Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis
Forest Laboratories Inc Actavis PLC 25,110.4 US - Actavis PLC (Actavis) of Ireland definitively agreed to acquire Forest Laboratories Inc (Forest), a New York-based manufacturer and wholesaler of prescription pharmaceuticals, in a stock swap transaction valued at USD 25.110 bil. Actavis offered USD 26.04 in cash per share and 0.3306 ordinary share for every Forest share held. Based on Actavis' closing stock price of USD 191.88 on 17 February 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement, each Forest share was valued at USD 89.476.
WhatsApp Inc Facebook Inc 19,467.7 US - Facebook Inc (Facebook) definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of WhatsApp Inc, a Santa Clara-based developer of mobile messaging software, in a stock swap transaction valued at USD 19.468 bil. The consideration was to consist of USD 4 bil in cash, USD 3. 094 bil in Facebook restricted stock units and the issuance of 183.866 mil Class A Facebook common shares valued at USD 12.374 bil. The shares were valued based on Facebook's closing stock price of USD 67.3 on 18 February 2014, the last full trading day prior to the announcement.
Ashland Water Technologies Inc Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC 1,800.0 US - Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC, through an undisclosed fund, definitively agreed to acquire Ashland Water Technologies Inc (AWT), a Wilmington-based wholesaler of specialty chemicals, from Ashland Inc (Ashland), for an estimated USD 1.8 bil, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Originally, in July 2013, Ashland announced that it was seeking a buyer a buyer for AWT. Danaher Corp and Blackstone Group LP were named potential bidders.
Zale Corp Signet Jewelers Ltd 726.2 US - Signet Jewelers Ltd of Bermuda definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Zale Corp, an Irving-based owner and operator of jewelry stores, for USD 21 in cash per share, or a total value of USD 726. 227 mil.
ERG Resources LLC Goldleaf Jewelry Co Ltd 665.0 US - Goldleaf Jewelry Co planned to acquire ERG Resources LLC, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company for an estimated USD 665 mil in cash.
Coverity Inc Synopsys Inc 375.0 US - Synopsys Inc definitively agreed to acquire Coverity Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of automated source code analysis tools, for an estimated USD 375 mil in cash.
Chindex International Inc Investor Group 361.8 US - An investor group, including TPG Capital LP, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co Ltd of China, and Chindex International Inc's CEO, Ms. Roberta Lipson, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Chindex International Inc, based in Maryland, is a wholesaler of medical equipment, instrumentation and other healthcare products, for USD 19.50 in cash per share or a total value of USD 361.767 mil.
SWS Group Inc Esposito Global LLC 264.5 US - Esposito Global LLC planned to acquire the entire share capital of SWS Group Inc, a Dallas-based provider of investment fund and financial services, for USD 8 per share, or a total value of USD 264.54 mil in cash.
Broadcom-Ethernet Controller QLogic Corp 147.0 US - Qlogic Corp agreed to acquire ethernet controller- related assets of Broadcom Corp, an Irvine-based manufacturer of semiconductors, for an estimated USD 147 mil in cash.
Fisker Automotive Inc Wanxiang Group Corp 134.2 US - Wanxiang Group Corp (Wanxiang) planned to acquire bankrupt Fisker Automotive Inc (Fisker), an Anaheim-based manufacturer of electric automotive, from Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc (Quantum), for USD 134.2 mil, via auction. The consideration was to consist of USD 126.2 mil in cash, the assumption of USD 8 mil in liabilities and undisclosed amount in Wanxiang shares. Originally, in January 2013, Quantum was rumored to be seeking a buyer for its Fisker unit. Dongfeng Motor Group Co, Geely International, BAIC Group, and Wanxiang and Hybrid Technology LLC were named potential bidders.
InterContinental Mark Hopkins Investor Group 120.0 US - An investor group comprised of Woodridge Capital Partners and Oaktree Capital Management LP acquired InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, owner and operator of hotel, from InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, for USD 120 mil in cash.
Avaya Government Solutions-IT Camber Corp 100.0 US - Camber Corp, a unit of New Mountain Capital LLC definitively agreed to acquire IT Professional Services consulting group of Avaya Government Solutions Inc, a Fairfax-based provider of information technology services , from Avaya Inc and a unit of TPG Capital LP and Silver Lake Management LLC, for USD 100 mil.
JADAK Technologies Inc GSI Group Inc 93.5 US - GSI Group Inc agreed to acquire JADAK Technologies Inc, a North Syracuse-based manufacturer of optical data collection and machine vision equipment, for USD 93.5 mil in cash.
Undisclosed Senior Housing (6) Sabra Health Care REIT Inc 90.0 US - Sabra Health Care REIT Inc acquired six undisclosed senior housing campuses, located in Omaha, Nebraska, for USD 90 mil in cash. The consideration consisted of USD 90 mil in cash and an undisclosed profit related payments.
3Phoenix Inc Ultra Electronics Ltd 87.0 US - Ultra Electronics Ltd acquired 3Phoenix Inc, a Chantilly-based provider of technology services, for USD 87 mil in cash. The consideration consisted of USD 70 mil in cash and USD 17 mil profit-related payments.
Chaparral Gold Waterton Precious Metals 58.8 US - Waterton Precious Metals Bid Corp planned to acquire the entire share capital of Chaparral Gold Corp, a Scottsdale-based gold and silver ore mining company for USD 0.50 per share or a total value of USD 58.82 mil, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
American Security Bank Citizens Bus Bnk,Ontario,CA 57.0 US - Citizens Business Bank, a unit of CVB Financial Corp, definitively agreed to merge with Newport Beach-based American Security Bank, a unit of America Bancshares Inc, for USD 57 mil in cash.
Global Index Advisors Inc Legal & General Invest Mgmt 50.4 US - Legal & General Investment Management America Inc, a unit of Legal & General Group PLC, agreed to acquire Global Index Advisors Inc, A Marietta-based provider of investment advisory services, for USD 50. 4 mil. The consideration was to consist of USD 32.25 mil and up to USD 18.15 mil in profit-related payments.
Undisclosed Hotels(4),Virginia American Hotel Inc Properties 37.1 US - American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP of Canada agreed to acquire four undisclosed hotels, located in Virginia, owner and operator of hotels, for an estimated USD 37.1 mil. The consideration was to consist of USD 35.5 mil and the assumption of USD 1.6 mil in liabilities.
DAX Technologies Corp Spirent Communications PLC 37.0 US - Spirent Communications PLC of UK, definitively agreed to acquire DAX Technologies Corp, a Matawan-based developer of software products, for USD 37 mil in cash.
445 Airtech Parkway Chambers Street Properties 30.2 US - Chambers Street Properties acquired 445 Airtech Parkway, a Plainfield-based provider of warehousing and storage services for USD 30.2 mil in cash.
Oak Grove Plaza Jones Lang LaSalle Income 22.0 US - Jones Lang Lasalle Income Property Trust Inc acquired Oak Grove Plaza, a Sachse-based owner and operator of a shopping center, for an estimated USD 22 mil.
Delta Egg Farm LLC Cal-Maine Foods Inc 17.0 US - Cal-Maine Foods Inc agreed to acquire the remaining 50% interest, which it did not own, in Delta Egg Farm LLC, a Delta-based chicken egg farm, from Sunbest Foods of Iowa Inc, for USD 17 mil.
Xora Inc ClickSoftware Ltd 14.7 US - ClickSoftware Inc definitively agreed to acquire Xora Inc, a Mountain View-based developer of mobile business application software, for USD 14.7 mil in cash.
First Community Bank, Columbus First Defiance Financial,OH 12.9 US - First Defiance Financial Corp agreed to acquire First Community Bank, a Columbus-based provider of commercial banking services for USD 12.9 mil in cash.
Harvest-Insta-Link Prod Line Electro-Sensors Inc 1.8 US - Electro-Sensors Inc acquired the Insta-Link product line of Harvest Engineering LLC, a Shorewood-based manufacturer and wholesaler of hazard monitoring systems, for USD 1. 75 mil. The consideration consisted of USD 1.2 mil in cash and up to USD .550 mil in profit related payments.
Digital PlaySpace Inc 3D Systems Corp   US - 3D Systems Corp acquired Digital PlaySpace Inc, a Cleveland-based provider of online social gaming services. Terms were not disclosed.
Heritage Plaza,Houston AEW Capital Management LP   US - AEW Capital Management LP agreed to acquire a 90% stake in Heritage Plaza, a Houston-based owner and operator of an office building from Brookfield Office Properties Inc.
Farmers Co op Elevator Ag Valley Co op   US - Ag Valley Co-op agreed to merge with Farmers Co-op Elevator Association, a Big Springs-based non-stock cooperative.
Tesla Motors Inc Apple Inc   US - In February 2014, Apple Inc was rumored to be planning to acquire the entire share capital of Tesla Motors Inc, a Palo Alto-based manufacturer of electric vehicles.
Akea LLC-Business Assets Avidus Management Group Inc   US - Avidus Management Group Inc agreed to acquire the business assets of Akea LLC, a Raleigh-based wholesaler of whole food fermented supplements.
Sterling-Depository Branches Banner Bank   US - Banner Bank, a unit of Banner Corp, agreed to acquire six depository branches, located in Oregon, of Spokane-based Sterling Financial Corp.
Aspire eCTD LLC CUSTOpharm Inc   US - CUSTOpharm Inc, through its CUSTOpharm Regulatory Services division acquired Aspire eCTD LLC, an Austin-based developer of online submission software.
Metro Paint Supplies Inc FinishMaster Inc   US - FinishMaster Inc, a unit of Uni-Select Inc, acquired Metro Paint Supplies Inc, a Mchenry-based wholesaler of automotive coatings and supplies. The transaction included Midwest Refinishings Supply Inc and Automotive Coatings & Equipment LLC.
uReach Technologies Inc Genband Inc   US - Genband Inc agreed to acquire uReach Technologies Inc, a Holmdel-based provider of communication services. Terms were not disclosed.
Blackhawk Manufacturing Inc Green Automotive Co Inc   US - Green Automotive Co Inc agreed to acquire Blackhawk Manufacturing Inc, a Bloomington-based manufacturer of composite materials.
Undisclosed Fly Ash Headwaters Inc   US - Headwaters Inc acquired an undisclosed fly ash wholesaling company located in Pennsylvania.
Informed Medical Decisions Healthwise Inc   US - Healthwise Inc agreed to merge with Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, a Boston-based provider of shared medical decision making services.
BlueCross of Northeastern PA Highmark Inc   US - Highmark Inc merged with BlueCross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a Wilkes-Barre-based, provider of medical insurance services.
First Dealer Resources LLC Innovative Aftermarket Sys LP   US - Innovative Aftermarket Systems LP, a unit of Genstar Capital LLC, merged with First Dealer Resources LLC , an Oklahoma City-based provider of vehicle finance and insurance services. Terms were not disclosed.
MultiPlan Inc Investor Group   US - An investor group, comprised of Starr Investment Holdings LLC (Starr Investment), a unit of CV Starr & Co Inc, and Partners Group Holding AG of Switzerland, planned to acquire MultiPlan Inc (MultiPlan), a New York-based provider of health care cost management services, from BC Partners Ltd and Silver Lake Partners. Terms were not disclosed but, according to people familiar with the transaction, the deal was valued at an estimated USD 4. 4 bil. Originally, in February 2013, Starr Investment was rumored to be planning to acquire MultiPlan.
Cimarron Acid Services Inc Investor Group   US - An investor group, including the management of Cimarron Acid Services Inc (Cimarron) and Annapurna Capital Management LLC, acquired Cimarron, a Fairview-based provider of pressure pumping services, in a leverage buyout transaction.
DiGa Vision LLC ITV PLC   US - ITV PLC of the UK was granted an option to acquire the remaining 49% stake, which it did not already own, in DiGa Vision LLC, a New York-based provider of television show production services. Concurrently, ITV acquired a 51% interest in DiGa Vision.
DiGa Vision LLC ITV PLC   US - ITV PLC of the UK acquired a 51% interest in DiGa Vision LLC, a New York-based provider of television show production services, for an undisclosed amount in cash. Concurrently, ITV was granted an option to acquire the remaining 49% stake, which it did not already own, in DiGa Vision.
reQuire LLC L2 Capital Partners   US - L2 Capital Partners acquired reQuire LLC, a Virginia Beach-based provider of online tracking and reporting services. Terms were not disclosed.
The Keane Organization Lovell Minnick Partners LLC   US - Lovell Minnick Partners LLC acquired the Keane Organization, a New York-based provider of claims adjusting services, in a leveraged buyout transaction.
Allied Technology Group Inc ManTech International Corp   US - ManTech International Corp acquired Allied Technology Group Inc, a Rockville-based provider of information technology and engineering services.
Wendys-Rest(70),Dallas,TX MUY Hamburger Partners LLC   US - MUY Hamburger Partners LLC acquired 70 restaurants from Wendy's Co, a Dublin-based owner and operator of restaurants.
Futuristics Components MW Industries Inc   US - MW Industries Inc, a unit of Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Futuristics Components, a Waterbury based manufacturer of CNC Precision Turned Components.
Join Sessions Inc MyFitnessPal Inc   US - MyFitnessPal Inc acquired Join Sessions Inc, a San Francisco-based designer and developer of personal coaching application. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
CoStim Pharmaceuticals Inc Novartis AG   US - Novartis AG of Switzerland, acquired CoStim Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Audax Health Inc Optum Inc   US - Optum Inc, a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc, acquired an undisclosed majority interest in Audax Health Inc, a Washington-based provider of health management services.
Digital Scout PlayON! Sports   US - PlayON Sports, a wholly owned unit of 2080 Media Inc acquired Digital Scout, a Columbus-based developer of stat tracking software.
Bombo Sports & Ent LLC Remark Media Inc   US - Remark Media Inc planned to acquire Bombo Sports & Entertainment LLC, a New York-based provider of film production services that specializes in sports documentaries for film and television.
TaxExtension.com Remark Media Inc   US - Remark Media Inc acquired TaxExtension.com, a Las Vegas-based provider of online tax extension filing services. Terms were not disclosed.
Pence & Associates LLC Riverside Co   US - Riverside Co acquired Pence & Associates LLC, a Riverside-based provider of property and tax consulting services, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Connexity LLC Shopzilla Inc   US Shopzilla Inc acquired Connexity LLC, a Ventura-based owner and operator of integrated digital advertising company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Dachis Group Sprinklr Inc   US - Sprinklr Inc acquired Dachis Group, an Austin-based provider of management consulting services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Undisclosed Producing Oil Well Sunset Pacific Petroleum Ltd   US - Sunset Pacific Petroleum Ltd(Was 08986n) of Canada signed a Letter of Intent {LOI} to acquire an undisclosed producing oil well in Grady county, Oklahoma.
MobiGirl Media SuperAwesome   US - SuperAwesome of the UK acquired MobiGirl Media, a Los Angeles-based developer of mobile advertising software.
AOAExcel Inc-OcuHub Business TearLab Corp   US - TearLab Corp plans to acquire the OcuHub business unit of AOAExcel Inc, a St Louis-based provides medical insurance services, and a unit of American Optometric Association. Terms were not disclosed.
PublishNext Thomson-Shore Inc   US - Thomson-Shore Inc acquired PublishNext, a Poulsbo-based provider of publishing services. The acquisition included Seattle Book Co.
Source: Thomson Reuters      

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