Mergers & acquisitions

February 14, 2013, 9:36 PM UTC

American Airlines and US Airways today announced plans to merge in an $11 billion deal, through which US airways shareholders would retain a 28% stake in the combined company. Read more

Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital have agreed to acquire H.J. Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) for $28 billion (including $5 billion in assumed debt). The $72.50 per share deal represents a 20% premium to yesterday’s closing price. Read more.

Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) has agreed to acquire AssuraMed, a Twinsburg, Ohio-based provider of medical supplies to chronic disease patients in the home, for $2.07 billion. Sellers include Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. CD&R and GSCP purchased the company, then known as HGI Holding, in late 2010 for a reported $850 million.

BB&T Capital Partners has sold Cline Co., a Taylors, S.C.-based maker of aftermarket power transmission solutions, to Rexnord Corp. (NYSE: RXN). No financial terms were disclosed. Quarton Partners advised Cline on the transaction., a Carpinteria, Calif.–based online learning company and video library, has acquiredVideo2Brain GmbH, an Austria–based online video training company with offerings in four languages. No financial terms were disclosed. recently raised $103 million in equity funding from Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity Investors and Meritech Capital Partners.

SideCar, a San Francisco-based P2P ride-sharing network, has acquired Austin, Texas-based Heyridefor an undisclosed amount. SideCar has raised raised $10 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures.

Vuclip, a Milpitas, Calif.-based provider of mobile video delivery solutions, has acquired the “core assets” of Jigsee, a mobile video streaming company with offices in Canada and India. No financial terms were disclosed. Vuclip has raised around $27 million in VC funding, from JAFCO Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and SingTel Innov8. Jigsee backers included Sequoia Capital

Standard Life (LSE: SL) is in talks to buy the wealth management unit of Newton Investment Management for upwards of $140 million, according to The Telegraph.

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