M&A Monday

Here are some potential target ideas, rumored or official, to jumpstart your deal pipeline. Our sources are various news reports and the Buyouts “Seeking Buyers” list.

OptimumBank, based in Florida, is exploring strategic alternatives to help it regain the capital levels requested by the FDIC. The bank plans to raise capital through a public or private offering.

Eastman Chemical Co said on Friday that it might put its struggling plastic packaging business up for sale. (Reuters)

Atlantic Station LLC, a unit of Jacoby Group Inc. and AIG Global Real Estate, is seeking a buyer for its retail division.

Nielsen, the world’s largest TV and consumer measurement company, plans to begin hiring bankers for its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. (Reuters)

Union Federal Savings Bank, based in providence, a troubled bank backed by First Marblehead Corp., is seeking strategic alternatives.

Troubled W Holding Co, a Puerto Rican bank, hired advisors to help it find a buyer.

Double-Take Software, a data protection software developer based on Southborough, Mass., is seeking a buyer for the company.

Jacobs Engineering, a construction services company, is rumoured to be for sale. (Reuters)

EOG Resources, based on Texas, is rumored to be seeking a buyer for its natural gas assets.

Giant Food LLC, based on Maryland, is seeking a buyer for its dry grocery business.

Impeva Labs, provider of global tracking services based in Mountain View, Calif., is seeking a buyer for the company. ARINC Inc. was named as a potential bidder.

Orleans Homebuilders Inc., a homebuilder based in Bensalem, Penn., is seeking a buyer for the company.

SunTrust Bank Inc. is seeking a buyer for its minority stake in RidgeWorth Capital Management Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of customized  investment management services.

Royal Wessanen NV is seeking a buyer for its PANOS brands, a seller of food and beverage products based in Delaware.

Australian pallet maker Loscam is for sale by its PE backer Affinity Equity Partners.

French major oil refinery Total is looking to sell the 221,000 barrels per day refinery. (Reuters)

Royal Dutch Shell said about 560,000 bpd, or 15 percent of its global total refinery capacity was under review. (Reuters)

U.S. major oil refiner Chevron said it would sell the 210,000 barrels per day plant in Wales. (Reuters)

MacArthur Coal, an Australian mining company, is for sale. Peabody Energy is one bidder.

For prior lists, see below, and send any additions my way.

See all previous M&A lists here.