Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire The Sun Products Corporation, from a fund of Vestar Capital Partners. The transaction is valued at around $3.6 billion.
Danone has entered into a definitive merger agreement with WhiteWave Foods to acquire its shares in an all-cash transaction representing a total enterprise value of roughly $12.5 billion.
SC Johnson has signed an agreement to acquire Babyganics. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Armaly Brands, owner of Brillo, has acquired the Cameo, Snobol and Parsons brands and assets from Church & Dwight.
Ecolab Inc. has made a binding offer to acquire Laboratoires Anios. Anios has a presence in more than 85 countries and sales of approximately $245 million in 2015.
Revlon will acquire all outstanding shares of Elizabeth Arden for $14.00 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $870 million.
Apollo Global Management will acquire Diamond Resorts International for $30.25 per share, for a total value of roughly $2.2 billion.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories agreed to buy 8 generic drugs from Teva & Allergan for $350 million in cash to bolster its US business.
Impax announced that it has signed definitive agreements with Teva and Allergan for the acquisition of a broad portfolio of generic products for an aggregate purchase price of $586 million.
Moberg Pharma AB has signed an agreement to acquire three properties from Prestige Brands, including New Skin, Fiber Choice, and PediaCare OTC. The deal is valued at $40 million.
Microsoft announced it would acquire LinkedIn. The deal is an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion.
Medtronic will buy HeartWare International for $1.1 billion to bolster heart-failure product offerings.
The U.S. GMO Food Labeling Bill passed the Senate by a vote of 63-30. The bi-partisan bill is expected to be approved by The House, and will set a nationwide standard for GMO labeling.
Hershey's unanimously rejected a preliminary takeover bid of $107 per share from Mondelez.