Acquirer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Affinity Equity Partners
Rank Value: $1.8B
Target Description: Produces beer and liquor.
Notes: The transaction ranks as the largest leveraged buyout to date in 2009.
Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc.
Acquirer: Golden Gate Capital
Rank Value: $286M
Target Description: Makes sports and outerwear accessories and gear for men and women.
Ashland Inc.’s Drew Marine
Acquirer: JF Lehman & Co.
Rank Value: $120M
Target Description: Makes and sells adhesives, additives, solvents, petroleum-related and bio- based chemicals, casting solutions, composites, plastics and water technologies treatments.
Pet Valu Canada Inc.
Acquirer: Roark Capital Group
Rank Value: $116.4M
Target Description: Owns and operates specialty retail store of pet food and pet-related supplies.
Acquirer: GI Partners
Rank Value: $116M
Target Description: Owns and operates a shopping center in Broomfield, Colo.