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Mergers & Acquisitions

Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. (NYSE: AEA), a provider of cash advance services, on its going private acquisition by Grupo Elektra, a transaction valued at approximately $780 million.
Capitala Group, an asset management firm, on its acquisition of VisionPoint Marketing, a leading marketing services firm serving institutions of higher learning.
Capitala Group on its acquisition of Peterson Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of deep drawn metal stampings.
Capitala Group on its sale of Fresh Dining Concepts, an operator of Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon and Carvel restaurants.
Capitala Group on its sale of Stride Tool, a manufacturer and designer of specialty hand tools.
Capitala Group on its minority equity and debt investment in Proactive Dealer Solutions.
Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) on its acquisition of Onyx Acceptance Corporation (Nasdaq: ONYX), a specialty automobile finance company, for approximately $190 million via a public merger.
CB Richard Ellis Investors on its acquisition of a majority interest in Wood Partners, a national multi‑family housing developer.
Congelados Don Jose, a Mexican-based producer of vegetables, on its acquisition of Birds Eye Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of frozen vegetables.
DDW The Color House, a global company specializing in natural color solutions for the food and beverage industry, on its sale to Givaudan, a global leader in fragrances and flavors.
D-Orbit S.p.A., a space logistics and transportation company, on its de-SPAC business combination with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: BREZ), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, for a combined enterprise value of $1.28 billion (closing pending).
Edgewater Funds, a Chicago-based private equity firm, on the sale of its interests in an information technology services provider to Snow Phipps Group, LLC.
Edgewater Funds on its leveraged stock acquisition and recapitalization of American Piping Products, a steel pipe distributor.
Elgin National Industries, an industrial equipment manufacturer and engineering/construction services provider, on its sale to GFI Energy Ventures.
Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL), a silver and other precious metals mining company, on its acquisition of Klondex Mines Ltd. (NYSE American: KLDX), a gold and silver mining company, for approximately $462 million in a combination of cash and Hecla stock.
Hecla Mining Company on its acquisition of Mines Management, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGN), the owner of the Montanore silver and copper project, for approximately $46 million in Hecla stock via a public merger.
Hecla Mining Company on its acquisition of Revett Mining Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT: RVM), a silver and copper mining company, for approximately $19 million in Hecla stock via a public merger.
Hecla Mining Company on its acquisition of The Monte Cristo property from Crown Gold Corporation pursuant to an asset purchase.
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) on its acquisition of Physiometrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHYX), a developer of non-invasive medical devices, for approximately $23 million via a public merger.
Insulation Fabricators, Inc. on its sale of the distribution and fabrication of thermal and acoustical insulation products business to Distribution International, a portfolio company of private equity firm Advent International.
Jim Beam Brands Co., a subsidiary of Beam, Inc. (NYSE: BEAM), on its acquisition of the Skinnygirl® spirits brand.
Keenan Development of Washington and Fort Detrick Cogen Partners, a central utility plant services provider, on their sale to First Reserve Corporation.
Laborie Medical Technologies, Inc., a global manufacturer and developer of medical technology owned by Patricia Industries, a part of Investor AB, on its $214 million acquisition of Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NasdaqCM: CGNT), a global medical device company.
LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ), a distributor of aftermarket and recycled automotive parts, on its sale of the automotive original equipment manufacturer glass business to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. for $310 million and related carve-out of the retained aftermarket glass distribution business.
LKQ Corporation on its acquisition of the aftermarket business of Warn Industries from Dover Corporation.
LKQ Corporation on its acquisition of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC from Kohlberg & Co. LLC and PPG for $635 million.
LKQ Corporation on its acquisition of Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. from Platinum Equity for $450 million.
LKQ Corporation on its acquisition of Stag Parkway Holding Company, a leading supplier of replacement parts for RVs.
LKQ Corporation on its acquisition of The Coast Distribution System, Inc. (NYSE: CRV) for an enterprise value of approximately $45 million pursuant to a tender offer and second step merger.
Lydian Capital, a European private equity fund on its majority investment in Trilogy Health Services, LLC, a leading provider of senior care services.
Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC, the owner and operator of certain minor league baseball teams, on its sale of The Dayton Dragons to Palisades Arcadia Baseball LLC.
Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC on its sale of The Frisco RoughRiders to a group led by former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg.
Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC on its sale of The Oklahoma City RedHawks to a group affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Mandalay Entertainment Group.
Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC on the sale of its 50% interest in The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders to SWB Investor LLC.
Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC on its sale of The Erie SeaWolves to a group controlled by Fernando Aguirre, former CEO of Chiquita Brands International.
Marconi Corporation plc on the sale of its Outside Plant, Power and Services and Test System businesses to Emerson Electric Co. for $406 million.
Marconi Corporation plc on the sale of its North American Access Business to Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc. for $240 million.
NewGround International, Inc., a designer and builder of retail and corporate environments, on its acquisition of the Design Iterative business from Acrylic Design Associates.
NewGround International, Inc. on its sale of Adrenaline, LLC, an experience design agency.
PharMEDium Healthcare Holdings, Inc., a provider of outsourced compounded sterile preparations to acute care hospitals, on its sale to AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) for $2.6 billion.
PharMEDium Healthcare Holdings, Inc. on its sale of a controlling interest to Clayton Dubilier & Rice.
Richards Building Supply Co. on its building supply asset acquisition of Jim Waters Co.
Richards Building Supply Co. on its building supply asset acquisition of RBK Building Materials.
Ridge Capital Partners, a private equity sponsor, on its leveraged buyout of a waste management company.
Robert Bosch on its acquisition of Seeo, Inc., a Silicon Valley battery-technology startup company.
Robert Bosch on its sale of its 50% joint venture interest in Purolator Filters NA, LLC to co-venturer Mann+Hummel GmbH pursuant to an auction transaction.
Robert Bosch, as a shareholder of Nikola Corp. (Nasdaq: NKLA), on the de-SPAC business combination of Nikola Corp. and VectoIQ Acquisition Corp.
Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH, as a shareholder of ADS-TEC Energy PLC (Nasdaq: ADSE), on the de-SPAC business combination of ADS-TEC Energy GmbH and European Sustainable Growth Acquisition Corp.
Strom Products Ltd., a pasta manufacturer, on its asset sale of pasta brands to New World Pasta, a subsidiary of Ebro Foods for $50 million.

Asset Management Industry Transactions

Abacus Capital Group, LLC, a real estate investment manager, on its sale of a majority interest to Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a leading partner to independent active investment management firms.
Federated Hermes, Inc. (NYSE: FHI), a leading global investment manager, on its acquisition of certain components of the PNC Capital Advisors LLC investment management business for approximately $56 million.
Federated Hermes, Inc. on its acquisition of certain investment management related assets of Horizon Advisers, an unincorporated division of Hancock Whitney Bank.
Gold Corporation (d/b/a The Perth Mint) on the sale of its custodial sponsorship of the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF to Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services, on its acquisition of Incapital’s Unit Investment Trust (UIT) platform.
Nuveen Investments on its creation and issuance of preferred share securities in public and private offerings.
Pennybacker Capital Management, LLC, a real estate private equity firm, on its sale of a minority interest to Pacific Current Group Limited and Kudu Investment Management.
Touchstone Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western & Southern Financial Group on its acquisition of the advisory assets of AIG Life & Retirement's Retail Mutual Funds business.
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