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    Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. Enters into a Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R)

    CARY, N.C. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PGEM), a leading North American building products manufacturer, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) announced today a definitive agreement under which CD&R funds will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Ply Gem common stock in a go-private transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion. Ply Gem’s board of directors unanimously approved the agreement, which provides for the payment of $21.64 per share in cash More

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    ECS to be Acquired by On Assignment For $775 Million

    FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ECS Federal, LLC (“ECS” or the “Company”), one of the largest privately-held government services contractors delivering artificial intelligence, cyber security, cloud computing, DevOps, IT modernization and advanced science and engineering services to commercial and government enterprises, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) of Calabasas, CA for $775 million. “I am pleased to announce this agr More

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    ECS to be Acquired by On Assignment For $775 Million

    FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ECS Federal, LLC (“ECS” or the “Company”), one of the largest privately-held government services contractors delivering artificial intelligence, cyber security, cloud computing, DevOps, IT modernization and advanced science and engineering services to commercial and government enterprises, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) of Calabasas, CA for $775 million. “I am pleased to announce this agr More

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    PeopleAdmin and Performance Matters Will Combine to Form First Comprehensive K-12 Talent Management Suite Linking Educator and Student Assessment Data with Actionable Insights to Enhance Teacher Performance and Improve Student Outcomes

    AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PeopleAdmin, the industry-leading provider of talent management solutions for education, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Performance Matters. With best-in-class solutions and powerful, research-based predictive analytics, the combined companies will create K-12 education’s most comprehensive, innovative, and data-driven talent management platform dedicated to improving student outcomes. The combined company will operate More

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    PeopleAdmin and Performance Matters Will Combine to Form First Comprehensive K-12 Talent Management Suite Linking Educator and Student Assessment Data with Actionable Insights to Enhance Teacher Performance and Improve Student Outcomes

    AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PeopleAdmin, the industry-leading provider of talent management solutions for education, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Performance Matters. With best-in-class solutions and powerful, research-based predictive analytics, the combined companies will create K-12 education’s most comprehensive, innovative, and data-driven talent management platform dedicated to improving student outcomes. The combined company will operate More

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    PeopleAdmin and Performance Matters Will Combine to Form First Comprehensive K-12 Talent Management Suite Linking Educator and Student Assessment Data with Actionable Insights to Enhance Teacher Performance and Improve Student Outcomes

    AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PeopleAdmin, the industry-leading provider of talent management solutions for education, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Performance Matters. With best-in-class solutions and powerful, research-based predictive analytics, the combined companies will create K-12 education’s most comprehensive, innovative, and data-driven talent management platform dedicated to improving student outcomes. The combined company will operate More

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    Spectrum Plastics Group Acquired by AEA Investors

    ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectrum Plastics Group today announced that affiliates of AEA Investors have acquired the company from Kohlberg & Company, LLC. Formed via the 2017 merger of Pexco LLC and PPC Industries (including its Kelpac Medical subsidiary), Spectrum Plastics Group is a global specialty plastics manufacturer. Notably, Spectrum is a market leading medical extruder with complementary injection molding, silicone, and assembly capabilities. It also presides over the two s More

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    Spectrum Plastics Group Acquired by AEA Investors

    ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectrum Plastics Group today announced that affiliates of AEA Investors have acquired the company from Kohlberg & Company, LLC. Formed via the 2017 merger of Pexco LLC and PPC Industries (including its Kelpac Medical subsidiary), Spectrum Plastics Group is a global specialty plastics manufacturer. Notably, Spectrum is a market leading medical extruder with complementary injection molding, silicone, and assembly capabilities. It also presides over the two s More

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    Masonite International Corporation Announces Acquisition of DW3 Products Holding Limited

    January 30, 2018 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

    TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Masonite International Corporation (NYSE:DOOR) today announced that it
    has completed the acquisition of DW3 Products Holding Limited (“DW3”), a
    leading UK provider of high quality premium door solutions and window
    systems, supplying products under brand names such as Solidor, Residor,
    Nicedor, and Residence. Solidor utilizes a leading online offering,
    including a door designer and a specialized online portal, which allows
    trade customers to specify and purchase products online.

    DW3 employs approximately 300 people located in Stoke-on-Trent and
    Gloucester, England. DW3’s net sales for the twelve months
    ended December 2017 were approximately £45 million. The purchase price
    for all of DW3’s outstanding shares was approximately £70 million,
    net of cash acquired and subject to customary post-closing
    adjustments.

    “DW3 fits exceptionally well with Masonite’s existing business in the
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    American Express Acquires Mezi

    January 30, 2018 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced it has acquired Mezi www.mezi.com,
    a personal travel assistant app that helps consumers plan and book
    trips. The Mezi app allows travelers to simply message their requests
    for flights, hotel or restaurant reservations, and Mezi provides
    recommendations and makes travel arrangements at the customer’s request.
    Founded in 2015, Mezi uses artificial intelligence (AI) and human
    expertise to personalize the online travel discovery and booking
    experience. By learning travelers’ preferences and understanding the way
    customers make requests using natural language, Mezi gets smarter and
    more efficient over time.

    “Mezi’s AI-powered experience opens up exciting new ways for us to
    connect with and serve our Card Members and creates opportunities for us
    to build more meaningful relationships with them,” said Phil Norman,
    Vice President of American Expr.. More

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    Hillwood Closes out 2017 with a Second Distribution Center Acquisition in Columbus, Ohio

    January 30, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

    DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hillwood, a Perot company, has acquired TradePort I, a soon-to-be
    completed distribution center totaling 1,020,255 (expandable to
    1,229,443) square feet in Columbus, Ohio, one of the most prominent
    distribution corridors in the country.

    Located on 78 acres at 3780 TradePort Court, the facility is
    strategically located less than one mile from the Norfolk Southern
    Intermodal yard and approximately two miles from the Rickenbacker
    International Airport. The site provides excellent access to the I-270
    interchange and Route 23.

    “We are excited to have another building in the Southeast Columbus
    industrial submarket,” said Don Schoenheider, senior vice president and
    Midwest market leader. “TradePort I is a great complement to our
    recently-acquired, 450,000-square-foot Groveport 2 building. With our
    portfolio, we can provide multiple options for companies looking for
    Class A distribution sp.. More

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    Berkadia Acquires 50 Percent Ownership Stake in Riverside Capital

    January 30, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkadia and The Michaels Organization announced today that Berkadia has
    acquired a 50 percent ownership interest in Riverside Capital, a
    full-service tax credit investment company offering capital solutions to
    developers of high-quality affordable housing across the country.
    Riverside has guided the financing and syndication for more than 7,500
    affordable units across the country, representing $900 million of equity
    capital.

    “This acquisition gives Berkadia the opportunity to expand our presence
    in the affordable housing space by enabling access to a deep network of
    developers and investor relationships,” said Berkadia CEO Justin
    Wheeler. “Riverside’s reputation as an established tax credit
    syndication platform, with its proven track record of providing capital
    solutions to the affordable housing industry’s leading development
    companies, appealed to our desire to grow within this .. More

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