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The apparent cyberattacks on Colin Powell, the NSA and voter databases in Arizona and Illinois highlight the value of 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

People Moves

Julia Karol Moves Up to COO Spot at Watermill, Michael Fuller Takes the Boston Area Firm’s CFO Job
Other developments include Glen Clarke's joining Baird to lead the Chicago investment bank’s food and beverage group

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Retail Data Providers Merge, as E-Commerce Continues to Shake Up the Retail Industry

As retailers, such as American Apparel, struggle, the companies that provide data about them consolidate

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

B&G Deploys Cash Raised in Public Offering to Soak up Seasonings from ACH

The purchase follows other food acquisitions by B&G including Mama Mary’s, Rickland Orchards and Green Giant

Twitter to Get Bids Soon, Says CNBC, As Once High-Flying Social Network Fails to Attract New Users

Google and Salesforce.com are said to be among the bidders

The Weekly Wrap: Allergan, Pharos, Vista

Allergan acquires Tobira; Pharos backs TechLab; Vista invests in Infoblox

PE Firms Fundraising: Francisco Partners, KKR Custom Equity and Others

PE Firms Fundraising: Francisco Partners, KKR Custom Equity and Others

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Patricia Industries Buys Diagnostics Specialist Laborie Medical from Audax

Laborie makes diagnostic tools, including ultrasound scanners for bladders

Southwire Acquires United Copper, Leveraging Uptick in Construction Industry

Others involved in construction-driven transactions include: United Subcontractors, PowderCoat Services, Apollo Global and Hardwoods Distribution

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

Allergan, Gilead, Attack Nash Liver Illness From All Sides

Allergan has plans to buy Tobira and Gilead previously bought a drug from Nimbus

Pharos Capital Acquires TechLab, Healthcare Deals Rise

Recent medical diagnostic deals include Danaher, Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer Biomet

Allergan Buys Tobira to Gain Liver Drug

Allergan has a deal in place for Vitae, after the merger with Pfizer got called off

Minorities, Women “Grossly Under-Represented” in Capital Markets, says Robert L. Johnson

The creator of Black Entertainment Television (BET), who has thrived in private equity and real estate, talks about his latest launch, a middle-market investment bank

Vista Equity Buys Network Service Provider Infoblox, as Cybersecurity Deals Continue

The transaction follows deals by TPG, Thoma Bravo and Accenture

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