Mergers / Acquisitions

BofA, Others Arrange Marquette Transportation Acquisition

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, PNC Bank and Wells Fargo Capital Finance acted as joint lead arrangers for a senior secured credit facility for the acquisition of a majority interest in Marquette Transportation by BDT Capital Partners. read more

BlueLine Rental Acquires Area Equipment

BlueLine Rental, an equipment rental company, announced it acquired Area Equipment. Sean Jennings and JT Sutton, who founded Area in 2006, are expected to stay on with BlueLine in regional management roles. read more

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services Complete Merger

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, and Cat Auction Services announced the completion of the merger of the two companies. read more

Huntington Finalizes Macquarie EF Acquisition

Huntington Bancshares completed its acquisition of Michigan-based Macquarie Equipment Finance from its parent company, Sydney, Australia-based Macquarie Group. read more

GE Capital Finances Inventus Acquisition

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology financing business served as administrative agent on a senior facility to support the acquisition of Unified OS by Inventus Solutions. read more

Amur Finance Company Acquires Lloyd Helicopters

Amur Finance Company announced the acquisition of Singapore-based Lloyd Helicopter through Amur's subsidiaries Amur Helicopter Financial Services and Amur ESL. read more

Mitsui Acquires 20% Interest in Penske from GE Capital

Mitsui through its newly established two holding companies, Mitsui has acquired a 20.0% limited partnership interest in Penske Truck Leasing from GE Capital at an amount of approximately $750 million. read more

Susquehanna Shareholders Approve Merger with BB&T

Susquehanna Bancshares reported its shareholders voted to approve the agreement and plan of merger under which Susquehanna will merge with and into BB&T. read more

Macquarie to Acquire $4B Aircraft Portfolio from AWAS

Macquarie Group announced that its Macquarie AirFinance subsidiary has entered into an agreement to acquire a portfolio of 90 aircraft from AWAS Aviation Capital for $4 billion. read more

Wood Creek Completes Acquisition of Milestone Equipment

Wood Creek Capital announced it has completed the acquisition of the majority ownership of transportation equipment lessor Milestone Equipment Holdings from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. read more

PacWest to Acquire Square 1 for $849MM

PacWest Bancorp announced it will acquire Square 1 for $849 million. The transaction is expected to close in Q4/15. read more

Chesswood Group Acquires Blue Chip Leasing

Chesswood Group announced it entered into an agreement to acquire Blue Chip Leasing and EcoHome Financial. It named former Blue Chip CEO Daniel Wittlin as COO of Chesswood. read more

Huntington to Acquire Macquarie Equipment Finance

Huntington Bancshares announced the signing of an agreement for Huntington National Bank to purchase Macquarie Equipment Finance. The company said it will acquire approximately $900 million of assets. read more

M&A Momentum to Continue in 2015

Law firm White & Case and Mergermarket said in its US M&A 2014-2015 Full Steam Ahead report that M&A momentum from last year looks to continue into 2015. read more

Bank IPOs Continue Flow of Heavy Activity Seen in 2014

SNL Financial reported that two bank IPOs have closed so far in 2015, while two more are pending, continuity the flow of heavy IPO activity seen in 2014. read more

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