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M&A and Financial ARCHIVE

Private Equity Firm Acquires PetSmart  Dec 16, 2014 9:49 AM By Tim Parry

PetSmart has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2. The transaction would be valued at approximately $8.7 billion

Speed Commerce Acquires Fifth Gear  Nov 24, 2014 4:50 PM By Tim Parry

The transaction provides Speed Commerce with a diverse list of marquee clients on long-term contracts, adds substantial fulfillment services assets, and solidifies the company’s position as one of the fastest growing providers of end-to-end ecommerce services.

Petco to Acquire Drs. Foster and Smith  Nov 24, 2014 4:40 PM By Tim Parry

Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith, a leading veterinary-owned online pet supply company. The acquisition will unite one of the largest pet specialty retailers with one of the largest online pet retailers in the country.

Batteries Plus Expands Business Overseas with Acquisition  Sep 08, 2014 5:19 PM By MCM Staff

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

1-800-Flowers Acquires Harry & David  Sep 02, 2014 5:34 PM By Daniela Forte

Online floral retailer 1-800-Flowers announced it has acquired specialty gift retailer Harry & David Holdings Inc. for $142.5 million, according to a press release.

Nordstrom to Acquire Trunk Club  Aug 01, 2014 10:13 AM By MCM Staff

Trunk Club’s 250 personal stylists build true, one-to-one relationships with their members to understand their lifestyles and styling preferences before hand-selecting merchandise that is then shipped to the customer.

NetSuite Acquires Venda to Accelerate Growth in Europe  Jul 17, 2014 11:49 AM By MCM Staff

The combination of NetSuite and Venda will deliver unprecedented capabilities that businesses need to meet the demands to deliver a seamless, omnichannel commerce experience to consumers and businesses, NetSuite said in a press release.

Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly Make the “10 Brands That Will Disappear” List  Jul 17, 2014 10:53 AM By Tim Parry

Should Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly worry about about making 24/7 Wall St.’s 10 Brands That Will Disappear in 2015 list? A look at past lists shows some pretty mixed results.

Why Vitacost.com is Vital to Kroger’s Omnichannel Strategy  Jul 09, 2014 7:23 AM By Tim Parry

Building on Vitacost.com’s technology and fulfillment platform and linking it to Kroger’s existing digital capabilities will accelerate Kroger’s omnichannel strategy.

IDS Acquires Aspen Logistics  Jul 07, 2014 3:34 PM By MCM Staff

The purchase of Aspen builds on Plainfield, IN-based IDS’s strategy in e-fulfillment to serve 90% of the US with 2-day ground service, a critical component in the rapidly expanding ecommerce market.






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