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CohnReznick, MB Business, WeiserMazars
CohnReznick names Frank Longobardi CEO; MB Business expands in Southwest; WeiserMazars promotes seven


ACG Hosts Conferences in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago
October marks season of networking with the ACG Los Angeles Business Conference, M&A East and the ACG Midwest Capital Connection

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As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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Hellman & Friedman Adds Edelman Financial, as Financial Services M&A Continues

Edelman has been backed by Lee Equity since the PE firm took the business private in 2012

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concern in SEC filings, including Concierge Technologies, U-Vend and World Surveillance

AB InBev Proposes Higher Price for SABMiller

The SABMiller proposal is an acquisition partly borne out of necessity, with AB InBev’s growth set to slow over the next five years

GHO Grabs PE-Backed DNA Diagnostics Center

The deal marks an exit for MTS Health Investors, which invested in the business in 2008

Dell to Buy EMC as Competition Intensifies

The deal helps Silver Lake-backed Dell broaden product offerings to include storage technology

How Commodity Volatility Affects Diligence in Food Deals

Dealmakers need to note revenue growth, industry benchmarks and product-sales mix when valuing a business

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The Weekly Wrap: Blackstone, Bunge, Gannett

Blackstone buys BioMed; Bunge adds Whole Harvest; Gannett purchases Journal Media Group

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms are raising capital, including, AEA, Arsenal and Gatewood

Carlyle Continues Mid-Market Deal Spree with R.I. Energy Center

The purchase follows the PE firm’s recent investments in Blyth and Coalfire Systems

Roche Adds Adheron Therapeutics, as Health Care M&A Surges

The target is backed by VC firms including Health Care Ventures, MedImmune Ventures, Amgen Ventures, SROne and Partners Innovation Fund

1 Company For Sale

See which consumer company hit the auction block this week

DSV Buys UTI to Expand in U.S.

The logistics company dropped a takeover bid for UTI in late 2014

Compassus Adds Sentinel-Backed Hospice Advantage, as Health Care Real Estate Heats Up

The purchase follows other health care real estate deals such as Blackstone’s purchase of BioMed Realty and Reliant Hospital Partners by HealthSouth

Investcorp Puts on Safety Equipment with Purchase

Following up its 2014 deal for Dainese, the firm is buying Black Diamond’s POC brand

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