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$36
Billion in transactions by our principals
113
transactions by our principals
30%
of our principals’ transactions are cross-border
15
countries where our principals have transacted
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Granite Seed S&S Seeds Granite Seed, a one-stop provider of high quality native seed and erosion control products, has been acquired by S&S Seeds, a market leader in native seed used for reclamation projects
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Granite Seed, a one-stop provider of high quality native seed and erosion control products, has been acquired by S&S Seeds, a market leader in native seed used for reclamation projects
6over6 6over6 1-800 Contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, has acquired 6over6 Vision Ltd., a leading consumer vision technology company providing at-home vision tests using a mobile app or computer
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1-800 Contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, has acquired 6over6 Vision Ltd., a leading consumer vision technology company providing at-home vision tests using a mobile app or computer
Community Eye Care Community Eye Care (CEC) Community Eye Care, a North Carolina-based vision benefits company managing vision plans on behalf of employer groups and health insurers, has been acquired by VSP Vision Care, the largest managed vision care company in the US
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Community Eye Care, a North Carolina-based vision benefits company managing vision plans on behalf of employer groups and health insurers, has been acquired by VSP Vision Care, the largest managed vision care company in the US
DentaQuest Centerbridge DentaQuest, one of the largest dental care companies in the US serving 27 million members and providing direct patient care through its network of oral health centers, has received a minority investment from Centerbridge, a leading private equity firm
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DentaQuest, one of the largest dental care companies in the US serving 27 million members and providing direct patient care through its network of oral health centers, has received a minority investment from Centerbridge, a leading private equity firm
Visionworks VSP Global Visionworks, one of the largest optical retailers in the US, has been acquired by VSP Global, the largest managed vision care company in the US
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Visionworks, one of the largest optical retailers in the US, has been acquired by VSP Global, the largest managed vision care company in the US
SignatureMD Blue Sea Capital SignatureMD, one of the largest providers of support services to concierge medicine physicians in the US, has received a growth capital investment from Blue Sea Capital, a leading private equity firm that invests in growth-oriented lower middle market companies
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SignatureMD, one of the largest providers of support services to concierge medicine physicians in the US, has received a growth capital investment from Blue Sea Capital, a leading private equity firm that invests in growth-oriented lower middle market companies
DentaQuest DentaQuest, one of the largest dental care companies in the US serving 27 million members, entered into a definitive merger agreement with Dental Care Plus, a leading provider of dental insurance in the Midwest
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DentaQuest, one of the largest dental care companies in the US serving 27 million members, entered into a definitive merger agreement with Dental Care Plus, a leading provider of dental insurance in the Midwest
Astra Cornerstone Foodservice Group Astra Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of premium coffee equipment, has been acquired by Cornerstone Foodservice Group, a portfolio company of Shoreview Industries
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Astra Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of premium coffee equipment, has been acquired by Cornerstone Foodservice Group, a portfolio company of Shoreview Industries
Favini Fortress Investment Group Favini, the world leader in casting release graphic specialty paper, has been acquired by Fortress Investment Group, a leading global investment manager
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Favini, the world leader in casting release graphic specialty paper, has been acquired by Fortress Investment Group, a leading global investment manager
FittingBox Fielmann Ventures FittingBox, the world leader in 3D Try-On solutions dedicated to eyewear, has sold a 20% equity ownership stake to Fielmann, the largest optical retailer in German-speaking Europe
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FittingBox, the world leader in 3D Try-On solutions dedicated to eyewear, has sold a 20% equity ownership stake to Fielmann, the largest optical retailer in German-speaking Europe
Wikibuy Capital One Wikibuy, an automated online shopping comparison browser extension, was acquired by Capital One, one of the world's largest financial institutions specializing in credit cards
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Wikibuy, an automated online shopping comparison browser extension, was acquired by Capital One, one of the world's largest financial institutions specializing in credit cards
EAW EAW RCF Group, a leading provider of professional audio systems, has acquired Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW), an iconic company in the history of Installation and Touring sound, from LOUD Audio, a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group
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RCF Group, a leading provider of professional audio systems, has acquired Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW), an iconic company in the history of Installation and Touring sound, from LOUD Audio, a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group
NORPAC Foods NORPAC Foods, a leading frozen vegetable and fruit processor, has been acquired by Kettle Cuisine, a manufacturer of small batch all-natural soups, sauces and side dishes
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NORPAC Foods, a leading frozen vegetable and fruit processor, has been acquired by Kettle Cuisine, a manufacturer of small batch all-natural soups, sauces and side dishes
Tecumseh Poultry (Smart Chicken®) Tyson Tecumseh Poultry (Smart Chicken®), a leading producer of premium branded, organic and NAE (no antibiotic ever) fresh chicken products, has been acquired by Tyson Foods, a world leading food company $383 million
Deal size: $383 million
Tecumseh Poultry (Smart Chicken®), a leading producer of premium branded, organic and NAE (no antibiotic ever) fresh chicken products, has been acquired by Tyson Foods, a world leading food company
Setpoint Systems JR Automation Technologies Setpoint Systems, a designer and implementer of custom rides and attractions to the world’s top amusement and theme parks, has been acquired by JR Automation Technologies, a provider of intelligent automated manufacturing solutions
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Setpoint Systems, a designer and implementer of custom rides and attractions to the world’s top amusement and theme parks, has been acquired by JR Automation Technologies, a provider of intelligent automated manufacturing solutions
LOH Monroe Capital Luxury Optical Holdings, a leading optical company that owns Morgenthal Frederics and Robert Marc, has completed a recapitalization with Monroe Capital
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Luxury Optical Holdings, a leading optical company that owns Morgenthal Frederics and Robert Marc, has completed a recapitalization with Monroe Capital
Optica Emerging Vision Emerging Vision, a leading optical retailer in the US, has acquired Optica, an optical retail chain, from Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH)
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Emerging Vision, a leading optical retailer in the US, has acquired Optica, an optical retail chain, from Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH)
Liingo 1-800 1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, has acquired Liingo Eyewear, an online retailer of eyeglasses in the US
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1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, has acquired Liingo Eyewear, an online retailer of eyeglasses in the US
Visionworks Centerbridge Centerbridge, the private equity owner of Superior Vision, has acquired a minority equity stake in Visionworks, the optical retail subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company)
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Centerbridge, the private equity owner of Superior Vision, has acquired a minority equity stake in Visionworks, the optical retail subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company)
Davis Vision Centerbridge, the private equity owner of Superior Vision, has acquired Davis Vision, one of the largest managed vision care companies in the US, from HVHC (a Highmark company)
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Centerbridge, the private equity owner of Superior Vision, has acquired Davis Vision, one of the largest managed vision care companies in the US, from HVHC (a Highmark company)
Cal-Pacific Specialty Foods Titan Frozen Fruit Cal-Pacific Specialty Foods, a leading strawberry processor, has sold certain assets to Titan Frozen Fruit, a producer and supplier of frozen fruits
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Cal-Pacific Specialty Foods, a leading strawberry processor, has sold certain assets to Titan Frozen Fruit, a producer and supplier of frozen fruits
Limoni Douglas Limoni, a leading Italian beauty products retailer, was acquired by Douglas, a leading European beauty products retailer owned by CVC Capital Partners
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Limoni, a leading Italian beauty products retailer, was acquired by Douglas, a leading European beauty products retailer owned by CVC Capital Partners
La Gardenia Douglas La Gardenia, a leading Italian beauty products retailer, was acquired by Douglas, a leading European beauty products retailer owned by CVC Capital Partners
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La Gardenia, a leading Italian beauty products retailer, was acquired by Douglas, a leading European beauty products retailer owned by CVC Capital Partners
American Eagle Instruments Young Innovation American Eagle Instruments, a leading global manufacturer of dental hand instruments, has been acquired by Young Innovations, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of dental supplies and equipment
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American Eagle Instruments, a leading global manufacturer of dental hand instruments, has been acquired by Young Innovations, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of dental supplies and equipment
Chosen Foods Sesajal Chosen Foods, one of the fastest-growing food brands in North America, has been acquired by Sesajal, a worldwide leader in the processing of specialty oils, oily seeds and their derivatives
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Chosen Foods, one of the fastest-growing food brands in North America, has been acquired by Sesajal, a worldwide leader in the processing of specialty oils, oily seeds and their derivatives
1-800 Contacts Anthem 1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by Anthem, one of the largest health insurers in the US $900 million
Deal size: $900 million
1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by Anthem, one of the largest health insurers in the US
Walker Edison Caltius Walker Edison Furniture Company, a fast-growing e-commerce company that designs, produces, and sells branded home furnishings, has been acquired by Caltius Capital Management, a leading investment firm
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Walker Edison Furniture Company, a fast-growing e-commerce company that designs, produces, and sells branded home furnishings, has been acquired by Caltius Capital Management, a leading investment firm
Walker Edison Key Bank / Eagle Private Capital Walker Edison Furniture Company, a fast-growing e-commerce company that designs, produces, and sells branded home furnishings, has secured senior and subordinated debt facilities from Key Bank and Eagle Private Capital
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Walker Edison Furniture Company, a fast-growing e-commerce company that designs, produces, and sells branded home furnishings, has secured senior and subordinated debt facilities from Key Bank and Eagle Private Capital
Nelson Laboratories Sterigenics International Nelson Laboratories, one of the largest U.S. provider of life-cycle microbiology testing services, has been acquired by Sterigenics International, a leading global provider of contract sterilization
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Nelson Laboratories, one of the largest U.S. provider of life-cycle microbiology testing services, has been acquired by Sterigenics International, a leading global provider of contract sterilization
ZAGG mophie ZAGG, an innovation leader in accessories for smart phones and tablets, has acquired mophie, the #1 selling battery case manufacturer in the world, and #1 portable power manufacturer in North America $100 million
Deal size: $100 million
ZAGG, an innovation leader in accessories for smart phones and tablets, has acquired mophie, the #1 selling battery case manufacturer in the world, and #1 portable power manufacturer in North America
Gray & Company Seneca Foods Corporation Gray & Company, a privately held corporation with more than a century of tradition as a fruit processor, has been acquired by Seneca Foods Corporation, a North America’s leading provider of packaged fruits and vegetables $37 million
Deal size: $37 million
Gray & Company, a privately held corporation with more than a century of tradition as a fruit processor, has been acquired by Seneca Foods Corporation, a North America’s leading provider of packaged fruits and vegetables
Albion Laboratories Balchem Corporation Albion Laboratories, a manufacturer of nutritional and mineral products for animals, plants, and humans, has been acquired by Balchem Corporation, a global leader in manufacturing specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, and pharmaceutical industries $112 million
Deal size: $112 million
Albion Laboratories, a manufacturer of nutritional and mineral products for animals, plants, and humans, has been acquired by Balchem Corporation, a global leader in manufacturing specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, and pharmaceutical industries
Naviscan PET Systems Sanderling Ventures Naviscan PET Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, has completed a Series B-1 Preferred Equity financing with Sanderling Ventures
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Naviscan PET Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, has completed a Series B-1 Preferred Equity financing with Sanderling Ventures
kenko.com Rakuten kenko.com, a leading online retail of consumer health products, has sold a controlling stake to Rakuten, Japan’s leading online retailer $47 million
Deal size: $47 million
kenko.com, a leading online retail of consumer health products, has sold a controlling stake to Rakuten, Japan’s leading online retailer
International Document Services Reynolds & Reynolds International Document Services, a leading provider of mortgage documents and compliance services, has been acquired by Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading provider of automotive dealership software, documents and compliance services
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International Document Services, a leading provider of mortgage documents and compliance services, has been acquired by Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading provider of automotive dealership software, documents and compliance services
Evolve Solar SunEdison Evolve Solar, a residential PV solar sales originator, has been acquired by SunEdison, the world's largest renewable energy development company
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Evolve Solar, a residential PV solar sales originator, has been acquired by SunEdison, the world's largest renewable energy development company
Wheat Montana River Associates Investments Wheat Montana, a leading provider of premium, branded mill and bakery products, has been acquired by River Associates Investments, a leading investment firm
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Wheat Montana, a leading provider of premium, branded mill and bakery products, has been acquired by River Associates Investments, a leading investment firm
Omega Protein Bioriginal Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil, has acquired all the stock of Bioriginal Food & Science Corp, a leading supplier of plant and marine based specialty oils $88 million
Deal size: $88 million
Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil, has acquired all the stock of Bioriginal Food & Science Corp, a leading supplier of plant and marine based specialty oils
Bridgewater Companies Aramsco Bridgewater Companies, an industry leading manufacturer and of specialty chemicals, has been acquired by Aramsco, a leading provider of solutions to specialty contractors
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Bridgewater Companies, an industry leading manufacturer and of specialty chemicals, has been acquired by Aramsco, a leading provider of solutions to specialty contractors
RTT Dassault Systèmes Realtime Technologies, a leading global provider of 3D software and services for virtual marketing and virtual prototyping, was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a global market leader in 3D simulation software €180 million
Deal size: €180 million
Realtime Technologies, a leading global provider of 3D software and services for virtual marketing and virtual prototyping, was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a global market leader in 3D simulation software
Viva Marcolin Viva Optique, a leader in the design of eyewear frames and a subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company), was acquired by Marcolin, a global manufacturer and distributor of eyewear
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Viva Optique, a leader in the design of eyewear frames and a subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company), was acquired by Marcolin, a global manufacturer and distributor of eyewear
Agri-Service Terteling Company Agri-Service, one of the largest agricultural equipment dealerships in the Western States, has been acquired by the Terteling Company, a leading building material firm
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Agri-Service, one of the largest agricultural equipment dealerships in the Western States, has been acquired by the Terteling Company, a leading building material firm
LifeVantage Corporation TCW LifeVantage Corporation, a leading dietary supplements manufacturer, has secured a credit facility from TCW, an asset management firm based in Los Angeles, California $67 million
Deal size: $67 million
LifeVantage Corporation, a leading dietary supplements manufacturer, has secured a credit facility from TCW, an asset management firm based in Los Angeles, California
LifeVantage Corporation LifeVantage Corporation, a leading dietary supplements manufacturer, has completed a share repurchase in a modified Dutch-auction tender offer $40 million
Deal size: $40 million
LifeVantage Corporation, a leading dietary supplements manufacturer, has completed a share repurchase in a modified Dutch-auction tender offer
MITY Enterprises Prospect Capital Corporation MITY Enterprises, a manufacturer of room furniture and specialty healthcare seating products, has been acquired by Prospect Capital Corporation, a business development company that focuses on lending to and investing in private businesses
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MITY Enterprises, a manufacturer of room furniture and specialty healthcare seating products, has been acquired by Prospect Capital Corporation, a business development company that focuses on lending to and investing in private businesses
Optical Distributor Group ABB Concise Optical Distributor Group, the second largest distributor of contact lenses in the US, was acquired by ABB-Concise, the largest distributor of contact lenses in the US $350 million
Deal size: $350 million
Optical Distributor Group, the second largest distributor of contact lenses in the US, was acquired by ABB-Concise, the largest distributor of contact lenses in the US
Ellie Mae Ellie Mae, a provider of on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry in the United States, has completed a follow-on offering of primary and secondary stock $61 Million
Deal size: $61 Million
Ellie Mae, a provider of on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry in the United States, has completed a follow-on offering of primary and secondary stock
1-800-Contacts AEA Investors 1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by AEA Investors, a global private equity firm
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1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by AEA Investors, a global private equity firm
Hill AeroSystems AGC Composites Group / The Edgewater Funds Hill AeroSystems, a manufacturer of parts and assemblies for military and commercial aircraft, has been acquired by AGC Composites Group and The Edgewater Funds
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Hill AeroSystems, a manufacturer of parts and assemblies for military and commercial aircraft, has been acquired by AGC Composites Group and The Edgewater Funds
HearUSA Siemens HearUSA, one of the largest hearing aid retailers in the US, was acquired by Siemens, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids
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HearUSA, one of the largest hearing aid retailers in the US, was acquired by Siemens, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids
Leatherman Tool Group Led Lenser Leatherman Tool Group, a manufacturer of multi-tools, knives, pocket tools, and accessories, has acquired Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GmbH & Co. KB, a manufacturer of LED Lenser flashlights
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Leatherman Tool Group, a manufacturer of multi-tools, knives, pocket tools, and accessories, has acquired Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GmbH & Co. KB, a manufacturer of LED Lenser flashlights
baggallini R.G. Barry Corporation baggallini, a leading designer and marketer of women’s handbags and related accessories, has been acquired by to R.G. Barry Corporation, a leading developer and marketer of functional and fashionable accessory products $34 million
Deal size: $34 million
baggallini, a leading designer and marketer of women’s handbags and related accessories, has been acquired by to R.G. Barry Corporation, a leading developer and marketer of functional and fashionable accessory products
drugstore.com Walgreens drugstore.com, a leading internet retailer of health and beauty care products, was acquired by Walgreens, the largest drugstore retailer in the US $433 million
Deal size: $433 million
drugstore.com, a leading internet retailer of health and beauty care products, was acquired by Walgreens, the largest drugstore retailer in the US
American Sporting Goods Brown Shoe Company American Sporting Goods Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of athletic footwear, has been acquired by Brown Shoe Company, a $2.5 billion global footwear company $159 million
Deal size: $159 million
American Sporting Goods Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of athletic footwear, has been acquired by Brown Shoe Company, a $2.5 billion global footwear company
Lavazza GMCR Luigi Lavazza, the global market leader in espresso coffee, has entered into a strategic alliance and distribution agreement with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the US market leader in single-serve coffee
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Luigi Lavazza, the global market leader in espresso coffee, has entered into a strategic alliance and distribution agreement with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the US market leader in single-serve coffee
Lavazza GMCR Luigi Lavazza, the global market leader in espresso coffee, has acquired a 6.1% stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the US market leader in single-serve coffee $250 million
Deal size: $250 million
Luigi Lavazza, the global market leader in espresso coffee, has acquired a 6.1% stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the US market leader in single-serve coffee
Alcoa Bavaria Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, has sold its Sabiñanigo, Spain foil manufacturing operations to BAVARIA Industriekapital, a German industrial holding company
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Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, has sold its Sabiñanigo, Spain foil manufacturing operations to BAVARIA Industriekapital, a German industrial holding company
Omega Protein Cyvex Nutrition Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil, Cyvex Nutrition, has acquired a dietary supplement supplier based in Irvine, California $13 million
Deal size: $13 million
Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil, Cyvex Nutrition, has acquired a dietary supplement supplier based in Irvine, California
TimeShareWare (P.C. Consulting) SS&C Technologies Holdings TimeShareWare, a Utah-based leading provider of technology solutions for shared-ownership resorts, has been acquired by SS&C Technologies Holdings, a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services $29 million
Deal size: $29 million
TimeShareWare, a Utah-based leading provider of technology solutions for shared-ownership resorts, has been acquired by SS&C Technologies Holdings, a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services
YoCream International Danone YoCream International, a world leader in the frozen yogurt industry, has been acquired by Danone, a world's leading fresh dairy products company $106 million
Deal size: $106 million
YoCream International, a world leader in the frozen yogurt industry, has been acquired by Danone, a world's leading fresh dairy products company
Rocky Brands Rocky Brands, a designer and manufacturer of footwear and apparel, has completed a follow-on offering of primary common stock $15 million
Deal size: $15 million
Rocky Brands, a designer and manufacturer of footwear and apparel, has completed a follow-on offering of primary common stock
Danube Technologies CollabNet Danube Technologies a software provider for Agile project and program management, has been acquired by CollabNet, a leading agile application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions and services provider
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Danube Technologies a software provider for Agile project and program management, has been acquired by CollabNet, a leading agile application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions and services provider
Inmatrix Technologies Sungard Inmatrix Technology, a developer of credit risk management and business forecasting software solutions, has been acquired by Sungard Data Management Solutions, an American multinational company that provides software solutions
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Inmatrix Technology, a developer of credit risk management and business forecasting software solutions, has been acquired by Sungard Data Management Solutions, an American multinational company that provides software solutions
VisionDirect.com Luxottica Retail Vision Direct, a leading online retailer of contact lenses, has entered into a long-term partnership agreement with Luxottica Retail, one of the largest optical retailers in the US
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Vision Direct, a leading online retailer of contact lenses, has entered into a long-term partnership agreement with Luxottica Retail, one of the largest optical retailers in the US
Salu Beauty drugstore.com Salu Beauty, the parent company of skinstore.com, was acquired by drugstore.com, a leading internet retailer in health and beauty care products $39 million
Deal size: $39 million
Salu Beauty, the parent company of skinstore.com, was acquired by drugstore.com, a leading internet retailer in health and beauty care products
Genesis Lease Aercap Holdings Genesis Lease, a leading publicly traded aircraft leasing company, was acquired by Aercap Holdings, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessor $1.8 billion
Deal size: $1.8 billion
Genesis Lease, a leading publicly traded aircraft leasing company, was acquired by Aercap Holdings, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessor
Sanipac Waste Connections Sanipac, a provider of recycling and garbage collection services to residential and commercial customers, has been acquired by Waste Connections, an integrated solid waste services company $50 million
Deal size: $50 million
Sanipac, a provider of recycling and garbage collection services to residential and commercial customers, has been acquired by Waste Connections, an integrated solid waste services company
Essilor Signet Armorlite Essilor, the world’s largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and instruments, has acquired Signet Armorlite, an ophthalmic lens company which holds the Kodak license for lenses
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Essilor, the world’s largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and instruments, has acquired Signet Armorlite, an ophthalmic lens company which holds the Kodak license for lenses
Sorenson BioScience American Capital Sorenson Bioscience, a manufacturer of disposable plastic liquid handling products, has been acquired by American Capital, a business development company specializing in management and employee buyouts, subordinated debt and leveraged finance
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Sorenson Bioscience, a manufacturer of disposable plastic liquid handling products, has been acquired by American Capital, a business development company specializing in management and employee buyouts, subordinated debt and leveraged finance
Binda Geneva Watch Binda, a global leader in the design and sale of watches and jewelry, has acquired Geneva Watch, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and the distribution of watches
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Binda, a global leader in the design and sale of watches and jewelry, has acquired Geneva Watch, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and the distribution of watches
EMIT Water Discharge Technologies EMIT Water Discharge Technology, a provider of water management solutions for the oil, gas, and mining industry, has been acquired by Exterran Holdings, a global market leader in full service natural gas compression and a premier provider of service and equipment for oil and gas production $109 million
Deal size: $109 million
EMIT Water Discharge Technology, a provider of water management solutions for the oil, gas, and mining industry, has been acquired by Exterran Holdings, a global market leader in full service natural gas compression and a premier provider of service and equipment for oil and gas production
ISS J2 Partners Instrument Sales and Service, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and capital equipment industries, has been acquired by J2 Partners, a private equity firm specialized in middle market companies
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Instrument Sales and Service, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and capital equipment industries, has been acquired by J2 Partners, a private equity firm specialized in middle market companies
The Ensign Group The Ensign Group, a provider of health care services in the post-acute care continuum, urgent care center, and mobile ancillary businesses, has completed an initial public offering of primary common stock $74 million
Deal size: $74 million
The Ensign Group, a provider of health care services in the post-acute care continuum, urgent care center, and mobile ancillary businesses, has completed an initial public offering of primary common stock
Atrica Nokia Siemens Networks Atrica, a provider of ethernet routing solutions, was acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks, a developer of mobile broadband solutions $100 million
Deal size: $100 million
Atrica, a provider of ethernet routing solutions, was acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks, a developer of mobile broadband solutions
Criterion Flooring Wedbush Capital Partners Criterion Custom Floors, a supplier of floor covering products for multi-family housing, has been acquired by Wedbush Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in growth capital, recapitalizations and acquisitions
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Criterion Custom Floors, a supplier of floor covering products for multi-family housing, has been acquired by Wedbush Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in growth capital, recapitalizations and acquisitions
MITY Enterprises Sorenson Capital / Peterson Partners Mity Enterprises, a manufacturer of room furniture and specialty healthcare seating products, has been acquired by Sorenson Capital and Peterson Partners $82 million
Deal size: $82 million
Mity Enterprises, a manufacturer of room furniture and specialty healthcare seating products, has been acquired by Sorenson Capital and Peterson Partners
1-800 contacts Fenway Partners 1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by Fenway Partners, a New York based private equity firm $343 million
Deal size: $343 million
1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by Fenway Partners, a New York based private equity firm
Olivotto Lynch Systems Olivotto, the largest global producer of glass making equipment, has acquired the glass division of LGL Group, a publicly traded company in the US
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Olivotto, the largest global producer of glass making equipment, has acquired the glass division of LGL Group, a publicly traded company in the US
ClearLab Menicon ClearLab’s flat pack intellectual property was acquired by Menicon, the largest contact lens manufacturer in Japan $28 million
Deal size: $28 million
ClearLab’s flat pack intellectual property was acquired by Menicon, the largest contact lens manufacturer in Japan
ClearLab Migwang ClearLab’s manufacturing operations in Singapore were acquired by Migwang, a private label contact lens manufacturer $15 million
Deal size: $15 million
ClearLab’s manufacturing operations in Singapore were acquired by Migwang, a private label contact lens manufacturer
Wygant Scientific TeleDirect International Wygant, a developer of call center-optimization tools, has been acquired by TeleDirect International, a provider of customer-interaction-management software
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Wygant, a developer of call center-optimization tools, has been acquired by TeleDirect International, a provider of customer-interaction-management software
Cascade Microtech Cascade Microtech, a manufacturer of wafer probing, thermal, and reliability solutions, has acquired Gryphics $26 million
Deal size: $26 million
Cascade Microtech, a manufacturer of wafer probing, thermal, and reliability solutions, has acquired Gryphics
AMI Semiconductor AMIS Holdings, a designer and manufacturer of customer-specific mixed signal semiconductor products, has completed a follow-on offering of secondary common stock $206 million
Deal size: $206 million
AMIS Holdings, a designer and manufacturer of customer-specific mixed signal semiconductor products, has completed a follow-on offering of secondary common stock
Beverages and More TowerBrook Capital Partners Beverages and More, a US retailer of alcoholic beverages, was acquired by TowerBrook Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm $205 million
Deal size: $205 million
Beverages and More, a US retailer of alcoholic beverages, was acquired by TowerBrook Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm
Sonus Faber Quadrivio Sonus Faber, a manufacturer of high end consumer audio equipment owned by an affiliate of Natixis, was acquired by Quadrivio, a private equity fund based in Italy $22 million
Deal size: $22 million
Sonus Faber, a manufacturer of high end consumer audio equipment owned by an affiliate of Natixis, was acquired by Quadrivio, a private equity fund based in Italy
Omega Protein Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil, has completed a private placement of common stock $29 million
Deal size: $29 million
Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil, has completed a private placement of common stock
ProQuest Information and Learning Cambridge Information Group ProQuest Information and Learning, an information-content and technology company, was acquired by Cambridge Information Group, a privately owned group of information services and publishing companies $222 million
Deal size: $222 million
ProQuest Information and Learning, an information-content and technology company, was acquired by Cambridge Information Group, a privately owned group of information services and publishing companies
Riverstone Alcatel-Lucent Riverstone, an ethernet router telecom provider, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent, a leader in networking and communications technology $207 million
Deal size: $207 million
Riverstone, an ethernet router telecom provider, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent, a leader in networking and communications technology
ProQuest Business Solutions Snap-On ProQuest Business Solutions, a leading provider of Automotive Parts and Service Information, was acquired by Snap-On, a manufacturer and marketer of high-end tools and equipment $527 million
Deal size: $527 million
ProQuest Business Solutions, a leading provider of Automotive Parts and Service Information, was acquired by Snap-On, a manufacturer and marketer of high-end tools and equipment
Swiftview eLynx SwiftView, the second largest provider of secure EDD services to the mortgage industry, has been acquired by eLynx, a cloud based secure EDD solution provider to the mortgage industry
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SwiftView, the second largest provider of secure EDD services to the mortgage industry, has been acquired by eLynx, a cloud based secure EDD solution provider to the mortgage industry
Crocs Crocs, a leading designer and manufacturer of casual lifestyle footwear and accessories, has completed a follow-on offering of secondary common stock $248 million
Deal size: $248 million
Crocs, a leading designer and manufacturer of casual lifestyle footwear and accessories, has completed a follow-on offering of secondary common stock
Multnomah Publishing Multnomah Publishers, one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christian book publishing houses, has been acquired by Random House, the largest English-language trade book publisher
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Multnomah Publishers, one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christian book publishing houses, has been acquired by Random House, the largest English-language trade book publisher
Coastwide Labs Coastwide Laboratories, a business-to-business distributor of facility and break room supplies in the United States, has been acquired by Corporate Express, one of the world’s largest distributors of office, facilities, furniture and computer products
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Coastwide Laboratories, a business-to-business distributor of facility and break room supplies in the United States, has been acquired by Corporate Express, one of the world’s largest distributors of office, facilities, furniture and computer products
Crocs Crocs, a leading designer and manufacturer of casual lifestyle footwear and accessories, has completed an initial public offering of primary and secondary common stock $240 million
Deal size: $240 million
Crocs, a leading designer and manufacturer of casual lifestyle footwear and accessories, has completed an initial public offering of primary and secondary common stock
Patient Infosystems CareGuide Patient Infosystems, a population health management company, was acquired by CareGuide, a family of online marketplaces for senior care, child care, pet care and home care services $80 million
Deal size: $80 million
Patient Infosystems, a population health management company, was acquired by CareGuide, a family of online marketplaces for senior care, child care, pet care and home care services
Volcom VOLCOM, a leading designer and distributor of clothing, footwear, accessories, and related products, has completed a follow-on offering of secondary common stock $196 million
Deal size: $196 million
VOLCOM, a leading designer and distributor of clothing, footwear, accessories, and related products, has completed a follow-on offering of secondary common stock
Ladish Company Ladish Company, a manufacturer of metal parts for aerospace equipment and jet engines, has completed a follow-on offering of secondary common stock $46 million
Deal size: $46 million
Ladish Company, a manufacturer of metal parts for aerospace equipment and jet engines, has completed a follow-on offering of secondary common stock
Integrated Bakery Resources Cargill Integrated Bakery Resource, a provider of pre-mix systems, finished foods and related marketing services, has been acquired by Cargill, a global provider and distributor of food, agriculture and industrial products worldwide
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Integrated Bakery Resource, a provider of pre-mix systems, finished foods and related marketing services, has been acquired by Cargill, a global provider and distributor of food, agriculture and industrial products worldwide
Volcom VOLCOM, a leading designer and distributor of clothing, footwear, accessories, and related products, has completed an initial public offering $102 million
Deal size: $102 million
VOLCOM, a leading designer and distributor of clothing, footwear, accessories, and related products, has completed an initial public offering
ABAQUS Dassault Systèmes ABAQUS, a simulation software company, was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a global market leader in 3D simulation software $413 million
Deal size: $413 million
ABAQUS, a simulation software company, was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a global market leader in 3D simulation software
Stormwater Management Contech Engineered Solutions Stormwater Management, a provider of stormwater filter products in the United States, has been acquired by Contech Engineered Solutions, a leading provider of site solution products and services
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Stormwater Management, a provider of stormwater filter products in the United States, has been acquired by Contech Engineered Solutions, a leading provider of site solution products and services
Online Resources (ORCC) Online Resource, a provider of API management and automated mobile web testing, has completed a follow-on offering of common stock $41 million
Deal size: $41 million
Online Resource, a provider of API management and automated mobile web testing, has completed a follow-on offering of common stock
Bulgari Irving Place Capital Bulgari, a designer of jewelry and watches has become a strategic co-investor with private equity firm Irving Place Capital $240 million
Deal size: $240 million
Bulgari, a designer of jewelry and watches has become a strategic co-investor with private equity firm Irving Place Capital
i2 Technologies TSC i2 Technologies has sold TSC in a management-led buyout
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i2 Technologies has sold TSC in a management-led buyout
i2 Technologies Q Investments i2 Technologies, a leader in supply chain management solutions, has issued convertible preferred and common securities to an investor group consisting of Q Investments and certain members of senior management $120 million
Deal size: $120 million
i2 Technologies, a leader in supply chain management solutions, has issued convertible preferred and common securities to an investor group consisting of Q Investments and certain members of senior management
Amicas VitalWorks Amicas, a diagnostic image management software developer, was acquired by VitalWorks, a healthcare information management technology provider $55 million
Deal size: $55 million
Amicas, a diagnostic image management software developer, was acquired by VitalWorks, a healthcare information management technology provider
Manufacturers’ Services Limited Celestica Manufacturers’ Services Limited (MSL), a supply change management services provider, was acquired by Celestica, a multinational electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider $341 million
Deal size: $341 million
Manufacturers’ Services Limited (MSL), a supply change management services provider, was acquired by Celestica, a multinational electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider
StorageNetworks StorageNetworks, a provider of data storage management software and services, has announced a special dividend distribution to its common shareholders as part of an associated plan of liquidation $201 million
Deal size: $201 million
StorageNetworks, a provider of data storage management software and services, has announced a special dividend distribution to its common shareholders as part of an associated plan of liquidation
Kenneth Cole Jaytex Kenneth Cole, a leading American fashion designer, has entered into a strategic alliance and distribution agreement with Jaytex, a major Canadian apparel distributor
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Kenneth Cole, a leading American fashion designer, has entered into a strategic alliance and distribution agreement with Jaytex, a major Canadian apparel distributor
Host Marriott Services Autogrill Host Marriott Services, a US highway and airport food-service company, was acquired by Autogrill, a global leader in food and beverage services for travelers $1.0 billion
Deal size: $1.0 billion
Host Marriott Services, a US highway and airport food-service company, was acquired by Autogrill, a global leader in food and beverage services for travelers
DuPont RWE DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has sold its 50% interest in Consolidation Coal, a US coal mining company to RWE
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DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has sold its 50% interest in Consolidation Coal, a US coal mining company to RWE
Host Hotels and Resorts Crestline Capital Host Hotels and Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has spun off Crestline Capital, a hotel management company
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Host Hotels and Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has spun off Crestline Capital, a hotel management company
DuPont Merck DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in its joint venture with Merck, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceuticals $2.6 billion
Deal size: $2.6 billion
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in its joint venture with Merck, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceuticals
Host Hotels and Resorts Host Hotels and Resorts has reorganized its operations as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) $1.7 billion
Deal size: $1.7 billion
Host Hotels and Resorts has reorganized its operations as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
DuPont Imperial Chemical Industries DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired certain industrial chemical businesses from Imperial Chemical Industries, a British chemical company $3.0 billion
Deal size: $3.0 billion
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired certain industrial chemical businesses from Imperial Chemical Industries, a British chemical company
DuPont Protein Technologies International DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired Protein Technologies International, a US based international soy ingredients supplier, from Ralston Purina $1.7 billion
Deal size: $1.7 billion
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired Protein Technologies International, a US based international soy ingredients supplier, from Ralston Purina
DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired a 20% stake in Pioneer Hi-Bred, the largest US hybrid seed producer $1.7 billion
Deal size: $1.7 billion
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired a 20% stake in Pioneer Hi-Bred, the largest US hybrid seed producer
Host Hotels & Resorts Forum Group Host Hotels & Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has acquired Forum Group, the second largest owner in the US of housing communities for the elderly $605 million
Deal size: $605 million
Host Hotels & Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has acquired Forum Group, the second largest owner in the US of housing communities for the elderly
DuPont Seagram DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has repurchased 156 million warrants from Seagram’s, one of the world’s largest distillers of alcoholic beverages $156 million
Deal size: $156 million
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has repurchased 156 million warrants from Seagram’s, one of the world’s largest distillers of alcoholic beverages
Host Hotels & Resorts Host Marriott Services Host Hotels & Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has spun off Host Marriott Services, a US highway and airport food-service company
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Host Hotels & Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has spun off Host Marriott Services, a US highway and airport food-service company
Lenscrafters Luxottica US Shoe Corporation, the owner of Lenscrafters and other retail concepts including Casual Corner women's wear, Capezio and Evan-Picone footwear, was acquired by Luxottica, the largest eyewear manufacturer in the world $1.3 billion
Deal size: $1.3 billion
US Shoe Corporation, the owner of Lenscrafters and other retail concepts including Casual Corner women's wear, Capezio and Evan-Picone footwear, was acquired by Luxottica, the largest eyewear manufacturer in the world
Pulsar international Asgrow Pulsar international, a Mexican holding company, has acquired Asgrow, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company, with major interests in life science, tobacco, packaging, and insurance $300 million
Deal size: $300 million
Pulsar international, a Mexican holding company, has acquired Asgrow, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company, with major interests in life science, tobacco, packaging, and insurance
Remington Arms Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Remington Arms, an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition owned by DuPont, was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a New York based private equity firm $300 million
Deal size: $300 million
Remington Arms, an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition owned by DuPont, was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a New York based private equity firm
The New York Times The Boston Globe The New York Times, a leading US media group, has acquired The Boston Globe, a major US daily newspaper $1.1 billion
Deal size: $1.1 billion
The New York Times, a leading US media group, has acquired The Boston Globe, a major US daily newspaper
Baxter Caremark Baxter, the world’s largest hospital-supply company, has spun off Caremark, a home-care services provider $2.0 billion
Deal size: $2.0 billion
Baxter, the world’s largest hospital-supply company, has spun off Caremark, a home-care services provider
Marriott Host Marriott Corporation Marriott, one of the leading global hotel groups, has spun off Host Marriott Corporation, the largest owner of hotel real estate in the US $2.0 billion
Deal size: $2.0 billion
Marriott, one of the leading global hotel groups, has spun off Host Marriott Corporation, the largest owner of hotel real estate in the US
DuPont ICI DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has swapped its acrylics operation in exchange for ICI’s nylon interests $445 million
Deal size: $445 million
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has swapped its acrylics operation in exchange for ICI’s nylon interests