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Wrap Up

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

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


State Street, Moelis, TA Associates
State Street appoints new head of Asia Pacific; Moelis taps former Congressman Eric Cantor; TA adds Clara Jackson to the PE firm's roster

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New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


People Database

Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

Neil Dhar


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Latest News

PE-Backed Royal Adhesives Makes 7th Acquisition Since 2010

The coatings company is buying Chemque, which supplies polyurethane foams and adhesives

Riverside Invests in Tate's Bake Shop

The investment comes just days after the firm invested in craft beer brewery Uinta Brewing

Compuware to Be Bought by Thoma Bravo in $2.5B Deal

The news follows pressure from activist investor Elliott Management to sell

People Moves of the Week: State Street, Moelis, TA Associates

State Street appoints new head of Asia Pacific; Moelis taps former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor; TA adds Clara Jackson to the PE firm's roster

BV Investment Closes $487M Fund

JMI Equity and Lariat Partners are among the many firms to raise funds in 2014

1-800-Flowers Snags Harry & David for $143M

The acquisition follows consumer goods and retail investments by Sequential Brands and HIG Growth Partners

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.
The relatively low scores for deal multiples suggest that deal prices in the energy sector are flattening out after having risen over the last couple of years.
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Beacon Roofing Adds All Weather Products in Latest Building Products Deal

The acquisition follows similar deals by Kodiak Building Partners and Argosy Private Equity

Riverside Adds to Craft Beer M&A with Uinta Investment

The move comes as other companies, including Anheuser-Busch, look to capitalize on the popularity of craft beer

3i Invests $110M in Audax-Backed A&A Manufacturing

The deal should help A&A expand in Europe and Asia

The Weekly Wrap: Oak Hill, Amazon, Brentwood

Oak Hill picks up Berlin Packaging; Amazon acquires Twitch; Brentwood picks up Marshall Retail

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