The Big Book 2018 - Mergers & Acquisitions

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  Target (state/province if not in Va.) Target industry Acquirer Announcement date Transaction value (in millions)
1 VCA Inc. Veterinary services and diagnostic testing Mars Inc. Jan. 9 8,824
2 CEB Inc. Talent, customer and operations management Gartner Inc. Jan. 5 3,233
3 Allied Building Products Corp. Roofing and custom sheet metal fabrication Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. Aug. 24 2,625
4 Multi Packaging Solutions International Ltd. Specialty packaging solutions WestRock Co. Jan. 24 2,242
5 FTP Power LLC (trading as sPower) Solar powered electricity generation The AES Corp.; Alberta Investment Management Corp. (Infrastructure); FTP Power LLC/Private Group Feb. 24 1,577
6 RSI Home Products Inc. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets American Woodmark Corp. Dec. 1 1,080
7 State National Cos. Inc. Insurance services Markel Corp. Jul. 26 886
8 Lumos Networks Corp. Data, broadband, voice and IP services over fiber optic network EQT Infrastructure Ltd. Feb. 20 827
9 Xenith Bankshares Inc. Commerical and retail banking Union Bankshares Corp. 22-May 689
10 Dominion Web Solutions LLC Online classified marketing software solutions Eurazeo SA; Goldman Sachs Capital Partners 10-May 680
11 WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc. Regional bank Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. 16-May 488
12 Dulles Greenway Partnership LP Electronic toll road Macquarie Capital Funds Advisory Services Pty Ltd. Feb. 23 445
13 Byram Healthcare Centers Inc. Disposable medical supplies and services Owens & Minor Inc. 2-May 380
14 NCI Inc. Enterprise services and solutions H.I.G. Capital LLC 3-Jul 268
15 Sage Payment Solutions Inc. Online payment processing services GTCR LLC 2-Jun 260
16 SureTec Financial Corp. Surety bond solutions Markel Corp. Feb. 1 247
17 Sotera Defense Solutions Inc. Information technology The KEYW Corp. 8-Mar 235
18 Renova Energia SA /Alto Sertao Ii Wind Complex Wind farms AES Tiete Energia SA (owned by AES) Jan. 13 220
19 Maco Transportadora de Caudales SA Armored car transportation The Brink's Co. 13-Jul 209
20 Nodal Exchange LLC Derivatives exchange European Energy Exchange AG; Eurex Zürich AG 3-Mar 207
21 Power Distribution Inc. Power distribution Dunes Point Capital LLC Jan. 26 204
22 Five corrugated converting facilities of KapStone Container Corp. Corrugated packaging products WestRock Co.2 24-May 192
23 InfoZen Inc. Information technology ManTech International Corp. Sept. 18 180
24 Preferred Brands International Inc. Speciality foods Mars Food US LLC Aug. 14 173
25 Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc. Energy storage software and control solutions Wärtsilä Oyj Abp 15-May 170
26 Global Capacity Group Inc. Telecommunications virtual network operator GTT Americas LLC 26-Jun 160.22
27 Tribridge Inc. Information technology DXC Technology Co. 5-Jul 155
28 Daylight Solutions Inc. Molecular detection and imaging systems DRS Technologies Inc. 7-Mar 150
29 FBR & Co. Investment banking; M&A advisory B. Riley Financial Inc. Feb. 21 137.62
30 Perfect Commerce LLC Procurement solutions Proactis Holdings PLC 7-Jul


1 In 2017  All transactions on the list have been completed, but some closed in early 2018. 

2 WestRock announced in January 2018 that it had agreed to buy all of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. for $3.5 billion

Source: Harris Williams & Co. from data sourced through FactSet for deals in 2017.

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