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M&A Dips in August, but 2014 is Still Beating 2012 and 2013
Despite a summer slowdown, the first eight months of 2014 produced more completed deals than the same period in the previous two years

Finance Finesse

Lenders Line Up Loan Options
More private equity firms are opting for less-traditional yield products as lenders get creative, says NXT Capital's Heath Fuller

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Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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TPG Takes a Bite Out of Angie's Artisan Treats

TPG is just one of many PE firms and strategic buyers looking to capitalize on consumer interest in better-for-you foods

Optum Buys MedSynergies, Adding to Health Care Tech M&A

Health care groups have been adding resources to keep up with an increased patient inflow because of the ACA

Palladium Backs Pronto In Latest Insurance Deal

PE firms HGGC and TA Associates have also made insurance acquisitions recently

UBM Adds Coterie Trade Show Owner Advanstar for $972M

The deal allows UBM, a tradeshow producer and owner of PRNewswire, entry into the fashion market

OnCore BioPharma Makes Acquisition, Adds to Hepatitis Trials

Other phama deals include Johnson & Johnson's deal for Alios and Roche's purchase of InterMune

PE Firms Need to Maintain a Closer Partnership With Management Teams

PE firms should pick the top three performance metrics to track in partnership with management in order to optimize value

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.
Health care is expected to continue expanding more than overall M&A and other sectors
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The deal comes amid a lot of activity in mid-market pharma where companies are developing innovative treatments, attracting major buyers

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See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Algodon Wines, Baxano and Kogeto

October Country: Inside the Current Issue of Mergers & Acquisitions

Manufacturing plays a crucial role in M&A today; networking opportunities abound with M&A East, EuroGrowth 2014 and Midwest ACG Capital Connection; tax-inversion deals gain ground

Cowen Launches New Direct Lending Unit

Cowen Group will invest $125M initially to support Cowen Finance

Encana Buys Athlon Energy for $7.1 Billion in Shift from Gas to Oil

The buyer ranks as Canada’s second-largest natural gas producer, behind Canadian Natural Resources

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