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Here are 5 steps the CFO should take in the first year with a new PE sponsor

People Moves: Julia Karol moves up to COO spot at Watermill, Michael Fuller takes the Boston area firm’s CFO job

Other developments include Glen Clarke's joining Baird to lead the Chicago investment bank’s food and beverage group

London's Cinven Purchases Bioclinica, as Clinical Trials for New Treatments Ramp Up

Sellers Water Street Healthcare and JLL Partners built target through eight acquisitions

Accenture's Buying Spree Continues With Redcore Cybersecurity Acquisition

Follows computer security related deals by Enlightenment, KBR and Thoma Bravo

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns, Corporations and Individuals

The apparent cyberattacks on the NSA, Hillary Clinton, Sony Pictures and Target highlight the growing value of cybersecurity providers

Charlesbank Backs Promotional Gifts Supplier Polyconcept, Plans International Growth

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Teleperformance Purchases Video Translation Operator LanguageLine, Provides Exit for Abry Partners

Mitel and Siris also made related deals in the sector

Platinum Equity Buys Broadway Industrial Parts Assets to Expand Globally

Platinum recently made deals for Emerson Electric’s network power division as well as Electro Rent and JM Swank

Pfizer Buys Medivation, as Cancer Research Deals Pick Up

Bristol-Myers, Gilead and Roche have also recently made similar acquisitions

Blackstone, New Mountain Capital Invest in JDA Software to Accelerate Cloud Offerings

NMC, which has been JDA’s majority shareholder since the merger with RedPrairie in 2012, retains majority stake

Univision Acquires Gawker Out of Bankruptcy to Continue Digital Media Push

Univision has previously invested in the Onion and Root

The Weekly Wrap: Arch Capital, Carlyle, KBR

Arch Capital acquires United Guaranty; Carlyle backs NetMotion; KBR purchases Honeywell's cybersecurity unit

PE Firms Fundraising: Kohlberg Partners, LaSalle Asia and Others

Miller Global is also raising a fund

After M&A Stalled in First Six Months of 2016, Dealmakers Pin Hopes on Second Half

Family-owned and entrepreneur-backed businesses are especially motivated to sell in the lower middle market

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