Mergers & Acquisitions

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Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. (POST) announced Thursday that it agreed to acquire MFI Holding Corporation from affiliates of GS Capital Partners, affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners and other owners. As per the terms of the agreement, Post will acquire Michael Foods for $2.45 billion on a cash-free,...

Post Holdings, Inc. (POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company, Thursday said it has agreed to acquire MFI Holding Corp., or Michael Foods, from affiliates of GS Capital Partners, affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners and other owners. Post will acquire Michael Foods for $2.45 billion on a cash-free,...

Cereal maker Post Holdings, Inc. (POST) is nearing a deal to buy food processing and distribution company Michael Foods Group Inc. for about $2.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A deal, trumping a rival bid from Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN), could...

MasterCard Inc. (MA) said Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to buy Pinpoint Pty. Ltd., a provider of loyalty and rewards services to financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pinpoint, which was founded in 1984 and headquartered...

Armco Metals Holdings Inc (AMCO), a distributor of imported metal ores and a steel recycler, Wednesday entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Draco Resources Inc, a California-based corporation engaged in the exploration and mining of iron ore and minerals. The deal was effected via a...

Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. (AMCO) said Wednesday that it entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Draco Resources, Inc., a California-based company engaged in the exploration, mining, and trading of iron ore and minerals, through a stock exchange valued at about $46 million at the...

osisko-acquisition-041614.jpg Canadian gold miners Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and Yamana Gold, Inc. agreed Wednesday to jointly acquire smaller peer Osisko Mining Corp. for C$8.15 per share in a cash and stock deal valued at about C$3.9 billion. Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold will split Osisko down the middle, and share the coveted Canadian Malartic Mine in Québec.The deal is expected to close by early June 2014.

CITIC-acquisition-041614.jpg Hong Kong-listed Citic Pacific Ltd. said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy the main operating unit of its Chinese state-owned parent company Citic Group Corp. for RMB226.93 billion, or $36.5 billion, in cash and stock. Citic Pacific noted that the deal will provide its shareholders with direct exposure to one of China's largest, multi-industry conglomerates and also enlarge its capital base.

3D Systems Corp. (DDD), a provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions, Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire a 70 percent interest in the Latin-American additive manufacturing company Robtec and the remaining stake on the fifth anniversary of the closing of the acquisition. The...

JohnsonControls-041614.jpg Auto parts supplier Johnson Controls, Inc. agreed Wednesday to acquire Air Distribution Technologies, Inc. from its owner Canada Pension Plan Investment Board or CPPIB, for about $1.6 billion in a bid to expand its buildings business. The deal, which is subject to limited conditions, is expected to close by the end of July.

Auto parts supplier Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) reported signing a definitive deal with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business, an independent provider of air distribution and ventilation products in North America, for nearly $1.6 billion. Air...

Horizon Pharma, Inc (HZNP) Wednesday said, in connection with the proposed acquisition of Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd, it has received notice of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. The waiting period was previously set to expire on...

Zalicus Inc. (ZLCS) and Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Epirus), a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the global development and commercialization of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Epirus will merge with a wholly-owned...

HSBC Bank Oman S.A.O.G., an indirect 51% owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc (HSBA.L, HBC), announced it has entered into an agreement to sell banking business in India to Doha Bank QSC. At 31 December 2013, the business to be sold had two branches and gross assets of approximately US$58 million. The...

Metso Oyj's (MXCYY.PK) shares declined around 4 percent in the morning trade in Helsinki after the Finnish maker of rock crushers said it rejected a merger proposal from UK-based engineering solutions provider Weir Group Plc (WEIR.L). Metso added that its Board remains extremely positive and confident...