Mergers & acquisitions

Dec 26, 2012

Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) has acquired Behance, a New York–based online social media platform that lets users create and display creative works. No financial terms were disclosed, but various reports put the figure in the neighborhood of $150 million. The company had raised over $6 million in VC funding from Union Square Ventures and individual angels like Chris Dixon, Dave Morin and Jeff Bezos.

The Carlyle Group has agreed to sell Qualicaps Co. Ltd., a Japanese maker of capsules for pharmaceutical companies, to Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. (Tokyo: 4188) for approximately $660 million.

Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN) has acquired CommerceInterface, a provider of ecommerce channel management technology for manufacturers, distributors and retailers. No financial terms were disclosed.

Mohawk Industries (NYSE: MHK) has agreed to acquire Italian ceramic tile maker Marazzi Group SpA for €1.17 billion. The Marazzi family holds a 51% stake in the Marazzi Group, while the remaining 49% is held by Permira and Private Equity Partners.

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