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November Deal Tally Keeps 2014 M&A on Track to Beat Recent Years
Despite a seasonal pause in November dealmaking, 2014 is still shaping up to be one of the best years for middle-market dealmaking since the recession

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Merck Pays $110M for Cancer Drug Group OncoEthix

The deal follows cancer treatment M&A from Genentech and Celsion

Mozido Adds Big Piece to Its Mobile-Pay Puzzle with CorFire Purchase

In addition to Dunkin' Brands, Atlanta-based CorFire also provides mobile payment technology to Dairy Queen and various other retailers' mobile payment apps

Exos Expands Fitness Offerings with MediFit Buy

Recent fitness deals have come from Running Specialty Group and Silver Oak Services Partners

As Middle-Market M&A Thrives, 15 Trends to Track in 2015

Specialized PE firms, corporate spinoffs and innovations in sourcing will shape dealmaking in the months to come

Strategic Buyers Will Shed Non-Core Assets

With EBay reportedly selling PayPal and Hewlett-Packard discussing plans to spin off segments, the list of potential targets in 2015 is promising

PE Firms Will Become More Specialized

“Focused funds perform better than generalist funds, and investors are following the data,” says ParkerGale Capital co-founder Devin Mathews

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More PE Pros Will Focus On Deal Sourcing

To keep pace with the plethora of targets available, more PE firms will implement dedicated deal sourcing, says Rich Prestegaard of High Road Capital Partners

PE Fundraising May Have Peaked

The largest LPs are moving toward separate account models, says Probitas Partners' Kelly DePonte

Interest Rates Will Rise, But Alternative Lenders Will Rule

“Interest rates are going to start creeping up in 2015," says Neil Wessan, managing director at CIT Capital Markets

For the IPO Market, 2014 will Prove a Tough Act to Follow

It seems unlikely the party, epitomized by the $22B debut of Alibaba, will roar on in 2015, given how sensitive and fickle the IPO market is

E-Commerce Will Keep Attracting Investors

Digital River and Innotrac set a precedent that will continue with more deals in 2015

Private Equity will Drive More
Fracking Deals

“With the explosion of mid-continent fuel production, especially the Bakken Shale, companies are looking for financing to build pipelines, terminals and processing facilities," says CIT's Mike Lorusso

Financial Services Sector Will Continue to Consolidate

Low investment yields are a factor fostering an environment for potential consolidation, says Cliff Brokaw of Corsair Capital

Wine and Spirits Will Attract Buyers, and Drinkers, All Over
the World

“Typically where you see fragmentation, it sets up well for increased M&A activity,” says Jeff Golman, vice chairman of Mesirow Financial

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