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Mourant Ozannes, Riverside Company, TA Associates
Mourant Ozannes names Rachael McDonald as BVI managing partner; Riverside hires food & beverage senior adviser; TA Associates adds 4 VPs

Mid-Year M&A Update

Is 2015 Frontloaded?
Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months

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Who Are the 25 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A?
Send us your candidates for leading female transaction pros (Pictured, Gretchen Perkins, 2014 Dealmaker of the Year)

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2 Companies For Sale

See which companies hit the auction block this week including Eureka Hunter and Meda Pharmaceuticals

Latest PE Fundrasing Efforts

See which private equity firms are raising capital, including Insight Venture, Summit Partners and Oak Hill

The Weekly Wrap: Sycamore Partners, Heico, Kainos Capital

Sycamore grabs Belk; Heico buys Midwest Microwave; Kainos Capital purchases Product Quest

Carlyle Group Acquires Analytics Provider Novetta from Arlington Capital Partners

The deal comes three years after Arlington formed the target, amid rising interest in the cybersecurity space

Thoma Bravo Joins TA in Backing Encryption Software Provider DigiCert

The need for encryption has been underscored by recent high-profile hacks of sites, including the University of Virginia and Ashley Madison

Retailer Overstock Stays on FinTech Path with SpeedRoute Acquisition

Markit and Fidelity National have also made financial technology purchases recently

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Centerbridge Swims Away with Pool Product Maker Kik

The private equity-backed target spent $300M on Chemtura’s consumer products business in 2014

China’s Wanda Agrees to Buy PE-Backed Ironman Owner

Providence Equity has backed the brand since 2008

BlackRock Builds up Digital Wealth Management

The investment management firm is purchasing FutureAdvisor as demand for financial technology products rises

Schlumberger Pumps Up Cameron

The buyer is taking advantage of low energy prices by purchasing the oil equipment manufacturer

3M Adds Polypore’s Filtration Business

After acquiring Ivera Medical, the company best known for the Post-it product line continues to build health care division

Heartland Sweetens Portfolio

The food products company is receiving backing from Centerbridge Partners to acquire Splenda from Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Nutritionals

American Apparel Said to Seek Advisers for Bankruptcy Deal Talks

The retailer announced it may not have enough cash for the next 12 months in a recent SEC filing

Deadline Approaching: Nominate the 25 Most Influential Women of Mid-Market M&A

The deadline is Sept. 8 to help us identify more leading female transaction pros, such as Huron's Gretchen Perkins, our 2014 Dealmaker of the Year

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July of 2014, on the other hand, delivered one of the best months of the year