Mergers / Acquisitions

PNC Bank to Acquire Ambassador Financial Group

PNC Bank agreed to acquire Ambassador Financial Group, a provider of balance sheet management, investment banking and capital markets services to banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions. read more

A to Z Equipment Acquires South Carolina Co

Wilmington Biz reported that North Carolina-based A to Z Equipment Rentals acquired a South Carolina company that rents construction equipment. read more

GECAS on the Chopping Block: Apollo May Place Bid

Bloomberg reported that private equity firm Apollo Global Management has entered talks with lenders to finance a potential acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services. read more

Equitable Completes Strategic Acquisition of Bennington Financial

Equitable Group completed its previously announced acquisition of Bennington Financial Services, a profitable and growing privately owned company serving the brokered equipment leasing market in Canada. read more

Mammoth Energy Expands Aviation Services with Wexford JV, ARS Acquisition

Mammoth Energy Services announced the expansion of its aviation services business via the acquisition of Air Rescue Services and a joint venture with Wexford Capital, which purchased Brim Equipment Leasing. read more

The Carlyle Group Completes Majority Ownership Acquisition of Sedgwick

Sedgwick announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition by The Carlyle Group of majority ownership of Sedgwick from KKR and other shareholders. read more

Great Western Leasing Acquires All Points Equipment

Great Western Leasing and Sales announced the acquisition of and All Points Equipment Leasing. read more

Beacon Rail Leasing Acquires Diesel Locomotive Fleet from Colas Rail

Beacon Rail Leasing acquired a fleet of diesel locomotives from Colas Rail. The fleet is comprised of 67 locomotives which will continue to be operated by Colas Rail in the UK and France. read more

Benetrends to Offer Recruiting and Hiring Software for Franchises

Benetrends Financial, a provider of franchise funding, acquired the franchise hiring software division of Jordan Gilmore to broaden its offerings to include recruiting and hiring software for franchises. read more

Castlelake Buys AirAsia Group’s Merah Aviation for $768MM

AirAsia Group Berhad sold Merah Aviation Asset Holding to AS Air Lease Holdings 5T DAC, an entity indirectly controlled by Castlelake, in a deal valued at $768.0 million. read more

White Oak Healthcare Finance Acquires Capital One Healthcare Portfolio

White Oak Healthcare Finance acquired an approximate $700 million portfolio of skilled nursing and seniors housing loans from Capital One Healthcare and its participant banks. read more

Macquarie to Acquire Waypoint Leasing Assets for $650MM

Waypoint Leasing Holdings entered into an agreement to be purchased by Macquarie Group for approximately $650 million. read more

First Midwest to Acquire Bridgeview Bank

First Midwest Bancorp entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bridgeview Bancorp, the holding company for Bridgeview Bank Group. read more

Wintrust Acquires American Enterprise Bank Assets and Liabilities

Wintrust Financial’s subsidiary, Northbrook Bank & Trust, completed its acquisition of certain assets and the assumption of certain liabilities of American Enterprise Bank. read more

Beneficial Bancorp Stockholders Approve Merger with WSFS Financial

Beneficial Bancorp stockholders approved the previously announced merger of Beneficial with and into WSFS Financial. The transaction is expected to close in Q1/19. read more

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