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Wrap Up

First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
Positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

Expert's Corner

How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking
Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

The Buyside

In-Tweet Shopping Inspires Dealmaking
Twitter's Nathan Hubbard helms a deal that shows how M&A for social media companies is evolving, with Facebook not far behind

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Latest News

JMI Closes $1B Fund in Robust Fundraising Climate

JMI recently invested in software company Sirius Decisions

Penske Media Picks up Women's Wear Daily From Condé Nast

The $100M deal comes after the buyer spent about $25M for Variety

Longitude Venture and NovaQuest Grab California Cryobank

The target provides frozen donor sperm and specialized reproductive services

Riverside Invests in Education Company Grace Hill

The purchase comes after Riverside divested OnCourse Learning in March

PE-Backed Ventures Technology Merges with 2 Competitors

Ventures Technology expects to make more acquisitions

New York Islanders Get New Minority Owners to Take Control of the NHL Team in Two Years

Former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin reached will replace Chinese software entrepreneur Charles Wang as majority owner

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.
The relatively low scores for deal multiples suggest that deal prices in the energy sector are flattening out after having risen over the last couple of years.
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U.S. TMT Companies Exit Ch. 11 with Less Value

Tech, media and telecom is slated to out-pace the overall market but not the health care or manufacturing sectors

Turnaround Tuesday: Ethanol Maker Heron Lake Refinances After Default

The company's lower-than-expected levels of working capital and losses caused Heron Lake's accountant to raise doubts about the company's ability to continue without liquidation

Genesis HealthCare and Skilled Healthcare Merge in All-Stock Deal

Genesis shareholders will take a majority stake in the combined company

TA Invests in SkinnyPop in Latest Healthy Snack Deal

Investors are focusing on better-for-you snack brands as consumer eating habits shift. Previous targets include Flagstone Foods and Rickland Orchards

Natural Resource Pays $205M for VantaCore to Diversify Offerings

The target is being sold by Trilantic Capital Partners, Kayne Anderson Energy, Hartz Alternative and Corridor Private Holdings

Fosun Said to Pursue Deal for Swiss Re’s Aurora in the U.S.

Backed by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, Fosun is on an acquisition spree that has ranged from Australian energy companies to New York city office buildings

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Heron Lake, NII and University General Health

Hitachi Metals Eyes More M&A After $1.3B Wisconsin Deal

The move follows announced purchases of two metals businesses in India and an alloy operation from Mitsubishi Materials Corp.

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