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Scrutiny of Nutritional Supplements May Scare Off Dealmakers
As GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart pull Echinacea, Ginseng and St. John's Wort off their shelves following tests showing many ingredients didn't match product labels, dealmakers may shy away from the sector


Investors Flow Into Oil & Gas
NGP Energy Capital Management and Five Point Capital Partners have raised recent energy funds

People Moves of the Week

Crowell & Moring, Harris Williams, Pine Brook
Harris Williams promotes 12 bankers; Pine Brook names new managing director; Crowell & Moring hires energy adviser Elliot Hinds

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Catamaran Acquires Brazos-Backed Healthcare Solutions

PE firm Brazos formed the target when it combined Cypress Care and Procura Management in 2007

Thoma Bravo-Backed Deltek Buys HRsmart

In 2014 the company acquired Sohnar, a cloud-based software business

Dr. Oz's Sharecare Expands in Mobile Health with Feingold Acquisition

The target develops technology to analyze emotions of users

Iberdrola Agrees to Buy UIL for $3 Billion to Expand in U.S.

Power companies are hunting for acquisitions as they seek to cut costs after $200B of deals were completed in 2014, the highest since 2007

SFX Founder Robert Sillerman Proposes Take-Private Deal

The music festival producer has made a string of acquisitions, including Monumental Productions, Flavorus, React Presents and Beatport

Medical-Device Makers Cyberonics, Sorin to Form U.K. Company

The new business will be domiciled in the U.K., which has a lower corporate tax rate than the U.S.

Mid-Market Pulse
Mergers & Acquisitions introduces the Mid-Market Pulse (MMP), a valuable new index for middle-market dealmakers. Sponsored by McGladrey, the MMP is a predictive barometer that measures sentiment about future dealmaking activity in the overall market as well as in specific industries. The MMP is derived from monthly surveys of approximately 250 executives at private equity firms, investment banks, lending institutions and advisory firms in accounting, law and consulting.
Long-term expectations for the energy sector were higher, according to our monthly poll of dealmakers
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PE Firms May Eye VC-Backed Cloud Migration Startups

New companies such as Apprenda, Cloudhouse Technologies and Corent may prove attractive targets

Building on Home Health Momentum, Almost Family Buys WillCare HealthCare

Madison Dearborn and AxelaCare have also made home health acquisitions recently

SpecialtyCare To Buy Bankrupt ProNerve, Building on Health Care Tech M&A

The target filed for Ch. 11 on Feb. 24 to facilitate the sale

Running Specialty Buys Another Retailer

The Finish Line division acquired Striders and Run Colorado previously

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Buys Oklahoma Brokerage

The firm previously acquired Prudential Premier Realtors and Prudential Waterfront Properties

Saw Mill-Backed Janus Acquires Steel Storage Europe

The steel-door manufacturer has been backed by the PE firm since 2013

Navigant Procures Provider of Business Services for Doctors

The deal follows the 2014 acquisition of a Leerink Holdings unit

Stifel to Buy Sterne Agee for $150M in Cash, Shares

Under CEO Ron Kruszewski, Stifel has bought KBW and Thomas Weisel Partners, as shrinking margins and new regulations have prompted broker-dealers to combine or close

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The PE firm raised its largest fund ever to back software services, such as TravelClick, as dealmakers flock to cloud computing