Here are some of the biggest buyouts closed so far in 2016:
Keurig Green Mountain – $13.9 billion
A JAB-led investor group acquired the personal beverage system company for $92 per share in cash. The deal closed in early March, and co-investors included Mondelez International and BDT Capital Partners. Keurig, perhaps best known for its single-serve coffee dispensing technology, operates independently as part of JAB's global coffee platform, which includes Peet's Coffee & Tea and Caribou Coffee Company, among others.
Veritas – $7.4 billion
The Carlyle Group completed its acquisition of the information management system provider in late January. The firm had initially agreed to purchase the company for $8 billion when the deal was announced last August, but the terms were revised prior to close. Co-investors include GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.
Solera – $6.5 billion
Vista Equity Partners closed its purchase of the company earlier this month; other key investors included Koch Equity Development and an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. Solera provides risk and asset management software & services to the automotive and property marketplace.
SolarWinds – $4.5 billion
Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo bought the IT management software provider for $60.10 per share; the transaction closed in February. Founded in 1999, SolarWinds has a customer base that spans large enterprises, small businesses, government agencies and educational organizations.
MedAssets – $2.75 billion
Pamploma Capital Management completed its acquisition of the healthcare performance improvement company in January. The deal was for $31.35 per share. MedAssets' network spans more than 4,500 hospitals and 123,000 non-acute healthcare providers.
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