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  • 04/02/20: Accenture Acquires Yesler, Bolstering its B2B Marketing Services
    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture acquires Yesler to enhance B2B marketing services. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: 5 years of M&A Mid-Market Award winners: Piper Jaffray, Robert F. Smith, Audax and Twin Brook among this year's honorees
    Piper Sandler, Robert F. Smith, Audax and Twin Brook are among the current winners of Mergers & Acquisitions' awards. Here's a look at the nomination and selection process and past honorees. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: HouseCanary Acquires Real Estate Technology Startup Dropmodel
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HouseCanary acquires technology startup Dropmodel, to provide analytic and financial modeling solutions for the single-family real estate asset class. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Thompson Hine Acquires Seven-Lawyer Real Estate Finance and Development Practice
    CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thompson Hine LLP has expanded its real estate finance capabilities with the addition of a seven-person team, including four partners. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Piper Jaffray takes home Deal of the Year for buying Sandler O'Neill
    The newly named Piper Sandler is a powerhouse in investment banking for financial services and other sectors. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: Vista Equity founder Robert F. Smith earns Dealmaker of the Year for breaking fundraising records
    The PE firm raised the biggest technology-focused fund ever in the U.S., surpassing funds raised by Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: Audax wins Private Equity Firm of the Year for closing many deals
    In addition to closing a new fund, the PE firm was active on the deal front, including exiting HVAC services provider CoolSys. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: Sumeru earns Private Equity Seller of the Year for its exit strategies
    Among the deals that Sumeru closed, was selling real estate software company Buildium to RealPage for $580 million. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: ACI Worldwide wins Strategic Buyer of the Year for Speedpay Deal
    The $750 million acquisition of Speedpay helped ACI become a payment tech giant. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: Stifel takes home Investment Bank of the Year for its acquisition strategy
    Stifel grew significantly in 2019, completing six acquisitions. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: Twin Brook enjoyed growth in 2019 to take home Lender of the Year
    Financing lower middle-market PE-backed deals helped propel Twin Brook's growth. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: Kirkland & Ellis wins Law Firm of the Year for closing 400 U.S. PE deals
    The law firm's PE clients include: AEI, Abry Partners, Arsenal, Butterfly Equity, Gryphon Investors, Harvest Partners, Luminate, Olympus Partners and Wind Point. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: Meet the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ M&A Mid-Market Awards
    We honor the companies and individuals that excelled in 2019, including Vista’s Robert F. Smith, Piper Jaffray, Audax and Stifel. - Source: The Latest
  • 04/02/20: MJH Life Sciences™ Acquires the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI)
    CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #drugcostmanagement--MJH Life Sciences™ Acquires the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Wiley Acquires Bio-Rad’s Informatics Spectroscopy Software and Spectral Databases
    HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB), a global leader in research and education, today announced the acquisition of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.’s Informatics products including the company’s spectroscopy software and spectral databases. The acquisition adds expertise, content, and powerful software to Wiley’s Science Solutions segment. Terms of the agreement are not disclosed. “Laboratory-generated data is at the heart of all research. We welcome these n - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: FaceBank Group and fuboTV Announce Completion of Merger - Combined Company to Be Named fuboTV, Inc.
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--fuboTV and FaceBank Group announced the closing of their previously announced merger. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. Completes Acquisition of Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC
    TOKYO & FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. acquires Fulcrum Biometrics, LLC and expands its biometric authentication solutions business worldwide. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Emerson Acquires American Governor
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, a leader in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The addition of American Governor builds on Emerson’s technology capabilities and expertise in the renewables and power industry. Hydropower, the world’s largest source of renewable electricity, is generated by water running through turbines. American Governor’s solutions expertly control hydroelectr - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Torotel Announces Standex’s Termination of Merger Agreement
    OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Torotel, Inc. (“Torotel”) (OTCMKTS:TTLO) announced today that Standex International Corporation (“Standex”) exercised on April 1, 2020, its right to terminate effective immediately the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) to acquire Torotel because the conditions to closing were not satisfied on or before March 31, 2020, as required by the Merger Agreement. The Merger Agreement closing conditions included a required prior writ - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Aksia Completes the Acquisition of TorreyCove Capital Partners
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aksia LLC ("Aksia”) today announced that it completed its acquisition of TorreyCove Capital Partners LLC. In January, the firms announced that they had entered into an agreement and expected the transaction to close in the first half of 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed. With the integration, the combined firm now advises on over $160 billion in alternative assets with more than 250 professionals globally, including over 160 professionals focused on investment - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Simulations Plus Acquires Lixoft, Expanding Modeling Software Offerings and Broadening Presence in Europe
    LANCASTER, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simulations Plus announced today it has acquired Lixoft of Paris, adding Monolix Suite to its software offerings and an established European presence. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Lantheus and Progenics Reschedule Their Respective Special Meetings of Stockholders for Proposed Merger
    NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH) (“Lantheus”), parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. (“LMI”), a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of innovative diagnostic imaging agents and products, and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX) (“Progenics”), an oncology company developing innovative medicines and artificial intelligence to find, fight and follow cancer, today announced that they have decided to reschedu - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: WeWork founder threatens to sue after Softbank scraps rescue deal

    Adam Neumann had been lined up to sell $970m of his own shares to Japanese investor

    WeWork’s founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, has threatened to sue SoftBank, the office space company’s biggest investor, after it pulled out of a deal to buy $3bn (£2.4bn) of WeWork shares – including almost $1bn from Neumann himself.

    SoftBank, which is run by the Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, announced on Thursday it was terminating a $3bn share tender rescue deal hammered out last October to save WeWork from collapse.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 04/02/20: JTC PLC to Acquire NES Financial
    SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transformational combination derives from a shared focus on client service and lasting growth. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Tofane Global Announces Its Next Acquisition: NOS International Carrier Services
    PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #acquisitions--Tofane Global, the leading communications solutions group enabling operators and digital players acquired NOS International Carrier Services. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: SoftBank Group Announces End of WeWork Tender Offer Because Closing Conditions Not Met
    TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoftBank Group Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced that, in accordance with the terms of its October 2019 Master Transaction Agreement (“MTA”) with The We Company (“WeWork”), SoftBank’s tender offer for up to $3 billion worth of shares of WeWork held by other stockholders has ended because certain conditions to the tender offer were not satisfied. The termination of the tender offer will have no impact on WeWork’s operations, customers, five-year business and strategic pl - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: SUSS MicroTec Successfully Purchases the Inkjet Printer Division of Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V.
    GARCHING, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SUSS MicroTec, the leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, announces the closing of the acquisition of PiXDRO, the inkjet printing division of Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. On December 20, 2019, the intention to acquire the division was already announced. The transaction was concluded successfully on March 31, 2020. The purchase price for the acquisition, including related patents and trademark - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/02/20: Athora Completes Acquisition of VIVAT and Provides a Capital Injection of €400 Million
    PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Athora Holding Ltd. (“Athora”) announces today the closing of the transaction to acquire VIVAT N.V. (“VIVAT”) from Anbang Group Holdings Co Limited. VIVAT is now part of Athora’s European group of life insurance companies. Athora and NN Group (“NN”) have also closed the follow-on sale of VIVAT Schadeverzekeringen N.V. (“VIVAT Non-life”) to NN. The finalisation of this transaction results in stronger companies in the Dutch life and non-life markets and enhance - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/01/20: T-Mobile Closes Merger With Sprint, and a Wireless Giant Is Born
    The new T-Mobile will have over 100 million customers and plans to take on AT&T and Verizon. - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 04/01/20: Regions Bank Closes on Ascentium Capital acquisition
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regions Bank has completed the acquisition of Ascentium Capital, an independent equipment finance lender serving small businesses. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/01/20: Majesco Acquires InsPro Technologies: Strengthens and Scales Position in L&A and Group Segment
    MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Majesco (NASDAQ: MJCO), a leading cloud and SaaS provider for insurance businesses, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of InsPro Technologies Corporation (OTCBB: ITCC), a U.S. based software leader in the life and annuity insurance market. InsPro Technologies brings an insurance administration and marketing system that supports group and individual business lines, and efficiently processes agent, direct market, worksite and website generated - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/01/20: Kronos and Ultimate Software Complete Merger
    LOWELL, Mass. & WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #HCM--Kronos and Ultimate Software finalize merger agreement, originally announced on Feb. 20. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 04/01/20: Kronos and Ultimate Software Complete Merger
    LOWELL, Mass. & WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #HCM--Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software today announced that they have completed their planned merger as announced on Feb. 20. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 03/25/20: Clippers Owner Agrees to Buy the Forum in a Deal With M.S.G.
    Steve Ballmer appears to be wrapping up a long dispute with James L. Dolan, the Knicks owner and the chief executive of the Madison Square Garden Company. - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 03/23/20: Long-Term Focus: Preparing for Activism + Takeovers Amid COVID-19 Risks
    Last week we cautioned that market volatility resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to increasing levels of shareholder activism and unsolicited takeover offers. Although the pandemic has raised countless new risks, companies remain vulnerable to activism attacks that focus on short-term objectives and opportunistic takeover bids stemming from the current dislocation in the markets.[1] […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 03/23/20: Upcoming Webinar: Berkeley Boosts Shorts presents Financial Crises + M&A Markets
    Berkeley Boosts Shorts are daily conversations with leaders from law and business. Conversations are held from 10:00 to 10:30 AM PDT (unless otherwise noted). On Tuesday, March 24, Cooley M&A co-chair Jamie Leigh will be speaking on the topic of financial crises + M&A markets. To register The recording for this webinar will be published […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 03/18/20: SoftBank May Not Buy $3 Billion in WeWork Shares
    The Japanese conglomerate is said to be reconsidering the part of its bailout of WeWork that would have left founder Adam Neumann with a huge payday. - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 03/17/20: Navigating Today: Public Company Hot Spots and M&A Negotiations with the Impact of COVID-19
    With last Wednesday’s categorization by the World Health Organization of COVID-19 as a pandemic, schools, places of business and other venues throughout the United States quickly closed in-person locations and moved to remote connectivity as efficiently as possible. On Sunday, the governor of California called for all bars and nightclubs within the state to shut […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 03/16/20: LSL withdraws from Countrywide merger talks

    Tie-up would have created company with 14,000 staff and 1,000 estate agency outlets

    LSL Property Services has abandoned a proposed merger with its rival Countrywide that would have brought together well-known brands such as Hamptons International and Your Move.

    In a brief statement to the stock exchange, LSL said it “does not intend to make an offer for Countrywide”, less than a month after the companies confirmed they were in talks about a deal, which at the time would have been a £470m all-share merger.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 03/06/20: Trump Administration Blocks Chinese Acquisition of Hotel Software Company
    The decision, based on national security concerns, is the latest example of a stricter approach to policing Chinese investment in the United States. - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 03/04/20: Simon & Schuster Is Up for Sale
    The publisher of Stephen King, Judy Blume and Hillary Clinton doesn’t fit with the plans of its parent, ViacomCBS, which has placed a big bet on digital video. - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 03/04/20: DoorDash Faces Its Latest Challenge: Wooing Wall Street
    The food delivery app is losing money, battling rivals, facing lawsuits — and trying to go public. What could go wrong? - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 03/03/20: Sirius Minerals to be sold after shareholder rebellion fails

    Following the £405m sale the UK’s first major deep mine in 40 years now likely to go ahead

    Sirius Minerals, the company building a £4bn mine under the North York Moors, is to be sold for £405m after a rebellion by irate small investors against the cut-price deal failed.

    Following a fractious shareholder meeting, at which security guards were drafted in to monitor “credible threats” against directors, investors ultimately voted narrowly in favour of a sale to global mining firm Anglo American.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 03/03/20: British Steel takeover: Jingye promises 'new chapter' for industry

    Chinese firm says it is happy to go ahead with sale despite delay in decision on Hayange

    The Chinese firm buying British Steel promised “a new chapter in British steelmaking” as it edged towards the rescue of a company that has been funded by the government since it plunged into insolvency 10 months ago.

    Jingye, run by a former Communist party official, expects to complete the takeover next week, despite lingering uncertainty over whether France will permit the sale of one of British Steel’s most profitable assets, the Hayange plant in north-east France.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 03/02/20: Sale of British Steel to Chinese firm to be finalised next week

    Jingye sends contract offers to 3,200 staff, with 400 told they would be made redundant

    The sale of British Steel to Jingye is to be finalised next week, after the Chinese industrial firm sent contract offers to 3,200 staff and told 400 they were no longer needed.

    Nearly 10 months after British Steel collapsed into insolvency, a rescue deal is on the verge of completion. Staff who are to be made redundant have been told this will take effect when the transaction completes on Monday.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 03/01/20: The Week in Business: It Was All About the Coronavirus
    I’m going to do my taxes this week. There, I said it. Maybe now I’ll actually follow through. Or I’ll spend the week wandering from supermarket to supermarket, stocking up on canned soup. The coronavirus has been rattling the business world since January, but this week was different: It sent the markets tumbling and now seems poised to disrupt every aspect of American life. Maybe we’ll all end up doing our taxes from the safety of a bunker. — David Yaffe-Bellany - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 02/27/20: Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Historical Society to Merge
    A new plan will combine their rich archival holdings, officials say, while preserving the missions of both institutions. - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 02/26/20: Blackstone pays record £4.7bn for student housing firm iQ

    UK’s largest private property deal agreed as Goldman Sachs and Wellcome move out

    Blackstone has struck the largest-ever private property deal in the UK by agreeing to acquire the UK student accommodation firm iQ in a £4.7bn deal.

    The New York-based private equity firm is buying iQ from the US investment bank Goldman Sachs and the health research charity Wellcome Trust.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 02/24/20: Intuit to Buy Credit Karma to Create Financial Data Giant
    The $7.1 billion transaction underscores the value of the financial details of ordinary Americans. - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 02/24/20: Warren Buffett Has a Problem With ‘Independent’ Directors
    “When seeking directors, C.E.O.s don’t look for pit bulls,” Mr. Buffett wrote in his latest shareholder letter. “It’s the cocker spaniel that gets taken home.” - Source: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

 

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