Each month we track the corporate activity for the Global 5000 companies as they acquire new businesses or divest of various operations.  These ‘comings and goings’ are interesting and shape markets over time. In the short run, there are real implications for companies serving these large organizations and national account programs where various teams are responsible for the business results.

Keeping the databases up to date is a continuous effort and these changes need to be reflected in your internal systems. For March 2013, we noted the following:

  • BMC Software – being taken private
  • CMS – selling bakery supplies business
  • Credit Suisse – acquiring European wealth management division from Morgan Stanley
  • Encore Capital – acquiring Asset Acceptance
  • Gardner Denver – acquired by private equity
  • Genworth Financial – selling wealth management business
  • Hess Corporation – will exit the retail gas station business
  • Hot Topic, Inc .- being taken private
  • Leucadia National Corporation – acquired Jefferies Group
  • PolyOne Corporation – acquired Spartech
  • RDA Holding (Reader’s Digest Association) – back in Chapter 11
  • Tempur-Pedic International – acquired Sealy Corporation
  • Time Warner, Inc. – spinning off Time, Inc into a separate company

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