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First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
Positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

People Moves of the Week

BTIG, D.A. Davidson, KeyBanc
BTIG taps two former Lazard execs; D.A. Davidson launches real estate team; KeyBanc drafts Anne-Marie Peterson to the firm's leveraged finance team

REAL ESTATE

BET Founder Continues Picking Up Hotels
RLJ Lodging, founded by Robert L. Johnson, recently paid about $50M for an Atlanta Hyatt

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Zillow CEO Coveted Trulia Since 2006 Before Chasing Biggest Deal

Since Spencer Rascoff took the helm in 2010, Zillow has acquired nine companies

Supplements M&A Continues with Alphaeon's PRN Acquisition

The deal follows similar purchases by MidOcean Partners and Helen of Troy

People Moves of the Week: Avista, TriArtisan, Quarles Brady

Avista Capital taps energy expert; TriArtisan hires retail investment banking specialist; Andre Fiebig joins the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady

TriMas Adds to Packaging M&A with $27M Lion Holdings Purchase

Other recent packaging acquisitions include Georgia-Pacific's deal for SPG Holdings and Bain Capital's acquisitions of Envision Plastics and Ecoplast

Bain Capital Unit Buys $1.3B Loan Portfolio from J.P. Morgan Group

The buyer invests in leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed and stressed debt, mezz debt and structured products and equities

Dollar Tree Agrees to Buy Family Dollar in $9.2B Deal

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who amassed a 9.4 percent stake in Family Dollar, urged the retailer to sell

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Riverside Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Censis Acquisition

Buyers are snatching up health care software companies as medical groups look to pare down costs and improve efficiencies

Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5B in Stock

The deal, which brings together the top two most-visited real estate sites, comes as more people shift house hunting onto the Web

KKR Invests in Preferred Sands As Part of a Restructuring

The PE firm is providing debt and equity of more than $680 million

The Weekly Wrap: AK Steel,Yahoo, BBX Sweet

AK Steel buys Severstal Dearborn; Yahoo acquires Flurry; BBX Sweet picks up Helen Grace Chocolates

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Guardian Capital Partners and Bison Capital Partners

Colorado-based Buzznbrewz Gets Sold to Solanbridge

The deal comes just months after Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana

As Car Sales Climb, Markel Invests in Hauler

Cottrell Inc. marks the first investment for the holding company since Eagle Construction

Obama Says Tax Law Needs to Stop “Corporate Deserters”

About 41 U.S. companies have switched their addresses to low-tax nations such as Ireland since 1982, often through buying a smaller company

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