Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
Kraft Foods Group Inc HJ Heinz Co 44,001.8 HJ Heinz Co, jointly-owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc and 3G Capital Partners Ltd, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Kraft Foods Group Inc, a Northfield-based producer and wholesaler of packaged food products, in a stock swap transaction valued at an estimated $44.002 billion. HJ Heinz offered $34.3 billion in shares based on the value of the combined company and $16.5 in cash dividends per share. Upon completion, the merged entity was to be named The Kraft Heinz Co and HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group shareholders were to own 51% and 49%, respectively. Originally, in March 2015, 3G Capital Partners was rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Kraft Food Group.
The Dow Chem Co- Chlor-Alkali Olin Corp 5,000.0 Olin Corp definitively agreed to merge with the chlor-alkali and derivatives businesses of Dow Chemical Co, a Midland-based manufacturer and wholesaler of chemicals, for an estimated $5 billion. The consideration offered was to consist of $2 billion in cash, $2.2 billion in Olin common shares and the assumption of $800 million in liabilities. The transaction was contigent upon the consummation of the Dow Chemical splitoff of its chlor-alkali and derivatives businesses. Upon completion of the reverse merger, Dow Chemical and Olin were to own 50.5% and 49.5% of the merged entity, respectively.
Concentra Inc MJ Acquisition Corp 1,055.0 MJ Acquisition Corp, a joint venture between Select Medical Holdings Corp and Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe XII LP, a unit of Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe Co, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Concentra Inc, an Addison-based provider of health care services, from Humana Inc for an estimated $1.055 billion in cash. Originally, in October 2014, Humana was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Concentra unit.
Kofax Ltd Lexmark International Inc 1,049.0 Lexmark International Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Kofax Ltd, an Irvine-based provider of process application development and deployment services, for $11 in cash per share, or a total value of $1.049 billion.
Sargent Aerospace & Defense Roller Bearing Co of America 500.0 Roller Bearing Co of America Inc, a unit of RBC Bearings Inc, agreed to acquire Sargent Aerospace & Defense LLC, a Tucson-based developer and manufacturer of precision-engineered components for aerospace and defense sectors, for an estimated $500 million in cash.
Devon Energy Corp-Victoria EnLink Midstream Partners LP 220.1 EnLink Midstream Partners LP agreed to acquire Victoria Express Pipeline of Devon Energy Corp, an Oklahoma City-based producer of crude petroleum and natural gas, for an estimated $220.133 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $171 million in cash, $40 million in assumed liabilities and the issuance of .338 million common units valued at $9.133 million. The units were valued based on Enlink Midstream Partners's closing stock price of $27.02 on 22 March 2015, the last full trading day prior to the transaction.
PSI Systems Inc Stamps.com Inc 215.0 Stamps.com Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of PSI Systems Inc, a Palo Alto-based developer of online postage software, from Newell Rubbermaid Inc for $215 million in cash.
Seneca Foods Corp-Facility Pacific Coast Producers 175.0 Pacific Coast Producers definitively agreed to acquire the fruit processing facility located in Modesto, California of Seneca Foods Corp, a Marion-based producer of canned fruits and vegetables, for $175 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $175 million and the assumption of undisclosed amount of liabilities.
Westin Pasadena Hotel Carey Watermark Investors Inc 158.0 Carey Watermark Investors Inc acquired Westin Pasadena Hotel, a Pasadena-based hotel, for $158 million.
First Security Group Inc Atlantic Capital Bancshares 157.0 Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc agreed to definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of First Security Group Inc, a Chattanooga-based bank holding company, for $2.35 in cash per share, or a total value of $157.041 million. Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc offered a choice of $2.35 cash or 0.188 common shares per First Security Group stock.
Hillerich & Bradsby-Louisville Amer Sports Oyj 70.0 Amer Sports Oyj of Finland agreed to acquire Louisville Slugger of Hillerich & Bradsby Co, a Louisville-based manufacturer and wholesaler of baseball bats and accessories, for $70 million in cash.
Reeves-Sain Drug Store Inc Fred's Inc 66.0 Fred's Inc agreed to acquire Reeves-Sain Drug Store Inc, a Murfreesboro-based owner and operator of pharmacy stores, for an estimated $66 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $53 million in cash and $13 million in notes payable.
Lexus of Glendale-Trade & Cert Pendragon PLC 48.5 Pendragon PLC of the UK agreed to acquire the trade and certain assets of Lexus of Glendale, a Glendale-based owner and operator of automotive dealerships, from Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc, ultimately-owned by Toyota Motor Corp, for $48.5 million in cash.
Stratford-Golf Country Clubs ClubCorp Holdings Inc 44.0 ClubCorp Holdings Inc, a unit of KSL Capital Partners LLC, agreed to acquire a portfolio of six golf clubs of Stratford Golf Partners and Accord Golf Capital, a provider of golf membership services, for an estimated $44 million in cash.
Cambridge BioMarketing Group Everyday Health Inc 38.0 Everyday Health Inc acquired Cambridge BioMarketing Group LLC, a Cambridge-based provider of marketing consulting services, for $38 million. The consideration offered consisted of $33 million and up to $5 million in profit-related payments.
Pinnacle Bk of S Carolina Carolina Alliance Bank 23.3 Carolina Alliance Bank definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Greenville-based Pinnacle Bank of South Carolina from PBSC Financial Corp for $23.3 million. Upon completion, Carolina Alliance Bank and Pinnacle Bank of South Carolina shareholders were to own 74% and 26% in the combined entity, respectively.
Grand Bankshares Inc Seacoast Bkg Corp of Florida 16.7 Seacoast Banking Corp of Florida definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Grand Bankshares Inc, a West Palm Beach-based commercial bank, for a total $16.719 million. The consideration offered was to consist of $1.481 million in cash and the issuance of 1.09 million common shares valued at $15.23 million. The shares were valued based on Seacoast Banking's closing stock price of $13.98 on 25 March 2015 , the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Hickory Springs Bottling Inc Silver Springs Bottled Water 16.3 Silver Springs Bottled Water Co acquired Hickory Springs Bottling Inc, a Elloree-based water bottling company, for $16.3 million.
Absarokee Bancorp First Interstate BancSystem In 7.2 First Interstate BancSystem Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Absarokee Bancorp Inc, an Absarokee-based bank holding company, for an estimated $7.2 million in cash.
SwellPath Inc 6D Global Technologies Inc 5.6 6D Global Technologies Inc acquired the entire share capital of SwellPath Inc, a Portland-based provider of digital marketing services, for an estimated $5.6 million. The consideration offered consisted of an estimated $.300 million in cash, the issuance of .300 million 6D Global Technologies common shares valued at $2.325 million and up to $2.975 million in profit-related payments. The shares were valued based on 6D Global Technologies's closing stock price of $7.75 on 20 March 2015, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Renaissance Gold Inc-Golden Walmer Capital Corp 3.0 Walmer Capital Corp of Canada agreed to acquire a 70% ownership interest in the Golden Shears project of Renaissance Gold Inc, a Reno-based gold ore mine operator, for $2.95 million.
Americas Best Value,Bradenton Shivrushil LLC 2.6 Shivrushil LLC acquired Americas Best Value Inn, a Bradenton-based hotel, for $2.55 million.
Willow Valley Water Co Inc EPCOR Water (USA) Inc 2.5 EPCOR Water (USA) Inc, a unit of EPCOR Utilities Inc, agreed to acquire Willow Valley Water Co Inc, a Mohave Valley-based provider of water utility services, from Global Water Resources Inc for an estimated $2.5 million.
China Interocean Transport Inc Sinotrans Air Transp Dvlp Co 0.8 Sinotrans Air Transportation Development Co Ltd of China, a unit of Sinotrans Ltd, ultimately-owned by Chinese state-owned Sinotrans&CSC Holdings Co Ltd, planned to acquire the entire share capital of China Interocean Transport Inc, a provider of logistics services, from Chinese state-owned Sinotrans & CSC Holdings Co Ltd for $0.801 million.
Sueoka Store ABC Stores   ABC Stores acquired Sueoka Store, a Koloa-based convenience store operator. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
TRW Automotive-Suspension Bus Amtek Auto Ltd   Amtek Auto Ltd of India was rumored to be planning to acquire the suspension business of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp, a Livonia-based manufacturer of motor vehicle parts.
FoundationDB Inc Apple Inc   Apple Inc agreed to acquire FoundationDB Inc, a Vienna-based provider of data processing and hosting services. Originally, in March 2014, Apple was rumored to be planning to acquire FoundationDB.
Quantum Secure Inc Assa Abloy AB   Assa Abloy AB of Sweden acquired Quantum Secure Inc, a San Jose-based provider of enterprise software services.
cynergyMC LLC ATM Digital Brands LLC   ATM Digital Brands LLC acquired cynergyMC LLC, a Plano-based provider of marketing services.
Morrison-Maierle Inc-Survey Atwell LLC   Atwell LLC acquired the survey office assets of Morrison-Maierle Inc, a Helena-based provider of engineering services.
DataScan Field Svcs-Vehicle AutoVIN   Automated Vehicle Information Network Inc, a unit of ADESA Inc, ultimately-owned by KAR Auction Services Inc, definitively agreed to acquire the vehicle inspection business of DataScan Field Services, an Alpharetta-based provider of inventory verification and inspection services.
Dakota Plaza,Austin,Dakota Baceline Investments LLC   Baceline Investments LLC acquired Dakota Plaza, an Austin-based shopping center, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
First Banks Inc-Branches(2) Bank of Stockton,Stockton,California   Bank of Stockton, Stockton, California acquired two branches of First Banks Inc, a Clayton-based commercial bank.
Spain Agcy Inc-Cert Asts Brown & Brown of New York Inc   Brown & Brown of New York Inc, a unit of Brown & Brown Inc, acquired certain assets of Spain Agency Inc, a Mahopac-based provider of insurance brokerage services.
Great Wolf Resorts Inc Centerbridge Partners LP   Centerbridge Partners LP definitively agreed to acquire Great Wolf Resorts Inc, a Madison-based owner and operator of indoor waterpark resorts, from K-9 Acquisition Inc, a unit of K-9 Holdings Inc, ultimately-owned by Apollo Global Management LLC, via an auction in a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in February 2015, K-9 Acquisition was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Great Wolf Resorts unit. Centerbridge Partners was named as a potential bidder.
Polaris Group Chuck Cave   Chuck Cave acquired Polaris Group, a provider of healthcare services, from Kindred Healthcare Inc.
Viralheat Inc Cision Inc   Cision Inc acquired Viralheat Inc, a San Mateo-based social tool provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Global Info Tech Inc Cura Technologies Ltd   Cura Technologies Ltd of India, through an undisclosed wholly-owned subsidiary, planned to acquire the entire share capital of Global Information Technology Inc, a Tampa-based provider of employee staffing services, from Global IT Holding Inc.
Airport Distn Center DCT Industrial Trust Inc   DCT Industrial Trust Inc acquired the Airport Distribution Center located in Denver, Colorado.
Viking Telecom Services LLC DTREDS Consolidated Inc   DTREDS Consolidated Inc acquired Viking Telecom Services LLC, a Waseca-based provider of telecommunications infrastructure services.
J Vineyards & Winery LLC E & J Gallo Winery Inc   E & J Gallo Winery Inc, a wholly-owned unit of Service Distributing Inc, agreed to acquire J Vineyards & Winery LLC, a Healdsburg-based owner and operator of vineyards. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
CBD Health Solutions LLC Endexx Corp   Endexx Corp acquired CBD Health Solutions LLC, a Lees Summit-based manufacturer and wholesaler of hemp oil.
Mercer Advisors Inc Genstar Capital LLC   Genstar Capital LLC agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Mercer Advisors Inc, a Santa Barbara-based provider of financial advisory services, from Lovell Minnick Partners LLC in a secondary buyout transaction. Originally, Lovell Minnick Partners acquired Mercer Advisors in a leveraged buyout transaction.
MidSouth Technologies Global Data Systems Inc   Global Data Systems Inc definitively agreed to acquire MidSouth Technologies, a Lockport-based provider of security, technology and communications.
Predictive Therapeutics LLC Global Enterprises Group Inc   Global Enterprises Group Inc agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Predictive Therapeutics LLC, a manufacturer of diagnostic pharmaceuticals.
Advantage Industrial Auto Inc Graybar Electric Co Inc   Graybar Electric Co Inc agreed to acquire Advantage Industrial Automation Inc, a Duluth-based provider of process control and automation services.
Leidos Hldg Inc-Plainfield Greenleaf Power LLC   Greenleaf Power LLC, a unit of Denham Capital Management LP, agreed to acquire Plainfielde Renewable Energy from Leidos Holdings Inc, a Reston-based provider scientific, engineering, syetem integration and technical services.
DFW Audi,Euless,Texas Group 1 Automotive Inc   Group 1 Automotive Inc acquired DFW Audi, an Euless-based retailer of new and used cars.
Lemon-X Corp Highlander Partners LP   Highlander Partners LP acquired Lemon-X Corp, a New York-based producer and wholesaler of juice and beverage concentrates, in a leveraged buyout transaction. On completion, Lemon-X merged with Juice Tyme Inc, a unit of Highlander Partners.
Rekindle Inc HubSpot Inc   HubSpot Inc acquired Rekindle Inc, a Boston-based developer of professional connection mobile applications.
Playbook Labs Inc Intuit Inc   Intuit Inc acquired Playbook Labs Inc, a Tucson-based developer of applicant tracking software.
Aspen Dental Management Inc Investor Group   A management-led investor group comprised of American Securities LLC, Ares Management LP and Leonard Green & Partners LP acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Aspen Dental Management Inc, an East Syracuse-based owner and operator of dental offices, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
GTA Healthcare Solutions Corp IPC Healthcare Inc   IPC Healthcare Inc acquired GTA Healthcare Solutions Corp, a Morristown-based provider of behavioral health post-acute services.
SugarSync Inc j2 Global Inc   j2 Global Inc acquired SugarSync Inc, a San Mateo-based provider of data back up, synchronization and sharing services. Terms were not disclosed.
Herold Partco-Mnfr Assets Jason Industries Inc   Jason Industries Inc acquired the manufacturing assets of Herold Partco Manufacturing Inc, a Rocky River-based manufacturer of industrial brushes. Terms were not disclosed.
Pediatric Services of America JH Whitney Capital Partners   JH Whitney Capital Partners LLC, a unit of JH Whitney Co LLC , acquired Pediatric Services of America Inc, a Norcross-based provider of pediatric home health care services, from Portfolio Logic LLC in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, in October 2014, Portfolio Logic was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Pediatric Services of America unit via an auction. JH Whitney Capital Partners and Epic Health Services were potential bidders.
Superwinch LLC Kinderhook Industries LLC   Kinderhook Industries LLC acquired Superwinch LLC, a Dayville-based manufacturer and wholesaler of winch systems, from Islington Capital Partners LLC in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Pinnacle Stone & Tile LARK Industries Inc   LARK Industries Inc acquired Pinnacle Stone & Tile, a Fairfield-based provider of countertop fabrication and tile installation services. Terms were not disclosed.
EnerPath Services Inc Lime Energy Co   Lime Energy Co acquired EnerPath Services Inc, a Redlands-based developer of energy efficiency solutions software.
SAF Industries LLC Loar Group Inc   Loar Group Inc acquired SAF Industries LLC, a Naugatuck-based manufacturer and wholesaler of precision components.
Mosaic Anesthesia MEDNAX Inc   MEDNAX Inc acquired Mosaic Anesthesia & Perioperative Services PC, a New Bern-based provider of anesthesia services.
Silver Spur Corp Meridian General Capital LLC   Meridian General Capital LLC acquired Silver Spur Corp, a Cerritos-based manufacturer of glass bottles and containers.
McNutt Automotive Logistics LL MetroGistics LLC   MetroGistics LLC merged with McNutt Automotive Logistics LLC, a St. Louis-based provider of auto logistics services.
Horseshoe Corp Mezcal Corp   Mezcal Corp, a unit of Operadora de Servicios Mega SOFOM ENR SA de CV, acquired the entire share capital of Horseshoe Corp, a provider of financing services.
Wainwright Inds Inc-Mnfg Bus Modineer Co   Modineer Co acquired the manufacturing business of Wainwright Industries Inc, a St. Peters-based manufacturer of motor vehicle bodies ultimately-owned by TV Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
United Record Solutions MRO Corp   MRO Corp acquired United Record Solutions, a Syracuse-based provider of information retrieval services.
BEEcube Inc National Instruments Corp   National Instruments Corp acquired the entire share capital of BEEcube Inc, a Fremont-based manufacturer of signal processing platforms.
LearnVest Inc Northwestern Mutual Life Ins   US- Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co acquired LearnVest Inc, a New York-based provider of financial planning services. Terms were not disclosed.
Transfreight Inc Penske Logistics Inc   Penske Logistics Inc, a unit of Penske Truck Leasing Corp, ultimately-owned by General Electric Co and Penske Corp, agreed to acquire Transfreight Inc, an Erlanger-based provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, from Mitsui & Co Ltd. Terms were not disclosed.
Canalytix LLC Pervasip Corp   Pervasip Corp acquired a 90% interest in Canalytix LLC, a Denver-based developer of agriculture monitoring and controlling software, in exchange for the issuance of Pervasip common shares and preferred shares.
Association for Retail Point of Purchase Advertising   Point of Purchase Advertising International planned to merge with Association for Retail Environments, a Hollywood-based trade association advancing the retail environments industry.
N-Park(US) LLC Prosper World Investments Ltd   Prosper World Investments Ltd acquired the entire share capital of N- Park (US) LLC, a US-based real estate development firm, from Natural Park PCL.
Fielding Systems LLC Quorum Business Solutions Inc   Quorum Business Solutions Inc acquired Fielding Systems LLC, a Tampa-based developer of web and mobile-based enterprise software.
Stor Trek Storage Ppty(2) Red Dot Storage   Red Dot Storage acquired two Stor Trek Storage Properties located in Richton Park and Monee, Illinois.
Queen City Electrical Supply Schaedler Yesco Distribution   Schaedler Yesco Distribution Inc acquired Queen City Electrical Supply Co Inc, an Allentown-based provider of electrical supply services.
Karmaloop Inc Seeking Buyer   In March 2015, the bankrupt Karmaloop Inc, a Boston-based online retailer, announced that it was seeking a buyer for the company.
Autobody USA Service King Paint & Body LLC   Service King Paint & Body LLC acquired Autobody USA, a Kalamazoo-based provider of auto body repair services.
McDavid Inc Shock Doctor Inc   Shock Doctor Inc, a unit of Bregal Partners, agreed to merge with McDavid Inc, a Chicago-based manufacturer and wholesaler of sports medicine and protective apparel.
Payment Revolution LLC ShopKeep.com Inc   ShopKeep.com Inc acquired Payment Revolution LLC., a New York-based provider of payment processing services. Terms were not disclosed.
Aurora Exploration LLC Silk Road Energy Inc   Silk Road Energy Inc of Canada signed a letter of intent to acquire Aurora Exploration LLC, an Alaska-based oil and gas exploration and production company.
A Data Associates Co Smart Source LLC   Smart Source LLC acquired A Data Associates Co, a Waltham-based provider of independent marketing services.
Rentalex Sunbelt Rentals Inc   Sunbelt Rentals, a unit of Ashtead Group PLC, acquired Rentalex, a Kalamazoo-based provider of construction equipment rental services.
Ovation Technical Services Inc Tech Help   Tech Help, a unit of Big Fresh Media Inc, acquired Ovation Technical Services Inc, a Bellingham-based provider of information technology services.
United Surgical-Short-Stay Sur Tenet Healthcare Corp-Short-St   Tenet Healthcare Corp definitively agreed to merge its 44 freestanding ambulatory surgery centers and 20 imaging centers with 202 ambulatory surgery centers and 16 surgical hospitals of United Surgical Partners International Inc, an Addison-based owner and operator of surgery centers and private surgical hospitals and a unit of UNCN Acquisition Corp, ultimately-owned by Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe Co, in a formation of a joint venture. Upon completion, Tenet Healthcare and United Surgical Partners International were to own 50.1% and 49.9% in the joint venture, respectively. Originally, Tenet Healthcare was rumored to be planning to acquire United Surgical Partners International.
Conifer Financial Services LLC The Carlyle Group LP   The Carlyle Group LP agreed to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Conifer Financial Services LLC, a San Francisco-based provider of asset management services, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Magellan Holdings LLC Ubiquity Corp   Ubiquity Corp planned to acquire Magellan Holdings LLC, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile application software.
Sterigenics International Inc Warburg Pincus LLC   Warburg Pincus LLC planned to acquire an undisclosed majority interest in Sterigenics International Inc, an Oak Brook-based provider of sterilization services, from GTCR LLC in a secondary leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Originally, in October 2014, GTCR was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Sterigenics International unit. Previously, GTCR acquired Sterigenics International in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Sumner Grace & Associates Wilson Human Capital Group   Wilson Human Capital Group acquired Sumner Grace & Associates LLC, a Clover-based global talent acquisition, talent management and workforce planning consulting firm.
Gehl Foods Inc Wind Point Partners   Wind Point Partners acquired Gehl Foods Inc, a Germantown-based manufacturer and wholesaler of food and beverages, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MADE Fashion Week WME IMG Holdings Inc   WME IMG Holdings Inc, a unit of Silver Lake Partners, ultimately-owned by Silver Lake Management LLC, acquired MADE Fashion Week, a New York-based provider of entertainment and media services.
HealthUnity Corp ZeOmega Inc   ZeOmega Inc acquired HealthUnity Corp, a Bellevue-based provider of health information technology services. Terms were not disclosed.
US M&A Deals Announced March 22 - March 27, 2015      
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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