Mergers & Acquisitions

Irving Materials acquires northern Indiana competitor

July 5, 2012
Greenfield-based Irving Materials Inc.'s purchase of Rock Industries in Peru brings its total number of mining operations in Indiana to 18. Rock Industries operates quarries in Peru and Plymouth.
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BrightPoint to be acquired for $840M by California firm

July 2, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis-based BrightPoint Inc. has agreed to be acquired by California-based Ingram Micro Inc. for about $840 million, the two companies said early Monday morning.
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RW Armstrong becomes unit of New York engineering firm

June 20, 2012
 IBJ Staff
RW Armstrong and Associates Inc., Indianapolis’ fourth-largest engineering firm, has completed a merger with CHA Consulting Inc. that makes the local company a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Albany, N.Y.-based business.
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Fortune buyout would help exec out of financial jamRestricted Content

June 9, 2012
Greg Andrews
Sale to managers would alleviate problems for company's 70-year-old namesake and keep firm from being seized by bank.
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Rolls-Royce buys out control-system joint venture

June 8, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Rolls-Royce plc announced Friday that it will acquire the remaining half of Aero Engine Controls, which designs control systems for aircraft.
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Calumet buying Royal Purple for about $335 million

June 6, 2012
Associated Press
Indianapolis-based Petroleum refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP is buying high-performance lubricants maker Royal Purple Inc. of Porter, Texas, for about $335 million, the companies announced Wednesday morning.
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WellPoint seeks to diversify by buying contacts retailer

June 4, 2012
Bloomberg News, Associated Press
WellPoint Inc. plans to buy lens retailer 1-800-Contacts Inc. in a deal worth an estimated $900 million, giving the insurer its first direct-to-consumer business outside selling individual health coverage.
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Technical engineering firm bought for $12 million

June 4, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis-based Productive Resources LLC, a privately held technical engineering firm, has been acquired for $12 million by Waltham, Mass.-based Lionbridge Technologies Inc., the companies announced Monday.
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Local company part of $470 million paper mill deal

June 4, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Indianapolis-based holding company Schwarz Partners LP has formed a joint venture with The Kraft Group LLC to buy two major paper mills from industry giant International Paper Co. The mills are part of a three-mill sale worth $470 million.
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Chamber to merge with economic development groups

May 17, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce will lead economic development efforts for central Indiana by merging with Develop Indy, Indy Partnership and Business Ownership Initiative, the groups announced Thursday.
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St. Vincent nears another 'merger'

April 9, 2012
J.K. Wall
The Indianapolis-based hospital system is working with Evansville-based St. Mary's Health System to mesh some of their corporate operations.
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Biomet offers to acquire DePuy trauma biz for $280M

April 3, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
Warsaw-based Biomet, which designs and manufactures orthopedic products for surgical and non-surgical uses, said the deal would greatly expand its sports, extremities and trauma business.
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FirstPerson buys FlashPoint HR unit

April 2, 2012
J.K. Wall
Indianapolis-based benefits brokerage FirstPerson acquired the small-employer human resource division of Indianapolis-based consulting firm FlashPoint last week in a bid to provide a wider array of services to small businesses.
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FTC asks critics of Express Scripts-Medco deal for ideas

March 10, 2012
Bloomberg News
Two pharmacy groups opposing Express Scripts Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Medco Health Solutions Inc. said they were asked by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to suggest ways to revise the $29.1 billion deal so it wouldn’t harm competition.
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Simon Property Group goes on $3.5B mall spending spree

March 8, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
The Indianapolis mall owner is expanding its global profile, agreeing to buy a controlling stake in a French firm with a 271-property European portfolio. Simon also is buying out a partner in its Mills portfolio closer to home.
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Arcadia: Don't buy our stock

March 5, 2012
J.K. Wall
Arcadia Resources Inc. is telling shareholders not to buy its stock because it is out of cash and faces a $40 million pile of debt that comes due on April 1.
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Republic cutting up to 180 jobs in Milwaukee

February 14, 2012
Bloomberg News
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. expects to transfer 230 crew members to other cities as it cuts flights by its Frontier Airlines unit in Milwaukee, where it will eliminate as many as 180 jobs.
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Wheaton acquiring residential mover BekinsRestricted Content

February 11, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Wheaton World Wide Moving is buying the nation’s oldest and one of its largest household movers, Bekins Van Lines. The deal is expected to bring 38 jobs to Wheaton’s northeast-side headquarters.
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Community agrees to absorb Howard Regional

January 31, 2012
J.K. Wall
Kokomo’s Howard Regional Health System has signed a letter of intent to join the Community Health Network less than four months after it broke off a merger deal with Indiana University Health.
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Gallagher sees more broker mergers coming

January 30, 2012
J.K. Wall
The Carmel office of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. just made its sixth acquisition in five years, and it expects looming changes to tax and health laws to produce even more chances to snap up benefits brokers this year.
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Deal with Walgreen perplexes Arcadia's investorsRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
J.K. Wall
Something doesn’t add up about Arcadia Resources Inc.’s agreement to sell its pharmacy business for a low price of $2 million, according to many of the Indianapolis company’s investors.
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Acquisition-minded investors eye Indiana companiesRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
Francesca Jarosz
As deadlines loom, private equity firms, others, move to deploy capital.
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ProLiance might go on blockRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis-based ProLiance, a natural-gas marketer and supplier, was singed by a $57.2 million pretax loss in the first nine months of 2011, causing some analysts to wonder if majority owner Vectren Corp. will try to sell its 61-percent stake in the company.
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Bingham McHale merging with Louisville law firm

December 21, 2011
Scott Olson
The merger of Bingham McHale and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald will form Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP as of Jan. 2. The combined firm will have nearly 250 lawyers.
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Mills: Health care's future is partnership

December 5, 2011
J.K. Wall
In spite of all the consolidation lately among hospitals, Community Health CEO Bryan Mills says the future of hospital systems will hinge more on partnerships like the one Community struck last week on its rehab hospital.
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