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Wrap Up

M&A Dips in August, but 2014 is Still Beating 2012 and 2013
Despite a summer slowdown, the first eight months of 2014 produced more completed deals than the same period in the previous two years

Expert's Corner

How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking
Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

The Buyside

Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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Ridgemont Adds to Building Products M&A with Cook & Boardman Deal

The PE firm 's purchase comes after similar deals by Trive Capital and Beacon Roofing

Hormel’s Purchase of Muscle Milk Maker Was Among August’s Notable Deals

The middle market closed 168 deals in August, fewer than in July

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Copper Mine Operator Nord Resources Reaches Forbearance Agreement After Default

The company is late to file annual and quarterly reports with the SEC, claiming it lacks funds to pay auditor

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Cell Source, Dune Energy and Nord Resources

American CareSource Continues to Expand Geographically through Acquisitions

The deal comes as physician groups continue consolidating to keep up with increased patient count spurred by the Affordable Care Act

Riverside's Team Technologies Slips into Bootie Butler

The deal for the shoe-cover maker follows acquisitions of Tate's Bake Shop and Uinta Brewing

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.
Health care is expected to continue expanding more than overall M&A and other sectors
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Plugging into Software

Technology companies are attracting more interest from private equity firms as software-sharing becomes more commonplace

Danaher to Buy Dental-Implant Maker Nobel for $2.2B

The purchase will make it the world’s largest maker of dental implants

RLJ Lodging Adds Florida Hotel for $77M

The buyer was started by BET founder Robert L. Johnson

Microsoft to Acquire Minecraft Maker Mojang in $2.5B Deal

Buying Mojang would be the biggest deal struck since Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft’s chief executive officer in February, succeeding Steve Ballmer

Neiman Marcus Buys Mytheresa.com

The deal allows the retailer to expand in Europe, the Middle East and Asia

SFX Scoops up Dutch Electronic Dance Music Festival Provider

The Awakenings Festival is the latest target after a streak of other acquisitions, including Flavorus, React Presents and Rock in Rio

People Moves of the Week: AGC Partners, TA Associates CenterOak Partners

AGC hires Linda Gridley; TA grows Mumbai office; CenterOak makes debut with Randall Fojtasek at the helm

Heineken’s Rejection May Benefit AB InBev’s Pursuit of SABMiller

The approach for Amsterdam- based Heineken is fueling excitement about the potential for more deals

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