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Haynes and Boone, K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs
Haynes and Boone hires IP specialist; K&L adds former LipoScience VP; Squire Patton Boggs enlists David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

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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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10 Issues that Medical Device Buyers Should Consider
Thinking about IP, physician involvement and other technical issues will help buyers avoid post-closing problems

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U.S. HealthWorks Buys 3 Medical Centers

Altamont Capital and American CareSource have also invested in urgent care clinics recently

Coeur Mining Makes $146M All-Stock Deal for Paramount Gold

The buyer has also acquired Global Royalty and Orko Silver

Riverside Continues Deal Spree, Buys Stake in Alcohol Monitoring Systems

The deal comes two days after the PE firm announced a deal for Soft Medical Europe

LBO Comeback Nears as PetSmart Leads Busy Two Months

The retail sector is rife with attractive targets offering cheap valuations and ample cash flow, such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Big Lots

TPG Growth, Following Elf Cosmetics Deal, Invests in Beautycounter

The target sells skin, hair and beauty products with "health protective" ingredients through partners, including J.Crew and Gwyneth Paltrow's website, Goop.com

FedEx to Buy Product-Return Firm Genco in E-Commerce Push

The deal comes during the busiest season for FedEx, which expects record shipments of more than 290 million packages from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve

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Following November Deal, New State Capital Invests in Central Conveyor

The deal comes after the PE firm invested in United Medical Systems in November

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Jones Soda and Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals

Lenders to Small Businesses Draw Investors

Alternative lenders are filling the gap left by banks, says Pine Brook’s Rob Glanville

Call for Nominations: 2014 M&A Mid-Market Awards

Our 2013 M&A Mid-Market Awards honored: Fifth Street, GTCR, Hormel, Latham & Watkins, Lincoln International, Vector Capital, Yahoo and the co-CEOs of the Riverside Co. Who should win our 2014 awards?

Advent International Acquires Insulation Company From Audax-Led Consortium

The target, Distribution International, has completed 11 deals in recent years, scooping up Mechanical Insulation Supply and Pacific Insulation Co.

People Moves of the Week: Haynes and Boone, K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs

Haynes and Boone hires IP specialist; K&L adds former LipoScience VP; Squire Patton Boggs enlists David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

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