Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts Announced on May 27, 2010

Markel (MKL) acquired 50% of E|CLASS MB Fund Management for an undisclosed amount. The transaction was completed today. More information is available here.

Thomson Reuters (TRI) has agreed to acquire Point Carbon for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close by June 30, 2010. More information is available here.

Crown Crafts (CRWS) acquired Bibsters for an undisclosed amount. The transaction was completed today. More information is available here.

First Defiance Financial (FDEF) acquired Andres O’Neil and Lowe’s Employee Benefits Insurance Business for an undisclosed amount. The transaction was completed today. More information is available here.

Health Management Associates (HMA) has agreed to acquire 60% of Shands Lake Shore and Shands Live Oak and Shands Starke for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close by July 1, 2010. More information is available here.

Syngenta (SYT) has agreed to acquire Maribo Seed for $58,900,000. The transaction is expected to close by September 30, 2010. More information is available here.

Sonosite (SONO) has agreed to acquire Visualsonics for $71,000,000. The transaction is expected to close by June 27, 2010. More information is available here.

Wal-Mart (WMT) has agreed to acquire Netto Foodstores for $1,130,000,000. The transaction is expected to close by September 30, 2010. More information is available here.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) has agreed to acquire Fermentas International for $260,000,000. The transaction is expected to close by September 30, 2010. More information is available here.

Curtiss-Wright (CW) has agreed to acquire Hybricon for $19,000,000. The transaction is expected to close by June 1, 2010. More information is available here.

Houston Wire and Cable (HWCC) has agreed to acquire Teleflex’s rigging services business for $50,000,000. The transaction is expected to close by June 30, 2010. More information is available here.

A Private Party acquired 34% of Biocentury Transgene for $8,800,000. The transaction was completed today. More information is available here.

Ensco International (ESV) has agreed to acquire Scorpion Offshore (SCORE.OL) for $546,000,000. A closing date was not provided. More information is available here.

OMERS Worldwide has agreed to acquire Logibec Groupe Informatique (LGI.TO) for $234,980,000. The transaction is expected to close by September 30, 2010. More information is available here.

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