Term Sheet

The latest on private equity, M&A, deals and movements — from Wall Street to Silicon Valley

Mergers & acquisitions

April 2, 2013: 10:51 AM ET

The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) has agreed to acquire eSpeed, operator of a fully executable central limit order book for electronic trading in U.S. Treasuries, from BCG Partners (Nasdaq: BGCP). The deal is valued at $750 million in cash, plus certain contingent issuances of stock that approximate certain tax benefits to NASDAQ OMX. www.nasdaq.com

Aquilex, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners, has sold its Specialty Repair and Overhaul business to AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ). No financial terms were disclosed. www.azz.com

Attune Consulting, a global provider to solutions to the fashion and lifestyle industries with a U.S. office in Burlington, Mass., has raised $20 million from Sri Lankan apparel maker MAS Holdings. www.attuneconsulting.com

Carl Icahn has acquired a 9.27% stake in speech recognition software company Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN), according to a regulatory filing. www.nuance.com

ConnectSolutions, a San Francisco-based private cloud service provider of unified-communications-as-a-service solutions for large enterprise and government organizations, has acquired NextUC, a provider of Microsoft Lync-based UC solutions for streamlining SME communications. No financial terms were disclosed. ConnectSolutions recently raised $10 million in VC funding from Frontier Capital. www.connectsolutions.com

Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) has agreed to sell its Russian subsidiary Samara-Nafta to Lukoil for approximately $2.05 billion. www.hess.com

Perrigo Co. (Nasdaq: PRGO) has acquired Velcera Inc., a Yardley, Penn.-based pet health products company, for approximately $160 million in cash. www.perrigo.com

Sign up for my daily email newsletter on deals and deal-makers: GetTermSheet.com

Posted in:
Join the Conversation
About This Author
Dan Primack
Dan Primack
Senior Editor, Fortune

Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

Email a Tip | @danprimack | RSS
Current Issue
  • Give the gift of Fortune
  • Get the Fortune app
  • Subscribe
Powered by WordPress.com VIP.