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Target Acquirer Value ($millions) Synopsis Loxo Oncology Inc Eli Lilly & Co 7,985.3 Eli Lilly & Co definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Loxo Oncology Inc, a Stamford-based biopharmaceutical company, from Aisling Capital III LP and other shareholders, for $235 in cash per share or a total of $7.985 billion via tender offer. The offer was conditioned upon at least a majority of Loxo’s shares being tendered. QEP Resources Inc Elliott Management Corp 1,969.4 Elliott Management Corp plans to acquire the remaining 95.059% stake or 225.071 million common shares it does not already own in QEP Resources Inc, a Denver-based producer of crude petroleum and natural gas, for $8.75 in cash per share or a total of 1.969 billion via an unsolicited offer. VaaS International Holdings Inc Motorola Solutions Inc 445.0 Motorola Solutions Inc acquired VaaS International Holdings Inc, a Fort Worth-based provider of data processing and hosting services, for $445 million in cash and common shares. Aquion Inc Pentair PLC 160.0 Pentair PLC of the UK definitively agreed to acquire Aquion Inc, a Roselle-based manufacturer of commercial and service industry machinery, for $160 million in cash. HopFed Bancorp Inc First Financial Corp 139.6 First Financial Corp definitively agreed to merge with HopFed Bancorp Inc, a Hopkinsville-based savings institution, for $139.633 million. The consideration would consist of a choice of $21 in cash per share or 0.444 common shares, subject to proration whereby 50% of the total consideration would be paid in common shares and the remaining 50% to be paid in cash. We-Rent-It H&E Equipment Services Inc 100.0 H&E Equipment Services Inc plans to acquire We-Rent-It, a Bastrop-based provider of machinery and equipment rental and leasing services, for $100 million in cash. Joseph Cory Holdings LLC JB Hunt Transport Services Inc 100.0 JB Hunt Transport Services Inc definitively agreed to acquire Joseph Cory Holdings LLC, a Secaucus-based home delivery services provider, for $100 mil. Advanced Grow Labs LLC Green Thumb Industries Inc 80.0 Green Thumb Industries Inc definitively agreed to acquire Advanced Grow Labs LLC, a West Haven-based medical marijuana products manufacturer, for about $80 million. The consideration would consist of $15 million in cash, $65 million in subordinate voting shares and undisclosed amount in profit-related payments. Nature’s Way Nursery of Miami Inc Acreage Holdings Inc 67.0 Acreage Holdings Inc acquired Nature’s Way Nursery of Miami Inc, a Miami-based medical cannabis manufacturer, for $67 million. The consideration consisted of $64 million in cash and $4 million in Acreage units. PB Heat LLC Noritz Corp 47.0 Noritz Corp of Japan acquired the entire share capital of PB Heat LLC, a Bally, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of gas and oil boilers, from Atlantic Shores Corp for $47 mil. Grand at Florence,Oakbrook,KY The Solomon Organization LLC 40.2 The Solomon Organization LLC acquired Grand at Florence, an apartment community in Oakbrook, from Schottenstein Real Estate Group LLC for $40.15 mil. Aimbridge Hospitality LP Advent International Corp Advent International Corp definitively agreed to acquire a majority interest in Aimbridge Hospitality LP, a Plano-based hotel operator, from Lee Equity Partners LLC via a leveraged buyout transaction. GE Capital Aviation Services Inc Apollo Global Management LLC Apollo Global Management LLC is rumored to be planning to acquire GE Capital Aviation Services Inc, a Stamford-based provider of commercial transportation equipment rental and leasing services, for around $40 billion from GE Commercial Finance Inc, ultimately owned by General Electric Co. Payroll Maxx LLC Asure Software Inc Asure Software Inc acquired Payroll Maxx LLC, an Omaha-based payroll services provider. US Zinc Corp Aterian Investment Partners LLC Aterian Investment Partners LLC acquired US Zinc Corp, a Houston-based aluminum processor, via a leveraged buyout transaction from Votorantim Metais Ltda, owned by Votorantim Industrial SA. Saxco International LLC Atlas Holdings LLC Atlas Holdings LLC acquired Saxco International LLC, a Horsham-based glass packaging products manufacturer, from The Sterling Group LP via a leveraged buyout transaction. Next Financial Group Inc Atria Wealth Solutions Inc Lee Equity Partners LLC’s unit Atria Wealth Solutions Inc agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Next Financial Group Inc, a Houston-based securities brokerage. The transaction will include Next Financial Insurance Services Co and Visionary Asset Management Inc. Dominion Partners LLC-Seniors Housing Property Portfolio(9) Bridge Investment Group Partners LLC Bridge Investment Group Partners LLC acquired a portfolio of nine seniors housing from Dominion Partners LLC, a Birmingham-based provider of land subdivision services, via a leveraged buyout transaction. Somerby Senior Living Services LLC Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager LLC Bridge Investment Group Partners LLC’s unit Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager LLC acquired Somerby Senior Living Services LLC, a Birmingham-based continuing care retirement community. Concurrently, Bridge Seniors acquired a portfolio of nine-property seniors housing. Coates Rv Center Camping World Holdings Inc Camping World Holdings Inc acquired Coates RV Center, a Hugo-based travel trailers manufacturer. Zero Mountain Inc Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co Inc Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co Inc agreed to merge with Zero Mountain Inc, a Fort Smith-based cold storage warehousing and transportation company. Taylor Security & Lock Co Inc Craftmaster Hardware LLC Capital Resource Partners’ unit Craftmaster Hardware LLC acquired Taylor Security & Lock Co Inc, a Gaithersburg-based hardware wholesaler. Ritzman Pharmacies Inc-Retail Pharmacies(20) CVS Pharmacy Inc CVS Health Corp’s unit CVS Pharmacy Inc plans to acquire the 20 retail pharmacies of Ritzman Pharmacies Inc, a Medina-based drug store operator. Pupkeep LLC DaySmart Software Inc DaySmart Software Inc acquired Pupkeep LLC, a Charlotte-based provider of computer related services. Leo Enterprises LLC DS Co DS Co acquired Leo Enterprises LLC, an American Fork-based provider of data processing and hosting services. General Microcircuits Inc East West Manufacturing LLC East West Manufacturing LLC acquired General Microcircuits Inc, a Mooresville-based bare printed circuit boards manufacturer. Great Lakes Cheese Co Inc-Blue cheese plant,Seymour,WI Emmi AG ZMP Invest AG’s unit Emmi AG of Switzerland plans to acquire the blue cheese plant in Seymour, Wisconsin from Great Lakes Cheese Co Inc, a Hiram-based cheese maker. East Cheyenne Natural Gas Storage Facility,Colorado Enstor Gas LLC Amphora Gas Storage USA LLC’s unit Enstor Gas LLC acquired East Cheyenne Natural Gas Storage Facility, a 12-billion-cubit foot natural gas storage facility in Colorado. Garretson Resolution Group Epiq Systems Inc Epiq Systems Inc acquired Garretson Resolution Group, a Cincinnati-based provider of insurance-related services. Boston Biomedical Associates LLC Factory Cro Group BV Factory Cro Group BV of Netherlands merges with Boston Biomedical Associates LLC, a Marlborough-based provider of biotechnology research and development services. Salarius Pharmaceuticals LLC Flex Pharma Inc Flex Pharma Inc definitively agreed to merged with Salarius Pharmaceuticals LLC, a Houston-based pharmaceutical preparations manufacturer. Upon completion of the deal, Flex and Salarius will respectively own 19.9% and 80.1% of the merged entity, which will be renamed as Salarius Pharmaceuticals Inc. Ubermedia Inc-Managed Media Business Gimbal Inc Paedae Inc’s unit Gimbal Inc acquired the managed media business of Ubermedia Inc, a Pasadena-based software reproducer ultimately owned by PostUp Inc. Lipari Foods Inc HIG Capital LLC HIG Capital LLC acquired Lipari Foods Inc, a Warren-based packaged frozen food wholesaler, from Sterling Investment Partners LP via a secondary buyout transaction. Originally, Sterling Investment Partners acquired Lipari Foods Inc via a leveraged buyout transaction. Aloisio Insurance Associates Inc Hilb Group LLC BHMS Investments LP’s unit Hilb Group LLC acquired Aloisio Insurance Associates Inc, a North Providence-based insurance agency. Hosting.Com Hostway Corp Littlejohn & Co LLC’s unit Hostway Corp merges with Hosting.com, a Denver-based internet service provider, from LNH Inc, ultimately owned by Pamlico Capital LLC. The Rubin Group Inc Hub International Ltd Hellman & Friedman LLC’s unit Hub International Ltd acquired The Rubin Group Inc, a New York City-based insurance agency. Aspen Lincoln Housing Investor Group An investor group, comprising AGC Equity Partners Ltd and GMH Capital Partners Inc, acquired Aspen Lincoln, a 203,552 sq ft, 632-bed student housing community in Lincoln. Attom Data Solutions Lovell Minnick Partners LLC Lovell Minnick Partners LLC acquired ATTOM Data Solutions, an Irvine-based internet service provider, via a leveraged buyout transaction. Emmaus Life Sciences Inc MYnd Analytics Inc MYnd Analytics Inc definitively agreed to merge with Emmaus Life Sciences Inc, a Torrance-based pharmaceutical preparations manufacturer, for undisclosed common shares. Quoizel Inc NBG Home Sycamore Partners LLC’s unit NBG Home acquired Quoizel Inc, a Goose Creek-based decorative lighting manufacturer. Kamiya Biomedical Co LLC Nittobo America Inc Nitto Boseki Co Ltd’s unit Nittobo America Inc agreed to acquire the remaining 49% stake it does not already own in Kamiya Biomedical Co LLC, a Seattle-based manufacturer of in-vitro diagnostic substances. Reimbursement Strategies LLC North American Science Associates Inc North American Science Associates Inc acquired Reimbursement Strategies LLC, a Saint Paul-based provider of administrative management and general management consulting services. Cherry Creek Benefits Onedigital Health & Benefits New Mountain Capital LLC’s unit Onedigital Health & Benefits acquired Cherry Creek Benefits, an Englewood-based direct insurance carrier. OGSystems LLC Parsons Corp Parsons Corp acquired OGSystems LLC, a Chantilly-based analytics software developer, from General Catalyst Partners LLC. Quovo Inc Plaid Inc Plaid Inc acquired Quovo Inc, a New York City-based provider of data processing and hosting services, for around $200 mil. ReadyJet Inc Primeflight Aviation Services Inc The Carlyle Group LP’s unit Primeflight Aviation Services Inc acquired ReadyJet Inc, a Johnstown-based janitorial services provider. Providence Film Group LLC PureSpectrum Inc PureSpectrum Inc acquired Providence Film Group LLC, a Los Angeles-based producer of motion pictures and videos. The transaction included Providence Films. SSI Investment Management Inc Resolute Investment Managers Inc Resolute Investment Managers Inc agreed to acquire a majority interest in SSI Investment Management Inc, a Beverly Hills-based portfolio manager. Olson Brothers Pro-Vac LLC RLJ Equity Partners LLC The RLJ Cos’ unit RLJ Equity Partners LLC acquired Olson Brothers Pro-Vac LLC, a Puyallup-based contractor for plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, from Peninsula Capital Partners LLC and Silver Peak Partners via a leveraged buyout transaction. R2P Group Inc Rose America Corp Guardian Capital Partners’ unit Rose America Corp acquired R2P Group Inc, a Pleasanton-based pet store operator. Wilbur Curtis Co SEB SA SEB SA of France plans to acquire Wilbur Curtis Co, a Montebello-based manufacturer of commercial and service industry machinery. Mynd Analytics California Shareholders MYnd Analytics Inc plans to spinoff Mynd Analytics California, a provider of ambulatory health care services, to its shareholders. Partners In Technology Inc SilverSun Technologies Inc SilverSun Technologies Inc acquired Partners in Technology Inc, a Wheaton-based software reproducer. Explorer.Ai Standard Cognition Corp Standard Cognition Corp acquired Explorer.Ai, an Atlanta-based wholesaler of computer and computer peripheral equipment and software, in a bid to boost the development of automated checkout machines. Think Wireless Inc Taoglas Ltd Republic of Ireland’s Taoglas Ltd acquired Think Wireless Inc, a Coconut Creek-based manufacturer of wireless communications equipment. ClearView Risk Holdings LLC The Amynta Group The Amynta Group acquired ClearView Risk Holdings LLC, a Dallas-based insurance agency, from GCP Capital Partners LLC. King Kullen Grocery Co Inc The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co LLC The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co LLC, a unit of The Stop & Shop Cos, ultimately owned by Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV of Netherlands, agreed to acquire King Kullen Grocery Co Inc, a Bethpage-based supermarket operator. PyraMax Bank FSB-Milwaukee,WI Branch Town Bank,Hartland,WI Wintrust Financial Corp’s unit Town Bank acquired the Milwaukee, WI Branch of PyraMax Bank FSB, a Greenfield-based mutual bank. US M&A Deals Announced January 4 to 10, 2019 Source: Thomson Reuters