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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

People Moves of the Week

BTIG, D.A. Davidson, KeyBanc
BTIG taps two former Lazard execs; D.A. Davidson launches real estate team; KeyBanc drafts Anne-Marie Peterson to the firm's leveraged finance team

REAL ESTATE

BET Founder Continues Picking Up Hotels
RLJ Lodging, founded by Robert L. Johnson, recently paid about $50M for an Atlanta Hyatt

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Obama Says Tax Law Needs to Stop “Corporate Deserters”

About 41 U.S. companies have switched their addresses to low-tax nations such as Ireland since 1982, often through buying a smaller company

Single Touch to Deliver More Ads to Walmart and RadioShack through Double Vision Deal

The news comes as the ad service elects former AT&T president Betsy Bernard to the company's board

Promising Companies Compete for Capital at AM&AA Piranha Pool

CJ Cloud, Maritime Capital Management Partners and Rail Forge presented to a private equity panel at the organizationís first Piranha Pool, an event modeled after ABCís Shark Tank

PTC Pushes Into Cloud Computing

The purchase of Axeda comes amid a robust M&A market for tech companies

Paris Private Equity Firm Ardian Picks Up German Cosmetics Company from Carlyle

The Paris private equity firm founded by Dominique Senequier has made 8 investments from its third fund, which closed in March

Asset Manager Legg Mason Expands in U.K. with Martin Currie

The acquisition comes just weeks after the Baltimore firm unveiled another purchase, as well as a divestiture

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