mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies that were announced in the past week.

Target Acquirer

Date location location Description

11/30 Aseptic Cheese and TreeHouse Foods Inc. TreeHouse Foods acquired the assets of the Aseptic Cheese and Pudding business Oak Brook, Ill. Pudding business from Associated Milk Producers Inc., based in New Ulm, Minn. 12/3 Spectralytics Inc. Cretex Companies Inc. Cretex acquired a provider of laser-based products and services. Dassel, Minn. Elk River 12/3 Madentec Ltd. AbleNet Inc. AbleNet acquired a Canadian supplier of assistive technology Edmonton, Alberta Roseville for people with physical disabilities. 12/5 Headquarters and Nortech Systems Inc. Nortech Systems will acquire the headquarters and manufacturing building Wayzata manufacturing building of Mankato-based Winland Electronics. 12/6 Multiple targets Vail Resorts Inc. Vail Resorts will acquire two Midwest ski areas, including Afton Broomfield, Colo. Alps in Minnesota, for $20 million. 12/6 Accurate Component High Road Capital Partners High Road Capital has acquired a wholesale distributor of Sales Inc. New York City fasteners and components. New Brighton 12/6 Teton Outfitters LLC Polaris Industries Inc Polaris has acquired the designer and distributor of KLIM Rigby, Idaho Medina Technical Riding Gear to add to its parts, garments and accessories business.