetes monitoring equipment, from Nipro Corp for an estimated $273 million in cash.
CB&I Stone & Webster Inc Westinghouse Electric Co LLC 229.0 Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, a unit of Toshiba Corp, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of CB&I Stone & Webster Inc, a Baton Rouge-based provider of nuclear construction and integrated services, from Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV's unit The Shaw Group Inc for $229 million. The consideration consisted of $161 million and up to $68 million in profit-related payments. The transaction included the V.C. Summer project in South Carolina, the Vogtle project in Georgia and the nuclear projects in China.
TriVascular Technologies Inc Endologix Inc 211.0 Endologix Inc (Endologix) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of TriVascular Technologies Inc, a Santa Rosa-based manufacturer and wholesaler of medical devices, for an estimated $211 million. The consideration consited of the issuance of an estimated $187 million in Endologix common shares and $24 million in cash. Upon completion of the deal, the merged entity will be be renamed Endologix.
DCG Systems Inc FEI Co 160.0 FEI Co definitively agreed to acquire DCG Systems Inc, a Fremont-based manufacturer of electrical signals measuring and testing instruments, for $160 million in cash.
ABM Security Services Inc Universal Protection Service Inc 131.0 Universal Services of America's unit Universal Protection Service Inc acquired ABM Security Services Inc, a Houston-based provider of custom, residential, and commercial security services, from ABM Industries Inc for $131 million.
River Valley Bancorp German American Bancorp Inc, Jasper,Indiana 86.7 German American Bancorp Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of River Valley Bancorp (River), a Madison-based bank holding company, via a stock swap transaction valued at $86.889 million. German offered 0.770 common shares and $0.99 in cash per River share. Based on German's closing stock price of $31.92 in 23 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each River share was valued at $34.478.
VBI Vaccines Inc SciVac Therapeutics Inc 83.9 SciVac Therapeutics Inc(SciVac) of Israel definitively agreed to merge with VBI Vaccines Inc, a Cambridge-based manufacturer of biological products for a $83.864 million via a stock swap transaction. The shares were valued based on SciVac's closing stock price of $0.175 on 23 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. Upon completion of the deal, SciVac will be renamed VBI Vaccines Inc.
Encon Inc Amcor Ltd 55.0 Amcor Ltd of Australia acquired Encon Inc, a Dayton-based manufacturer of plastics products, for $55 million.
PowerObjects HCL Technologies Ltd 46.0 HCL Technologies Ltd of India acquired PowerObjects, a Minneapolis-based provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM services, for an estimated $46 million in cash.
Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc-Non-core Retail Properties,Oklahoma(3) Ladder Capital Corp 28.2 Ladder Capital Corp paid $28.2 million to acquire three non-core retail properties, located in Oklahoma, owned by Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc, a Virginia Beach-based real estate investment trust.
American Enterprise Bankshares Inc Fidelity Southern Corp 27.0 Fidelity Southern Corp definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Jacksonville-based American Enterprise Bankshares Inc, in exchange for an estimated $27 million in common shares.
Mach7 Technologies Pte Ltd 3D Medical Ltd 25.7 3D Medical Ltd (3D) of Australia, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Mach7 Technologies Pte LtD, a Burlington-based provider of enterprise image management systems services, in exchange for 459.5 million 3D ordinary shares valued at $25.732 million. The shares were valued based on 3D's closing stock price of AUD 0.078 ($0.056) on 23 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Industrial Facility(Torrance) Totex Manufacturing Inc 9.8 Totex Manufacturing Inc planned to acquire Industrial Facility (Torrance), a Torrance-based lessor of nonresidential buildings, for $9.8 million.
Perseon Corp Galil Medical Inc 9.8 Galil Medical Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Perseon Corp (Perseon), a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer and wholesaler of services, systems, and electromedical equipments, for $1 in cash per share, or a total value of $9.766 million, via a tender offer. The offer is conditional upon the majority of Perseon shares tendered.
Etherios Inc West Monroe Partners LLC 9.0 PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada LLP's unit West Monroe Partners LLC acquired Etherios Inc, a Dallas-based software publisher, from Digi International Inc for $9 million.
BST Distribution Inc uSell.com Inc 7.1 uSell.com Inc (uSell) acquired the entire share capital of BST Distribution Inc, a West Babylon-based wholesaler of cellular handsets and accessories, in exchange for 9.359 million uSell common shares valued at $7.108 million via a stock swap transaction. The shares were valued based on uSell's closing stock price of $0.76 on 22 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Bosch International LLC XLI Technologies Inc 5.5 XLI Technologies Inc (XLI) acquired the entire share capital of Bosch International LLC, a Baton Rouge-based manufacturer of lighting equipment, in exchange for 25 million new common shares valued at $5. 5 million. The shares were valued based on XLI's closing stock price of $0.22 on 26 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Zootly LLC Ethos Gold Corp 3.4 Ethos Gold Corp (Ethos Gold) of Canada signed a Letter of Intent {LoI} to acquire the entire share capital of Zootly LLC, a New York-based developer of mobillione application software, from Totally Edge LLC and other shareholders in exchange for 35.12 million common shares valued at $3.415 million. This will be done through a reverse takeover transaction. The shares were valued based on Ethos Gold's closing stock price of $0. 128 on 26 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement. On completion of the deal, Ethos Gold will change its name to Zootly Holdings Corp.
Redstone Resources Corp-Zonia Copper Project Cardero Resource Corp 0.3 Cardero Resource Corp(Cardero) of Canada definitely agreed to acquire zonia copper project of Redstone Resources Corp, a Carson-based copper and nickel ore mine operator, owned by Redstone Mining Corp, for a $0.258 million. The shares were valued based on Carderos closing stock price of $0.108 on 26 October 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Waste Recovery Enterprises LLC National Waste Management Holdings Inc 0.3 National Waste Management Holdings Inc acquired the entire share capital of Waste Recovery Enterprises LLC, a Bainbridge-based provider of waste processing and disposal services, for $0.25 million.
California Products Corp Audax Group LP   Audax Group LP acquired California Products Corp, an Andover-based manufacturer of coatings, via a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Allen Samuels Auto Group-Stores(12) AutoNation Inc   AutoNation Inc (AutoNation) agreed to acquire 12 stores of Allen Samuels Auto Group (Allen), a Fort Worth-based new car dealer. Originally, in October 2015, AutoNation was rumored to be planning to acquire Allen.
Binocular Inc Blippar.Com Ltd   Blippar.Com Ltd of the UK acquired Binocular Inc, an Austin-based developer of augmented and virtual reality software.
The Courts at Historic Manassas Capital Apartment Properties Inc   Capital Apartment PropertiesInc acquired The Courts at Historic Manassas, a Manassas-based lessor of residential buildings and dwellings.
Freedom Bank Of Oklahoma Capital Bank Holdings Inc   Capital Bank Holdings Inc planned to acquire Freedom Bank of Oklahoma, a Tulsa-based commercial bank.
Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc Clearlake Capital Group LP   Clearlake Capital Group LP, a unit of Reservoir Capital Group LLC, definitively agreed to acquire Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc, a Hebron-based provider of information technology infrastructure solutions and services, from Project Skyline Intermediate Holding Corp, ultimately owned by Platinum Equity LLC, via a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
World Nation Live Entertainment Inc Clearwave Telecommunications Inc   Clearwave Telecommunications Inc of Bahamas (Clearwater) agreed to acquire the entire share capital of World Nation Live Entertainment Inc (World Nation), a Las Vegas-based provider of entertainment services. Upon completion of the deal, Clearwater will change its name to World Nation.
E & E Enterprises Global Inc CMG Holdings Group Inc   CMG Holdings Group Inc signed a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire E & E Enterprises Global Inc, a Hampton-based provider of information technology services.
Filter Sensing Technologies Inc CTS Corp   CTS Corp acquired Filter Sensing Technologies Inc, a Malden-based manufacturer of advanced measurement and control technologies.
Zepol Corp Datamyne Inc   Datamyne Inc acquired Zepol Corp, an Edina-based developer of trade data tools software.
Bentrei Ltd EuroChem Trading USA Corp   EuroChem Trading USA Corp, a unit of EuroChem Group AG, acquired Bentrei Ltd, a Tulsa-based wholesaler of a variety of dry fertilizer and feed products.
LW Allen Inc Gen Cap America Inc   Gen Cap America Inc acquired LW Allen Inc, a Madison-based manufacturer of water and wastewater control systems and distributor of industrial and heavy-duty pumps to municipal and industrial customers, via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Future Fuels LLP-Ethanol Production Facility Green Plains Inc   Green Plains Inc acquired the ethanol production facility of Future Fuels LLP, a London-based fossil fuel electric power generation facility operator that is ultimately owned by Future Capital Partners Ltd.
Intersection Medical Inc-Certain Assets ImpediMed Ltd   ImpediMed Ltd of Australia acquired certain assets of Intersection Medical Inc, a Carlsbad-based provider of research and development services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Saffron Technology Inc Intel Corp   Intel Corp acquired Saffron Technology Inc, a Cary-based provider of a cognitive computing platform. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
MT Group LLC Intertek Group PLC   Intertek Group PLC of the UK acquired MT Group LLC and Materials Testing Lab, Inc. (together "MT"), a Farmingdale-based testing laboratory.
Hans Hagen Homes Inc-Residential Hombeuilding Operations M/I Homes Inc   M/I Homes Inc agreed to acquired the residential hombuilding operations of Hans Hagen Homes Inc, a Fridley-based constructor of residential properties.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc Metawater USA Inc   Metawater USA Inc, a unit of Metawater Co Ltd, agreed to merge with Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc, a Loves Park-based manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment equipment.
Campbell Global LLC-Crown Pine Louisiana Timberlands Molpus Woodlands Group LLC   Molpus Woodlands Group LLC, a unit of Molpus Co, acquired the crown pine Louisiana timberlands of Campbell Global LLC, a Portland-based provider of investment management services.
Cooney Faulkner & Stevens LLC Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP   Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP planned to acquire Cooney Faulkner & Stevens LLC, a Cincinnati-based certified public accounting firm.
Aerostar Aerospace Manufacturing Inc Nautic Partners LLC   Nautic Partners LLC acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Aerostar Aerospace Manufacturing Inc, a Phoenix-based manufacturer and wholesaler of precision machined parts and assemblies, via a leveraged buyout transaction.
Allergan PLC Pfizer Inc   Pfizer Inc (Pfizer) planned to merge with Allergan PLC (Allergan), a Parsippany-based manufacturer and wholesaler pharmaceutical products. Originally, in October 2015, Pfizer was rumored to be planning to acquire Allergan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to sources privy to the transaction, the deal is estimated to be valued at $300 billion.
Share Rewards LLC Pursuant Agency LLC   Pursuant Agency LLC acquired Share Rewards LLC, a Dallas-based provider of fundraising technology solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pure Auto LLC Raycom Media Inc   Raycom Media Inc acquired Pure Auto LLC, a Charleston-based provider of online marketing services, from Gemini Investors Inc and Stage 1 Ventures LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Redilearning Corp Relias Learning LLC   Relias Learning LLC, a unit of Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, acquired Redilearning Corp, a Boca Raton-based provider of online education services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Equity Residential-Apartment Portfolio Starwood Capital Group Global LLC   Starwood Capital Group Global LLC was rumored to be planning to acquire an apartment portfolio of Equity Residential, a Chicago-based real estate investment trust via a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to sources privy to the matter, the deal is estimated to be valued at $5.4 billion.
Store It Cold LLC Stoic Holdings LLC   Stoic Holdings LLC acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Store It Cold LLC, a Marshfield-based manufacturer of air-conditioning equipment.
Delta Testing Services Inc Sunbelt Transformer Ltd   Sunbelt Transformer Ltd, a unit of Grey Mountain Partners LLC, acquired Delta Testing Services Inc, a Bakersfield-based provider of electronic equipment testing services.
xoJane,xoVain Time Inc   Time Inc acquired xoJane and xoVain, a New York-based online community for women, from SAY Media Inc.
RIM Solutions LLC TMG Consulting Inc   TMG Consulting Inc acquired RIM Solutions LLC, an Austin-based provider of research and strategy consulting services.
ZDirect Inc TravelCLICK Inc   TravelCLICK Inc, a unit of Thoma Bravo LLC, acquired ZDirect Inc, a Hallandale Beach-based developer of customer relationship management software.
US M&A Deals Announced October 25-October 30, 2015      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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