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Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies
Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers

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Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow
Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

Private Equity

The Riverside Co. Doubles Down on Small Businesses with Fourth Micro-Cap Fund
The PE firm has backed many small businesses, including The Dermatology Group, Kasasa by BancVue, and SafeBuilt

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The Weekly Wrap: Accenture, Boston Scientific, Lanxess

Accenture acquires DayNine; Boston Scientific purchases EndoChoice; Lanxess buys Chemtura

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle China, Lexington Middle Market and Others

Varsity Healthcare Partners is also raising a fund

Thoma Bravo Continues to Bet on Tech with Purchase of Parking Provider T2 Systems

The PE firm has previously backed Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik

Viacom Re-Coupling Would Give CBS’s Les Moonves Paramount Pictures, and a Chance to Revive MTV and Comedy Central

Reunited with Viacom, CBS would rival Time Warner and 21st Century Fox in size and scope, spanning broadcasting, cable TV and motion pictures

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

The Yahoo breach, whether caused by criminals or spies, comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and the rising value of cybersecurity providers

PE Firm SFW Backs Analytics Manager, as Retailers Turn to Data for Help

Other related acquisitions have come from Blackstone, HGGC and StellaService

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The outlook for M&A in the healthcare sector was much more positive in August than it was earlier in the year, according to our monthly survey
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Two Perella Weinberg Veterans Start Asset Manager

David Schiff and Andrew Dym founded Innovatus Capital Partners to focus on private debt and distressed companies

Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Purchases EndoChoice to Expand Endoscopy Division

Recent medical technology buyers include Natus, Auris Surgical and Patricia Industries

Arsenal-Backed PSG Grows Chemical Additives Unit with Tire Adhesive Maker

Arsenal has made other coating sector deals including: Burtin Polymer, Premium Spray and IPS Polymer

Accenture Adds DayNine, Expanding Cloud Services

The global professional services provider has been on a buying spree, picking up: ClientHouse, Cloud Sherpas, CRMWaypoint, New Energy Group, Redcore and Tquila

Dealmaker's Guide to the Election: Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on 5 Middle-Market Issues

Trade regulations and labor relations provide differences that may affect the middle market when choosing between the candidates, who debated face to face for the first time on Sept. 26

People Moves: Heidi Deiner Elected Chair for NY Chapter of ACG, Nick Speer Promoted to Partner at the Riverside Co.

Other developments include Daniel Yergin joining Carlyle as a senior adviser

Natus Buys Danish Maker of Hearing Aids, as Medical Device M&A Heats Up

Patricia Industries, Auris Surgical Robotics and Johnson & Johnson, have made recent healthcare transactions

Roark Capital’s Stake in Jimmy John’s Reinvigorates PE Interest in Restaurant M&A, Says Duff & Phelps' Josh Benn

Capital-efficient franchise business models, including CiCiís Pizza, Wetzelís Pretzels, and PepperJax Grill, have added to the positive sentiment

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