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  • 02/02/23: Zeus rozpoczyna realizację strategii przejęć na 2023 r. od przejęcia firmy Polpack
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zeus, globalny irlandzki dostawca rozwiązań opakowaniowych dla łańcuchów dostaw, ogłosił dzisiaj przejęcie firmy Polpack, wiodącego dystrybutora materiałów opakowaniowych i urządzeń pakujących w Polsce. Jest to pierwszy krok w ramach strategii przejęć firmy Zeus zaplanowanej na 2023 r., mającej na celu dalszą konsolidację działalności firmy w całej Europie. Założona w 1993 r. prywatna firma Polpack osiąga przychody rzędu ponad 8,5 mln EUR rocznie. Polpack z siedzibą w W - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Global Prairie and Hileman Group Announce Merger
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Prairie, a 100% employee-owned international marketing consultancy, announces its merger with Hileman Group, a fast-growing marketing technology firm serving leading healthcare, life sciences, higher education, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, and FinTech organizations. The merger will enable Global Prairie to drive greater impact for its clients, amplifying organizational purpose with data-driven strategies and cutting-edge marketing technology. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Hyatt Completes Dream Hotel Group Acquisition
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the completion of the Dream Hotel Group lifestyle hotel brand and management platform acquisition, bringing a vibrant portfolio of lifestyle hotel brands – including Dream Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels – into the Hyatt portfolio. The asset-light acquisition includes 12 lifestyle hotels (nine managed and three licensed), with another 24 signed long-term management agreements for hotels expected to open in th - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Convive Wines Acquires Lifetime Vintage
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Convive Wines, a wine retail and ecommerce company out of New York City, announced today its acquisition of wine marketplace Lifetime Vintage. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Accenture Expands Strategy Capabilities in Life Sciences with the Acquisition of Bionest
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture has acquired Bionest, a consulting firm that addresses strategic decisions for leading biopharma organizations. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Standard AI to Acquire Skip
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Standard AI to acquire Skip - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Resurgens’ Wellspring Acquires IP Pragmatics for End-to-End Tech Transfer and IP Management Solutions
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Resurgens Technology Partners, a software-focused private equity firm, today announced that its portfolio company, Wellspring, the leading provider of innovation and IP management software, has completed the acquisition of IP Pragmatics, a leading consulting and services company for technology transfer and intellectual property management. The combined company offers the most comprehensive tech transfer and IP management solutions on the market, servicing over 900 comp - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Generational Equity Advises Fab Weld Steel in its Sale to Pilot Point Steel
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fab Weld Steel, a Generational Equity client, was acquired by Pilot Point Steel. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Grove Point Financial Brings on Forward Financial
    ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grove Point Financial Brings on Forward Financial - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Vistagen Announces Closing of Pherin Pharmaceuticals Acquisition
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $VTGN #mentalhealth--Vistagen (Nasdaq: VTGN), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the treatment landscape for individuals living with anxiety, depression, and other central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced the closing of its acquisition of Pherin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held drug development company focused on neuropsychiatric and neuroendocrine conditions (Pherin). Vistagen now owns all intellectual property rig - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Canadian Premier rebrands to Securian Canada, following acquisition of Sun Life’s Sponsored Markets business
    TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company and Canadian Premier General Insurance Company (“Canadian Premier”) announced its rebrand to Securian Canada1 following its completed acquisition of Sun Life’s Sponsored Markets business. After more than doubling its position in the Canadian market, Canadian Premier, along with Valeyo, Inc. (a sister company to Canadian Premier, and provider of technology and services for financial institutions), will now collectively do b - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Generational Equity Advises Caliber Precision in its Sale to Northwest Metalcraft
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caliber Precision, a Generational Equity client, was acquired by Northwest Metalcraft. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: MACOM Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Assets and Operations of OMMIC SAS
    LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (“MACOM”) (NASDAQ: MTSI), a leading supplier of semiconductor products, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement through one of its French subsidiaries to acquire the assets and operations of OMMIC SAS (“OMMIC”), a semiconductor manufacturer with expertise in wafer fabrication, epitaxial growth and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (“MMIC”) processing and design. OMMIC, located near Paris in L - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: First American Acquires 1031 Solutions
    SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions and the leader in the digital transformation of its industry, announced today the completion of First American’s acquisition of assets of 1031 Solutions, LLC, a full-service 1031 exchange company that provides qualified intermediary services for real estate exchanges, including reverse and improvement exchanges, to attorney - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Alacrity Solutions Announces Strategic Investment from BlackRock Alternatives’ Long Term Private Capital
    FISHERS, Ind. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alacrity Solutions Group, LLC (“Alacrity Solutions” or the “Company”), a recognized leader in providing insurance claims management services in North America, today announced that BlackRock Alternatives, through its Long Term Private Capital (“LTPC”) strategy, has acquired a majority interest in the Company. Alacrity’s prior majority investor, Kohlberg & Company (“Kohlberg”), and management team will retain a significant minority interest in the Co - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Zeus Commences 2023 Acquisition Strategy With Polpack Acquisition
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging supply chain solutions company, has today announced the acquisition of Polpack, a leader in packaging materials distribution and packaging machinery solutions in Poland. This is the first step in Zeus’ 2023 acquisition strategy, further consolidating its operations across Europe. Established in January 1993, privately-owned Polpack has grown revenues to more than €8.5m per annum. Headquartered in Warsaw, Polpack has 7 sales offices - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Essent Enters into Agreement to Acquire Title Insurance Operations
    HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essent Enters into Agreement to Acquire Title Insurance Operations - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: Ouster and Velodyne Achieve Guidance and Announce Combined Company Board of Directors in Anticipation of Closing of Merger of Equals
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $OUST--Ouster, Inc. (NYSE: OUST) (“Ouster”), a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar, and Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR; VLDRW) (“Velodyne”), a global player in lidar sensors and solutions, announced today the proposed designations for the Board of Directors of the Combined Company, subject to approval by the Ouster Board of Directors and closing the proposed merger of equals. The merger is expected to drive significant value creation and result in a st - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/02/23: CEA investit dans des entreprises européennes œuvrant dans les domaines de la cybersécurité et du renseignement
    TAMPA, Floride--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CEA Group (CEA) a le plaisir d'annoncer un investissement intéressant et exclusif dans les domaines de la cybersécurité et du renseignement en Europe. Des fonds conseillés par Rheingold Capital ont acquis la totalité des actions de SIM et ATECS, deux entreprises spécialisées en cybersécurité. Des fonds conseillés par Rheingold Capital GmbH ont acquis la totalité des actions de Secure Information Management GmbH (« SIM », Allemagne) et ATECS AG (« ATECS », Suisse - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/01/23: Nidec Completes the Acquisition of the Shares of Italian Machine Tool Manufacturer PAMA and Its Affiliates
    KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nidec Corporation (TOKYO:6594; OTC US:NJDCY) (the “Company” or “Nidec”) announced today that, in accordance with its November 30, 2022 press release, “Nidec to Execute a Share Transfer Agreement on Italian Machine Tool Manufacturer PAMA and Its Affiliates,” it has completed the acquisition of all the shares of PAMA S.p.A (“PAMA”) on February 1, 2023. Accordingly, PAMA will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company as outlined below together with Nidec’s busi - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/01/23: Adani, Embattled Indian Company, Scraps $2.5 Billion Share Sale
    The cancellation of the offering is a blow to the company and its billionaire owner, Gautam Adani. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 02/01/23: Sisecam Resources LP Announces Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2022 Financial Results
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sisecam Resources LP (NYSE: SIRE) (“we,” “us, “our,” or the “Partnership”) today reported its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2022. Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2022 Financial Highlights: Net sales of $177.1 million increased 13.5% over the prior-year fourth quarter; year-end net sales of $720.1 million increased 33.3% over the prior-year. Net sales increased for quarter ended December 31, 2022 over December 31, 2021 due to th - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/01/23: McGrath Acquires Vesta Modular and Concurrently Divests Adler Tank Rentals
    LIVERMORE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McGrath RentCorp (Nasdaq: MGRC): TRANSACTION HIGHLIGHTS: Accelerates McGrath’s strategic growth priorities by increasing exposure to the modular business Creates a more competitive and larger scaled modular business with increased geographic coverage and density to serve customers Improves longer-term financial profile, accelerating growth and profitability in the core modular business Increases proportion of longer-term rental revenue contracts Provides oppo - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/01/23: SEE Completes Acquisition of Liquibox
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SEE (NYSE: SEE) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Liquibox for a purchase price of $1.15 billion on a cash and debt-free basis. This strategic acquisition unites two leaders in the global flexible packaging industry and aligns with the high-performance growth and innovation cultures of both companies. Liquibox is a pioneer, innovator and manufacturer of Bag-in-Box sustainable fluids & liquids packaging and dispens - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 02/01/23: CEA Invests in European-Based Cyber and Intel
    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #cybersecurity--CEA Group is pleased to announce an exciting and exclusive investment in European-based cyber and intel. - Source: Business Wire Merger/Acquisition News
  • 01/31/23: Tesco buys Paperchase brand but not shops, with 800 jobs at risk

    Stationery retailer collapses into administration after rising costs and disappointing sales

    Tesco has bought the brand and intellectual property of Paperchase, after the struggling stationery retailer collapsed into administration.

    However, the deal does not include Tesco taking on the brand’s 106 stores across the UK and Ireland, leaving the future uncertain for Paperchase’s 820 employees.

    The deal follows a difficult few months for Paperchase after rising costs and disappointing sales.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 01/30/23: Aesop reported target in $2bn bidding war between French groups

    LVMH, L’Oréal and Japan’s Shiseido Co said to be weighing up bids for Australian luxury beauty brand

    Aesop, an Australian luxury cosmetics, shampoo and bodycare brand, is said to be at the centre of a $2bn (£1.6bn) bidding war between French multinationals LVMH and L’Oréal.

    LVMH, the luxury goods empire controlled the world’s richest person, Bernard Arnault; L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetics company; and the Japanese makeup and fragrance brand Shiseido Co are weighing up bids to buy a stake in Aesop, according to Bloomberg.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 01/28/23: When Private Equity Came for the Toddler Gyms
    The same playbook that has notched high returns acquiring things like foreclosed homes and highway rest stops is being tested by a family-oriented franchise. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/27/23: New Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Thresholds and Filing Fees Announced
    The Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act thresholds, which govern when acquisitions must be reported to the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, will increase slightly more than 10% in February 2023. The minimum “size-of-transaction” threshold will increase from $101 million to $111.4 million. The increases, which are based on changes in the US gross national product, […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 01/27/23: Costcutter owner Bestway takes near £200m stake in Sainsbury’s

    Grocery wholesaler may look to make further market purchases of supermarket’s shares

    The owner of the Costcutter chain and one of the UK’s largest grocery wholesalers has taken a near-£200m stake in Sainsbury’s and said it could increase its position further.

    The company, which describes itself as the UK’s seventh-largest family owned business with a turnover of £4.5bn, has bought almost 81m shares, giving it a 3.45% stake in the UK’s second-largest supermarket.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 01/25/23: Rupert Murdoch Backtracks on Plan to Merge Fox and News Corp
    News Corp, one of his companies, said Rupert Murdoch had determined that a merger was “not optimal for shareholders of News Corp and Fox at this time.” - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/25/23: Cooley’s 2022 Tech M&A Year in Review
    Tech M&A in 2022 was a tale of two halves. The year started off with a bang, with mega-deals such as Microsoft’s pending $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter and Broadcom’s pending $61 billion acquisition of VMware inked in quick succession. However, deal activity fizzled in the second […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 01/25/23: Cooley’s 2022 Life Sciences M&A Year in Review
    Although 2022 saw a general decline in M&A activity in the life sciences industry compared to 2021’s frenetic pace (when deal volume was up 52% from 2020), life sciences deal flow in 2022 on balance remained strong despite the headwinds. Creativity was the year’s primary theme as biotechnology companies increasingly sought alternative cash-raising opportunities in […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 01/24/23: Ticketmaster Called a ‘Monopoly’ at Senate Hearing Over Taylor Swift Debacle
    The Judiciary Committee, responding to the bungled sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets, heard the company apologize and its critics trace the problem to the industry’s lack of competition. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/24/23: Rupert Murdoch calls off proposed Fox-News Corp merger

    Billionaire mogul says in letter that proposal to reunite companies he split up a decade ago ‘not optimal’ for shareholders

    Rupert Murdoch’s decision to scrap a proposal to reunite his media empire puts the long-term future of the financially stretched titles owned by the newspaper baron at risk.

    Murdoch has scrapped a decade-long ambition to reunify News Corp – home to the Times, Sun, Wall Street Journal and the Australian, with Fox, broadcaster of Fox News and crown jewel NFL games – after opposition from investors and youngest son James.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 01/24/23: Elon Musk Said Tesla Buyout Plan Didn’t Involve ‘a Specific Number’
    Under questioning, Mr. Musk said he hadn’t discussed how much money investors would put in to help him take his car company private. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/23/23: Elon Musk Says He Could Have Raised Funds to Take Tesla Private
    Mr. Musk testified in a lawsuit filed by investors who claim his 2018 statements about a plan to buy up the carmaker’s stock cost them billions. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/23/23: Kroger-Albertsons Merger Faces Long Road Before Approval
    Consumer advocates, unions and independent grocers are against a deal that would join Kroger and Albertsons, and be lucrative for investors. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/21/23: JPMorgan Paid $175 Million for a Business It Now Says Was a Scam
    A young founder promised to simplify the college financial aid process. It was a compelling pitch. Especially, as now seems likely, to those with little firsthand knowledge of financial aid. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/20/23: Vice, a Beleaguered Avatar of New Media, Hangs a ‘For Sale’ Sign
    Vice, which has struggled to achieve profitability in recent years, has formed a special committee to find suitors. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/19/23: Interim Guidance on Stock Buyback Excise Tax Confirms Broad Application to M&A and Capital Market Transactions
    The Inflation Reduction Act imposes a 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of stock of publicly traded US corporations (“Covered Corporations”) effected after December 31, 2022 (the “Excise Tax”).[1] On December 27, 2022, the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the IRS issued Notice 2023-2 (the “Notice”), providing interim guidance on the Excise Tax. The […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 01/17/23: Elon Musk Goes to Trial Over His 2018 Plan to Take Tesla Private
    Investors are seeking billions of dollars in damages for their losses after Mr. Musk posted a proposal on Twitter that never materialized. - Source: NYT > Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • 01/09/23: Highlights From the 2022 Berkeley Fall Forum on Corporate Governance
    On November 8 and 9, Cooley and the Berkeley Center for Law and Business presented the 2022 Berkeley Fall Forum on Corporate Governance. The two-day event featured panel discussions on a range of topics, including emerging trends in M&A and capital markets, Delaware corporate jurisprudence, key boardroom strategy and governance best practices. Cooley partners Jamie Leigh […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 01/04/23: HSR Filing Fees Increase Substantially for Large Transactions, Boost FTC and DOJ Antitrust Enforcement Funding
    On December 29, 2022, President Joe Biden signed a funding bill into law that includes provisions that significantly change the filing fees for mergers & acquisitions notifiable under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. For transactions valued at more than $5 billion, HSR filing fees are set to jump approximately 800% – from $280,000 to $2.25 million […] - Source: Cooley M&A
  • 01/04/23: Dignity funeral services firm targeted in first UK takeover bid of the year

    Consortium spearheaded by Direct Line founder, Sir Peter Wood, have swooped for company

    A consortium spearheaded by Direct Line founder Sir Peter Wood has swooped for the funeral services company Dignity in the first UK takeover attempt of the year.

    A subsidiary of Valderrama – a joint venture between Wood’s investment firm SPWOne and investment house Castelnau Group – has made a possible offer for the London-listed company, whose board recommended the deal to shareholders.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 12/21/22: UK government pledges up to £4.5bn to fund Bulb takeover by Octopus

    Support comes on top of £1.1bn paid to handle collapsed energy firm’s administration costs

    The UK government has committed to provide up to £4.5bn to fund the takeover of the collapsed energy company Bulb by its rival Octopus.

    Bulb spent more than a year in a state-handled administration and its 1.5 million customers transferred to Octopus on Tuesday night.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 12/16/22: George Osborne to earn share of £26.5m payout in first year at City advisory firm

    Robey Warshaw did not specify how much the former chancellor would collect

    George Osborne will collect a share of a £26.5m payout for his first year working as partner at the City advisory firm Robey Warshaw.

    The former chancellor, who orchestrated the austerity drive after the financial crisis, is one of four partners at the Mayfair-based company, which announced on Friday it would pay out a total of £26,482,914 to four men.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 12/15/22: Elon Musk sells new $3.6bn tranche of Tesla shares

    Latest selloff takes total sale this year to $23bn and follows loss of world’s richest man title

    Elon Musk has sold a further $3.6bn(£2.9bn) worth of shares in Tesla, in the same week that he lost the title of world’s richest man to France’s Bernard Arnault.

    The disposal, revealed in a regulatory filing, takes the total amount raised by Musk from sales of his stock in the electric carmaker this year to more than $20bn.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 12/08/22: Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group defies retail gloom as young shoppers keep spending

    Many shielded from rising food and energy costs continue to spend as Flannels and Jack Wills owner unveils 53% profit rise

    Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group defied retail gloom in its first half as younger shoppers more shielded from the cost of living crisis continued to spend, including at its fast-growing designer chain Flannels.

    The group, which owns several chains including Sports Direct and House of Fraser, said younger people, which make up a large proportion of the group’s shoppers, were still prepared to spend on clothes as they were more protected from rising energy bills, mortgage rates and even food costs.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian
  • 11/30/22: Bulb takeover saga sheds light on ‘disgraceful’ lack of transparency

    Let’s hope E.ON, Centrica and Scottish Power’s judicial reviews succeed in forcing some openness

    Selling a nationalised energy supplier, even one with 1.5 million customers, ought to be a simple process. First, you invite bids. Second, you assess the proposals, weighing them against criteria such as deliverability, value for money for taxpayers and likelihood of increasing competition. Third – and this is the critical bit – you explain your decision.

    With Bulb, even as a court on Wednesday approved the transfer to Octopus Energy, we’re still none the wiser about the main financial points. Octopus is said to be paying £100m to £200m but no minister has confirmed the figure. Nor do we know why Octopus was chosen, or the size of the financial assistance being advanced from public coffers to enable the buyer to complete the deal.

    Continue reading... - Source: Mergers and acquisitions | The Guardian

 

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