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$53
Billion in transactions by our principals
205
transactions by our principals
36%
of our principals’ transactions are cross-border
15
countries where our principals have transacted
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Stone Ground Tilia Tilia Stone Ground Bakery, the leading premium fresh and frozen bakery in the Rocky Mountain region, has been acquired by Wheat Montana, a premium fresh and frozen bakery, and Tilia, a leading investment firm focused on the global food supply chain
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Stone Ground Bakery, the leading premium fresh and frozen bakery in the Rocky Mountain region, has been acquired by Wheat Montana, a premium fresh and frozen bakery, and Tilia, a leading investment firm focused on the global food supply chain
1-800 Contacts / Ditto Ditto 1-800 Contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, has acquired Ditto, a leader in virtual try-on and frame recommendation technologies for eyewear brands and retailers
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1-800 Contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, has acquired Ditto, a leader in virtual try-on and frame recommendation technologies for eyewear brands and retailers
DentaQuest / Sun Life SunLife DentaQuest, one of the largest dental care companies in the US, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Sun Life Financial, a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions $2.5 billion
Deal size: $2.5 billion
DentaQuest, one of the largest dental care companies in the US, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Sun Life Financial, a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions
Fittingbox / Fielmann / J!NS J!NS FittingBox, a leading provider of augmented reality technologies and virtual try-on solutions for the optical industry, has sold a minority equity stake to JINS, a leading Japanese eyewear retailer
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FittingBox, a leading provider of augmented reality technologies and virtual try-on solutions for the optical industry, has sold a minority equity stake to JINS, a leading Japanese eyewear retailer
Shutterstock - PicMonkey PicMonkey Shutterstock, a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, has acquired PicMonkey, a leading online graphic design and image editing platform $110 million
Deal size: $110 million
Shutterstock, a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, has acquired PicMonkey, a leading online graphic design and image editing platform
Public Sector 360 Group GovExec Public Sector 360 Group, a division of 1105 Media Inc. that provides information, insights and analysis to the Government IT sector, has been acquired by GovExec, the leading information services and insights company for government leaders and contractors
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Public Sector 360 Group, a division of 1105 Media Inc. that provides information, insights and analysis to the Government IT sector, has been acquired by GovExec, the leading information services and insights company for government leaders and contractors
Broadridge / Jordan & Jordan Broadridge Jordan & Jordan, a leading Financial Technology company that provides regulatory, market data and trading solutions across the securities industry, has sold its Execution Compliance and Surveillance Service assets to Broadridge Financial Solutions, a global Fintech leader
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Jordan & Jordan, a leading Financial Technology company that provides regulatory, market data and trading solutions across the securities industry, has sold its Execution Compliance and Surveillance Service assets to Broadridge Financial Solutions, a global Fintech leader
AgFax Farm Journal AgFax, a multi-eNewsletter company that primarily serves producers growing cotton, rice, peanuts and tree crops, has been acquired by Farm Journal, a leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market
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AgFax, a multi-eNewsletter company that primarily serves producers growing cotton, rice, peanuts and tree crops, has been acquired by Farm Journal, a leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market
SignatureMD Completes Merger with Cypress Membership Medicine Cypress Membership Medicine LLC Signature MD and Cypress Membership Medicine, two leading providers in membership-based concierge medicine have merged in partnership with management and Blue Sea Capital
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Signature MD and Cypress Membership Medicine, two leading providers in membership-based concierge medicine have merged in partnership with management and Blue Sea Capital
Jordan&Jordan TRG Screen Jordan & Jordan, a financial technology company that provides regulatory, market data and trading solutions across the securities industry, has sold its Market Data Reporting Business to TRG Screen, a leading provider of enterprise subscription spend management solution
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Jordan & Jordan, a financial technology company that provides regulatory, market data and trading solutions across the securities industry, has sold its Market Data Reporting Business to TRG Screen, a leading provider of enterprise subscription spend management solution
Mobile Payments Today Industry Dive Networld Media Group’s Mobile Payments Today, an information resource focused on mobile payments projects and technology, has been acquired by Industry Dive, a leader in business journalism delivering exclusive insight and analysis through 22 publications in 21 competitive industries
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Networld Media Group’s Mobile Payments Today, an information resource focused on mobile payments projects and technology, has been acquired by Industry Dive, a leader in business journalism delivering exclusive insight and analysis through 22 publications in 21 competitive industries
Shutterstock to Acquire TurboSquid Shutterstock, a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, has acquired TurboSquid, the world’s largest 3D marketplace $75 Million
Deal size: $75 Million
Shutterstock, a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, has acquired TurboSquid, the world’s largest 3D marketplace
Toppickz EhMedia TopickZ, a Canadian progressive information resource company with leading identity verification and authentication technology brands (FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World) has been acquired by ChannelPro Network, a division of EH Media, a leading U.S. business-to-business media company and conference producer
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TopickZ, a Canadian progressive information resource company with leading identity verification and authentication technology brands (FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World) has been acquired by ChannelPro Network, a division of EH Media, a leading U.S. business-to-business media company and conference producer
MetLife to Acquire Versant Health Versant Health MetLife, one of the world's leading financial services companies, has acquired Versant Health, owner of Davis Vision and Superior Vision $1.7 billion
Deal size: $1.7 billion
MetLife, one of the world's leading financial services companies, has acquired Versant Health, owner of Davis Vision and Superior Vision
KKR to Acquire DTC Pioneer 1-800 Contacts KKR 1-800 Contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired from AEA Investors by KKR, a global investment firm
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1-800 Contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired from AEA Investors by KKR, a global investment firm
SNS Architect Equity Architect Equity Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, announced that it completed the sale of Solution Net Systems, a leading global supplier of automated logistic systems
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Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, announced that it completed the sale of Solution Net Systems, a leading global supplier of automated logistic systems
MLConf ModalityIQ MLConf, a conference provider and leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community, has been acquired by ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform
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MLConf, a conference provider and leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community, has been acquired by ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform
Lift & Co. / MCI MCI Group Lift & Co., a technology company modernizing the cannabis industry, has announced a strategic partnership with MCI USA, a recognized leader in meetings, events and conferences, to grow Lift & Co.’s events portfolio
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Lift & Co., a technology company modernizing the cannabis industry, has announced a strategic partnership with MCI USA, a recognized leader in meetings, events and conferences, to grow Lift & Co.’s events portfolio
Signature MD Paragon Private Health LLC SignatureMD and Paragon Private Health, two leading providers in membership-based concierge medicine, have merged in partnership with management and Blue Sea Capital
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SignatureMD and Paragon Private Health, two leading providers in membership-based concierge medicine, have merged in partnership with management and Blue Sea Capital
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
1800/6over6 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 / VSP VSP 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 / Dental Care Plus Dental Care Plus 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
PennWell Endeavor Business Media Clarion Events has sold a significant portfolio of the former PennWell media properties, including brands within oil & gas, industrial technology, dentistry and water utilities, to Endeavor Business Media, a leading business-to-business media company delivering content, marketing solutions and experiences in numerous markets
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Clarion Events has sold a significant portfolio of the former PennWell media properties, including brands within oil & gas, industrial technology, dentistry and water utilities, to Endeavor Business Media, a leading business-to-business media company delivering content, marketing solutions and experiences in numerous markets
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
TGaS Advisors Trinity Partners TGaS Advisors, the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry, has been acquired by Trinity Partners, a global life sciences consulting firm
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TGaS Advisors, the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry, has been acquired by Trinity Partners, a global life sciences consulting firm
RCF Group 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 / Kettle Cuisine 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
EH Media - Technology Brands EH Media has sold a group of complementary technology intelligence brands and events to Emerald Expositions, a leading business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer $28 million
Deal size: $28 million
EH Media has sold a group of complementary technology intelligence brands and events to Emerald Expositions, a leading business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer
Policy Medical iContracts PolicyMedical, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based policy lifecycle management solutions, has been acquired by iContracts, a leading provider of cloud-based contract, compliance and revenue management solutions
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PolicyMedical, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based policy lifecycle management solutions, has been acquired by iContracts, a leading provider of cloud-based contract, compliance and revenue management solutions
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
Lebhar-Friedman EnsembleIQ Lebhar-Friedman, a business-to-business media company serving the retail and hospitality sectors, has sold significantly all its media, digital and event assets to EnsembleIQ, a business-to-business media company
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Lebhar-Friedman, a business-to-business media company serving the retail and hospitality sectors, has sold significantly all its media, digital and event assets to EnsembleIQ, a business-to-business media 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
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)
1800/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
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
Amazing Charts Amazing Charts, a business providing electronic medical record (EHR), practice management (PM) software and medical billing services to primary care and specialty outpatient practices, has been acquired by Constellation Software, a leading provider of software and services
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Amazing Charts, a business providing electronic medical record (EHR), practice management (PM) software and medical billing services to primary care and specialty outpatient practices, has been acquired by Constellation Software, a leading provider of software and services
InvestorPlace Media S&A Holdings LLC InvestorPlace Media, a provider of insightful articles, free stock picks and stock market news to millions of investors, has been acquired by S&A Holdings
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InvestorPlace Media, a provider of insightful articles, free stock picks and stock market news to millions of investors, has been acquired by S&A Holdings
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)
Highmark / Centerbridge (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)
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
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
Core Informatics ThermoFisher Core Informatics, a provider of a leading cloud-based platform supporting scientific data management, has been acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving healthcare, life science and other laboratories $94 million
Deal size: $94 million
Core Informatics, a provider of a leading cloud-based platform supporting scientific data management, has been acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving healthcare, life science and other laboratories
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
Panacea HC Solutions - Multiple Operating Units CareerStep Panacea Healthcare Solutions, a provider of healthcare software solutions, has sold its Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation divisions to Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training solutions
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Panacea Healthcare Solutions, a provider of healthcare software solutions, has sold its Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation divisions to Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training solutions
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
Chalkable PowerSchool Chalkable, a leading provider of a student achievement and regional education data management solution, has been acquired by PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions
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Chalkable, a leading provider of a student achievement and regional education data management solution, has been acquired by PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions
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
Securities Training Corporation Colibri Securities Training Corporation, the market leader in securities training, has received an investment from The Colibri Group, a leading provider of learning solutions to licensed professionals within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets
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Securities Training Corporation, the market leader in securities training, has received an investment from The Colibri Group, a leading provider of learning solutions to licensed professionals within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets
UBM - Electronics Media Portfolio Arrow Electronics UBM has sold its global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline and Datasheets.com, to Arrow Electronics, a provider of products, solutions and services to users of electronic components and computing solutions
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UBM has sold its global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline and Datasheets.com, to Arrow Electronics, a provider of products, solutions and services to users of electronic components and computing solutions
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
Innovation Enterprise argyle Innovation Enterprise, a multichannel information provider and marketing services platform serving an executive audience of decision makers, has been acquired by Argyle Executive, a provider of C-level executive events and content solutions for Fortune 500 business leaders
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Innovation Enterprise, a multichannel information provider and marketing services platform serving an executive audience of decision makers, has been acquired by Argyle Executive, a provider of C-level executive events and content solutions for Fortune 500 business leaders
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
M2S Medstreaming M2S, a leading provider of registry software technology designed for healthcare quality improvement, has been acquired by Medstreaming, a leading provider of innovative healthcare cardiovascular and radiology workflow software solutions
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M2S, a leading provider of registry software technology designed for healthcare quality improvement, has been acquired by Medstreaming, a leading provider of innovative healthcare cardiovascular and radiology workflow software solutions
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
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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
True Potential FTV Capital True Potential, the leading UK-based integrated investor and wealth management technology platform serving advisers and retail clients in the UK, announced it has sold a significant minority share of its group business to FTV Capital, its first institutional investor
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True Potential, the leading UK-based integrated investor and wealth management technology platform serving advisers and retail clients in the UK, announced it has sold a significant minority share of its group business to FTV Capital, its first institutional investor
Cogent Road Chronos Solutions Cogent Road, a San Diego-based mortgage technology company, has been acquired by Chronos Solutions, a national real estate finance services provider
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Cogent Road, a San Diego-based mortgage technology company, has been acquired by Chronos Solutions, a national real estate finance services provider
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
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
Financial Research Associates Wilmington plc Financial Research Associates, the organizer of highly specialized conferences in the finance and healthcare sectors, has been acquired by UK-based Wilmington plc $20.6 million
Deal size: $20.6 million
Financial Research Associates, the organizer of highly specialized conferences in the finance and healthcare sectors, has been acquired by UK-based Wilmington plc
Southwest Financial Services Solidifi Southwest Financial Services, a provider of outsourced services to home equity lenders, has been acquired by Solidifi, a provider of residential real estate appraisals
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Southwest Financial Services, a provider of outsourced services to home equity lenders, has been acquired by Solidifi, a provider of residential real estate appraisals
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
Vendome Group Emerald Expositions Vendome Group has sold its design assets, including several leading content and event brands in the healthcare design and senior living design markets, to Emerald Expositions
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Vendome Group has sold its design assets, including several leading content and event brands in the healthcare design and senior living design markets, to Emerald Expositions
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
Robb Report Rockbridge Growth Equity Robb Report, the worldwide definitive authority on luxury lifestyle that connects global audiences to the most respected luxury marketers through magazines, websites, apps, events and a private club, has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity
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Robb Report, the worldwide definitive authority on luxury lifestyle that connects global audiences to the most respected luxury marketers through magazines, websites, apps, events and a private club, has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity
Cash Cycle Solutions Business Ink Cash Cycle Solutions, a provider of transactional communication solutions to many industries, including utility, government, telecom, payroll, legal, banks, credit unions and insurance companies, has been acquired by Business Ink, a leading provider of transactional communication solutions
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Cash Cycle Solutions, a provider of transactional communication solutions to many industries, including utility, government, telecom, payroll, legal, banks, credit unions and insurance companies, has been acquired by Business Ink, a leading provider of transactional communication solutions
Money2020 Money2020, the world's largest event platform for payments and financial services innovation, has been acquired by UK-based i2i Events Group
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Money2020, the world's largest event platform for payments and financial services innovation, has been acquired by UK-based i2i Events Group
ILSC Education Group Quad Partners ILSC Education Group, a provider of location-based English Language Training (ELT) for international students, has been acquired by Quad Partners
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ILSC Education Group, a provider of location-based English Language Training (ELT) for international students, has been acquired by Quad Partners
AllRegs EllieMae AllRegs, a leading information provider for the mortgage industry, has been acquired by Ellie Mae, a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry
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AllRegs, a leading information provider for the mortgage industry, has been acquired by Ellie Mae, a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry
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
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
Harris Publications - music & lifestyle group Townsquare Media Harris Publications, a special interest media company, has sold its music and lifestyle media assets, including the iconic hip hop brand XXL, Townsquare Media
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Harris Publications, a special interest media company, has sold its music and lifestyle media assets, including the iconic hip hop brand XXL, Townsquare Media
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
Euromoney - MIS Training Institute Boathouse Capital MIS Training Institute, a unit of UK-based business and financial information company Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, has been bought out by Boathouse Capital through a newly formed employee stock ownership plan
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MIS Training Institute, a unit of UK-based business and financial information company Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, has been bought out by Boathouse Capital through a newly formed employee stock ownership plan
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
MDU Communications - Subscriber Assets Access Media MDU Communications, a provider of information and communication services, has sold its Subscriber Assets to Access Media
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MDU Communications, a provider of information and communication services, has sold its Subscriber Assets to Access Media
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
Haymarket Media - Compliance Week Haymarket Media has sold Compliance Week, a leading provider of insights and information to the corporate compliance market, to Wilmington plc, an information and education platform serving the compliance, legal, banking, healthcare, accounting and business intelligence markets $11.2 million
Deal size: $11.2 million
Haymarket Media has sold Compliance Week, a leading provider of insights and information to the corporate compliance market, to Wilmington plc, an information and education platform serving the compliance, legal, banking, healthcare, accounting and business intelligence markets
Thompson Information Services Columbia Books & Information Services Thompson Information Services, a publisher of subscription-based regulatory and compliance information primarily for human resource departments, has been acquired by Columbia Books & Information Services
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Thompson Information Services, a publisher of subscription-based regulatory and compliance information primarily for human resource departments, has been acquired by Columbia Books & Information Services
AHC Media Lone Peak Capital Atlanta-based AHC Media, provider of publications addressing regulatory requirements for medical providers, practitioners and suppliers, has been acquired by Lone Peak Capital Group
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Atlanta-based AHC Media, provider of publications addressing regulatory requirements for medical providers, practitioners and suppliers, has been acquired by Lone Peak Capital Group
BioWorld BioWorld and its companion brand Medical Device Daily (MDD) have been acquired by Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals
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BioWorld and its companion brand Medical Device Daily (MDD) have been acquired by Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals
Onex Nielsen Expositions Onex Corporation has acquired Nielsen Expositions, a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (Acted as an advisor to Onex Corporation) $950 million
Deal size: $950 million
Onex Corporation has acquired Nielsen Expositions, a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (Acted as an advisor to Onex Corporation)
Education Library LRP Publications The Education Library from Thompson Media Group has been acquired by LRP Publications, educators’ most trusted source for practical and legal education guidance since 1985
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The Education Library from Thompson Media Group has been acquired by LRP Publications, educators’ most trusted source for practical and legal education guidance since 1985
Source Technologies StoneCalibre Source Technologies, a leading provider of advanced print solutions to the banking industry, has been acquired by StoneCalibre
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Source Technologies, a leading provider of advanced print solutions to the banking industry, has been acquired by StoneCalibre
Sheshunoff Information Services Sheshunoff Information Services, provider of critical information for the financial services industry including federally regulated banking and credit union lending activities, has been sold to LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions for professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations
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Sheshunoff Information Services, provider of critical information for the financial services industry including federally regulated banking and credit union lending activities, has been sold to LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions for professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations
Source Technologies - Thermal Printer Business Datamax O'Neil Source Technologies, a leading provider in specialized printing solutions, has sold its thermal printer assets to Datamax-O’Neil, a global provider of label and receipt printing solutions
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Source Technologies, a leading provider in specialized printing solutions, has sold its thermal printer assets to Datamax-O’Neil, a global provider of label and receipt printing solutions
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
ENK Advanstar ENK International, organizer of high-end fashion tradeshows in the U.S., Europe and Asia, has been acquired by Advanstar Global, a multi-platform events and information services company $155 million
Deal size: $155 million
ENK International, organizer of high-end fashion tradeshows in the U.S., Europe and Asia, has been acquired by Advanstar Global, a multi-platform events and information services company
The Great Escape Theatres Regal Entertainment Group The Great Escape Theatres has been acquired by Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the U.S. $91 million
Deal size: $91 million
The Great Escape Theatres has been acquired by Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the U.S.
Internet Retailer Conference and Tradeshow The Events Group of Vertical Web Media, including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition and two allied events, have been acquired by GLM, provider of face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms
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The Events Group of Vertical Web Media, including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition and two allied events, have been acquired by GLM, provider of face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms
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
CSP Business Media Redwood Acquisitions CSP Information Group, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries, has been acquired by Redwood Acquisitions
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CSP Information Group, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries, has been acquired by Redwood Acquisitions
Venture Encoding Taylor Corporation Venture Encoding, a provider of mission critical, integrated borrower communications to the mortgage, consumer banking and automobile finance industries, has been acquired by Taylor Corporation, a leading provider of interactive print and marketing solutions
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Venture Encoding, a provider of mission critical, integrated borrower communications to the mortgage, consumer banking and automobile finance industries, has been acquired by Taylor Corporation, a leading provider of interactive print and marketing solutions
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 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
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
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
Buyers Laboratory Buyers Laboratory, the leading provider of analytical testing and competitive intelligence services to the digital imaging and document management industry, has sold a majority stake to SFW Capital Partners
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Buyers Laboratory, the leading provider of analytical testing and competitive intelligence services to the digital imaging and document management industry, has sold a majority stake to SFW Capital Partners
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
Strata Decision Technology Veronis Suhler Stevenson Strata Decision Technology, a software company providing financial analytics and performance management software tools used primarily by hospitals and healthcare systems to enhance their financial planning, budgeting and reporting processes, has been acquired by Veronis Suhler Stevenson
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Strata Decision Technology, a software company providing financial analytics and performance management software tools used primarily by hospitals and healthcare systems to enhance their financial planning, budgeting and reporting processes, has been acquired by Veronis Suhler Stevenson
HW Wilson EBSCO Publishing The H.W. Wilson Company, a leader in library digital reference publishing, announced its merger with EBSCO Publishing, a division of EBSCO Industries, the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, ebooks and discovery service for libraries
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The H.W. Wilson Company, a leader in library digital reference publishing, announced its merger with EBSCO Publishing, a division of EBSCO Industries, the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, ebooks and discovery service for libraries
Material ConneXion & Culture Sandow Media Material ConneXion, a leading global materials consultancy with the largest library of innovative materials in the world, and Culture & Commerce, the premier design management firm in the U.S., have been acquired by Sandow Media, a leader in building multichannel, vertically integrated brands in the physical and digital realms
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Material ConneXion, a leading global materials consultancy with the largest library of innovative materials in the world, and Culture & Commerce, the premier design management firm in the U.S., have been acquired by Sandow Media, a leader in building multichannel, vertically integrated brands in the physical and digital realms
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
Predictive Metrics SunGard PredictiveMetrics, a provider of predictive scoring and analytical services for trade credit, debt collections, utilities and other markets, has been acquired by SunGard, a provider of software and services to education, financial services and public sector organizations
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PredictiveMetrics, a provider of predictive scoring and analytical services for trade credit, debt collections, utilities and other markets, has been acquired by SunGard, a provider of software and services to education, financial services and public sector organizations
LRP - Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy / Banking Products LRP Publications, a leading provider of publications for legal, government, educational and business professionals has sold its Public Employment Group and Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals
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LRP Publications, a leading provider of publications for legal, government, educational and business professionals has sold its Public Employment Group and Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals
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
LexisNexis - Advertising Red Books LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, has divested Advertising Red Books to Redbooks
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LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, has divested Advertising Red Books to Redbooks
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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