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Wrap Up

M&A Rose in Q3
The first three quarters of the year delivered the highest middle-market deal value for the period in five years

Experts Corner:

Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A
The construction products industry is fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

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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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Corporations Conduct More M&A as Confidence in Economy Grows

From middle-market electronic instrument maker Ametek to publicly-traded conglomerate General Mills, strategic buyers prevail

Bertelsmann Pushes Into Education With Relias Learning Purchase

The media company owns assets ranging from broadcaster RTL Group, to music-rights company BMG and book publisher Penguin Random House

L'Oréal Boosts U.S. Segment with
Carol's Daughter

The Paris cosmetics giant continues its buying spree after picking up NYX Cosmetics, Magic Holdings, Decleor and Carita

Ooyala Takes Over Videoplaza

The deal follows other recent video advertising deals from Opera Software and AOL

AbbVie Scraps $52 Billion Shire Deal on U.S. Tax Changes

With the U.S. Treasury Department now making tax inversion deals more difficult, various companies including Salix Pharmaceuticals and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals are cancelling mergers

Berkshire Buys Majority Stake in Access Information Management

Backed by Summit Partners, the data protection service provider grew through acquisitions, including Safe Site and DataSite

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