Content about Acquisition

October 3, 2014

German software provider Nemetschek AG is acquiring Bluebeam Software Inc., a developer of PDF-based collaboration solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, for $100 million.

September 29, 2014

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, whose banners include Einstein Bros., Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels, and Manhattan Bagel brands, has agreed to be acquired by JAB Holding Company for approximately $374 million.

September 25, 2014

Pine Tree Commercial Realty LLC has acquired Riverbend Marketplace, a regional shopping center located in Asheville, North Carolina, in partnership with Wanxiang America Real Estate Group.

September 23, 2014

Real estate brokerage house Cassidy Turley has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings to be acquired for an undisclosed sum.

September 20, 2014

Batteries Plus LLC, the operator and franchisor of Batteries Plus Bulbs stores, has acquired privately held LED Hut Ltd., a leading online provider of LED lighting products, including bulbs and light fixtures, to customers throughout Europe.

September 15, 2014

Ann Inc. is publicly responding to an investor presentation held by activist investors Engine Capital and Red Alder on Sept. 15, which urged the company to sell at a substantial premium above current stock price.

September 2, 2014

1-800-Flowers.com Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire gourmet food and gift retailer Harry & David Holdings for $142.5 million in cash.

August 28, 2014

Pine Tree Commercial Realty has acquired Poplar-Prairie Stone Crossing, a class-A power shopping center located in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

August 26, 2014

Brentwood Associates, a consumer-focused private equity investment firm, has acquired Marshall Retail Group, a leading specialty retailer for high-foot-traffic marketplaces with locations in major casino-hotels and airports across the United States.

August 18, 2014

The battle between the extreme discounters is heating up: Dollar General Corp. said Monday it has made an all-cash bid of $9.7 billion for Family Dollar, topping a deal Dollar Tree made last month.

August 18, 2014

Steve Madden has completed the acquisition of privately held Dolce Vita Holdings Inc., which specializes in the design, sourcing and sale of branded and private label footwear.

August 15, 2014

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August 13, 2014

Supply chain commerce solutions provider Manhattan Associates Inc. has acquired the assets of POS and clienteling applications provider GlobalBay Technologies from VeriFone.

August 12, 2014

Phillips Edison-ARC Grocery Center REIT II Inc. has acquired Kipling Marketplace, adding a property in Colorado to the company's portfolio.

August 4, 2014

Germany-based airport management services provide the Fraport Group has expanded its international portfolio in the global airport market by acquiring 100% of U.S.-based AMU Holdings Inc., which owns Airmall USA Holdings Inc.

August 4, 2014

Attribution analytics company Tune has acquired MobileDevHQ (MDHQ), provider of a SaaS solution for mobile marketers.

July 30, 2014

Activist investor Carl Icahn, who had been pressuring Family Dollar to sell the company, has reduced his ownership stake in the company from 9.39% to 6.09%.

July 29, 2014

Jana Partners, the largest shareholder in PetSmart by one million shares with a 9.9% disclosed ownership stake, is pressuring PetSmart to sell the company.

July 28, 2014

In a merger that will shake up the dollar store retail vertical, Dollar Tree is acquiring Family Dollar for $8.5 billion in cash and stock.

July 24, 2014

The Priceline Group Inc. has successfully completed its previously announced tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of OpenTable Inc. for $103 per share in cash.

July 18, 2014

Herman Miller has entered into an agreement to acquire high-end furniture retailer Design Within Reach Inc. (DWR) for about $154 million in cash.

July 17, 2014

Roger Hardy, Founder and former CEO of optical giant Coastal Contacts Inc., announced that his company, Hardy Capital Partners along with a small group of prominent Canadian investors, has acquired OnlineShoes.com, a footwear retailer based out of Seattle, and ShoeMe.ca, a Vancouver-based online footwear retailer.

July 14, 2014

CVS Caremark said Monday that it has agreed to buy the assets of Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the U.S.

July 3, 2014

Activist investor Jana Partners LLC disclosed it has acquired a 9.9% stake in PetSmart, according to a regulatory filing, and plans to ask the retailer to explore various options, including a sale.