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2014 Best Year for Middle-Market M&A Since 2007
Dealmakers predict 2015 will prove even better

Strategic Buyers

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014
The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

People Moves of the Week

Clarus Ventures, Riverside Partners, Siedman & Bancroft
Clarus calls up new managing director; Riverside announces several promotions; Siedman & Bancroft hires associate Maria Garrett

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Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

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Scott Irvin

Firm: KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

In the news: People Moves of the Week: Berkshire Partners, WeiserMazars, Keybanc



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Valeant Offers $296M for Bankrupt Dendreon

Dendreon filed for bankruptcy to facilitate a deal with noteholders, including Deerfield Management

The Weekly Wrap: Bats, Hershey, Huron Consulting

Bats buys Hotspot FX; Hershey picks up Krave; Huron Consulting acquires Studer

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Bridgepoint, PennantPark and Revelstoke Capital

MyECheck to Acquire Payment Software Platform Developer Seergate

Seergate's payment platform targets small businesses, e-commerce and personal money movement

Adding to Packaging M&A, Wendel Pays $198M for CSP Technologies

The deal follows packaging acquisitions from Pamplona Capital and Pretium Packaging

6 Companies For Sale

See which company has recently hit the auction block, including PPL and Marquette Transportation

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.
Cloud computing, data analytics, mobile devices and e-commerce are among the advance¬ments fueling tech M&A
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PPG Makes Offer for Le Joint Français Aero & Auto Sealants Business

The deal comes after PPG's deal for Revocat, Consorcio Comex and Masterwork

Mednax Adds to Anesthesiology Group with Memac

The buyer has been consolidating physician groups as the Affordable Care Act drives patients into the U.S. health care system

Last Call for Nominations!

The deadline for the M&A Mid-Market Awards is Jan. 31 (no exceptions). Send in your submissions now.

Will Lenders Find a Silver Lining to the Oil Slide?

Investors are expected to buy oil companies struggling to pay loans as the industry faces distress

AccuWeather Keeps Buying, Adds Hazard Notifications

The deal comes just after the weather service bought meteorology company WeatherBank and after blizzard Juno hit the Northeast

Hershey Moves From Sweet to Savory with Acquisition

The confectionary company diversifies with the addition of jerky business Krave Pure Foods

With Backing from Athletes and Rappers, Whistle Adds Pet Tracker Tagg

Whistle raised $15M in VC funding from Nokia and others, including celebrity investors, such as basketball’s Carmelo Anthony, wrestling’s Stuart Goldfarb and rapper Nas

4 Issues Re-Shaping the Relationship Between LPs and GPs

Panelists at ACG New York Women of Leadership's Second Annual Summit shed light on topics, including co-investments

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